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What do you think about this build ?

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November 27, 2010 4:26:49 AM


I plan on making a new build next summer, so I've already started to shop for the components I want.
That way, when I will actually buy them, their prices will have droped significantly (or so I hope !!!).

So I would like your opinion, as this is my first real build (where I start with nothing).
I'm quite knowledgeable in computer/electonics, but no theoric knowledge can replace actual experience.
Also, if you think one of the components I've chosen is bad, please tell why you think so, and if possible, provide an alternative to it.

As a side note, on the Cooler Master HAF X and on the Corsair H70, I plan on replacing all retail fans. I will also modify the Megaflow fans so that the LEDs can be controlled by the switch that is present on the HAF X.

***I've already bought the Cooler Master HAF X and the Corsair Professional Series Gold AX1200 Power Supply***

So here it goes :

1xDell UltraSharp U3011 30IN (Part # : U3011)

1xCooler Master HAF X (Part # : RC-942-KKN1)
____4xCooler Master Megaflow 200mm Red LED Fan (Part # : R4-LUS-07AR-GP)
____1xNoctua NF-P14FLX 140mm for VGA fan duct (Part # : NF-P14FLX)
____1xCooler Master 80mm Sli Case Fan for VGA bracket (Part # : R4-SPS-20AK-GP)

1xCorsair Professional Series Gold AX1200 Power Supply (Part # : CMPSU-1200AX A)

1xAsus Rampage III Formula (Part # : Rampage III Formula)

1xIntel Core i7 950 (Part # : BX80601950)

1xCorsair H70 (Part # : CWCH70)
____2xNF-P14FLX (Part # : NF-P14FLX)

1xCorsair Dominator GT 12Gb (3x4) DDR3-2000 (Part # : CMT12GX3M3A2000C9)
____1xCorsair Airflow Pro Memory Temperature/Activity LED (Part # : CMXAFPRO)

2xEVGA GeForce GTX 460 1GB FTW External Exhaust (For 2-way SLI) (Part # : 01G-P3-1378-TR)

1xEVGA GeForce GTS 450 1GB FTW (Dedicated PhysX) (Part # : 01G-P3-1458-TR)

1xCreative Labs Sound Blaster X-FI Titanium FATAL1TY (Part # : 70SB088600003)

1xOCZ Vertex 2 Extended Sandforce 120GB (For OS and main programs) (Part # : OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G)

4xSeagate Barracuda XT 2TB (In RAID 1+0) (Part # : ST32000641AS)

2xPioneer BDR-205BK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Reader/Writer (Part # : BDR-205BK)

1xNZXT Sentry Lxe External Fan Controller (Part # : SENLXE-001)

1xSaitek Cyborg R.A.T. 9 (Part # : CCB437090002/02/1)

1xLogitech G19 (Part # : 920-000969)

1xLogitech Z-5500 (Part # : 970115-0403)

1xInnovation Cooling Diamond 24 Carat (Part # : IC24)

I look forward to your advice,

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November 27, 2010 1:25:03 PM

considering summer would be few months away, i think its completely a bad idea, till then there will be newer GPU's, CPU's, MOBO's etc so would u buy the old generation components then. my advice would be to start thinking about components when u r about ready to buy them.

Peace !!
November 27, 2010 2:22:57 PM

That is exactly why I want to wait ! So I won't pay a big premium for the new generation of components. For example, if the GTX 560 FTW is released in January for the price of 400-450$, then during summer the price will have dropped a bit, maybe to 325-375$. But the GTX 460 I want is presently at 250$. During summer, it might drop to 150-200$, which would allow me to save a lot of money.
On the other hand, if the price difference between the GTX 460 FTW and the GTX 560 FTW is only 30-50$, then I will go with the newer generation. Also, if the 560 FTW is a WAY better card, then I might choose to go with it. But if the performance difference is of only 10%, and the price difference is over 100$, I'll stick with the older generation. It will depend on what reviewers will say about it !!!
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November 27, 2010 2:45:10 PM

Simply this thread is kind of useless now, ur idea is dependent on wat the prices are later on which we cant predict now and we also cant predict how much better will be the next gen components so dont waste ur time on thinking about it from now.

Peace !!
November 27, 2010 4:33:28 PM

The reason I started this thread is to know if, as of now, there would be better components I could have. For example, would you recommend the H70 ? or would you go with the H50 ? Is the 460 FTW EE worth the money, or should I go with the regular 460 and overclock it myself. This is the kind of advice I'm looking for.