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June 24, 2012 11:38:15 AM

are this pre picked part okay? it will be used for gaming, surfing the net.. already got a full hd monitor, os, keyboard and mouse. GPU will be a later addition. thanks.. inputs will be highly appreciated.

Processor: Intel Core i5-3450 (3.1ghz) Ivy Bridge
Motherboard: Asrock H77M
Hard drive: 500gb Seagate Barracuda
Memory: RipJaws 8gb 1600
Optical Drive: Asus 24x 24B3ST sata
Casing: Corsair Carbide 400r
PSU: Seasonic X-Series Full Modular 560w

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June 24, 2012 11:41:08 AM

Not a bad setup. I'd spent the $50 and get a small SSD 64gb or larger.


Also I'd get a smaller cheaper case since you're running MATX.
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June 24, 2012 11:48:30 AM

I will try to fit in a ssd with my budget, i only got around $670 for this. I will changed the casing to the Corsair Carbide 400r? are they better? looking for a great cable management, airflow and easy to clean..
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June 24, 2012 11:55:45 AM

tukbol7 said:
I will try to fit in a ssd with my budget, i only got around $650 for this. I will changed the casing to the Corsair Carbide 400r? are they better? looking for a great cable management, airflow and easy to clean..


They are still a mid tower sized case. If you like flashy cases I used one of these for a while and it was great.

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

Has just fine cable management. I did it without a modular PSU. Otherwise I could find even smaller cases.

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

Is another GREAT choice. It looks ugly but man it performs.
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June 24, 2012 12:03:37 PM

eqwoody said:
They are still a mid tower sized case. If you like flashy cases I used one of these for a while and it was great.

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

Has just fine cable management. I did it without a modular PSU. Otherwise I could find even smaller cases.

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

Is another GREAT choice. It looks ugly but man it performs.



It looks really ugly though :pt1cable:  lol, i think i'll just stick with this corsair carbide, really love the design and everything, the grommet holes are a nice touch little pricey, but i guess its a bang for the buck deal, other cases out their you can recommend that has the same as this one?
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June 24, 2012 12:06:30 PM

tukbol7 said:
It looks really ugly though :pt1cable:  lol, i think i'll just stick with this corsair carbide, really love the design and everything, the grommet holes are a nice touch little pricey, but i guess its a bang for the buck deal, other cases out their you can recommend that has the same as this one?


For less than 100 I'd recommend a Fractal Arc mini or a Silverstone TJ08-E

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 24, 2012 12:24:59 PM

thanks guys really nice case though, I think i'll just stick with the corsair carbride 400r for now, which I'm really feel comfortable now.. seen youtube videos and newegg reviews on how neat the cable management is with a full modular psu
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June 24, 2012 12:30:30 PM

tukbol7 said:
thanks guys really nice case though, I think i'll just stick with the corsair carbride 400r for now, which I'm really feel comfortable now.. seen youtube videos and newegg reviews on how neat the cable management is with a full modular psu


Just remember cable management doesn't do itself. I have a case that has ZERO cable management which I think can make it fun =) But I'm a sick person :pt1cable: 
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June 24, 2012 12:40:09 PM

eqwoody said:
Just remember cable management doesn't do itself. I have a case that has ZERO cable management which I think can make it fun =) But I'm a sick person :pt1cable: 



hahahah i know man, but it makes a whole easier for starters like who's not really an expert, im a noob by the way hehehe to do cable management a lot easier hehehe..
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June 24, 2012 12:44:11 PM

I'l agree that cable management doesn't do itself, got a great case for it (HAF-X) with plenty of grommets, holes, zip tie points and everything and it still took me ages to get it somewhat neat and functional in the back (a fan controller, 5 fans, a million front I/O ports, LED lights and a short motherboard ATX power cable will do that for you).

eqwoody, I have a feeling if I had to my build in a case with no cable management features, the side panel would be off and cables spilling out on the ground due to sheer impossibility.
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June 24, 2012 12:57:31 PM

manofchalk said:
I'l agree that cable management doesn't do itself, got a great case for it (HAF-X) with plenty of grommets, holes, zip tie points and everything and it still took me ages to get it somewhat neat and functional in the back (a fan controller, 5 fans, a million front I/O ports, LED lights and a short motherboard ATX power cable will do that for you).

eqwoody, I have a feeling if I had to my build in a case with no cable management features, the side panel would be off and cables spilling out on the ground due to sheer impossibility.


