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Windows 7: New Build Advice needed

24 Sep 2012   #11
UnknownReverent

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

I got this for my most recent case.

Newegg.com - NZXT Crafted Series Tempest 410 Elite Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

I really like it, but I had one problem. For the front fans, they use contact plates so it's not plugged directly into the power supply and you can take them out easy to clean the filters and fans. I had to contact NZXT to replace my contact plates. Since then it has worked perfect. Before I got my replacements, I bypassed it and plugged them straight into my power supply.


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24 Sep 2012   #12
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Thanks for posting, I like that case as well. I like the idea with contact plates. your setup is similar to what i am building (although i am going AMD/ATI). Nice system UnknownReverent.
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24 Sep 2012   #13
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
yeah, originally i wanted this (oooo shiny)

but soon realized it was friggin huge....
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler Intel Core i7 compatible
Ah...but it would fit in the TT Overseer just fine....
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24 Sep 2012   #14
UnknownReverent

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
Thanks for posting, I like that case as well. I like the idea with contact plates. your setup is similar to what i am building (although i am going AMD/ATI). Nice system UnknownReverent.
Thanks. I haven't had a problem since I built it besides a fan seems to be messing up so I may have to RMA it. Other than that, everything has been running smoothly. It's just the pick of the draw really. The case is really nice, and everything is really quiet. Nothing seems to vibrate and everything fits well.
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24 Sep 2012   #15
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
yeah, originally i wanted this (oooo shiny)

but soon realized it was friggin huge....
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler Intel Core i7 compatible
Ah...but it would fit in the TT Overseer just fine....
yes i am debating what to do about this.....

The Overseer is 8.7 deep, the blackhawk is 8.35

The V8 is 6.22 inches so that leaves 2.1 inches for the chasis, mobo and chip.. I am not sure if that is enough room. I wouldn't think it would take up 2 inches for only that, but I may be wrong.

Still debating to get it or not since it would look nice.

The TT is a little too detailed? not sure I like the styling personally. I am a minimalist.
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24 Sep 2012   #16
UnknownReverent

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

For my cpu heatsink/fan, I actually have this.

Newegg.com - ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED

It has proven quite well even though it's kind of big. It keeps the processor very cool. I sit at 28c idle. I don't think I've ever gone above 40c on load either.
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24 Sep 2012   #17
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Have you considered the Antec Eleven Hundred or the Antec P280? They have an awesome cable management design, plenty of room, and room to grow. They are also Super-Mid Tower cases at Mid tower prices. I have the Eleven Hundred case and it has excellent airflow, 2 dust filters, and a ton of room inside.......with a Mail-In Rebate and a sale on Newegg, I got it for $60.
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24 Sep 2012   #18
UnknownReverent

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Have you considered the Antec Eleven Hundred or the Antec P280? They have an awesome cable management design, plenty of room, and room to grow. They are also Super-Mid Tower cases at Mid tower prices. I have the Eleven Hundred case and it has excellent airflow, 2 dust filters, and a ton of room inside.......with a Mail-In Rebate and a sale on Newegg, I got it for $60.
The cable management is pretty much the same as the NZXT Crafted Series Tempest 410 Elite. It's very nice.
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24 Sep 2012   #19
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Thorsen,

How important is it to stick to an AMD based system? Also, I would like to see you step up to a 7000 series GPU if at all possible. With some minor tweaks, I think you can get newer technology for close to that $1000 mark....PM me if you want and I could give some suggestions.
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25 Sep 2012   #20
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Thorsen,

How important is it to stick to an AMD based system? Also, I would like to see you step up to a 7000 series GPU if at all possible. With some minor tweaks, I think you can get newer technology for close to that $1000 mark....PM me if you want and I could give some suggestions.
Mainly price range. I had put together a few intel/nvida and intel/radeon builds and were a bit pricier. I would want a 2600K or better and that runs up the price a bit. The AMD chips are about half the price.

Planning for overclocking (light) and for future to upgrade to 32GB of ram, the next FX processor up (or better if AM3+) and adding a second 6850 for crossfire. that should do for quite a while

My main expenses came from actually getting proper parts instead of epic parts and then a cheap PSU or skimping in other areas...

I was originally going to go with the 550i, and the FX 4180? 4 core processor and a cheaper mobo, but saw that this would not be as powerful now as spending just a bit more. my original budget was $600-700 and then adding on windows7, so I am about 200 over-budget (and i seriously hope my wife doesn't notice....)
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