PDA

View Full Version : New pc build.



Wickfield
12-10-2008, 21:45
You guys seem to be good at this, and everyone seems to post one, so whatever. Here's my build. I've already ordered the mobo and the case. I'm not planning on doing crossfire or sli, so the mobo I believe is fair. What do you think? Anything I can cut out or replace to save money/ get better parts? I'll be buying up to $350 worth of components next month and every month after that until the system is built.

The only part I'm very unsure about is the processor, and whether or not it's smarter to get the quad, or get the faster clocked dual core. Ultimately I don't think it's going to make that much of a difference.

Diamond 4870PE51G ATI Radeon HD 4870 PCI-Express 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Video Card (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B001FB6SIG/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&v=glance)
Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB Bulk/OEM Hard Drive WD1001FALS (http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Black-WD1001FALS/dp/B001C271MA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1228940870&sr=1-1)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad-Core Processor, 2.40 GHz, 8M L2 Cache, LGA 775 (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000LRMR26/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&v=glance)
Lifetime Series Pro 750W Psu (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000WJCZ84/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=A3LJ5WMKNRFKQS&v=glance)
Corsair Dominator TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF 8GB 2 x 4GB PC2-8500 1066MHz 240-Pin DDR2 (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0014Z0Q04/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&v=glance)
Cooler Master RC-932-KKN1-GP HAF 932 (http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RC-932-KKN1-GP-Tower-Chassis/dp/B001EPUQAE/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1228941082&sr=8-3)
MSI P45 Neo3-FR Intel P45 Core 2 Extreme/Core 2 Duo/Core 2 Quad Socket 775 1600 MHz PC2-8500 DDR2-1066 ATX Motherboard (http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Neo3-FR-PC2-8500-DDR2-1066-Motherboard/dp/B001B8KE5G/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top)
Acer V223-WBD 22" Widescreen TFT LCD Monitor (Black) (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0017AR13G/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=A256KD9C1BPC5J&v=glance)
Logitech 970175-0403 Z-4 2.1 Speaker System with Subwoofer (Black) (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000AM6QHE/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=A256KD9C1BPC5J&v=glance)

I'll be probably buying a new keyboard, and will be cannibalizing the 20x dvd read optical drive from my other system.

Duncandun
12-10-2008, 21:47
if you don't mind waiting, wait for the desktop intel I7's to come out early next year.

you won't be disappointed.

Or, if you get it now anyway, Go with the E8500 over the Quad cores. Especially for gaming.

Wickfield
12-10-2008, 21:50
if you don't mind waiting, wait for the desktop intel I7's to come out early next year.

you won't be dissapointed.

See... I've already ordered a non i7 board. I could send it back... but that would mean getting a +$250 processor, and probably ddr3 memory (also more expensive), and that would put me out of my budget.

And yes, I know that they're fast as hell (on the slowest one I saw something like 4.8GTs? christ...)

Wickfield
12-10-2008, 21:55
anyone? I've never built one before and feedback would be nice.

Duncandun
12-10-2008, 22:05
anyone? I've never built one before and feedback would be nice.

Like I said, I mean wait for the DESKTOP I7 processors due out early next year, the processors out right now do not work that great in a standard desktop environment, they work much, much more efficiently as server processors or zombie thinkers.

and like I said in my edit, just get an e8500, radeon 4850 or 4870, and 2-3gb (or 4 if you have vista) of ram(800 or 1200 mhz), and your set.

Duncandun
12-10-2008, 22:09
also, get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371006 instead of that psu you have. I've never heard of that brand, 99% likely that it is shit.

and i would get less ram, lol. 8 gb? really?

get

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145184

alfaroverall
12-10-2008, 22:46
With that processor I wouldn't bother with 8 GB of RAM. (To be honest I wouldn't bother with 8 GB of RAM period, the performance gains would be marginal over 4 GB for quite a long time, but to each their own.) And since you won't be able to upgrade the CPU on that very well since the i7 is a different socket, I'd recommend getting an i7 and then just getting as much DDR3 RAM as you can afford and upgrading later. Or just save yourself some money and get less RAM. Don't take Duncandun's 800 MHz suggestion though, imo; get 1066 MHz RAM if your previous plan was 8 GB total.

Other than that you should probably get a PSU from a good brand as mentioned above.

Other than those two things, this looks fine.

