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June 17, 2009 9:59:59 PM

I am in the process of researching parts for a gaming PC build. I have done a decent amount of research regarding the parts regarding compatibility ect..

Parts I already have:
Antec Twelve Hundred RT Case
PSU Rosewell/ RBR 1000-m 1000W RT
Vista 64 bit

Parts I plan to purchase:
Processor:Intel i7 920
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP
Ram: OCZ Gold 6GB (3x2 GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Video Card: SLI 2X EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI SLI Supported

The total cost for the "parts I plan to purchase per above" is $1,186.53 Minus 90 for rebates Plus 20 (b/c from what I have heard OZ never pays the rebates)

I am interested to see what others think of this build regarding stability of the system I am somewhat experianced with regards to computer hardware BUT have never actually build a PC. Is there anything else that I should consider like extra case fans? Cables I may run into needing? Any other accessories that I will need or help with this build? Its the small things that I am unsure about. Also, if anyone wants to suggest another build (including AMD or Radion V/C's) please feel free I am looking for all the input I can gather before I make the purchase. If you suggest a build keep it around 1.2k if possible.

On a side note I am wondering how difficult it will be for cable management for this case and if anyone has a good example or suggestions for management I would greatly apprciate it.

Thanks for your time and input.

Jason

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June 17, 2009 10:09:56 PM

My first suggestion would be to get rid of that PSU and buy a quality unit.

The GTX 260 is about on par with the performance of the 4850 but is $60-$70 more expensive. You could (depending on the deal you find) buy 2 4850's for the price of 1 GTX 260. Either that or you could go with 2x 4870 in crossfire and spend less than 2x GTX 260, 4870 can be found for ~$125. The GTX 260 is about $145 and within the last week I've seen deals on the 4890@ $160, well worth the extra $15 if you can find a deal like that.

Antec Twelve Hundred Pics. Should give you some ideas about cable management and such
http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=Antec+Twelve+Hu...
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June 18, 2009 3:06:58 AM

ausch30 said:
My first suggestion would be to get rid of that PSU and buy a quality unit.

The GTX 260 is about on par with the performance of the 4850 but is $60-$70 more expensive. You could (depending on the deal you find) buy 2 4850's for the price of 1 GTX 260. Either that or you could go with 2x 4870 in crossfire and spend less than 2x GTX 260, 4870 can be found for ~$125. The GTX 260 is about $145 and within the last week I've seen deals on the 4890@ $160, well worth the extra $15 if you can find a deal like that.

Antec Twelve Hundred Pics. Should give you some ideas about cable management and such
http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=Antec+Twelve+Hu...


Wrong. The gtx 260 is on par with the 4870 not the 4850. The 4850 is in the same league as the gts 250.

To the OP, take that Rosewill psu out of your build and replace it with something like this down below.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $119.99 ($99.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
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June 18, 2009 3:48:10 AM

Your build is fine as is.

The comments you are getting reflect the fact that Rosewill psu's aren't very reliable, etc. But if you already have it, replacing it with a more reliable unit is a choice you need not make.

Many people prefer to rely on Crossfire/SLI for performance. I prefer to get one card that will do the job at the resolution *I* need. You haven't mentioned your screen size/resolution. The 260 is a fine card at current pricing, and may well be perfect for you.

If you haven't seen this very recent review, you may find it interesting:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-radeon,...

You don't need any fans or cables with that case. As you assemble, you *may* find that you will prefer to get cable extenders depending on the exact cable lengths on your specific psu. The extenders *might* help you achieve better cable managent and air flow, but there's no need to worry about them now.

You haven't mentioned heat sink paste. I don't recall if your V8 comes with paste or not - but you prolly know or can check as fast as I can.

Have fun, stay relaxed, enjoy the build. It's great fun.
June 18, 2009 12:42:49 PM

Why_Me said:
Wrong. The gtx 260 is on par with the 4870 not the 4850. The 4850 is in the same league as the gts 250.

To the OP, take that Rosewill psu out of your build and replace it with something like this down below.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $119.99 ($99.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail

Sorry, that was my bad. I was thinking of the GTS 250 which is the same speed as the 4850 and you are correct that the GTX 260 is the same speed as the 4870. Regardless though you get much more performance for your dollar from ATI in the mid-range
January 17, 2011 12:39:47 AM

How did you connect your 6 fans to that rosewill PSU if theres no modex cables plug directly in the PSU. I got the same PSU and case and i have no fudging idea how to connect them so any help would be tremendously useful and i would be very grateful :)  maybe ship you free cookies of thanks ;) 
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