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[Build Log] Core i7/GTX480/CLASSIFIED




Hello OCN!

It's time for a new build. These are the components I am planning on purchasing.

Suggestions are welcome!

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CASE: Antec Nine Hundred Two -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129058 - PURCHASED - $119.99

CPU: Intel Core i7 950 -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115211 - PURCHASED - $259.99

CPU COOLING: Prolimatech Megahalems Rev. B -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835242001 - PURCHASED - $62.00

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 480 SuperClocked FTW -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130551 - PURCHASED - $489.99

MOTHERBOARD: EVGA E760 CLASSIFIED X58 -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188048 - PURCHASED - $359.99

PSU: Corsair AX850 850W -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139015 - PURCHASED - $199.99

RAM: CORSAIR DOMINATOR GT 6GB DDR3 2000 -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145318 - PURCHASED - $249.99

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136284 - PURCHASED - $79.99

MONITOR: SAMSUNG SYNCMASTER P2270H 27" -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001379 - PURCHASED - $349.99

OPTICAL DRIVES: (2) ASUS Black SATA 24X DVD BURNER -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204 - PURCHASED - $49.98



TOTAL: $2427.43


*Note: The listed prices may differ from the actual Newegg prices due to myself purchasing a few of the components from other retailers. (For example, I purchased the i7 950 for $259.99 from Fry's)

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9/13/10 - First Parts Arrived: Core i7 950 and GTX 480

9/18/10 - More Parts Arrived: Corsair AX850 PSU and Prolimatech Megahalems

10/8/10 - Monitor and Case: Samsung SyncMaster P2770H and Antec Nine Hundred Two

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- I'll Advice you against the Antec 900, its so small, no space inside K and it's so ugly.

- I used to have it before.

- Besides the cable management in it is a nightmare as there's no clerance between the mother board tray and the back door.

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Looks like a solid build, but there are a few things you could change.

1. Get a Samsung F3 1Tb you can almost get 2 for the price of 1 of those WDs.
2. I would go for the HX850 instead of the AX IMO it isn't worth the extra money.
3. Me I would get a different case as the Antec 900 doesn't have the best cable management.

Everything else looks good!

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- I'll Advice you against the Antec 900, its so small, no space inside K and it's so ugly.

- I used to have it before.

- Besides the cable management in it is a nightmare as there's no clerance between the mother board tray and the back door.
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Looks like a solid build, but there are a few things you could change.

1. Get a Samsung F3 1Tb you can almost get 2 for the price of 1 of those WDs.
2. I would go for the HX850 instead of the AX IMO it isn't worth the extra money.
3. Me I would get a different case as the Antec 900 doesn't have the best cable management.

Everything else looks good!
Thanks for the input guys. I really appreciate it.

As for the Antec 900, the one I'm getting is the Antec Nine Hundred Two. It has space between the motherboard tray and backplate as well as pre-cut holes for cable management. Although, like you both said, it might be too small... but I love how the case looks.

I'll stick with the AX850 for now... 40$ isn't that much to me and I like having the best... plus it's newer and is GOLD certified.

I might just pick up the SAMSUNG F3 1TB though... seems like a good price!
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Yeah, those F3s are very fast and yet priced well. Also what about a CPU cooler? Are you thinking of overclocking that i7 930?

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- Why don't you get the Antec 1200 then ?
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Yeah, those F3s are very fast and yet priced well. Also what about a CPU cooler? Are you thinking of overclocking that i7 930?
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- Why don't you get the Antec 1200 then ?
Whoops, totally forgot. Yes, I'm going to be pushing my i7 950 past 4GHz. I'm thinking about getting a Megahalem to cool it.

Coolman, I was seriously considering it... but if I can fit everything into my Antec Nine Hundred Two then I might take that route... the Antec 1200 looks huge.

EDIT: On second thought, I'm going with the Antec 1200.
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The Megahalem will do a good job at that so your set as far as CPU cooling goes.

But back to your case. I believe that the Antec 1200 will be worth it in the long run, as you will have extra room which really complements cable management and the ability to expand and add on more towards your case.
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Very very nice build.
Thanks! I've been saving up for awhile... I can't wait!

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The Megahalem will do a good job at that so your set as far as CPU cooling goes.

But back to your case. I believe that the Antec 1200 will be worth it in the long run, as you will have extra room which really complements cable management and the ability to expand and add on more towards your case.
Yeah. I'm going with the Antec 1200. Good call guys. +REP to the both of you.
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