Viluin
12-10-2008, 23:45
anyone? I've never built one before and feedback would be nice.

I'd help you if it weren't for the fact that you got impatient after FIVE MINUTES.

Krevorn
12-10-2008, 23:50
I'd help you if it weren't for the fact that you got impatient after FIVE MINUTES.

Lol

Wickfield
12-10-2008, 23:51
I'd help you if it weren't for the fact that you got impatient after FIVE MINUTES.

i luv you too.

Wickfield
12-10-2008, 23:53
With that processor I wouldn't bother with 8 GB of RAM. (To be honest I wouldn't bother with 8 GB of RAM period, the performance gains would be marginal over 4 GB for quite a long time, but to each their own.) And since you won't be able to upgrade the CPU on that very well since the i7 is a different socket, I'd recommend getting an i7 and then just getting as much DDR3 RAM as you can afford and upgrading later. Or just save yourself some money and get less RAM. Don't take Duncandun's 800 MHz suggestion though, imo; get 1066 MHz RAM if your previous plan was 8 GB total.

Other than that you should probably get a PSU from a good brand as mentioned above.

Other than those two things, this looks fine.

Ok, I've modified my plans slightly, for the moment.

How much are those new desktop i7's going to run for? Cuz with a new build the whole thing will end up costing me over $200 extra for the i7 processor, i7 mobo, and 4 gigs of ddr3 ram. (approximately)

Krevorn
12-10-2008, 23:53
viluin knows his shit man lol, he usually answers the questions I have on here, I don't wanna get on his bad side

Villa
12-10-2008, 23:55
I wonder if it would be possible to build a slot for a bomb in a PC.

Barbarossa
12-10-2008, 23:57
I wonder if it would be possible to build a slot for a bomb in a PC.

But even more important, would you set it's BUS at 65 or 70 jihadahertz?

Wickfield
12-11-2008, 00:19
Like I said, I mean wait for the DESKTOP I7 processors due out early next year, the processors out right now do not work that great in a standard desktop environment, they work much, much more efficiently as server processors or zombie thinkers.

and like I said in my edit, just get an e8500, radeon 4850 or 4870, and 2-3gb (or 4 if you have vista) of ram(800 or 1200 mhz), and your set.

I checked, desktop i7's are due out in q4 of 2009. I don't think I'm going to wait that long...

Saturday Saint
12-11-2008, 01:01
I wonder if it would be possible to build a slot for a bomb in a PC.
But even more important, would you set it's BUS at 65 or 70 jihadahertz?

Sigworthy.

Daccus
12-11-2008, 01:36
also, get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371006 instead of that psu you have. I've never heard of that brand, 99% likely that it is shit.

and i would get less ram, lol. 8 gb? really?

get

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145184

This...

DO NOT go cheap on a PSU, I've made that mistake in the past. Some motherboards can be very finicky on the quality of power coming in and if you get a shitty PSU, you're likely to have problems these days.

It used to be that you could grab any old PSU to power your system, but it has totally changed now.

I might go with a higher watt PSU than the one Duncandun suggested. Also, for that MSI board, to be safe you'll want 1066 RAM if you ever plan to OC. I have a P45 Platinum with 800 DDR2 and there's no OC potential until I upgrade to 1066 RAM. The board won't let me OC with less than 1:1 ratio for my CPU to RAM frequencies.

Wickfield
12-11-2008, 04:00
This...

DO NOT go cheap on a PSU, I've made that mistake in the past. Some motherboards can be very finicky on the quality of power coming in and if you get a shitty PSU, you're likely to have problems these days.

It used to be that you could grab any old PSU to power your system, but it has totally changed now.

I might go with a higher watt PSU than the one Duncandun suggested. Also, for that MSI board, to be safe you'll want 1066 RAM if you ever plan to OC. I have a P45 Platinum with 800 DDR2 and there's no OC potential until I upgrade to 1066 RAM. The board won't let me OC with less than 1:1 ratio for my CPU to RAM frequencies.

ok. I am going with 1066 RAM, so I'll keep ocing that in mind.

alfaroverall
12-11-2008, 04:01
I checked, desktop i7's are due out in q4 of 2009. I don't think I'm going to wait that long...
They're on newegg right now, where did you get this idea?

Ok, I've modified my plans slightly, for the moment.

