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Buying new computer. Need criticism.

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April 22, 2010 11:47:18 AM

Okey, I'm just post'n the stuffz here and maybe I can get some comments if its good or bad, and why.

The Computer

Computer Case: Cooler Master HAF 932

Motherboard: Asrock X58 Extreme III

Computer Screen: BenQ TFT 24" G2420HDBL LED

HDD: 1TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C SATA-II, 32MB

CPU: Intel Core i7 930, 2.80GHz (Clock it up to 3,8 GHz)

CPU Cooling: Corsair Cooling Hydro H50

RAM: Corsair 12GB (6KIT) DDR31600MHz/CL9/XMS3

Graphic card: Gigabyte Radeon HD5970 2GB

Fan Controller: Zalman ZM-MFC3

Mouse: Razer Deathadder Re-Spawn Infrared Sensor

Mouse pad: Razer Goliathus Alpha Control,

Headset: Sennheiser PC-350 Headset

Power Supply: Fractal Design Newton R2, 1000W modular

Keyboard: Roccat Valo Gaming Keyboard



TOTAL: 3376,29 $
April 22, 2010 12:11:38 PM

underverket said:
Okey, I'm just post'n the stuffz here and maybe I can get some comments if its good or bad, and why.

The Computer

Computer Case: Cooler Master HAF 932

Motherboard: Asrock X58 Extreme III

Computer Screen: BenQ TFT 24" G2420HDBL LED

HDD: 1TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C SATA-II, 32MB

CPU: Intel Core i7 930, 2.80GHz (Clock it up to 3,8 GHz)

CPU Cooling: Corsair Cooling Hydro H50

RAM: Corsair 12GB (6KIT) DDR31600MHz/CL9/XMS3

Graphic card: Gigabyte Radeon HD5970 2GB

Fan Controller: Zalman ZM-MFC3

Mouse: Razer Deathadder Re-Spawn Infrared Sensor

Mouse pad: Razer Goliathus Alpha Control,

Headset: Sennheiser PC-350 Headset

Power Supply: Fractal Design Newton R2, 1000W modular

Keyboard: Roccat Valo Gaming Keyboard



TOTAL: 3376,29 $


Ditch the Hitachi Deathstar HDD and get a Samsung Spinpoint.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The Deathstar has low reliability, and the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB combines reliability with faster 500 GB platters

I personally use the H50 and I like it quite a bit, but careful what you say because it get's people infuriated for some reason /shrug
April 22, 2010 12:21:21 PM

Asrock? Why?
If you are going to do OC than get someting better like from ASUS or Gigabyte.
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April 22, 2010 12:28:51 PM

guanyu210379 said:
Asrock? Why?
If you are going to do OC than get someting better like from ASUS or Gigabyte.


That is correct. Maybe a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R?
April 22, 2010 12:34:41 PM

underverket said:
That is correct. Maybe a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R?

A lot better than the Asrock you have listed.
April 22, 2010 12:39:51 PM

Now..
Get better PSU from Corsair, Antec, Tagan, or Silverstone.
April 22, 2010 12:48:07 PM

My mate use that PSU, it rocks. It is quite and safe. I'll try it and if it Suxxs then I can buy a corsair.
April 22, 2010 12:58:21 PM

Corsair, according to my opinion, belongs to one of the best PSU manufactures in the world.
The quality control is good. I have used more than 20 PSUs from Corsair in about 10 years and untill now I have never had any kind of problem. (I sell/build new rigs for my secondary living)
Experience do not lie.
Corsair always underates their PSU power ratings, which a good thing.
I think most of us in this forum will agree on that.

If something is wrong or sucks with your PSU...there is a possibilities that your whole system goes down with it...
It will be already too late..
April 22, 2010 1:55:11 PM

I just want to second the Corsair PSU recommendation. They are very reliable units with excellent efficiency (especially the HX series, but you can't go wrong with any of their units).

You're saying that if your power supply sucks, you can just get a new one later...but what if your unreliable power supply takes other components out with it? Or decreases the lifespan and stability of your rig due to unstable power?

Just get the Corsair or Antec.

Also, why 12 GB of RAM? Is this computer primarily for gaming? 12 might be a waste of money depending on your useage.

Also, +1 for Spinpoint F3 drives.

If you have the $3300 budget, I'd like to see an Intel X25 SSD in there. You can save money by not buying the other 6GB of RAM and getting an SSD instead, which will result in MUCH more noticeable everyday-useage speed gains.
April 22, 2010 2:24:45 PM

CPU: Core i7 930
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: GIGABYTE UD3R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL PI Series 6 GB DDR3 1600 MHz, 7-8-7-24 timings
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: Corsair H50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: XFX Radeon 5970
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: HAF 932
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: for OS, Intel X25 80GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Corsair 950TX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor: ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Those components come to $2314.85 before rebates or shipping.

I don't really know about mouse and keyboard. Whatever you feel like, I guess.
April 22, 2010 6:39:34 PM

Like said before. Getting the 12GB RAM won't change anything noticeable, 6GB is enough. On the other hand getting SSD will boost your system significantly...
Well...it is your choice anyway
April 22, 2010 7:55:20 PM

The title of you thread is need criticism, and then when knowledgeable people give you criticism you literally respond with "NO."

Good luck with your build...
April 23, 2010 11:52:16 AM

Ok, I'm sorry. Next time I'll write "no".
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