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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Dia01, Apr 3, 2009.

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    It's been awhile since my last post but check in daily to see what's going on. I will be putting together a complete new build shortly and would like some input/criticisms:

    Lian Li PC-A10B Case Black -
    Would like some feedback, I like the Lian Li stylish looks but am not too familiar, good product though I know. Need the most stylish case with water cooling head room.

    ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 Motherboard


    Intel Core i7 920


    Corsair HX-1000W 1000W Power Supply


    Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 -
    Any other recommendations?

    OCZ Vertex Series SATA II 2.5" SSD 60GB -
    Used for OS only

    Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB WD1001FALS -
    Storage

    Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 CPU Cooler -
    Until I decide to water cool again, if I do.

    Palit GeForce GTX275 or PowerColor Radeon HD4890 - Need some input, not familiar with AMD but they are looking good also at a reasonable price.
     
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    It looks good to me. If I was building I would trim the fat in some areas (power supply for example, a good 850Watt might only cost around half the price) just to get a lot of graphics card power.
     
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    850w will be enough I know but I've got the cash at the moment, will give some consideration. Main problem is though is the case and GF card selection.
     
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    save your money on the psu and go crossfire on the 4890 they are sweet

    2x 4890 beats 1 4870x2

    guess i have to upgrade :(
     
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    I was thinking crossfire down the track, I have pretty much water cooled all my GFx cards in the past but for maintenance effort, its not worth it. Taken on board!
     
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    Looks like an excellent build. Dont forget to save some money for a better air cooler for the video card, if needed.
     
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    Take a look at the Cooler Master HAF 932 Case. It's big and heavy, but it offers excellent air flow and cable management.

    A 1000W is overkill for a single video card setup. Normally, I would say that 650W would be more than enough. However, I saw on NewEgg yesterday that they had an 850W Corsair unit for about $120.

    The Noctua cooler is quite large -- double check that it's compatible with your motherboard. Also, consider the TRUE-1366. It performs almost as well as the Noctua, but only requires one fan, is a bit more compact, and is a little easier to install.
     
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    i would suggest getting the 128GB sorsair ssd over the ocz vertex, if u can afford it. and the dfi t3eh8 over the p6tD its alot better and has working turbo
     
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    I agree 1000w is overkill but to me the PSU is the most important part and again down the track I may intend to (more than likely as I can't help myself) go complete water cooling again. I will more that definately water cool the CPU though. The Corsair 850w should be ample though.
     
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    I say theres no such thing as Overkill!
     
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    Sorry for the double post. I'm not sure whether Australia sells the corsai SSD's. DFI I'm not sure of, not saying they're bad as alot of people recommend them but I am not familiar with their BIOS etc. I've had luck with ASUS and am not looking for an extreme overclocking machine just a good board to puch up the herbs a little on the i920.
     
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    Obviously you don't have a problem with 1000w PSU's LOL. I am still tossing up which Lian Li case to buy though as I like there subdued looks, not too fancy and flashy but enough to say 'that is a bloody nice case you got there, can I borrow it?'
     

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