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September 4, 2010 6:08:28 AM

Hey guys,
After about a month, I think I have finally reached my final build. I will be ordering tomorrow morning when I wake up.
The build is as follows:

- Intel i7 930
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
- Asus p6x58d-e
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Corsair 750hx
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- MSI lightning II ati 5870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
- Antec 300
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- G.skill 3x2gb PI series
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Asus cd/dvd
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Samsung spinpoint f3 1tb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I've linked everything to newegg, but these are not the exact deals I'm going to get. The total for everything including shipping and tax will be below $1200. Let me know your last minute thoughts :) 

The last think I have to ask (hopefully it will be answered by the time I wake up) is if I should get this ram instead of the PI series:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

September 4, 2010 8:13:21 AM

The PI series is gonna be slightly faster than that particular set of Ripjaws you linked.

Do you really need that expensive a Mobo? You can get most of those features in $200 mobos. (X16/X16 SLI, USB 3.0, SATA 6GB/s, eSATA III)

$200 GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R - Also, 10% off w/ promo code

$200 ASUS Sabertooth X58

Also, you wont need a 750 Watt PSU, if you're getting just the 1 gfx card. 650 should be enough. But to XFire a 5870 + OC, you might look at a 850.

Option 1. $79 CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX

Option 2. $79 SeaSonic SS-650HT
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September 4, 2010 12:54:44 PM

You can get get a higher wattage, nicer PSU for the same price, not that you really even need 750 watts. This 850 gives you lots of headroom and is the best value in PSUs right now.

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

Get a nicer optical drive with litescribe for less.

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

I'm not a fan of the Antec 300, the Illusion is worth the 10$, and the Haf 922 is worth 30$ extra as well.

5870 is a bad value buy, as is the i7 in general. What will this be used for?
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September 4, 2010 3:45:08 PM

calguyhunk said:
The PI series is gonna be slightly faster than that particular set of Ripjaws you linked.

Do you really need that expensive a Mobo? You can get most of those features in $200 mobos. (X16/X16 SLI, USB 3.0, SATA 6GB/s, eSATA III)

$200 GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R - Also, 10% off w/ promo code

$200 ASUS Sabertooth X58

Also, you wont need a 750 Watt PSU, if you're getting just the 1 gfx card. 650 should be enough. But to XFire a 5870 + OC, you might look at a 850.

Option 1. $79 CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX

Option 2. $79 SeaSonic SS-650HT


Asus sabretooth looks really intresting.. Can you link me to a good review of it? I'm not a big fan of gigabyte, and wouldn't mind paying a bit more the an asus.

750hx only $109 after sale. I will xfire in the future and I heard 750 is enough for xfire + light oc; tell me if I'm wrong.

Also, I bought the msi lightning ati 5870 for $370... I can't see how that's not a good deal. The i7 930 and the antech 300 have already been purchased also :-S. I could return them, but I don't see it being worth it.
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September 4, 2010 3:47:31 PM

I would return the antec 300 :p  but hey, that's just my thing.

The saber tooth is really nice, it just came out from its sister board, the saber tooth p55
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September 4, 2010 3:50:16 PM

sp12 said:
You can get get a higher wattage, nicer PSU for the same price, not that you really even need 750 watts. This 850 gives you lots of headroom and is the best value in PSUs right now.

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

Get a nicer optical drive with litescribe for less.

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

I'm not a fan of the Antec 300, the Illusion is worth the 10$, and the Haf 922 is worth 30$ extra as well.

5870 is a bad value buy, as is the i7 in general. What will this be used for?


My GPU and CPU have already been bought. I got i7 for $199 and msi lightning for $370. Does not seem like too bad a deal to me.

As for the optical drive, the one I selected combos with my mobo and to be honest I prob will NEVER use lightscribe... I've had 3 lightscribe compatible computers already and never used it once.

Also, about the power supply.. I kind of like the one I picked. Will this be good enough for xfire + light oc?
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September 4, 2010 3:51:55 PM

I would get an HX850
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September 4, 2010 3:57:54 PM

Mr Pizza said:
I would return the antec 300 :p  but hey, that's just my thing.

The saber tooth is really nice, it just came out from its sister board, the saber tooth p55


I'm very tempted to get the sabretooth now, but I can't find any guides with any information besides specs... Is it dangerouse to get such a new board? Whats the difference between this and the p6x58d-e?
The only think I don't like about sabretooth is the color lol
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September 4, 2010 4:04:15 PM

xiangjiao said:
I'm very tempted to get the sabretooth now, but I can't find any guides with any information besides specs... Is it dangerouse to get such a new board? Whats the difference between this and the p6x58d-e?
The only think I don't like about sabretooth is the color lol

Oh don't worry about color, what you see online and in person is far different (IMO the sabertooth looks AWESOME). They're some risks getting a new board.. but Asus is quality so don't worry :) 

The difference with the p6x58d-e is that

1) it costs more
2) its blue
3) its older
4) nothing else really...

The saber tooth has all of the new USB3 and SATA III same with the p6x58d-e both good choices, but i would go with the saber tooth with this budget.
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September 4, 2010 4:29:11 PM

Mr Pizza said:
Oh don't worry about color, what you see online and in person is far different (IMO the sabertooth looks AWESOME). They're some risks getting a new board.. but Asus is quality so don't worry :) 

The difference with the p6x58d-e is that

1) it costs more
2) its blue
3) its older
4) nothing else really...

