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New Build finalized. What do you think?

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Black Panther, May 20, 2012.

  1. Black Panther

    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    Final bump.

    Please just read the OP, I put all my choices there. Just let me know if I'm doing anything stupid :)
     
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    Only one I don't like is the Sandisk, I would go for Agility 3, Samsung 830 or M4, but that is just me
     
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    Very nice build. I wish I had a Switch. I'd water cool the hell out of it.
     
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    NZXT HALE90 850W PSU is what I got to go with my in-progress 3930K + Rampage IV Extreme build... Excellent reviews plus it looks great in the white Switch 810 ;-)

    Just trying to figure out a few more options for my own build (RAM/HDD/SSD), and I have been having some trouble figuring out which radiator to use (up top) that is 3x140mm and offer strong cooling performance (initially for just cpu, but eventually I will also have GPU/GPUs and possibly Chipset blocks). So far, it seems like either the Koolance EX420 (the ~30mm thick 30fpi one) or the Black Ice 30fpi "stealth" are best for a "drop-in" no-cutting 420mm radiator in push/pull...
    The bottom can always take a 240mm or 280mm rad, or could do a 140mm single back/bottom or even on one of the drive bays fans.
     
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    OK, the CPU, mobo, RAM and cooler arrived today.

    Within the next hour I'm going to place my order for the following:

    1) NZXT Switch 810 White.
    2) NZXT HALE90 850W PSU.
    3) Zotac GTX 670 4 GB.
    4) Sandisk Extreme SSD 240GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Hard Drive.
    5) Sony BWU-500S-WW Blu Ray writer (or LG BH10LS38 10x BluRay-RW / 16 x DVD±RW)
    6) Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.


    "If any person can show just cause why me and the above parts may not be joined together – let them speak now or forever hold their peace."

    :)
     
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    Amen
     
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    should be good, you should get very similar gaming performance to my rig while booting way faster among other things due to the ssd.

    the ud3r is a solid board and is pretty forgiving when it comes to OC settings.
     
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    And pretty. I love its colors and layout! :eek:
     
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    Have you looked at the Samsung 830? Or maybe the Intel 520 if it's not much more?

    They are both very reliable SSDs, and IMO they are pretty too :)
     
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    At the same price (slightly less) the Intel and the Samsung are 120GB and 128GB respectively. The Sandisk has the same read/write speed but it's 240GB.
     
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    :( OMG what did you do to it?! :( ; ; ; ; :cry: :ohwell:

    j/k lol.. You are lookin good. :p
    I <3 the 240 gb SSD.. They just keep getting bigger and more afordable.
     
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    damn the samsung is way overpriced where you live :cry: I'm just not that fond of the SandForce controller...

    How is the Vertex 4 then? but then again OCZ doesn't have the best road record.... but their Vertex 4 seems pretty good still.
     
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    I smell a build log when you get all the stuffs!

    Grats on the upgrades.
     
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    And the waiting game begins...

    I'll be getting the rest of the parts within like... 15 days...
     
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    If you get the Samsung 830, we are going to have builds that are essentially twins separated at birth lol. I think you're going to love the Switch and HALE90!
     
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    Well, the new parts will be arriving some time next week now because the graphics card was delayed...
     
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    Aww.
     
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    Well, just my luck but last week the seller told me the 670 4GB won't be available before...


    ...


    take a deep breath...

    1st week of August!! :banghead:

    So I told him to deliver the rest of the items and then I'll contact him on the graphics card later on in July. Heck by the first week of August I'd have changed my mind 99 times..

    At least I can build, the graphics card can wait. Hopefully I'll have the rest of the items delivered next week.

    I also bought a decal on ebay, to put on the side of the case where there isn't the window.
    Here's a pic. (Note the decal is black and each bit is a sticker on its own. So since my case is white it'd be black on a white background. No grayish background.)
    It's 33cm x 30cm so it should fill up the side of the case nicely.
    [​IMG]


    I like embellishing the non-windowed side with a sticker, I have one on my current case but that one I had cut it out myself:
    [​IMG]
     

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