How much are those new desktop i7's going to run for? Cuz with a new build the whole thing will end up costing me over $200 extra for the i7 processor, i7 mobo, and 4 gigs of ddr3 ram. (approximately)
The cheapest i7 is about $300 and the cheapest compatible mobo is probably at least $150...

Krevorn
12-11-2008, 04:04
since a lot of ppl are bithcing about hardware threads, I'm just gonna post this in here............

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817121037

How is this? I saw it and was like wow, and the 100 mail in is a little extra ;), so I wanted to post it here so every1 can see it and find whats wrong with it so they can tell me if there is a issue, otherwise I may get this for a new build

alfaroverall
12-11-2008, 04:05
since a lot of ppl are bithcing about hardware threads, I'm just gonna post this in here............

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817121037

How is this? I saw it and was like wow, and the 100 mail in is a little extra ;), so I wanted to post it here so every1 can see it and find whats wrong with it so they can tell me if there is a issue, otherwise I may get this for a new build
Overkill for the extremely vast majority of builds. A good price for a rig with like an i7 and SLI GTX 280s, though. Then again, it's not a well-known brand, and that's always a problem with PSUs.

Wickfield
12-11-2008, 04:06
They're on newegg right now, where did you get this idea?

The cheapest i7 is about $300 and the cheapest compatible mobo is probably at least $150...

I read somewhere... that reasonably priced desktop i7's would be out a year from now. Maybe the article misquoted, idk.

And I've decided to stick with the cheaper ddr2 775 socket MSI mobo that I ordered.

Krevorn
12-11-2008, 04:07
Overkill for the extremely vast majority of builds. A good price for a rig with like an i7 and SLI GTX 280s, though.

well I mean yea 1kW is a bit much, but the price just really struck me, I mean the original price for a 1k yea yea normal but then 100$ mail in so 180 rly caught my eye, I mean overkill or not the price would be down with some 800-900s, so I dunno

Wickfield
12-11-2008, 04:08
Overkill for the extremely vast majority of builds. A good price for a rig with like an i7 and SLI GTX 280s, though. Then again, it's not a well-known brand, and that's always a problem with PSUs.

he'd be "future-proof" for the next 4 years...

Krevorn
12-11-2008, 04:09
I read somewhere... that reasonably priced desktop i7's would be out a year from now. Maybe the article misquoted, idk.

And I've decided to stick with the cheaper ddr2 775 socket MSI mobo that I ordered.

do not buy an i7, buying all the specifics for the i7 like the 1366 or w/e it is mobo and ddr3 ram, the price rly rly rly racks up, u could build an amazing dual or quad for that

Runomoro
12-11-2008, 06:06
I posted this a few days ago, but its a general parts recommendation for the $600-700 build:

http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/9119/newegg1kpcwishlistux6.jpg

This link is a bit old so the deals may have expired. I would definitely recommend that PSU though, great brand at a great price, and 610W is more than enough for a 4870 and a c2d, which doesn't draw more than 450w at load (I have them).

Newegg gives out some killer deals when you use items that are on sale coupled with combo buys. If you need me to make up another I can do it, but I'm going to sleep for now.

flampy
12-11-2008, 06:08
I have the new i7, it's on newegg.

it's nutripping fast.

also on your build, i'd suggest getting two 500gb drives and put in raid 0, rather than one 1tb drive.

Duncandun
12-11-2008, 06:32
are you fucking stupid? I said there ARE NO desktop I7s out yet.

jesus fucking christ.

Malhavok
12-11-2008, 13:13
Uhh, not sure what this thread is going on about. The current i7 chips ARE the desktop variants. The next version of the desktop i7s will use the new 32nm architecture presumably be 6 core rather than quad and are scheduled to release sometime in the next 12-18 months. If you're on a budget just stick with the old LGA775 if you're on a budget and intend to use it for gaming. Yes, the i7 provides a small performance increase clock for clock, but it's also more expensive so you can just buy more clocks.

Wickfield
12-11-2008, 14:21
Now if I wanted to raid-0 two 500gb caviar black drives, as opposed to buying a single 1tb caviar black drive (to increase performance), could I do that on the mobo I posted at the top of the thread?

Or would I need to buy a controller?

