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Windows 7: New Build

14 Aug 2011   #11
A Guy

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Personally, I believe I'd go with the P8Z68-M PRO. I don't see any reviews on it (as opposed to the -V pro). But looking at the specs, I'd never need all the features of the more expensive ASUS P8P67 PRO myself I'm sure you'll get more info from others.

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14 Aug 2011   #12
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

I thought as much. There's no point in spending money on what you aren't going to use. Thanks, Bill.
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14 Aug 2011   #13
Britton30
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

For RAM I don't think you'll go wrong with Ripjaws, that's what I have, or any of GSkill's memory. They provide good tech support, unlike most manufacturers. The RAM I have was designed for Intel CPU's but with advice, OCing and some BIOS tweaks, I have it working well with my AMD PhenomX4.
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15 Aug 2011   #14
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
For RAM I don't think you'll go wrong with Ripjaws, that's what I have, or any of GSkill's memory. They provide good tech support, unlike most manufacturers. The RAM I have was designed for Intel CPU's but with advice, OCing and some BIOS tweaks, I have it working well with my AMD PhenomX4.
I'll stick with the Ripjaws then. Now for the power supply. I'm going with Corsair but I'm not sure whether to get the HX650 or the TX750. I know he HX is modular and the TX isn't but that's nothing a few cable ties can't fix. That being said, a decent 650W PSU should be able to handle a GTX 560 and i7-2600k, shouldn't it? I've never overclocked before and would like to try it with an i7 so would the HX650 be sufficient?
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15 Aug 2011   #15
A Guy

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Also keep in mind any further plans to SLI multiple GPUs.

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15 Aug 2011   #16
Britton30
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I would go with the HX 850W if your budget allows, that would give you some headroom for expansion as Bill said. The modular is very nice too, I have the HX650 and it made wire routing easier.
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15 Aug 2011   #17
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

My 2 cents worth;
If you want to be treated like you are dirt go to MSY or for real service and quality go to PCCG, I would not go anywhere else.
Shaw power supplies are a Joke, just go to whirlpool or overclockers australia forum and you will see.You wont go wrong with corsair power supplies.

EDIT sorry missed some posts, I agree with Britton30 you need some headroom for future expansions.
Modular is better if you can afford it, you can really have problems trying to hide those extra leads unless you have a HAF X case or similar
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15 Aug 2011   #18
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

With regards to power supplies, after using a modular in my latest build, for any quality machine in the future, I would do nothing but a modular anymore. Just makes wire management easier. While bundle off and try to squeeze in a bunch of extra cables that you don't need.
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15 Aug 2011   #19
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I would go with the HX 850W if your budget allows, that would give you some headroom for expansion as Bill said. The modular is very nice too, I have the HX650 and it made wire routing easier.
I might get the HX850 then.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kodi View Post
My 2 cents worth;
If you want to be treated like you are dirt go to MSY or for real service and quality go to PCCG, I would not go anywhere else.
Shaw power supplies are a Joke, just go to whirlpool or overclockers australia forum and you will see.You wont go wrong with corsair power supplies.

EDIT sorry missed some posts, I agree with Britton30 you need some headroom for future expansions.
Modular is better if you can afford it, you can really have problems trying to hide those extra leads unless you have a HAF X case or similar
lol, no. Don't worry. I'm only going to MSY if the product is cheaper there. Which in most cases, it isn't. I realise that Shaw is a joke too and I've also read a lot about it but I got it for free when I didn't have a PSU. Anyway, I'll probably be getting the Storm Scout and the HX850. The Shaw I have at the moment isn't modular and tends to clutter up my case.
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15 Aug 2011   #20
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I went with MSY because of cost but would expect a BIG battle if I needed to return a faulty unit. We suffer from limited suppliers in Australia unlike the US who are spoilt for choice To RMA from overseas is a bit risky.

I made a mistake and chose a PSU that doesn't cater for too much growth. I'd go for an efficient 750W - but then I'm not a Gamer.

I wouldn't touch an LG anything - in my opinion their customer service is very bad in this country.
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