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January 12, 2012 2:54:01 PM

So I'm a first time builder and planning on building a custom tower with a focus on gaming. Basically, I want a system that can breeze through the current gen games (Crysis 2, SC2, etc) but won't break the bank. I've researched several builds and components and came up with the build you see below. Looking for some input on the components I've selected.

CPU - Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

Mobo - Asus Sabertooth P67
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131702

Memory - Corsair Vengeance 8 Gb (2x4 Gb) DDR3 1600 MHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

Video - EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2Gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130683

Optic Drives - Salvaged a Samsung BD-rom drive and DVD-RW/DVD+RW drive from my old Dell

HDD - WD Caviar Black 1 TB 7200 RPM/32 MB cache HDD (few years old, replaced the crappy HDD in the old Dell)

PSU - Corsair TX650
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020

Case - Thermaltake A90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133176

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January 12, 2012 3:06:37 PM

Good build, depending on your budget I would recommend getting a 60gb ssd (around $100) if you can afford it.
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January 12, 2012 5:20:56 PM

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Mobo - Asus Sabertooth P67
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131702


I generally like Asus boards but I really hate this one. Having the plastic covers on everything makes upgrading and replacing parts incredibly difficult. This would be a far better board for the same price (it's the same one I have):

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

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Case - Thermaltake A90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811133176


Decent choice for case but the "toolless" chassis and cable management system didn't get very high marks. This would be far better for the same price: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Optic Drives - Salvaged a Samsung BD-rom drive and DVD-RW/DVD+RW drive from my old Dell

HDD - WD Caviar Black 1 TB 7200 RPM/32 MB cache HDD (few years old, replaced the crappy HDD in the old Dell)


If you can reuse anything definitely do so. The Caviar Black is an excellent hard drive, WD is pretty much all I ever use anymore.

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If you don't use multi monitor setup 560Ti with 1GB memory is ok http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130623


I actually agree with this - if you're going to use multiple monitors the Sapphire 6950 would probably be a better choice, but you certainly can't go wrong with EVGA.
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January 12, 2012 7:55:12 PM

What you've heard is irrelevant.
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January 12, 2012 8:03:00 PM

Of course it's relevant. Someone came to the forum asking for advice and got it. Just because you both have differing opinions doesn't make one or the other's suggestions irrelevant
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January 12, 2012 8:27:50 PM

It is irrevelant because the Rosewill units that don't last very long are completely unrelated to the Capstones. The Capstones are built by a company called Super Flower and is based on the Golden Green platform, which is generally seen as being on a par with Delta and Seasonic in terms of performance and quality.
The mediocre and poor Rosewill units that have been released in the past were low end units from manufacturers like ATNG, which were not even designed to last long.

The reason my reply was so short is because I have come across a number of posts from g-unit about PSUs which are not accurate or ill-informed.

DicraRover is of course free to choose the Corsair, but the reason should not be because of the Rosewill being portrayed as poor quality because that would not be true.
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January 12, 2012 8:54:15 PM

Silvune said:
It is irrevelant because the Rosewill units that don't last very long are completely unrelated to the Capstones. The Capstones are built by a company called Super Flower and is based on the Golden Green platform, which is generally seen as being on a par with Delta and Seasonic in terms of performance and quality.
The mediocre and poor Rosewill units that have been released in the past were low end units from manufacturers like ATNG, which were not even designed to last long.

The reason my reply was so short is because I have come across a number of posts from g-unit about PSUs which are not accurate or ill-informed.

DicraRover is of course free to choose the Corsair, but the reason should be because of the Rosewill being portrayed as poor quality because that would not be true.


Please elaborate as to how my posts are ill-informed. I've been reading a great deal about PSUs and their respective OEM manufacturers and I would not make false claims like that. I've had more than a couple of really bad PSUs and I'm really cautious about the ones I buy now. Everything I've come to read about Rosewill PSUs especially on this forum puts them in the negative category. Most people here are really hesitant to recommend them and usually wind up recommending something from Corsair, Seasonic, Antec, and like 100 other brands.
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January 12, 2012 9:03:39 PM

/popcorn
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January 12, 2012 9:11:20 PM

I've already explained why the Capstone series are good units in one thread which you criticised my suggestion of one of them, can't find it atm.

Edit: Found it:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/forum2.php?config=t...

Maybe you want to read some of the posts in this thread about the Capstones:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/322966-10-list-reco...

Have you read the recent Jonnyguru review of the 750W Capstone:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

I could also probably post dozens of reviews on other Super Flower Golden Green based units, none of which would be negative.

I have also seen you say that Antec Earthwatts units are made by Seasonic. The original Earthwatts were indeed made by Seasonic, but they are not widely available anymore, if at all. The Antec Earthwatts Green units which are the ones available nowadays are made by Delta.
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January 12, 2012 10:56:30 PM

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I have also seen you say that Antec Earthwatts units are made by Seasonic. The original Earthwatts were indeed made by Seasonic, but they are not widely available anymore, if at all. The Antec Earthwatts Green units which are the ones available nowadays are made by Delta.


I knew that was wrong and I've since corrected that.

I'll admit I don't know much about Capstone, I'm more commenting about the company that makes and distributes them, not the OEM. I know that people can get very passionate about their preferred brands around here. :lol: 
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