Malhavok
12-11-2008, 16:16
Yes, read the tech specs raid 0/1/5/10.

fff1
12-11-2008, 16:38
keeping it in the thread, what do you guys think of this;

intel e8400
kingston 4gb 667mhz ddr2
gigabyte ga-ep45-ds3
nvidia gtx-260
thermal toughpower w0103 600W psu (oz brand?)
pioneer 215bk sata
western digital 640 gb hd

Krevorn
12-11-2008, 16:43
keeping it in the thread, what do you guys think of this;

intel e8400
kingston 4gb 667mhz ddr2
gigabyte ga-ep45-ds3
nvidia gtx-260
thermal toughpower w0103 600W psu (oz brand?)
pioneer 215bk sata
western digital 640 gb hd

what do u plan on putting on ur hd? from what i've been getting out of reading ppl's hardware posts, get a 10k rpm hd. I mean even myself find it hard to fill a complete 320gb hd, especially when all my music goes on an ipod/external hard drive (500gb) so basically all that gets saved on my comp are a few operating systems, a few games, and porn that frequently gets deleted by my gf :P

fff1
12-11-2008, 16:49
what do u plan on putting on ur hd? from what i've been getting out of reading ppl's hardware posts, get a 10k rpm hd. I mean even myself find it hard to fill a complete 320gb hd, especially when all my music goes on an ipod/external hard drive (500gb) so basically all that gets saved on my comp are a few operating systems, a few games, and porn that frequently gets deleted by my gf :P

frankly i haven't looked to deep into hd's, i read a rating of that one pitting it well against 10k rpms (its 7200).

But your right i cant fill 100 gigs let alone 600, this is supposed to be a gaming rig primarily but games these days are getting up there in the gig count 10-15-25. So would you cut down to a 300 gig hd for the faster rpm?

also what do you make of the rest of the specs i put up?

Krevorn
12-11-2008, 16:56
frankly i haven't looked to deep into hd's, i read a rating of that one pitting it well against 10k rpms (its 7200).

But your right i cant fill 100 gigs let alone 600, this is supposed to be a gaming rig primarily but games these days are getting up there in the gig count 10-15-25. So would you cut down to a 300 gig hd for the faster rpm?

also what do you make of the rest of the specs i put up?

yes, I would definately I mean u can still get like 340gb 10krpm hd's on newegg, as for the rest give me some time, I'm at work checking out these forums every like 5 mins lol

Malhavok
12-11-2008, 17:00
keeping it in the thread, what do you guys think of this;

intel e8400
kingston 4gb 667mhz ddr2
gigabyte ga-ep45-ds3
nvidia gtx-260
thermal toughpower w0103 600W psu (oz brand?)
pioneer 215bk sata
western digital 640 gb hd

"splurge" on some better RAM, especially if you're going to use a processor with such a high FSB. You can pick up DDR1066 for a few bits more than DDR667, do it.

HDD is really up to you and your usage. A 10krpm raptor/velociraptor will be faster, but also more expensive. If you don't really put much on your HDD then it's a reason to go with the raptor drives. Personally, I need my 1.5TB of space - too much music, movies, etc which eat up tons of space.

fff1
12-11-2008, 17:07
"splurge" on some better RAM, especially if you're going to use a processor with such a high FSB. You can pick up DDR1066 for a few bits more than DDR667, do it.

HDD is really up to you and your usage. A 10krpm raptor/velociraptor will be faster, but also more expensive. If you don't really put much on your HDD then it's a reason to go with the raptor drives. Personally, I need my 1.5TB of space - too much music, movies, etc which eat up tons of space.

I'll look for raptors, thx.

I'm willing to change to 1066 but explain why?

Viluin
12-11-2008, 17:08
I'll look for raptors, thx.

I'm willing to change to 1066 but explain why?

Because 667 is really slow?

Malhavok
12-11-2008, 17:13
What Villuin said.

RAM speed is measured in mhz, same as processors. 667 DDR2 isn't suitable for much else than a $400 emachine, and even then I wouldn't use it.

fff1
12-11-2008, 17:16
fair enough, brand doesn't matter really? corsair or kingston

rest looks fine though? keeping in mind im swapping the hd

Malhavok
12-11-2008, 17:27
fair enough, brand doesn't matter really? corsair or kingston

rest looks fine though? keeping in mind im swapping the hd

Brand does matter to some degree. I'd get this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227289

or if you don't want to deal with rebates this;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231166

The second one option also has faster CAS timings (5-5-5-15 vs 5-5-5-18). The difference won't be large between the two so I'd go for the first one due to it being cheaper. And don't ask me to explain CAS timings =D

Only other thing I might swap is the GTX-260 for an ATI 4870. With my budget the GTX-260 doesn't justify its slight performance advantage over the 4870 given the jump in price. It is a slightly better card, just not enough better for me to spend the $ on it.

