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    A few friends and myself have had lots of problems with asus over the last few years and that is why i don't like them but i'm not saying there a bad company or anything, its just something i dont want in my pc.

    Dosen't matter anyway as i had aready made my choise so the arock mobo was ordered along with the 2550k cpu.
     
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    Well now i'm not happy, I placed the order with ebuyer and payed for a saturday 16th delivery and the items never showed up, There was no indication of a problem on my ebuyer account so i canceled the order because there is no way to contact anyone at ebuyer over the weekend.

    Anyways decided to take a look on amazon and thanks to my dad giving me a loan i managed to order everything so by friday the 22nd i should get these items.

    Intel I5 2550K
    Asrock P67 Extreme4 Gen3
    8gig G-Skill Ripjaws X 2133mhz DDR3

    All thats left to get is the new case but now im not sure what to get lol, I would like a full tower case with lots of room and good cable management but has to be £80 or less, Might be able to push it to £100.
     
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    Just want to make sure everything is going to fit ok, The cooler i have is rather tall and almost touches the side panel on the case i have, The main thing i want is bottom mounted PSU slot.
     
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    99% of current "gamer" mid cases today accomadate for large heatsinks. I am a sucker for the Phantom mid though.
     
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    I think you twisted my arm lol, DO realy like the case you linked, Have made my mind up and will order it in 2 weeks from today. :toast:
     
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    LMAO Nah man, really didn't mean to come acrossed as that. There aren't any really good looking sexy full tower cases in that price range.
     
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    You're right and i have just looked at all the pics in the link, Its got a nice layout inside and lots of room and it does look damn nice. I do want it :)
     
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    JrRacinFan Thanks again for all your help, everything has been ordered and if amazon's dates are correct everthing including the tower will be delivered on friday :).

    So just a run down again on what i ended up getting.

    Intel I5 2550K
    Asrock P67 Extreme4 Gen3
    8gig G-Skill Ripjaws X 2133mhz DDR3
    OCZ Fatal1ty 750watt PSU
    Sapphire Radeon HD6870
    NZXT Phantom 410 Midi Tower Chassis
    Arctic Cooling Freezer Xtreme Rev.2 CPU Cooler
    Arctic Cooling MX-4 Thermal compound
    Thrustmaster RGT Force feedback clutch racing wheel
     
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    Looking good. How much were the Gskills?

    This is what mainly caught my eye the most. :p
     
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    £50 for the ram.

    Hehe i had to get a wheel and coulden't find a logitch G25 to buy anywhere at the time so had a look on amazon and noticed this thrustmaster wheel, Got it for £65 new :) Have tryed it on dirt 3 and F1 2010 so far and i like it was much funess \o/
     
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    I need to get a new wheel. Got an old school Sidewinder, still works but its so stinking old.:laugh:

    Not too shabby.
     
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    The last wheel i used was the microsoft one but that was some years ago now, At the time i thought the microsoft wheel was great but they never updated drivers for the force feedback as far as i rememeber so it wont work in windows 7.

    If you can get the thrustmaster wheel cheap its worth a buy in my opinion but thats only if you want the clutch, There might some better force feedback wheel at a good price without clutch.

    Once everything turns up i will get some pics sorted and if possilbe i will try make a small vid of me playing F1 2010 on this wheel.
     
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    Would be worthwhile for me to get the clutch. I can't stand gamepad shifting, but the "actual" feel of shifting I like. You get a brownie point for the RGT :D. Think there will ever be a new GRiD release?! :banghead:
     
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    I hope so as i love grid, Been one of my fav games for a long time and it still looks damn good :) There was some talk of a grid 2 if i remeber right and i think if we do get a new grid it maybe next year sometime.:toast:

    I like the pedals that come with the wheel, There massive lol and there is good spacing between each pedal to.
     
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    can you swap the gear stick to the correct side??
     
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    No thats the only downside for us uk'ers but im not to fussed :)
     
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    Well everything is here apart from ram but a good friend lent me 2gig till my ram turns up (hoping it will be today.

    CPU seems a bit warm but i haven't had chance to setup all the case fans yet so will get around to doing that later :)

    I think something in the old pc was letting down my HD 6870 because i was only getting 17000 points in 3dmark 2006 but have seen lots of people getting 20k+ so i ran the test again on the new setup and got 23063 points.

    Love the NZXT case to its a nice size and looks great.

    lol i must have been tired lastnight after building this thing because i diden't even notice the bios time is wrong haha best get that sorted out now i think.
     
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    I bet you are astounded right now. They are nice chips ;) Oh the 3dmark points you are talking about, it's just the switch over to Sandy bridge you are seeing, it's odds are twice as fast a cpu.
     
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    What puzzled me was the first graphics test, I was getting around 90FPS at the start with my old HD5750 so i expected a bit better with the HD6870 but was still only seeing 90/93FPS and now with this new cpu it jumped upto 150 ish fps :)

    Hmm any tips on the fan setup in this case? I usualy have a front intake fan then have my CPU fan blowing air to the back of the case then have an exhaust sucking air out, I notice there is a big fan at the top of the case aswell but i don't think i should use it if im doing the fan settup im used to.
     
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    Do your normal intakes on the bottom front and use the "big" fan as exhaust. It works very very well and makes sure all the bad air is getting out of the case. It runs at a low rpm but it astonishingly pulls a ton of air out.
     
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    Thank you, I will make a start on it once i wake up a bit more and have some more coffee hehe:toast:
     
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    You liking the big fan? Get your ram? Looks astonishing btw. :toast:
     
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    The big fan is nice :) The ram turned up thursday 21st and i am running it at 1866mhz 10/10/10/28 1.530 volts.

    Will start doing some overclocking soon but for now all i have done is set turbo mode to 4Ghz and overclocked my GPU to 950mhz core and 1150 on the ram. 3dmark 2006 went from 23000ish to 25200 ish woo.

    The 2 games i have installed run so much better to, Dirt3 is loads of fun on the wheel and F1 2010 feels like a new game, I think i will buy F1 2011 next week.:toast:
     
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