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January 9, 2011 9:16:12 PM

Hello !

I would like to have some feedback on my Sandy Bridge built. It would appreciated if you could tell me if there is some compatibility problems (especially with the DDR3 memory), if some key pieces are missing or if there some pieces who are useless.

Motherboard : ASUS P8P67 Pro ATX P67 LGA1155 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SATA3 USB3.0 Sound GBLAN Motherboard - 190$

Processor : Intel Core i7 2600K Quad Core Unlocked Hyperthreading Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ - 330$

Memory : G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Core i5 1.5V Memory Kit x 2 - 91$

PSU : Seasonic S12D750 750W ATX12V 62A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM San Ace Fan - 90$

Video card : EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI - 370$

Wireless network adaptater : ASUS PCE-N13 Wireless Network Adapter 802.11B/G/N Up to 300MBPS PCI-EXPRESS - 23$

Computer case : Coolermaster Haf X EATX Tower Case Black 6X5.25 5X3.5INT No PS Front USB3.0 - 168$

Hard drive : Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM - 85$

Operating system : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM - 94$

Blu-ray / DVD drive : LG CH10LS20 Bluray Reader & DVD Writer Combo Drive 10X BD-ROM 16X DVD-RW Lightscribe SATA Retail Box

PC Assembly by NCIX : 50$

Total : 1535 CAN $

Thanks for your time !
January 9, 2011 10:57:34 PM

Bump :) 

Any feedback is welcome ! I need to be sure that everything is alright before ordering :bounce: 

Thanks !
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January 9, 2011 11:22:27 PM

I'd recommend the following changes:

$170 Antec DF-85 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
$140 Antec CP-850 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produclt.aspx?Itlem=N82E16...

$309 together from ncix

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=54679&vpn=DF%2D85%20%...

I prefer the DF-85 over the HAF-X, having built w/ both, because of air inlet filters, fan speed control, hot swap SSD bay and sturdiness. If ya stuck on the HAF-X, grab an XFX Black Edition 850 watter which will handle the addition of a 2nd 570 in the future.

$110 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
$105 http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=43569&vpn=P1850BCAG9&...

Don't see the logic behind CAS 9 memory at $90 when CAS 7 is available for $70
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

NCIX tends to be cheaper on latge items (cases, PSU's but more expensive on smaller items like memory. Id check ya build on both

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?minorcatid=1303&...
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January 9, 2011 11:37:17 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
I'd recommend the following changes:

$170 Antec DF-85 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
$140 Antec CP-850 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produclt.aspx?Itlem=N82E16...

$309 together from ncix

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=54679&vpn=DF%2D85%20%...

I prefer the DF-85 over the HAF-X, having built w/ both, because of air inlet filters, fan speed control, hot swap SSD bay and sturdiness. If ya stuck on the HAF-X, grab an XFX Black Edition 850 watter which will handle the addition of a 2nd 570 in the future.

$110 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
$105 http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=43569&vpn=P1850BCAG9&...

Don't see the logic behind CAS 9 memory at $90 when CAS 7 is available for $70
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

NCIX tends to be cheaper on latge items (cases, PSU's but more expensive on smaller items like memory. Id check ya build on both

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?minorcatid=1303&...


Hello !

Thanks for the feedback !

I choose the HAF X case since it was recommend to me by a few differents persons to who I talk on differents computer hardware forums.

Is the DF-85 a clear upgrade ? There is so many positive reviews about the Coolmaster Haf X, I tough it was the best case available in the price range.

The memory I choose is 2 x G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL, so one set is 45$. What is the difference between CAS 9 and CAS 7? CAS 7 is better than CAS 9?

I'm not sure about the 850 W PSU, I don't think I ll SLI in the future. Even if I do, is the 850 W a absolute necessity for SLI ?

Thanks again
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January 11, 2011 1:04:54 AM

Hey Cyrrus,

Your Seasonic choice is a good one. Seasonic is one of the best PSU manufacturers and this one has good specs. 600w would be enough for SLI with a high quality unit-- so this one is fine. I would only deviate if you find a very good combo deal on an Antec, Corsair or maybe OCZ.

That 850 might be ok, but XFX does not have the PSU reputation of the companies above. You would need to research who the manufacturer is. (although its probably Seasonic lol)
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January 11, 2011 10:19:22 PM

the xfx psus are the best right now for builds 1200+ under that the 650tx usually does well and below that I don't have experience with
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