Duncandun
12-11-2008, 17:36
keeping it in the thread, what do you guys think of this;

intel e8400
kingston 4gb 667mhz ddr2
gigabyte ga-ep45-ds3
nvidia gtx-260
thermal toughpower w0103 600W psu (oz brand?)
pioneer 215bk sata
western digital 640 gb hd

ARE YOU USING VISTA?

also
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371005
instead of that psu

fff1
12-11-2008, 17:37
Only other thing I might swap is the GTX-260 for an ATI 4870. With my budget the GTX-260 doesn't justify its slight performance advantage over the 4870 given the jump in price. It is a slightly better card, just not enough better for me to spend the $ on it.

yea theres a huge debate over this

i'm guessing you mean the 512 version?

Krevorn
12-12-2008, 00:46
yea theres a huge debate over this

i'm guessing you mean the 512 version?

depends on the monitor I think

fff1
12-12-2008, 02:44
22"

Wickfield
12-12-2008, 03:10
What Villuin said.

RAM speed is measured in mhz, same as processors. 667 DDR2 isn't suitable for much else than a $400 emachine, and even then I wouldn't use it.

my emachine in my basement from '02 has 512mb of 433mhz sdram. So, apparently they didn't think that 667mhz was worthy of their machine either.

Wickfield
12-12-2008, 03:14
22"

how much were you planning to spend?

There's a $230 HIS 4870 w/ 1gb GDDR5 on newegg.
The 512mb version of that is about $200.

For all of that extra dedicated memory I'd go with the 1gb version myself.

And If you can afford to sell your leg or something, get the new x2 and 12 heatsinks with the leftover cash.

Malhavok
12-12-2008, 05:31
Just browsing about the egg and discovered this little gem;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143142

GTX 280 for $315 after rebates. Sign me fucking up for that baby.

Incidentally, priced out the rig I may be buying unless I convince myself to spend more on a vastly inferior laptop.

$1047 shipped including everything except case and CD Drives.

Gigabyte P45 Mobo (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128359)
E8500 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115036)
GTX 280 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143142)
4 gigs 1066 DDR2 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231166)
2x 750GB HDDs (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152100)
PC P&C 610W PSU (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703005)
big fat cooler (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003), mouse (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826161004), standard keyboard, and some AS.

Krevorn
12-12-2008, 06:12
Just browsing about the egg and discovered this little gem;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143142

GTX 280 for $315 after rebates. Sign me fucking up for that baby.

Incidentally, priced out the rig I may be buying unless I convince myself to spend more on a vastly inferior laptop.

$1047 shipped including everything except case and CD Drives.

Gigabyte P45 Mobo (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128359)
E8500 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115036)
GTX 280 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143142)
4 gigs 1066 DDR2 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231166)
2x 750GB HDDs (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152100)
PC P&C 610W PSU (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703005)
big fat cooler (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003), mouse (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826161004), standard keyboard, and some AS.

OMG that is a cheap ass 1gb 280, sweet ass fuckin deal, how long does stuff like that usually stay on that price?

Malhavok
12-12-2008, 06:20
OMG that is a cheap ass 1gb 280, sweet ass fuckin deal, how long does stuff like that usually stay on that price?

No idea, there are a couple other that are priced within $20-30 of it though, so my guess is an early price to drop to clear out inventory prior to the GTX295. Once the 295 comes out nvidia will probably drop the price permanently to around these levels, maybe a bit lower. 'course that's a complete guess

Krevorn
12-13-2008, 02:01
No idea, there are a couple other that are priced within $20-30 of it though, so my guess is an early price to drop to clear out inventory prior to the GTX295. Once the 295 comes out nvidia will probably drop the price permanently to around these levels, maybe a bit lower. 'course that's a complete guess

whens the 295 coming out? I've saved up around 1.8-1.9k $ atm for a new computer so I know I have enough I'm just waiting for when to build for the best deals and I can't make my mind up on shit

Malhavok
12-13-2008, 04:50
whens the 295 coming out? I've saved up around 1.8-1.9k $ atm for a new computer so I know I have enough I'm just waiting for when to build for the best deals and I can't make my mind up on shit

January 9th. The GTX285 also releases then, which will replace the GTX280. Expected performance jump is 10% as well as a nearly 50!! watt drop in power consumption. The GTX260 216 is also already out and out performs the 4870 while coming annoyingly close to the GTX280 in terms of performance.