A little off topic, but yeah cable management is my favorite thing to do.

This is the case I run. There is no room behind the mobo tray to run wires. Everything has to be exposed.

This is where I'm at right now. I have tightened up the 4pin plug for the mobo area though.



But this just shows. Even if you love a case that has no cable management available doesnt mean you can't make it work.
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June 24, 2012 1:00:21 PM

That power supply is pretty expensive for 560W. You can get 600W Corsair Builder series for something like $60. Though they don't come with a 80+ Gold rating and a fully modular interface. Considering that you are pretty low on cash, I would get the Corsair PSU and spend the extra $60 somewhere else.
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June 24, 2012 1:02:02 PM

manofchalk said:
That power supply is pretty expensive for 560W. You can get 600W Corsair Builder series for something like $60. Though they don't come with a 80+ Gold rating and a fully modular interface. Considering that you are pretty low on cash, I would get the Corsair PSU and spend the extra $60 somewhere else.


Builder series are good, But Seasonic is a top brand in PSU's. But yeah he could sack it for one cheaper. It's a tough call. Cheaper PSU + better parts or using one of the best PSU makers available?
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June 24, 2012 1:12:44 PM

eqwoody said:
A little off topic, but yeah cable management is my favorite thing to do.

This is the case I run. There is no room behind the mobo tray to run wires. Everything has to be exposed.

This is where I'm at right now. I have tightened up the 4pin plug for the mobo area though.


But this just shows. Even if you love a case that has no cable management available doesnt mean you can't make it work.


I was just pointing out the extremely large volume of cabling my rig has.

Is that even a case you can buy, or a custom job?
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June 24, 2012 1:16:39 PM

manofchalk said:
I was just pointing out the extremely large volume of cabling my rig has.

Is that even a case you can buy, or a custom job?


This is a production case from Danger Den. It's called the Qlan. They dont have pictures of it on their website. It links you to their Q20 case.

It's made for a full custom water cooling for ITX systems. I had a triple rad and GPU and CPU blocks. But I dont wanna have anymore maintenance so I keep it simple now.

The case retails for $260 in the setup I have it.
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June 24, 2012 1:24:11 PM

that's the dilemma I'm in right now for this psu, little bit expensive, but i want to make sure that my desktop will not explode.. so I err to the side of caution, i just invest heavily on this top rated psu brand.. and also kinda limited to the store i will be purchasing with their current offerings of psu.. here's the store if you dont mind looking at it and see if there a good psu other than the seasonic http://pcx.com.ph/components/power-supplies.html?p=1
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June 24, 2012 1:30:16 PM

I'm not sure on the exchange rate. But the TX650 doesnt look to be much cheaper and the seasonic is a much better PSU.
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June 24, 2012 1:38:36 PM

manofchalk said:
This is a good one, got the 750W version in my rig. Short ATX motherboard cable, but since your using a mid tower instead of my large full-tower, that shouldn't be a problem.
http://pcx.com.ph/components/power-supplies/silverstone...


Didnt even see that one, site has a crappy layout. Strider series PSU's are awesome as well. Good find Chalk.
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June 24, 2012 1:46:34 PM

yes this site is very lame heheh my sorry for that, the exchange rate is 42.30.. thanks i will look into this silverstone strider series
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June 24, 2012 1:48:59 PM

tukbol7 said:
yes this site is very lame heheh my sorry for that, the exchange rate is 42.30.. thanks i will look into this silverstone strider series


If it will save you money towards other parts. get the strider. Silverstone is a A+ company.
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June 24, 2012 2:09:25 PM

okay thanks guys thats all i needed to know, gonna buy all of this tomorrow and i think i go with the silverstone the one you had mention.. thanks guys great help and knowledge today, have a great day ahead of you..
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June 24, 2012 2:19:28 PM

tukbol7 said:
okay thanks guys thats all i needed to know, gonna buy all of this tomorrow and i think i go with the silverstone the one you had mention.. thanks guys great help and knowledge today, have a great day ahead of you..


Good luck, feel free to message me if you have any issues building or troubleshooting.
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June 24, 2012 2:29:55 PM

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June 24, 2012 2:30:59 PM

thanks eqwoody.. sure! i think i will do that.. keep it easy man :) 
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