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December 1, 2010 9:58:14 PM

i want to purchase these pieces and its a pretty tight squeeze...should i wait for a possible xmas price drop or something?

here they are

ram---G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cpu---AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

case---NZXT Phantom PHAN-001BK Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

hdd---Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo---ASRock 890GX EXTREME4 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

psu---CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


everything comes up to $700...im getting the case tonight since its $40 off +free shipping which comes up to $60 in savings

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a b B Homebuilt system
December 1, 2010 10:10:36 PM

Whats the build going to be used for?

For gaming you'll be better off with a quad, you're missing a GPU also(Unless you have one already).

For number crunching the PSU is major overkill, even a 400W would do fine.

If you're not in a hurry, wait. The HDD overpriced and its probably going to go back to $40 in a couple of days (if you're in a rush to buy, the F3 would be a much better choice: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ); Memory prices are dropping (slowly) also, so you can expect even lower prices in the coming days.

Right now, feel free to buy the case and the 1090T, and hold off the other just a little bit.
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December 1, 2010 10:28:58 PM

its gonna be for a daw....pro-tools, sonar, reason 5, etc... im fine with the onboard video and the barracuda hdd's are best for audio...this 1 is a single platter, thin quiet and less heat
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 1, 2010 10:48:10 PM

Then no need for a 750W PSU, a CX430 should be plenty.

Just found out that the 7200.12 1TB is $45 on amazon, a pretty nice deal.
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-7200RPM-Interna...

(btw. the Samsung is single platter also and has faster read/write speeds. Don't know your reasoning behind why barracudas are better for audio, but that sounds pretty implausible to me.)
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December 2, 2010 12:15:28 AM

maybe the tech curve has changed in the past 2-3 years but cudas were always the choice when building daws

i plan to load the case up so i figured a good psu is a good investment...i dont wana have to buy another 1 in the coming months
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