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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
Hey all, im finally ready to purchase the my Rig.
I just wanted some opinions before i do, hows it look to you? Anything you would change?

Corsair 650D

Samsung F3 1Tb

XFX 650w

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB

ASRock Extreme4

Intel i5-2500k

Scythe Mugen 2

XFX 6850 1GB

Sorry for all the links, i wasnt sure which way would be best to post this.
Edited by 10halec - 5/12/11 at 11:57pm
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post #2 of 22
Not bad. That's a pretty well rounded build you have there. Maybe go for a 6870 if you can spend a bit more, but other than that it looks good.

Edit: Here's a cheap 6870 that's only like $15 more than the 6850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131373
    
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post #3 of 22
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+1 Thanks for the quick reply, ill look into the card(:
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post #4 of 22
I would go with the F3r it SLIGHTLY underperforms the F3 in some of the important statistics (idle read speed and idle write speed), but, it out performs at peak loads... requires less power... is more durable and you get a 5 year warranty. Other than that decent build!!!
post #5 of 22
http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/e...marks,105.html

Data to back it up... but, good decision on the spinpoint, cheaper and better performance to the Caviar Black...
post #6 of 22
Try to stay away from xfx, their support has been renown as VERY bad at the moment. http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...ent-worse.html

that being one out of many cases, try to get seasonic or corsair. The PSU is one of the things that stick to you. It's sure that for the price it's a good PSU, I just personally won't buy something if there's nothing backing it in case.
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post #7 of 22
Here's something a little bit bigger and quite a bit cheaper case wise. If you don't mind the red LED in the front, looks like that's the only one. There's a version of the same case with tons more blue LED's though if you would like LED's and then there is a version where part of the case is red but has no LED's at all I believe this one right here
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post #8 of 22
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Thanks for the replies guys + rep to all of you, real helpful. Ive heard about XFX's support and ive been questioning my choice this whole time. Might end up changing it.

Looking into the F3r now, thanks!

Ditto for the cases!
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post #9 of 22
Everything is good except maybe change the power supply if you can, nothing wrong with it but XFX don't have the best customer support.

Also what about a SSD? The 60GB Vertex 2 is pretty cheap now.
post #10 of 22
Go away from newegg for the 212+. For cheaper you could get a scythe mugen 2 which performs better.
    
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