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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. :)

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If you're just sticking with one graphics card and only a few HDDs, get the HX. Otherwise the TX will be fine.

 

(I recently 'upgraded' from the TX to the HX and found that I used alot of the wires anyway so the difference was barely noticeable.)

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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)?

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Unfortunately, I'm on a tight budget, so I'm going to stick with the C0 stepping i7 that I have.

what do you have and what are ya gettin?? :P

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Case: take HAF 922

 

 

cooler ok; take Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1.450rpm

 

Corsair modular is more efficient and quieter (the non modular is rock solid; if you wish to save some money).

 

Mobo: take Asus P6T; the best for the price, very stable at overclocking

 

Graphic card; 5850 does not make sense for the money; look foe a 4890 Vapor-X; it's possible to find one for a great price, performance is the same.

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/XFX-RadeonHD-4890-Gr...8768&sr=8-5

 

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-Vapo...8768&sr=8-7

 

HDD; take a Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500Mb; or 1TB

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-72...8890&sr=1-1

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Graphic card; 5850 does not make sense for the money; look foe a 4890 Vapor-X; it's possible to find one for a great price, performance is the same.

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/XFX-RadeonHD-4890-Gr...8768&sr=8-5

NoooooOOOOOoooooOOoooOOOOoooOO

 

5850's beat 285s, I don't see 4890s doing that. That being said the 4890 IS cheaper but not at all equal in performance. I'd recommend the 5770 over the 4890 though

Edited by IVIYTH0S

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