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July 10, 2009 12:00:19 PM

Hi

I'm wanted to build a new rig (I'm a bit rusty on todays hardware) and I was thinking a setup like this, what do you think?
Any other suggestions for the components ?

XFX GTX285
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Zalman CNPS9500 AT Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler Intel 775
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asus Striker II Extreme nForce 790i ULTRA SLI LGA775 ATX-emolevy. Piirisarja: NVIDIA nForce 790i ULTRA SLI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Kingston HyperX 4GB (2x2GB) PC3-14400 1800MHz DDR3 CL8
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec P193 Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda ES.2 750GB 7200rpm 3,5" SATA2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Zalman ZM850-HP, 850W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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July 15, 2009 9:15:09 AM

Switch your hard disk to a Western Digital (1 GB Caviar won't hurt), keep your RAM at DDR2, get a 650W power supply and you'll be fine. The 850W PSU should stay if you plan any sort of overclocking.
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July 15, 2009 6:54:56 PM

The Western Digital and the i7 sounds very nice, I will have a look at them.
Thanks for the suggestions everyone.
July 15, 2009 7:00:08 PM

if you're going to buy that case the at least get the special PSU to go with it.

also, get a 1GHz 4890 instead of the GTX 285, it will cost less and have equal performance.
July 15, 2009 7:46:32 PM

+1 for an i7 build. Ditch the Nvidia chipset.
July 15, 2009 10:00:03 PM

Helloworld_98 said:
if you're going to buy that case the at least get the special PSU to go with it.

also, get a 1GHz 4890 instead of the GTX 285, it will cost less and have equal performance.


You mean a ATI Radeon? I'm very skeptical towards ATI, I have had some trouble with ATI cards before, so I think I rather go with the NVidia card.

What kind of PSU would you suggest?
July 16, 2009 1:17:45 AM

Trefalgar said:
You mean a ATI Radeon? I'm very skeptical towards ATI, I have had some trouble with ATI cards before, so I think I rather go with the NVidia card.

What kind of PSU would you suggest?



I'm sorry but it really bothers me when people get things in their head about how bad ATI is. I have built 14 computers using ATI cards (with both AMD and Intel CPU's) and only had problems with one. I definitely recommend ATI over Nvidia. Here is an excellent PSU btw: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite....

P.S. I'm sorry if the tone is rude I don't intend to be so.
July 16, 2009 1:40:22 AM

For an nvidia gfx card, go with evga or bfg. just heard some bad reviews on xfx. And as for Ati/Nvidia, it doesnt matter. they are the same, its just preference or whatever you prefer more.
July 16, 2009 4:44:47 AM

jbakerlent said:
I'm sorry but it really bothers me when people get things in their head about how bad ATI is. I have built 14 computers using ATI cards (with both AMD and Intel CPU's) and only had problems with one. I definitely recommend ATI over Nvidia. Here is an excellent PSU btw: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite....

P.S. I'm sorry if the tone is rude I don't intend to be so.


Thanks for the suggestion, well I'm skeptical about ATI cards, because at one time (I can't remember what card it was) but the ATI card I was getting broke down 3 times in a row for me, I got a replacement from the company I brought it from but it was still a big headache, the last time I switched to a Nvidia card and it just worked.
It might have just have been bad luck on my part, but I just get skeptical when things like that happens. :-)

July 16, 2009 4:46:20 AM

dirtmountain said:
helloworld is right, as long as you're getting that case, get the CP-850w power supply to go with it. A very good saving of money

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

review of that power supply
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/736
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

The motherboard i suggested runs either Nvidia in SLI or AMD in crossfire


Brilliant, this is what I'm getting, I didn't even see that they had a PSU specifically for the case, thanks!
July 16, 2009 4:48:23 AM

Trefalgar said:
Thanks for the suggestion, well I'm skeptical about ATI cards, because at one time (I can't remember what card it was) but the ATI card I was getting broke down 3 times in a row for me, I got a replacement from the company I brought it from but it was still a big headache, the last time I switched to a Nvidia card and it just worked.
It might have just have been bad luck on my part, but I just get skeptical when things like that happens. :-)


I see, that's understandable, as said above (I admit) a lot of it is just preference and habit. :) 
July 16, 2009 9:18:13 AM

Thanks for the suggestions everyone.
I will go with the
Asus P6T Motherboard
Intel i7 2.66Ghz Processor.
Antec CP-850 PSU

Going to make a order in the next few days :-)

Thanks again everyone!
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