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April 2, 2010 7:29:37 PM

Hello, Could you techies please look over my parts list for my homebuild and let me know if any parts will not work together, or if there is a better choice for similiar cost? Thanks for the help. COOLERMASTER HAF 932 COOLERMASTER Silent Pro 1000 ASUS P6X58D Premium MOBO Intel Core i7-930 OCZ Vertex 2.5" 30GB SATA II MLC (2) CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB)DDR3 1600 Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit System Builders SAMSUNG 8X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Combo Drive

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April 2, 2010 7:35:50 PM

coolermaster hyper 212 plus cooler, thats what i'd advice you to do, everything else looks fine
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April 2, 2010 7:44:58 PM

Do you absolutely want a haf 932 or would you rather save a few bucks and get the haf922 instead?
If you're not running a 5850 or higher then no need for a 1000w psu.
I personally would get a bigger then 30gb ssd but that's just me

Other then that coolermaster hyper 212 is a good recommendation.
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April 2, 2010 7:50:34 PM

I already have the Haf 932 and the power supply.
I forgot to add that I'm getting a Radeon HD 5870
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April 2, 2010 7:52:48 PM

then your set to go ahead, you want to crossfire the 5870? get a 50GB + SSD since i run a 64bit ultimate and i've already used up more than 50gigs of space.
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April 2, 2010 7:58:20 PM

At $310 for that case / PSU Combo, I'd move to this for $244. Comparable case and much better PSU

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

If ya don't like that, I'd go for a Corsair HX/TX or Antec EA series PSU

I wouldn't think about 1000 watts unless I was doing twin nVidia 480's and a dedicated PhysX card.

twin 5970's wants 850 watts (650 watts single card)
twin 5870's wants 600 watts (500 watts single card)
twin 5850's wants 600 watts (500 watts single card)
twin 5770's wants 600 watts (450 watts single card)

I'd get a bigger SSD, no less than 60 GB

Need a HS / Fan setup

no need for 12 GB that I can foresee

EDIT (see you added the GFX card).....

1st Choice Antec EA-650 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79
2nd Choice Corsair TX650 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89
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April 2, 2010 8:00:58 PM

What kind of GPU are you going to use?

As for the SSD, it's on the small side. I know it's on sale from newegg, but you really would be better off with a 1TB hard drive like a WD 1TB Black. If you have another drive to use for storage though, then yeah I guess using two 30GB OCZ drives in Raid 0 for booting and a few programs would be enough.
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April 2, 2010 8:05:34 PM

I am actually getting two of the SSD's now since they are super cheap today, and will get either a WD HHD or a bigger SSD down the road too.
I don't have any plans to crossfire...........YET.
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April 2, 2010 8:17:57 PM

By the way, in all your humble opinions, who puts out the best HD 5870? I see XFX, ASUS, HIS, Sapphire, gigabyte, diamond and others all have them out there, but which are considered the better buy as too reliability and service? I'm going thru Newegg for most of this hardware.
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April 3, 2010 3:47:12 AM

I say sapphire - get the 5870 vapor-X OC edition,i'm still waiting for that thing to arrive at my microcenter

xfx have just ventured into the Ati scene, and they have a few hardware bugs to work out. I read on a forum that there are a number of customers ,like asus mobo clients, who experience problem with the cards.

Asus say they are making a revised version of the 5870's cooler which is said to be MUCH cooler than the reference 5870's out there.
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April 4, 2010 11:30:08 AM

Thanks all. I've upgraded my SSD choice to a single Corsair 128GB SATA II. I'll stick with the HD 5870 GPU. Still not sure of the brand. I do think reliability and customer support are most important with all these components though.
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April 4, 2010 3:05:54 PM

Ok, after looking over everyones suggestions, here's what I'm getting or have now.
Last minute updates would be greatly appreciated before I hit the buy button today. Thank heavens for such smart people.
Thanks to you all

Intel i7 930
ASUS P6X58D
CORSIAR XMS3 6GB (3x2GB)
XFX HD-587X-ZNFC RADEON HD 5870
Corsair 128GB SATA II SSD
WD 2 TB hard drive
LG Blu-ray Model UH10LS20 OEM
Windows 7
Prolimatech Megahalems Cooler
Insignia 32\" 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV(purchased)
Samsung 40\" 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV(purchased)
Coolermaster Haf 932 case W/ Silent Pro M 1000W PSU
(purchased)
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April 4, 2010 6:10:14 PM

Press the baaattthon! :p 
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April 4, 2010 8:00:01 PM

Done
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April 4, 2010 10:46:56 PM

Grats on a nice build!
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