Wickfield
12-13-2008, 15:11
Ok, so I've changed my build slightly, got a better monitor for a better price, less ram, more well-known psu, cheaper gpu, etc.

my build (http://e.imagehost.org/view/0419/Newegg_com_Shopping_Cart_Mozilla_Firefox-20081213090351)

I all comes to around $1200 w/ shipping and rebates (that image doesn't include the mobo (http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Neo3-FR-PC2-8500-DDR2-1066-Motherboard/dp/B001B8KE5G/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1229177344&sr=8-2) and case (http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RC-932-KKN1-GP-Tower-Chassis/dp/B001EPUQAE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1229177373&sr=1-1) I bought from amazon)
I'm actually saving around $300 by buying through newegg, so I'll do that in the future.
thanks for your help guys.

Viluin
12-13-2008, 15:26
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703009

Get this PSU. It's cheaper and better.

Wickfield
12-13-2008, 15:27
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703009

Get this PSU. It's cheaper and better.

save 15 dollars.... get 50+ more wattage...

thank you sir.

Sharpshooter
12-13-2008, 15:49
FUCK YA wickfield, your getting the case I got :D

This case is my favorite case I have ever owned, its just simply amazing.

here are some pics I took with it if you want to see how the cable management goes and how pimp it is :D

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v629/Mattg123/HAF%20932/

(The bottom fan in the case was added after and is not included with it btw, I jsut had an extra led fan lying around).

EDIT : Found my thread I made, here is my specs :

CPU : Intel E8400 @ 3ghz (http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=27784&vpn=BX80570E8400&manufacture=Intel) with an Xigmatek HDT-S1283 cooler (http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=30012&vpn=HDT-S1283&manufacture=Xigmatek)
RAM : Corsair XMS2 4gb kit (http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=29300&vpn=TWIN2X4096-6400C4DHX&manufacture=CORSAIR)
GPU : EVGA E-GEFORCE 9800GT Akimbo 600MHZ 1GB 1.8GHZ (http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=32064&vpn=01G-P3-N983-AR&manufacture=eVGA)
Mobo : ASUS P5Q Pro (http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=30418&vpn=P5Q%20Pro&manufacture=ASUS)
Case : Cooler Master Haf 932 (http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=33029&vpn=RC-932-KKN1&manufacture=COOLERMASTER)
HDD : Seagate Barracuda 500gb (http://ncix.com/products/productdetail2.php?noheader=1&sku=27144)
PSU : OCZ GameXStream 600W
(http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=18184&vpn=OCZ600GXSSLI&manufacture=OCZ%20Technology)

Wickfield
12-13-2008, 15:52
FUCK YA wickfield, your getting the case I got :D

This case is my favorite case I have ever owned, its just simply amazing.

here are some pics I took with it if you want to see how the cable management goes and how pimp it is :D

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v629/Mattg123/HAF%20932/

(The bottom fan in the case was added after and is not included with it btw, I jsut had an extra led fan lying around).

right, I got it in the mail a few days ago. I'm liking the double sided mobo bay w/ the cable management, lots of room too. Do the side fans help with heat management? or should I get an extra heat-sink or two for my gpu.


edit: we have fairly similar builds...

Sharpshooter
12-13-2008, 15:55
Compared to my old case I see around a 30c difference when at full load, this case is a beast :D

I was thinking of switching out some of the 230's for 4 120's but it would cost to much to be worth it, plus it would run louder :(


Do the side fans help with heat management? or should I get an extra heat-sink or two for my gpu.


Ya, they help. You most likely won't need anything else unless you plan on OC'ing your computer a lot.

I had put my CPU up to 4ghz before but didn't notice to much big of a difference in terms of speed but the heat went up a lot, so I just put it back at 3 for now.

EDIT: Mine cost about the same as yours to (need to tally up later for exact price), everything I bought was on sale so my links are a bit jaded in prices. I even got free shipping by buying that motherboard.