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Windows 7: New Build Advice needed

24 Sep 2012   #1
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 
New Build Advice needed

Hello all,

I am planning on making a new build and have pretty much decided on parts, but wanted to put it out here for anyone who might have suggestions, replacements, insider-info, first-hand-exp, etc.

This will be a mid-budget gaming pc so I am not trying to go for broke, but I want it to be relatively future proof. let me know if I missed anything or if anything is incompatible. Also, not sure about case, but need to keep mid-budget....

Thermaltake Dokker Mid-Tower Computer Case Single Bay HDD Docking Station High Airflow Design VM600M1W2Z

GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity (100315L )

OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

AMD FX-6200 Zambezi 3.8GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6200FRGUBOX

Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory Model PV38G186C9K

OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136769

ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler


Thanks,

Thorsen


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24 Sep 2012   #2
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I like every thing but the case...you have all top of the line parts yet skip out on the case. The big con for me on that case is the cable management....it has some but limited. I do like Thermaltake and I'm getting the Overseer RX new version. It has better air flow options and excellent cable management options, plus nice grommet covers/sleeves.

It's on sale now....

ThermalTake VN700M1W2N Overseer RX-I Full Tower Gaming Case - ATX, Micro-ATX, Extend ATX, 3 Ext 5.25, 1 Ext 3.5, 5 Int 3.5, 2x 200mm LED Fans, 1x 120mm Fan, 2 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 1 eSATA, Window at TigerDirect.com
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24 Sep 2012   #3
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Yeah... that was one concern, but this is going to be for future expansions as well. trying to keep things light where I can. I was planning on getting a better full tower later, but was trying to keep case to about $50 for right now...

Might just go with one I had picked out previously:

Newegg.com - Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case, support up to E-ATX / XL-ATX, come with Four Fans - 1 x Front Red LED 230mm Fan, 1 x Top 230mm Fan, 1 x Side 230mm Fan, 1 x Rear 140mm Fan

I am Trying to keep under $1000 and win7 puts me over that with the current list ~$1120 +tax (hoping wifey doesn't notice )
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24 Sep 2012   #4
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

is the thermal take better than that for any particular reasons?

Also found on newegg...

Newegg.com - Thermaltake Overseer RX-I VN700M1W2N Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
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24 Sep 2012   #5
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
Yeah... that was one concern, but this is going to be for future expansions as well. trying to keep things light where I can. I was planning on getting a better full tower later, but was trying to keep case to about $50 for right now...

Might just go with one I had picked out previously:

Newegg.com - Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case, support up to E-ATX / XL-ATX, come with Four Fans - 1 x Front Red LED 230mm Fan, 1 x Top 230mm Fan, 1 x Side 230mm Fan, 1 x Rear 140mm Fan

I am Trying to keep under $1000 and win7 puts me over that with the current list ~$1120 +tax (hoping wifey doesn't notice )

I know what you mean with the wife....they just don't understand why we have to have this part, that case, new mobo....I get it all the time. I just flip on my wife with her shoes, clothes and makeup....that usually shuts her up, if only for just a little awhile...LOL.
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24 Sep 2012   #6
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

hmmm. i never talk about my wife's shoes, lest she throw one at me lol jk,jk...
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24 Sep 2012   #7
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Think that case might be too big for my needs. i think i am going with the Blackhawk instead. mid-tower and still pretty big

Newegg.com - Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Five Fans, window side panel, top HDD dock
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24 Sep 2012   #8
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Not bad....basic, simple yet very functional and plenty of vents. I think you'll be much happier with the Rosewill case.
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24 Sep 2012   #9
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

My first after market cpu cooler was a Zalman 120mm. Only problem I had with mine was that it laid flat and covered up all my RAM slots. It was my first build. I had no clue what I was doing....lol
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24 Sep 2012   #10
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

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
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