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

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    Have you gone through each item's combo deals and made sure none of them linked up? That'd suck if you bought all the stuff and realized you could have saved $50 by buying a couple things in a combo.
     
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    you could probably save some money if you change the Corsair to a Xigmatek 750/650 Watt Power Supply. Xigmatek is made by the same manufacturer Channelwell but the parts are OEM but they are modular which may save you a little grief in the Antec 900 also the stock fans on the Antec 900 are not very good the case is still too high at $99 you might want to look at a Cooler Master 590, Antec 300 or Lancool PC-K7B. the more money you can save the more you can spend on accessories and cooling like fans, fan controller, thermal paste, isopropyl/isopropanol, compressed air, mouse etc.
     
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    Changed it around a little bolded the changes. One is just a combo of the memory and and hard drive, but the other is the graphics card and a different case
     
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    That case looks pretty good! And you'll love that S1284EE, my 720BE @ 3.6ghz 1.4v never sees temps higher than 52c :toast:

    Oh and that Xigmatek 650/750w lineup are amazing. I used the 650w in a customers build and it powers a 720BE and 4870 Crossfire great.
     
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    Yeah, although everyone has the Antec 900, I don't think it's the best case for the price. You could get a CM Storm Scout for the same price, or a couple of other CM's like the 690. I like Cooler Master :D.
     
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    If you wanted to, you may be able to squeeze an i7 build here... If you work at Wal-mart or anything that sells computers or something, you might be able to get the i7 920 for 129$!
    With that, a 170$ after MIR ECS X58 and 78$ Crucial ddr3 6gb of RAM would total 377$ :D Rest would be same except cooler would be S1283V at 42$ at the egg...

    If you have a friend that works at a store (list can be found here) or something of the sort, this is totally worth it o_O It'll be better than PII for everything else then gaming... at gaming they'll be pretty equal (i7 slight advantage in multi-GPU setups)... BUT i7 will probably play games better when we'll need more power from the CPU (atm games are WAY more GPU dependent)
     
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    The major problem you're looking at with a case is that it has to have good cable management features because the TX750 has a massive amount of cables. That case doesn't appear to be great in that area, but it does seem to have some space behind the motherboard plate, I can't be too sure.
     
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    NZXT Whisper, NZXT Tempest, NZXT Beta, NZXT Panzerbox, NZXT Khaos and NZXT Rogue are the only decent cases they make everything else falls under the old era of "flashy looking cases with bad cooling"
     
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    Ok the 940 is overkill for a gaming rig. A 720 is more than enough. As for the RAM I would go with Patriot "Viper" 8200. Its cheaper and I have yet to find something with better latency.

    As for your GPU its over priced. 180 for a 4870? Thats insane. Get two 4850s for less than 200.

    Also I agree with a legit version of an OS. Not only is it the right thing to do but it will also cause you a lot less headache in the long run.

    FYI. Check www.tigerdirect.com they have good prices too.

    RAM: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4098447&CatId=2531
    GPU: (Buy two) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121272
    Two 4850s are cheaper than one 4870. Proof above. 168 after rebates.
     
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    New build. All links in first post
    NZXT TEMPEST - $90 or Cooler master $75 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137)
    Corsair TX 650W - $75
    AMD Phenom II X4 940 and Asus M4A79 Deluxe - $335
    Sapphire Radeon 4870 1GB - $180
    WD Caviar 1TB & 4GB OCZ Platinum DDR2-1066 $133
    LG Sata DVD Burner - $24
    XIGMATEK HDT-S1284EE 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler $40 or AC 64 pro $30 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185125)
    ASUS 21.5' 1920-1080 moniter $150
    Logitech Internet 350 Black 104 Normal Keys 8 Function Keys USB Standard Desktop - OEM $16
    Total $1043
     
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    For $4 more you can get the Xigmatek Dark Knight. It uses ball bearings in the fan instead of the rifle. Plus it looks cooler.
     
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    They are both good quality though, I'd still recommend asus of gigabyte though just personal preference.
     
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    Definitely, but make sure you get a decent case cause those corsair's have a ton of cables!
     
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    NZXT TEMPEST - $90 or Cooler master $75 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119137)
    Corsair TX 650W - $75
    AMD Phenom II X4 940 and Asus M4A79 Deluxe - $335
    Sapphire Radeon 4870 1GB - $180
    WD Caviar 1TB & 4GB OCZ Platinum DDR2-1066 $133
    LG Sata DVD Burner - $24
    XIGMATEK HDT-S1284EE 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler $40
    ASUS 21.5' 1920-1080 moniter $150
    Logitech Internet 350 Black 104 Normal Keys 8 Function Keys USB Standard Desktop - OEM $16
    Total $1043

    How about now? Pick between the two options unless you don't like either of them then link me something else.

    What else needs to be changed?
     

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