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  1. dragon18007 New Member

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    Hi

    Ive had the same dell computer for the past 7 years and its time for a new PC as the smallest thing I do it sounds like the fan is gonna blow up!
    I want one that will be used for gaming, internet, watching movies like blurays, some video editing and really just a bit of everything and also I like to stick with Intel.

    Can you check over this and let me know if this will be able to last me for a good while for games.

    Case
    COOLERMASTER HAF 932 FULL TOWER GAMING CASE
    Overclocked CPU
    OverClocked Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-930 @ 3.8GHz + 8MB Cache
    Motherboard
    ASUS® P6X58D-E: DDR3, USB 3.0, SATA 6.0GB/s, 3-Way SLI
    Memory (RAM)
    6GB CORSAIR XMS3 TRI-DDR3 1600MHz (3 X 2GB)
    Graphics Card
    1GB ATI RADEON™ HD 5870 PCI EXPRESS - DirectX® 11
    Memory - 1st Hard Disk
    50GB OCZ VERTEX 2 SATA II 2.5" SSD (upto 285MB/sR | 275MB/sW) (Going to put the OS on this and storage)
    2nd Hard Disk
    100GB OCZ VERTEX 2 SATA II 2.5" SSD (upto 285MB/sR | 275MB/sW) (use this one for active software and games etc)
    1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
    10x BLU-RAY ROM DRIVE, 16x DVD ±R/±RW
    Power Supply & Case Cooling
    CORSAIR 850W PSU (TX850) 80+ ULTRA QUIET
    Processor Cooling
    TITAN FENRIR EXTREME DIRECT TOUCH COPPER CPU COOLER
    Thermal Paste
    ARCTIC COOLING MX-3 HIGH THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND
    Sound Card
    ASUS XONAR HDAV1.3 - Enjoy 100% Blu-Ray Quality Audio
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit



    Please let me know what you think and if this sounds ok or if you think I should change something, Im looking for something that will run quiet and be able to handle anything I do on it.
    im also still not decided on the 5870 or the GTX 480....

    Thanks
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    Only 150GB total storage space? That'll fill up in no time. Swap the 2nd SSD for a nice 1TB drive. SSD speed is pretty much wasted on music, movies, and such.
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    What are you using your computer for? Where do you live? And welcome to TPU! :toast:

    I would pick up a Gigabyte X58 UD3, but that's just personal opinion and the fact that our resident i7 nut PaulieG recommends Gigabytes (among others) . My vote goes to the 5870 over the GTX480, because the GTX480 is a hot and loud beast. You might want to get only 1 SSD and another fast drive like the WD 640Gb Blacks to ensure that you have enough space.
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    +1 on the first two posts... and the case is lovely, u've chosen some good parts, personally i dont use intels AMD offers more bang for buck but none the less awesome build ur next one should AMD based :p

    also 6 GB's is beastly amount of RAM 4GB's would be more then enough,
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    You have to run x58 in tri channel mode. Look up hardforums review on whether 6GB of ram is necessary.
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    6GB is a good setup with triple channel i7. 4GB is a no-go.
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    Fourstaff Moderator Staff Member

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    4Gb is fine, you can run the memory without running 3 channel, but you will lose performance. And depending on your apps, 6Gb might not be enough (Hello, VMware)
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    And you can use two sticks of your tri-channel memory for dual channel work if needed. :D
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    Touche. I guess I should have stated that "6GB is the 4GB of the i7 world." :p
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    Dragon - What do you think about this Cosmos?

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    thanks for the suggestions guys.

    I will be using the computer mostly for gaming and watching blurays, internet and some video editing.

    im from the UK.

    I did have a look at the cosmos case as I did want the computer to be as quiet as possible but it was a bit more expensive so decided against it and also the Haf 392 states it has more fans and I dont want to do watercooling so picked that.
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    If you were not in the UK I would just sell you this one turn key...I have way too much stuff lying around. :p
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    If you are doing video editing, stick with my original suggestion and get a bigger harddrive and a bigger mechanical one, my friend used 20GB of memory to make a 1 minute clip! Have you considered other cases like the CM690 II advanced and the HAF 922? You don't really need all the fans, most of the time one fan behind and one fan in front is adequate. Just get quiet fans like the Gentle Typhoons if you want a quiet computer.
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    I was thinking about the Haf 922 also but what is the difference between that and the Haf932 other than the size of it? I take it the cooling will just be the same?
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    HAF series provides a lot of airflow, you will be spoilt with cooling options even with the 922.
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    I see two things I would change.

    1. The case. Go with a 922. Its cheaper and just as good if not better then the 932.
    2. The mobo or GPU. Ether get a crossfire board and go ATI or keep the board you have and go Nvidia.

    Other then that its a nice build. Expensive but nice! A lot better then mine thats for sure!
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    All x58 do crossfire by standard. I'd go with a 5870 personally and grab a samsung f1 1TB HDD for extra space. Other than that it's fine.
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    I know that but I do not like mixin' and matchin' like that.
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    thanks

    what do you guys think a good speaker set would be for the ASUS XONAR HDAV1.3?

    I was thinking about the LOGITECH Z-5500 SPEAKERS but at £270 it is a bit expensive so if there is another good set out there then please let me know! :)

    The monitor I have seen online for £279 is an -

    LG W2753VC-PF
    Size 27"
    Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Dynamic Contrast Ratio 50,000:1
    Response Time 2ms
    Connections HDMI, DVI, VGA
    Colour Black

    But I cant find any reviews about it online..

    what do you think.
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    TRY HERE FOR REVIEWS ON THE LG MONITOR HTH :)
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    You guys did read how old his current computer is, didn't you? Remember back then, wayyyy back, how large were the hard drives?
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    Hi

    Those reviews are not for the 27in LG but for other LG monitors as far as I can tell.

    The hard drive space isnt really an issue as i've managed to be fine on a 120gb for this long and I only keep stuff that is needed at that time.
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    But the point is theres nothing other than X58s for i7 and most X58s support both perfectly, theres actually no "Crossfire" board for X58 as far as I know, just "incompatible with SLI" boards. like this: JetWay JBI-600-LF LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Mot...

    BTW, how about the HAF X? If youre not budget limited, you might like the improvements that CM made.

    Finally, Consider a Megahalems/TT Frio/Notura/Tuniq Tower/H50 for the Heatsink?

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