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September 3, 2010 2:49:21 AM

Hey guys
I'm thinking of getting the following as my gaming rig

Coolermaster CM 690 II Basic ATX Mid Tower Case Black 4X5.25 6X3.5INT Front USB eSATA Audio *No PSU* - $59.99
Intel Core i5 760 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.8GHZ 8MB Cache Retail Box - $199.99
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA1156 P55 DDR3 2PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 2PCI SLI CrossFireX USB3.0 SATA 6GB Motherboard - $180.13
Samsung SH-S223C 22X DVD Writer SATA Black OEM - $16.99
Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan - $119.99 - $20 rebate
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 Fermi 715MHZ 1GB GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E DX11 Video Card - $224.86
G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Core i5 1.5V Memory Kit - $94.99
Western Digital WD10EARS Caviar Green 1TB SATA 64MB Cache 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM - $59.79

Total $956.73 before tax and rebate

Feedback please!!

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September 3, 2010 4:34:13 AM

Do you mind posting the link for the ram?
I've been doing some reading and it looks like the ram and mobo combo i chose has problems. People have been reporting instability. Anyone can shed some light onto this?

Also, is the psu i chose still ok?
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September 3, 2010 10:09:04 AM

popius said:
Do you mind posting the link for the ram?
I've been doing some reading and it looks like the ram and mobo combo i chose has problems. People have been reporting instability. Anyone can shed some light onto this?

Also, is the psu i chose still ok?

The ram is this Corsair XMS3 CMX4GX3M2A1600C7 4GB DDR3 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 7-8-7-20 Core i5 Dual Channel Memory Kit
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=50209&vpn=CMX4GX...
You'll save $3 if link it from Newegg.ca and pricematch.
The Corsair psu is great no problems if you don't mind playing with alot of extra cables.(non-modular)All the cables are attached to the psu even ones you'll never use.
The Antec i linked will be fine and is modular which makes for better cable management and airflow in your case.
Modular design allows you to attach only the cables you need.
That Corsair is better quality but imo if your budget allows i would go for this one Corsair Professional HX750W -$149.99/$129.99 after mir
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=38649&vpn=CM...
$10 cheaper with promo code i have one of these and it's worth the extra money for a 7yr warranty and 80+ Gold
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
http://www.80plus.org/manu/psu/psu_detail.aspx?id=25&ty...
Dude you have to right click open with your mouse on Newegg.ca for the link to work
sometimes 3or4 times for it to open
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September 3, 2010 3:25:10 PM

So i did a little tweaking
now i have

Coolermaster CM 690 II Basic ATX Mid Tower Case Black 4X5.25 6X3.5INT Front USB eSATA Audio *No PSU* - $59.99
Intel Core i5 760 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.8GHZ 8MB Cache Retail Box - $199.99
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA1156 P55 DDR3 2PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 2PCI SLI CrossFireX USB3.0 SATA 6GB Motherboard - $180.13
Samsung SH-S223C 22X DVD Writer SATA Black OEM - $16.99
Corsair Professional HX750W 750W ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan - $149.99 - $20 rebate
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 Fermi 715MHZ 1GB GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E DX11 Video Card - $224.86
G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Core i5 1.5V Memory Kit - $94.99
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM - $84.99

Total $1,008.75 before tax and rebate

Thoughts anyone?
Are these all compatible?
Should I make any changes?
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September 3, 2010 7:40:48 PM

Pulled the trigger and this is what i ended up with.

Thoughts?

Corsair Professional HX750W 750W ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan $149.99 - $20 rebate
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 Fermi 715MHZ 1GB GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E DX11 Video Card $209.99
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA1156 P55 DDR3 2PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 2PCI SLI CrossFireX USB3.0 SATA 6GB Motherboard $180.13
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM $84.99
Intel Core i5 760 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.8GHZ 8MB Cache Retail Box $199.99
Samsung SH-S223C 22X DVD Writer SATA Black OEM $16.99
G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Core i5 1.5V Memory Kit $91.81
Coolermaster CM 690 II Basic ATX Mid Tower Case Black 4X5.25 6X3.5INT Front USB eSATA Audio *No PSU* $59.99
YOUR TOTAL:
$1,124.06
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September 3, 2010 7:54:48 PM

I would have similarly said go with the Spinpoint f3 over the caviar black to save 30. The Corsair hs750 @ 120 is a pretty great deal, especially since it is free shipping. I would have taken the 30 saved on the HD and bumped up to some ram with better timings. Yours are 9-9-9-24. There is a Ripjaw with 7-8-7-24 for like 97.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 4, 2010 1:40:08 AM

popius said:
Pulled the trigger and this is what i ended up with.

Thoughts?

Corsair Professional HX750W 750W ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan $149.99 - $20 rebate
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 Fermi 715MHZ 1GB GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E DX11 Video Card $209.99
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA1156 P55 DDR3 2PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 2PCI SLI CrossFireX USB3.0 SATA 6GB Motherboard $180.13
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM $84.99
Intel Core i5 760 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.8GHZ 8MB Cache Retail Box $199.99
Samsung SH-S223C 22X DVD Writer SATA Black OEM $16.99
G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Core i5 1.5V Memory Kit $91.81
Coolermaster CM 690 II Basic ATX Mid Tower Case Black 4X5.25 6X3.5INT Front USB eSATA Audio *No PSU* $59.99
YOUR TOTAL:
$1,124.06

I would have went with the Corsair XMS CL7 ram it's noticeably faster then CL9.
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September 4, 2010 4:25:09 AM

I Only notice if I overclock tho right? I don't think I'll be ocing
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September 4, 2010 4:28:49 AM

Timings have a very minimal impact on performance except for in sythetics and source games. Timings past 9 aren't a noticable (greater than 5%) impact on almost any realworld app.
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