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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Lalindo, May 31, 2009.

  1. Lalindo New Member

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    Here is what I got. Tell me what can be changed for the better, but not raise the price any. Also tell me if anything doesn't go together

    Phenom II 940 build:

    NZXT TEMPEST - $90
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146047


    Corsair TX 750W - $110
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006&Tpk=Corsair TX750

    AMD Phenom II X4 940 and Asus M4A79 Deluxe - $335
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.190729

    Sapphire Radeon 4870 1GB - $180
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102801

    Sapphire Radeon 4870 1GB& XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case $260
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.193784


    4GB OCZ Platinum DDR2-1066 - $60 -$20 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227298

    WD Caviar 1TB - $95
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

    WD Caviar 1TB & 4GB OCZ Platinum DDR2-1066 $153 - $20 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.193822


    LG Sata DVD Burner - $24
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136152

    Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer - $40 -$25 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835207004

    XIGMATEK HDT-S1284EE 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler $40
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233023


    ASUS 21.5' 1920-1080 moniter $160 -$10 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236053

    Logitech Internet 350 Black 104 Normal Keys 8 Function Keys USB Standard Desktop - OEM $16
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126018
    $1111 -$55 MIR = $1056
    $1098 -$30 MIR = $1068 Price with bolded items
    I'll still need Vista and that is another $100 isn't it?
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Use win7 x64 its free and pretty stable tbh. Then get win7 x64 when it comes out.
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    nice build, I see no problems, you may want to consider getting 8 gigs for the hell of it and future proof urself in terms of ram.

    or 16 gigs
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    He doesn't need 8 or 16 gigs of ram. He is fine with 4gb for now, it would be a waste of Money.
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  6. Lalindo New Member

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    So general consensus that this is all good? I'll wait for input from a few others
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    Your build is fine for gaming.
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    Overall everything looks great on the build. Do you specifically like the looks of the 900 or did you want airflow?




    Don't know what was up with yours but FrostyTech rates it as number 2 of all air coolers.
    Link
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    I don't it just seemed like a good case.
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    Yea yea it's rated highly but it's built cheaply. I still prefer the Xigmatek Dark Knight or the S1284EE.
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    It's really not a bad case, just can get messy. With three or more hard drives it's a pain to wire, if you can stretch it a little bit, looking at a HAF 932 or 922 you'd probably be happier in the end. I'm just talking from experience with both cases.

    I wouldn't trade my xiggy for anything but a better one or water, great coolers.
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    YA I know! Thats why I bought it! But it sucked compared to my Xig S1283. ALso the mounting method is absolutly terrible/ horrendous.
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    On another note, you could change out the board, I'm not sure how much you were planning on overclocking, but that would save a bit on that end, maybe go with a board ~130

    This would give you the room to change cases and will overclock to levels you'd be more than happy about no doubt.
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    No, it wouldnt. Both OC like hell but asus oc better. If not, check OC world records ;).
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    So what would you guys recommend for a better cooler,but around the same price?
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    Not saying the asus won't OC better, just saying the other one will overclock to what the OP would want/need more than likely. :)

    HDT-S1284EE
    S1283(Little cheaper)
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    Gigabyte's AMD boards are shoddy at best. The 3 I've had all died within a month.
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    Eh I've messed with two of them recently, granted one of em had was defective, this second one is stable as a rock, even unlocking that fourth core. The budget board I used, had zero issues. First boot no problem detected everything fine, I was rather satisfied for that.
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    Yep its compatible.
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    Oh anybody have thoughts on the monitor? does it seem good?
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    The monitor is very good.

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