The saber tooth has all of the new USB3 and SATA III same with the p6x58d-e both good choices, but i would go with the saber tooth with this budget.


I think I'm going to stick with the 750hx. The 850hx is almost $50 more.. I don't think I'll need to xfire anytime soon anyways.

And I am still iffy on buying the sabertooth. I'm yet to find a single thorough review on it... Sure the specs are great, but does it live up to them :-S? Are the sabertooth and the p6x58d-e 'same' in performance? Unless the sabertooth is significantly superior, I will go with the p6x58d-e.
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September 4, 2010 4:31:19 PM

xiangjiao said:
I think I'm going to stick with the 750hx. The 850hx is almost $50 more.. I don't think I'll need to xfire anytime soon anyways.

And I am still iffy on buying the saber tooth. I'm yet to find a single thorough review on it... Sure the specs are great, but does it live up to them :-S? Are the sabertooth and the p6x58d-e 'same' in performance? Unless the saber tooth is significantly superior, I will go with the p6x58d-e.

They are both good choices, i'm just saying. You get the same performance for less. No reviews because... its new :p 
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September 4, 2010 4:36:27 PM

Mr Pizza said:
They are both good choices, i'm just saying. You get the same performance for less. No reviews because... its new :p 


Okay, I will just get the p6x58d-e then.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... since sabertooth is new it has no combos. I was going to buy this (has best reviews) optical drive anyways, so after the prices are pretty much the same.

Does everything else look fine?
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September 4, 2010 4:37:44 PM

Yes, everything else looks good to go! Have fun building!
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September 4, 2010 4:49:29 PM

There is no reason to get that PSU when a XFX black editions can be had for less.
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September 4, 2010 4:52:13 PM

Just that I really think you should either go with a 650 that I linked in my first post if you don't wanna add a 2nd gfx card (thereby saving some money), or a much more powerful 850-950 watt one if you do. A 750 Watt PSU won't let you OC and XFire / SLI high end cards at the same time.

Apart from that, you look good to go.
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September 4, 2010 4:56:16 PM

calguyhunk said:
The PI series is gonna be slightly faster than that particular set of Ripjaws you linked.

Do you really need that expensive a Mobo? You can get most of those features in $200 mobos. (X16/X16 SLI, USB 3.0, SATA 6GB/s, eSATA III)

$200 GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R - Also, 10% off w/ promo code

$200 ASUS Sabertooth X58

Also, you wont need a 750 Watt PSU, if you're getting just the 1 gfx card. 650 should be enough. But to XFire a 5870 + OC, you might look at a 850.

Option 1. $79 CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX

Option 2. $79 SeaSonic SS-650HT


650tx is not modular
corsair > seasonic
corsair 650hx = same price as 750hx
850hx = $50 more than 750

750hx looks like best choice atm
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September 4, 2010 5:18:50 PM

Everything has been ordered. Thanks for all your help. I may be returning my antec 300 and getting a 902 or something else tommorow (it's unopened).

Thanks for all your help guys. I was considering the xfx 850w but I read about it exploding... even in official testing (with video) so I just went with the corsair.
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September 4, 2010 5:22:42 PM

xiangjiao said:
650tx is not modular
corsair > seasonic
corsair 650hx = same price as 750hx
850hx = $50 more than 750

750hx looks like best choice atm

Go with any of the above, but just 2 points here.

1. You never said anything 'bout needing a modular PSU. Personally, I'd use a non-mod one & pour the extra money in buying better components for myself. Cable management is not a huge issue for me personally.

2. Seasonic is the OEM for Corsair. It means that Seasonic actually builds those PSU's for Corsair.

Anyways, the 750HX is one of the best in it's category. You can't go wrong with it. It's just that IMO, going with a $79 650 watt non-mod one from the same brand, you could have saved 'bout 50 bucks. That's it.

Anyways, Good Luck & Happy building.
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September 4, 2010 6:59:38 PM

calguyhunk said:
Go with any of the above, but just 2 points here.

1. You never said anything 'bout needing a modular PSU. Personally, I'd use a non-mod one & pour the extra money in buying better components for myself. Cable management is not a huge issue for me personally.

2. Seasonic is the OEM for Corsair. It means that Seasonic actually builds those PSU's for Corsair.

Anyways, the 750HX is one of the best in it's category. You can't go wrong with it. It's just that IMO, going with a $79 650 watt non-mod one from the same brand, you could have saved 'bout 50 bucks. That's it.

Anyways, Good Luck & Happy building.


Thanks for the suggestion anyways. I'm kind of stubborn :p  don't like to change my build unless necessary.
I'm off to microcenter now to exchange my antec 300 for a 902
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September 4, 2010 7:03:06 PM

Glad to hear you ordered, but I hope you realize Seasonic makes the PSUs for Corsair. And XFX.

So that XFX black edition beats/matches either of the PSUs listed for less.
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September 5, 2010 12:49:51 AM

sp12 said:
Glad to hear you ordered, but I hope you realize Seasonic makes the PSUs for Corsair. And XFX.

So that XFX black edition beats/matches either of the PSUs listed for less.


:-\ ignorance is bliss
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September 5, 2010 12:50:44 AM

Best answer selected by xiangjiao.
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