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Windows 7: What do you think of this for a build??

22 Dec 2010   #11
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Mmm....I would choose something else over the Sparkle PSU, I'm partial to Thermaltake's myself. Have you considered a SSD in preference to classic spinner drives? Apart from that I think its a nice little build.


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22 Dec 2010   #12
spinifex

 
 

Lose one hard drive and add an SSD for OS and programs. I concur with comments regarding the mobo.
I have just bought the handbrake an Asus Rampage III Extreme, so tend to favour that one. Also prefer I7, with a 64 bit OS, running 2 x triple sets of ram.
Now that would be a worthwhile investment.
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22 Dec 2010   #13
jeepmann4x4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

OK sparkle is out..thanks guys.

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pparks1 I'd go with a Corsair power supply over a Sparkle if it were me. You can get an 850W Corsair Modular for $159 after a rebate from NewEgg; That would still be overkill for your system.
Newegg.com - CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
This sounds nice and makes since...thanks pparks1

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GeneO New Asus Sandy Bridge lineup: ASUS P8P67 Motherboards Preview - Bjorn3D.com

And take a look at the second Sabertooth board below:

http://www.tweaktown.com/news/17559/..._up/index.html

January 5th for the release of the new processors. If you want upgradable and more future proof, I'd wait a few weeks.
Those look great...bullet proof really but I dont know much about the 1155's but like I said I have time before build so might start looking....thanks geneo


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profdlp Socket 1156 will leave you with no upgrade path. Not a factor if you're the type who runs a system for years and then replaces the whole shebang. If you like doing incremental upgrades I would either get a Socket 1366 or wait for the Socket 1155 boards.
I am the run for years type person, with that said and going with your point...1156 is out....down to the 1366's that I put up in my last...( ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard 299.99...,..Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950 294.99...,..CORSAIR XMS3 12GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model HX3X12G1600C9 G 179.99) or the new 1155's after I learn up on them....If I'm running for years makes know since to Start years ago!.... thanks profdlp

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spinifex Lose one hard drive and add an SSD for OS and programs. I concur with comments regarding the mobo.
I have just bought the handbrake an Asus Rampage III Extreme, so tend to favour that one. Also prefer I7, with a 64 bit OS, running 2 x triple sets of ram.
Now that would be a worthwhile investment.
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Golden Mmm....I would choose something else over the Sparkle PSU, I'm partial to Thermaltake's myself. Have you considered a SSD in preference to classic spinner drives? Apart from that I think its a nice little build.
The spinners are just for now parts for budget reasons....later on yes an SSD for OS's and programs..... Thanks spinifex and golden....

Also thanks to everyone that has given input to this build....keep um coming the more the better.....this is where I am now (until I learn more about 1155's )

(New Build)

Case:$199.99 COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel
Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

MotherBoard:$299.99 ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58
SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Processor:$294.99 Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB
L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor

Memory:$179.99 CORSAIR XMS3 12GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3
1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model HX3X12G1600C9 G

Graphics / Video Card:$349.99 ASUS ENGTX570/2DI/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570
(Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP
Ready SLI Support Video Card

Power Supply:$169.99 CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V
2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active
PFC Power Supply

Hard Drive:$59.99 2x Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200
RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Optical Drive:$17.99 SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL
22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW
48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner LightScribe Support

Blu-ray:$99.99 LG WH10LS30K 10X Blu-ray Burner - LightScribe Support

Sound: ? on-Board (for now)

Monitor: ?

Total: $1733.00 +tax and Small parts. (All Newegg.com prices)
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22 Dec 2010   #14
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Oh..one other thing I didn't see, or missed, are you using a stock CPU cooler fan? If you are considering an after market fan, I recommend this Noctua.at - sound-optimised premium components "Designed in Austria"!

I use one, and its bloody brilliant!
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29 Dec 2010   #15
jeepmann4x4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Sorry I have not been on here... Xmas+kids=busy week...

Yes I will be using an aftermarket cooler but not to worried about it at this point might go with this...

Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme Universal CPU Cooler 120mm Magnetic Fluid Dynamic LED Fan and Fan Controller/Heatsink Rev.1 with 1156 Brackets, free TX-3 Thermal Paste Included Inside

but that is up to how it will fit in case and on board...
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