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Last response: in Systems
November 11, 2010 1:53:45 PM

So I have my whole cart picked out, and on black friday I will be purchasing my new rig, SO EXCITED!!  Let me know what you think. =)

(FYI I'm a console gamer not a PC gamer, so I don't need a video card more than the integrated motherboard video.)

Case: Azza Hurrican 2000

Mobo: Asus EVO 880G

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 (will overclock to 3.5)

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaw 4GB DDR3 1333 ( x2 for 8GB)

PSU: Kingswin LZ-750 750w

Seagate Barracuda 2TB (x4 for 8TB RAID 5, RAID through motherboard/BIOS)
Corsair Nova 32GB SSD


Rosewill 1000mbit NIC

Rosewill 2.5"-3.5” SSD Mounting Bracket

Link Depot Molex Daisy Chain (x2 for all the fans in the case)

BYTECC SATA Cable (x5)

I do a lot of video encoding, folding@home and use lots of intrusive programs, home media server, home fileserver, and I backup all my webservers, home computers, and the family business's computers (about 15 total) so alot of data, as well as a lot of processing.

Comes out to about $1200 with shipping. What do you think? Any critiques?

O ya, running windows 7 professional 64bit

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November 12, 2010 12:52:27 AM

This topic has been moved from the section Opinions and Experiences to section Systems by Buwish
November 12, 2010 3:18:25 AM

The SSD comes with a 3.5 inch bracket, it works well.
Why the NIC?
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November 12, 2010 1:57:50 PM

Going to be running a vm sometimes for VPN, which requires dual NICs
November 12, 2010 4:25:53 PM

3.5 OC on any Thuban isn't a big OC by any means so if i were u i'd stick to a half decent air cooler instead of H50 and for a non gamer i'm not sure a $160 Full Tower is in order - hit something like a CM HAF 912? Choice of SSD: 60GB Sandforce based and just with IGP any decent 80+ 380-500W PSU would suffice as well instead of a $120 750Watter