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post #11 of 18
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ok well i'm gonna go for 750 but there's no HX model on the shop, although there's the 750W CORSAIR TX V2 80... and the 650W CORSAIR HX... which one should i chose? or should i just get another brand of psu??

Edit: the TX is cheaper than the HX...

as for memory i believe CL7 and CL8 is too expensive, and i don't think i'll need more than 8GB CL9 for gaming... i mean i play more tf2 than any other game...
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by NeverArcade View Post
as for memory i believe CL7 and CL8 is too expensive, and i don't think i'll need more than 8GB CL9 for gaming... i mean i play more tf2 than any other game...
Hmm I don't know about pricing over at your side but G.Skill's CL7s seem to be quite cheap. Here's a quick thought: The better your ram, the better your overclock will be for -both- the cpu & ram. So might as well invest in good quality hardware instead of regretting it. Here are some awesome deals:

As for TF2, games like that (with cartoon-like graphics & textures that are obviously easy to render) don't require much of a system at all. Ie. a typical dual core coupled with a much weaker card like the gtx460 or 4890 will be able to max the game out entirely.
The reason you're buying the 6950/570 is not to run games like TF2, it's more to prepare for upcoming titles such as Battlefield 3 or some Crysis counterpart. Those are the games that will make your 6950's/570's money worthwhile. So unless you're planning on buying those games, you can pretty much settle for something ~$100 cheaper like a 560Ti or some other amd card (Sorry I'm clueless on their cards). However if you really want to focus on graphics performance, there's no harm in buying the best

EDIT: Here's some PSU information. Modular & Non-Modular. Notice the huge bunch of cables on non-modular? Yep. Huge mess. Just some fruit for thought ^^ From personal experience, modular psus last longer. They are also more expensive - Trust me it's worth buying the good stuff.
Edited by Dust - 6/5/11 at 10:34pm
post #13 of 18
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ok i'm looking for another psu. but my budget is rising and i can't afford so many things... i believe i could get a simpler graphics card (1GB ATI maybe) and CL9 RAM and then upgrade for christmas??

ok, here's another version, i've dropped down the graphics card considerably and changed the CL9 1600 memory for CL7 1333 memory. both are upgradeable, so i believ i did well. i've included prices.

NZXT H2 CLASSIC SERIES | 99,98€
850W CORSAIR AX 80+ GOLD MODULAR | 199,37€
ASUS P8P67 DELUXE B3 SK1155 DDR3 PCX | 226,84€
INTEL CORE i7 2600K 3.4 GHZ SK1155 8MB | 298,19€
4 GB ( 2X2 GB) DDR3 1333 KINGSTON HYPERX CL7 | 58,73€
1GB ATI SAPPHIRE HD6850 PCX DDR5 HDMI-DPORT | 167,01€
LG DVD-R/+RW GH22NS40 22X SATA | 24,06€
NOCTUA NH-D14 6 HEATPIPE 2 | 78,72€
1 TB 'SLAVE' SATA2 SEAGATE 7200 32MB | 69,02€
WINDOWS 7 PROFESSIONAL 64 BITS OEM | 134,45€
LOGITECH OPTIC LASER G9X | 79,99€
BUILDING ASSISTANCE | 19,47€

TOTAL: 1.455,83€

changes are in bold. thanks again!
post #14 of 18
850W CORSAIR AX 80+ GOLD MODULAR | 199,37€ - Good choice of psu BUT you are paying WAYY too much. Only cost ~190usd on . If you can't find any cheaper price, maybe just settle for a non-modular psu? Messier but same performance & much cheaper.

4 GB ( 2X2 GB) DDR3 1333 KINGSTON HYPERX CL7 | 58,73€ - If you game more, 4gb. If you video edit more, 8gb.

1GB ATI SAPPHIRE HD6850 PCX DDR5 HDMI-DPORT | 167,01€ - I believe you made a good choice here. But again I found a one. Things seem to be quite expensive over in Europe. But if what you're paying is considered cheap in your country, then go ahead!

1 TB 'SLAVE' SATA2 SEAGATE 7200 32MB | 69,02€ - This hdd will bottleneck your computer. But it's ok to use it for now - In the future you can just buy a better drive (like , , or maybe ) and put your important files there.

Everything else you're buying is a good choice!
post #15 of 18
I'm running a 2500k at stock core in a Haf-X case and reach ~63°C with my Coolmaster 212+ at 100% load 24/7.
The Noctua is awesome and afaik the best air cooler on the market (even outperforms some basic water-cooling solutions) but it's also expensive.
I paid 30€ for the 212+, the Noctua would've been 70€ so you could save some bucks here.
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post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by Dust View Post
850W CORSAIR AX 80+ GOLD MODULAR | 199,37€ - Good choice of psu BUT you are paying WAYY too much. Only cost ~190usd on Amazon. If you can't find any cheaper price, maybe just settle for a non-modular psu? Messier but same performance & much cheaper.

4 GB ( 2X2 GB) DDR3 1333 KINGSTON HYPERX CL7 | 58,73€ - If you game more, 4gb. If you video edit more, 8gb.

1GB ATI SAPPHIRE HD6850 PCX DDR5 HDMI-DPORT | 167,01€ - I believe you made a good choice here. But again I found a cheaper one. Things seem to be quite expensive over in Europe. But if what you're paying is considered cheap in your country, then go ahead!

1 TB 'SLAVE' SATA2 SEAGATE 7200 32MB | 69,02€ - This hdd will bottleneck your computer. But it's ok to use it for now - In the future you can just buy a better drive (like western digital velociraptor, seagate momentus xt, or maybe cheap ssd) and put your important files there.

Everything else you're buying is a good choice!
OK thanks... there's somethings i want to point:

a) i edit videos after i'm done gaming... and spend 2-3 hours a week editing, but i've chosen this memory because it was cheap, CL7 and because RAM is upgradeable.

b) same for the rest of ''bad'' stuf XD. i will get some ssd later, but for now i think i'll stick to this. just till cristmas.

c) what does bottleneck mean??
post #17 of 18
you're right. ram & hdd/ssd is upgradeable. so you don't need to worry about them.
bottleneck? for example, you focus all your money to buy the best gpu but settle for 2gb ram. what will happen in your game is that the gpu will finish rendering everything but your computer memory will not process/read it fast enough. that's called bottleneck - when just one hardware slows everything else down. so best thing is to buy all of equal performance & price.
your build is very upgradeable & flexible so i don't have much to say about it. you did a good job thinking it out as you're saving a lot more than your first build. if you feel good about it, just go ahead and buy it ^^
post #18 of 18
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well thanks everyone for the support... i'll be back soon... WITH A NEW COMPUTER!!
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