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  1. I've been researching for a while online, trying to build a cheap test system that I can put together, overclock, etc. I want to keep it cheap so that if I break something during the build or during overclocking, it isn't too expensive. Does anyone see any problems with this build:


    Case: Coolermaster Scout

    PSU: Corsair TX650

    Mobo: Gigabyte GA-M68M-S2

    CPU: AMD Phenom 8750 Black Edition

    Heatsink: Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer

    Graphics Card: Sapphire HD5750 (with Vapor-X)

    RAM: 4GB DDR2- I'm not sure about the company yet

    1 HDD, 1 CD/DVD drive


    BTW, seeing as this is supposed to be a cheap system, I am well aware that most of the parts can be better, but I don't need them to be better. I have a Core i7 computer that I will use as my main computer, and this is just a test system. Does anyone see any issues with the system, like compatibility issues?

  2. I don't think that I will be running RAID, so I'll probably stick with 1 HDD. So, you're saying that the difference between the modular and non-modular psus isn't enough to justify the huge increase in price (especially if I don't have many HDDs)?

  3. I am upgrading/building a new computer (I'm putting it in a new case, but I am using some components of a OEM computer). Is there any thing that people think that I should change?


    CPU: Intel Core i7-920 (Overclock target: 3.6+ GHz), C0 stepping

    Cooler: Prolimatech Megahalems

    Case: Coolermaster Scout

    PSU: Corsair TX750 or HX750 (is it worth it to go modular in the Scout case?)

    Mobo: ASUS Rampage II GENE

    Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD5850

    RAM: Probably the OCZ Gold 6GB 1333MHz DDR3, I am waiting to see what is cheapest when I buy the RAM

    HDD: Original HDD that came with my Gateway FX6800=01e

    CD-Drive: Original CD-Drive that came with my Gateway FX6800=01e


    Unless someone tells me that there is a better component for around the same price, I will be getting these. :)

  4. I recently decided to upgrade my computer, and this is what I plan to upgrade to:


    CPU: Core i7-920 oc'd to ~3.6 GHz (C0 stepping)

    Cooler: Prolimatech Megahalems

    Mobo: ASUS Rampage II GENE

    PSU: Corsair TX750/HX750

    Graphics Card: Sapphire Radeon HD5850

    RAM: Unknown yet, will wait to see the prices around when I buy the RAM, as the prices are too unstable right now to say exactly what I'll get


    Since the Rampage II GENE is a mATX board, I was hoping to find a case that was small, but with good ventilation. I narrowed my choices down to the Lian-Li PC-V351B and the NZXT Rogue. Will either of these fit the Megahalems (Height: 157 mm)? If not, could you suggest to me a nice midtower case that has good enough cooling to get me to my goal or ~3.6 GHz? This is a first for me, so any other advice regarding building the system would be appreciated.


    I'm hoping to keep the price of the case to somewhere around $100-120 USD

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