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28 Jan 2011   #51
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlexRD View Post
I think i'm in love with this case:
NZXT :: Unique. Unprecendented. Inspired - Lexa S Product Detail

Its just. so.. beautiful!
I can tell you about NZXT cause I've owned or built 6 different systems using their cases. They are probably one of the best companies I've ever delt with when it comes to support. If anything ever goes wrong with one of their cases or even if you lose parts like the HD or DVD/CD mounting rails, bas led, all you have to do is contact them at support@nzxt.com and provide a sales receipt and they will ship whatever you need for free. I had a bad front lite Led and they shipped me the whole front plate.

IMO that makes then a very good company and I like their cases. I'm hoping that some of their newer designs will incorporate drive trays or openings so you can replace your CPU through the rear and also more cable management in mid.
Other than that they are an excellent case for the price.
Fabe


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29 Jan 2011   #52
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

What happens if i use triple channel in a p67 motherboard?
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29 Jan 2011   #53
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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What happens if i use triple channel in a p67 motherboard?
There is no triple channel in that mobo. The memory controller does dual channel only. So, if you insert 3 sticks of RAM, you are going to be single channel. I'm sure it will work, but won't be ideal. Go with either 2 sticks or 4 sticks....so it's 4GB or 8GB of RAM...not 6GB or 12GB.
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29 Jan 2011   #54
MoInSTL

Windows 7 Professional x64, SP1
 
 

Is that PSU you picked modular? I love being able to only plug in cables I use. I also really like that the cables came wrapped. Both together made for tidy routing, less clutter, better air flow and not using tie wraps for unused cables.
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29 Jan 2011   #55
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MoInSTL View Post
Is that PSU you picked modular? I love being able to only plug in cables I use. I also really like that the cables came wrapped. Both together made for tidy routing, less clutter, better air flow and not using tie wraps for unused cables.
Yes it is modular.
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29 Jan 2011   #56
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlexRD View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MoInSTL View Post
Is that PSU you picked modular? I love being able to only plug in cables I use. I also really like that the cables came wrapped. Both together made for tidy routing, less clutter, better air flow and not using tie wraps for unused cables.
Yes it is modular.

Hey guys, can you help me know if the two are the same product?
TigerDirect is very confusing, and i think i may have chosen a different version of the product.
Also, the i7 in tiger direct has a mysterious I69 in front of it, and maximus iv extreme is 50 dollars cheaper in tiger direct.


TigerDirect:

PSU: Corsair CMPSU-1200AX 1200-Watt Power Supply - ATX, 140mm Fan, SLI Ready, CrossFireX at TigerDirect
Motherboard: ASUS Maximus IV Extreme RoG Edition Motherboard - Socket H2 (LGA1155), Intel P67 Express, 2200Mhz DDR3 (O.C.), SATA 6.0 Gbs, RAID, 8-Channel Audio, Dual Gigabit LAN, SLICrossFire, USB 3.0, Bluetooth MAXIMUSIVEXTREME at TigerDirect
Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K BX80623I72600K Unlocked Processor - Quad Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 3.40 GHz, Socket H2 (LGA1155), Retail at TigerDirect

NewEgg:

Processor: Intel Core i7 2600k
Motherboard: Asus Maximus IV Extreme
PSU: Corsair Professional 1200w GOLD
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29 Jan 2011   #57
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It all appears to be the exact same items.


As pparks already mentioned, 1200W PSu is going to be way overkill. Unlerss you plan on runng 3 580s in tri-SLI or something along that line.

It may be worth mentioning:
As for that Motherboard, it may be overkill as well unless you plan on doing some really super Heavy Overclocking.
In which case, Higher End Cooling would be something to be considering as well.


Not saying its a bad board at all.
Its just that the Extreme RoGs are highend enthisiasts boards, and are typically far more than the average user requires, even modest overclockers for that matter.
So just bear that in mind.


You could probably save a good bit of money with a slightly smaller PSU (in the 800-850 range as already suggested) and perhaps the next board down that ASUS offers.

Then, put that savings toward some nice SSDs.
At least, that would be what I would do. And you still have a High End build.
Just a thought for what its worth.
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29 Jan 2011   #58
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I agree with Wishmaster...obviously I'm the one who first said 1200W is overkill. Just because you buy something way too big, doesn't necessarily mean your build is "futureproof". <- I hate that word with a passion. There is no such thing. And even though there is plenty of budget to buy something way more than you need, that doesn't mean that you should simply do it. 3 years down the road, a $3k rig would be just as outsdated as a $1500 rig...you would just have $1,500 more to spend on other things along the way. I'd be more inclined to saving $100 on extra power supply and use it to invest in a nicer monitor or better speakers, or a great keyboard, etc. Something that you will use and get use out of every single day. If you find that 3 years from now, you want to add that 4th video card and your 850W PSU is too small, well then address that problem then. But hey, this is just my opinion. It's not a fact, and not a requirement. Just the way that I would do it.
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29 Jan 2011   #59
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

For sure the 1200 watt is a luxury and you'll save around $100 just dropping to the 1000 watt. It's totally your call but the savings of $70 over the 1000 watt to the 800 watt puts the 1000 in a better light. Corsair builds one of the most respected PSU's and many here will attest to it's durability so all in all your on the right track. The mobo sounds amazing and the features are never ending. I really like the custom bios features on the RoG's it's just off the hook. Saving a little bit back for a SSD is real smart ! The SSD is the singular most amazing upgrade that I've made period. Cheers your going to flippin love your new system and I'm already getting jealous and you better take lots of pictures and share !
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29 Jan 2011   #60
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I agree that the PSU is an overkill, and given the possibility i would save the money in a hearbeat, however if you search tiger direct for corsair professional you'll see they don't have any other version. Just the 1200. I could get the 850 on ebay, however the shipping methods would be more expensive, and in the end i would be paying the extra 70 dollars in shipping instead of 350 more watts.

I have a few questions, though. In motherboard compatibility, they always say the high frequencies like 2200 MHz require overclocking.
Whats that? Motherboard overclocking, CPU overclocking ?


About the motherboards, doesn't the maximus iv extreme have better components such as onboard audio and lan than the p8p67? Thats why i chose the maximus.


Excuse my bad english, its two in the morning and i'm not thinking straigth
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