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December 27, 2008 10:33:12 PM


I need a quick feedback on my new system build.

Asus P6T Deluxe
Intel Core i7 920
Logitech G15 v.2
NorthQ NQ-4775 Black Magic Flex 850W
OCZ DDR3 PC3-12800 Gold Low-Voltage Triple Channel 6 GB
PowerColor Radeon HD 4870 X2 2 GB
Samsung SyncMaster T220
Western Digital VelociRaptor 150 GB

What's good and bad? I'm soon ready to buy ;) 

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December 27, 2008 11:24:14 PM

Never heard of the power supply brand, would suggest corsair 750 or new 850. The 300gb velociRaptor is only 60 more bucks for 2x the storage.
December 27, 2008 11:49:27 PM

NorthQ Black Magic Flex 850W PSU review

What other PSUs in the same price range are available to you? Have an online store you use to check prices?
Plan on overclocking the i7 920? If yes, you'll want an aftermarket CPU cooler.
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December 28, 2008 12:19:15 AM

I would rather go with Corsair 850TX, for its single power rail. As the 4870x2 card has a very high power draw, I would rather not have to think about separate power rails here (though you could put each 6 pin connector on a separate rail). I realize that the PSU is rated at 25A for each rail.

Think margin.

However, that review is not too bad.
December 28, 2008 1:09:37 AM

There's a PC Power & Cooling 750W S75CF at newegg for $70 after rebate.

What's up with the 22" monitor? Get a 24" monitor, it would be a better match for that expensive build.

December 29, 2008 2:25:27 PM

Ok. Suggestion?
December 29, 2008 9:21:07 PM

+1 on the Samsung T240.

If you'd like to splurge for an even more expensive S-PVA panel monitor, have a look at this Samsung 245T. It does have a slower response time, however.