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  1. LoganX2

    LoganX2 New Member

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    Happy New Year (late)

    I'm Brazilian (sorry my bad english :D), and and I will buy a new PC in February. I wonder what you think of the following configuration (PC for games and home works, I plan to spend up
    R$ 2,800.00, approximately 1,100€, U$ 1,700).

    I was thinking about the following configuration:

    CORE i5 750
    Asus P7P55-M
    ATi Radeon HD 5850
    4Gb DDR3 (some of these kits :confused:)
    HD SAMSUNG or SEAGATE 320Gb-500Gb
    PSU: CORSAIR 550VX or OCZ StealthXStream 500W or OCZ 600W StealthXStream or OCZ 600W ModXStream Pro ? :confused:
    LCD 20" SAMSUNG P2050 Lavender Eco-friendly
    CASE: Cooler Master CM 690
    Windows Home Premium or Professional (both 64 bits) ? :confused:
    DVD RW SAMSUNG, ASUS or LiteOn

    what you think?

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    hi i just built my new system.. the best advice i can give you is to check others' feedback on the products you buy.. check out the user feedback on newegg the OCZ StealthXStream only got 60 percent 5 star reviews... i wouldn't buy anything under 80... the OCZ ModXStream got 71% which is okay but i would still aim for better if i were you.. in my opinion the corsair is usually the safest choice if your budget allows ..the corsair you listed.. CORSAIR 550W is actually closer to 85% efficient so you will use less electricity in the long run..

    also you didn't have any thermal paste listed i would highly recommend the OCZ freeze.. its cheap and works very well, are you planning on overclocking? if not then you may disregard... any thoughts on a CPU cooler.. stock is pretty bad even if u don't overclock.. i think a good cooler and a mild overclock will give you the most performance for the buck

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835202006&Tpk=ocz freeze
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    Looks nice. I would go with either the Corsair or the OCZ 600W, Windows 7 Pro (but Home premium is fine as well), and the which ever DVD burner is the cheapest at the time.
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    Thank you for your opinion, and the tips
    The overclock I intend to do, but nothing too extreme, and in May I intend to take this "WaterCooler"


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    My OCZ Stealthxstream 600w is a really good PSU, its been going strong since '07 and its very quiet to.:)
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    Here in Brazil CORSAIR 550VX with the same price as the OCZ 600W ModXStream Pro, and both a little more expensive than the OCZ 600W StealthXStream, the fact is that Corsair is very hard to find. Then i think that i'll take OCZ 600W ModXStream Pro. What you think?
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    i would go for the 550w corsair just for the fact i don't like ocz because i had bad experience with it and i prefer having 1x 12V rail than having 3x12V which has 18A each,while the 550w has 1 single 12v rail which uses 41A.
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    54A vs. 41A mmm :cool: They are shared rails
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    Corsair also is a great company for PSU's, if they're the same price i would go with the Corsair.(even tho i love my OCZ PSU:))

    I do agree with the single rail stuff, as im not a big fan of having 4x 12v with a small amount of amperage. But my OCZ PSU still gets everything done, like i said, i have had it since '07 and it has been a great power supply so far.

    But i agree, i think he should go Corsair.
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    definitely go with the home premium 64 bit.. dont get the full get the upgrade version and upgrade form an old xp or vista OS.. i don't know if u have ebay in basil but i got mine off ebay for about 55 dollars
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    Welcome to TPU!

    I would go with the Corsair 550W, they are awesome psu's. Win7 Pro is a better choice because it has more features such as "XP Mode". I would stay away fro Lite On drives, they tend to be lesser quality and they are kinda loud. If it's still in your budget go with the Seagate 500gb, their warranties are great and you won't have to worry about space for awhile. Everything else look good.

    Good luck with the build:)
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    ok, i'll go with CORSAIR 550VX :rockout:

    ok, i'll go with Home Premium 64 bits!, eBay needs international card, i don't have it. :cry:

    Thanks, you of TPU are amazing :rockout::toast::respect:
    Then, i'll go with:
    DVD RW SAMSUNG
    HD 500Gb Seagate
    Windows 7 HP or Pro? (pro is very expensive, compensates the xp mode? would be better to install an XP on another HD?)
    ATi RADEON HD 5850 Sapphire or ASUS? (ASUS has Voltage Tweak, Sapphire don't have)
    Memory, i need suggestions.

    Thanks
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    How about an aftermarket cooler? Xigmatek Dark Knight come in mind.
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    Well, for now I'll use the cooler box, later I'll buy a CORSAIR Hydro Series H50
    What you think?
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    I still think quality air cooling is much better than any water as they are much easier to setup and still manage to hold their ground against quite a lot of water kits. And they are usually cheaper.
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    you're right, they really are much cheaper, then later I'll buy a good air cooler, any recommendations?, Noctua, this Xigmatek Dark Knight is very hard to find here in Brazil
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    Tuniq Tower, Zalman CNPS10X, Prolimatech megahalems
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    ok, I will try the Zalman is quite easy to find here
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    go with a thermalright ultra120 xtreme edition, my favorite air cooler, and possible to find in brazil maybe? if not you should also reach out to he guys in the buy/sell/giveaway forum as many used items are in great shape and some of us will ship to brazil??
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    ok, thermalright ultra120 xtreme is quite easy to find here, but is very expensive, Zalman is very cheaper :toast:
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    think performance over price as much as you can when it comes to cooling your rig, sure it's pricey, but the performance is better in almost every reguard. you can skimp on things like dvd drives, fans, and the like but cooling is essential, i used an ultra120 for a long time and my water cooling kit although better took a lot more cash to be better. like twice the cost of a ultra120 easily to be beter and my water cooling isn't eve twice as good.
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    if your going to stick with that case i would not suggest the 120 or the megalahems.. my case was 9.10" W (element G) and the Prolimatech megalahems 158.7 mm just barely has about 1/3 inch clearance,

    your case is 8.39" W COOLER MASTER RC-690 and a true 120 is 160.50mm... so either is wont fit or it will be cutting it very very close... either get a case thats a little wider or go with the ZALMAN at 112 x 125mm.. it should fit in your case no problem.. its definitely not my favorite chose the zalman.. if i were you id look for a better cooler that wasn't so tall for your case.. or get the wider case.. but thats just me... (if your budget is limited.. the zalman will be fine for you.. but dont expect any huge overclocks) (dont forget good paste OCZ Freeze) it might be worth the gamble getting the water cooler.. if only because it will not have clearance issues.. especially considering from what i can see that case has a fan on the side panel... that may make the difference on weather it fits or not.. someone more experienced than me may want to comment about this

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    disregard
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    understand, but Then I'll pick a CORSAIR H50 in May / June :rockout:



    thank you for the explanation, but Sorry, I think you have not read up there, which Water cooler intend to take . see some photos of how he would be the case. (these photos are from a friend [PatolinoRJ] of this forum here: Adrenaline).

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