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February 25, 2010 7:44:50 PM

I was going to buy components for a new computer recently, but then i came across an article about the new nvidia "Fermi" series, coming out at the 26th of march. I am going to wait untill it is out, and i will include one of those in the build.
Could it be improved? Is it futureproff?
I will be overclocking it and use it for hardcore gaming. :D 

Specs: :love: 
CPU Intel i7 920 2.66ghz
GPU Geforce gtx 470, 480 or 495?
Motherboard Asus P6X58D Premium
RAM Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 6GB CL7
HDD Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 Tb
Case Antec Twelve Hundred
PSU Corsair HX 850W
CPU Cooler Cooler Master V8
Optic drive Samsung SH-D163B
SSD HD Patriot TORQX 128gb SATA
Monitor Samsung 21.5 2233RZ 120hz

I am aware that it is quite big, but i want to make sure that i can fit anything inside of it. :sol: 

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February 25, 2010 9:31:57 PM

Make sure the Patriot TORQX is one of the SSDs that supports TRIM.

V8 is overpriced because of its looks. A xigmatek Dark Knight or Balder would do as well for a few dollars less. Not that its an issue with your budget.

I wouldnt presume to buy an Nvidia 470 or 480 yet. In a few weeks we will get independet reviews and price points so that will be the time to make a decision.
February 25, 2010 11:22:00 PM

1. Wait till 930 comes out...supposedly before Monday.

2. Why don't ya see how it performs (and what it costs) before committing to the GFX cards.....this is a guess, but if I was nVidia, I'd be taking a shot at the 5870 and w/ that going for $400-$500, I expect the nVidia card that is intended to compete with it will be $50 more.....the $5970's ($650-$700) competitor, if and when it comes out could easily be $700 - $800.

3. The HX850 is a great, great PSU.....and while it can compete with the CP-850 electrically, it's not a match for it acoustically. The CP-850 is made specifically for the Antec 1200. The HX850 + Antec 1200 will cost you $360. The CP-850 + Antec 1200 will cost you $244. Both HX850 and the CP-850 gets a 10.0 performance rating at .... the CP-850 also garners and Editor's Choice pick at

Given the money you are spending on other components, consider the Mushkin 998693 CAS 6 Memory set w/ Ascent Liquid Cooling Technology. Was $204 a set back in October and prices have been climbing

Otherwise gran=b these for $189

Monitor - New Acer 120 Hz HD resolution

Heat Sink - Check these lists and get a consensus pick

And for the TIM, same deal with the top 3 or 4 here:

SSD - By the time the fermi's hit, the Vertex2's which just took the performnace crown from Intel, should be on sale.
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February 25, 2010 11:24:31 PM

right now, a fermi card is a waste of cash.

the gtx 480 is (greatly) outperformed by the 5970 and the 5970 is 100 dollars cheaper.
February 26, 2010 12:04:37 PM


I live in Denmark, meaning that when hardware comes out in the US, it takes about a month for it to reach Denmark. and some things are just completely unavailable. :cry: 

1. Will the i7 930 be overclockable? i am going to oc the 920 to 3.6-3.8ghz

2. I will be waiting and reading a LOT of reviews of the new gtx 4xx series, but i am getting an nvidia anyways. I want to play in 3d.

3. The Antec CP-850 is PERFECT. Thats one good advice right there! :sol: 

4. I need the Samsung 2233rz 120hz monitor for 3d. Plus it is one of the best gaming LCDs in the world. I dont like the Acer monitor.

5. It is COMPLETELY impossible to buy Mushkin in Denmark. I will be getting the Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 6GB CL7 instead.

6. YAY, the OCZ Freeze extreme cooling paste is available in Denmark!

7. I have chosen to use the Coolermaster 212 Plus instead of the V8. Its cheaper and better. Thank you for the advice. :D 

8. The Vertex2 is smaller in size, but twice the price... not an option. And the TORQX has TRIM so its fine.
March 3, 2010 4:02:41 PM

8. No its not, but still it is pretty obvious that it will be EXTREMELY expensive. And it will be 100gb instead of 128gb.
March 4, 2010 10:10:34 PM

100 GB and 200 GB

I think it's biggest impact will be on the price of competitor's drives now that there's a new king.