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post #11 of 23
Don't forget the combo deals, arguably a better board, for a cheaper price.
2500k + Asus P8P67 Pro

Go for XFX is a good unit if you don't get a ticker, if you are worried then you could get a non modular corsair for about the same price.
Corsair TX650

Also if you need another HDD the best cost : performance HDD (Samsnung F3) has combo discounts with any corsair psu.
Edited by Omega329 - 6/8/11 at 7:09pm
    
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Don't forget the combo deals, arguably a better board, for a cheaper price.
2500k + Asus P8P67 Pro
Ah, thanks for bringing that to my attention. Newegg has $15 off the 2500k as part of the 48 hour sale so that negates the savings somewhat (I don't think you can add the discount to the combo pack) - what's the main advantage the asus board has over the asrock would you say?

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Go for XFX is a good unit if you don't get a ticker, if you are worried then you could get a non modular corsair for about the same price.
Corsair TX650

Also if you need another HDD the best cost : performance HDD (Samsnung F3) has combo discounts with any corsair psu.
I was looking at the TX650 but it only has enough power connectors for 1 card, and I want to run CF. I'm pretty good on hard drives now with like over 3tb of space floating around here.
    
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Ah, thanks for bringing that to my attention. Newegg has $15 off the 2500k as part of the 48 hour sale so that negates the savings somewhat (I don't think you can add the discount to the combo pack) - what's the main advantage the asus board has over the asrock would you say?



I was looking at the TX650 but it only has enough power connectors for 1 card, and I want to run CF. I'm pretty good on hard drives now with like over 3tb of space floating around here.
Better warranty, just generally better build quality. nothing significant.
    
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post #14 of 23
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Better warranty, just generally better build quality. nothing significant.
Actually the XFX Pro Unit and the Corsair TX650V2 are both the same platform except the XFX unit is modular and the same price as the nonmodular TX650V2
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post #15 of 23
Looks like it has decent space between the 16x X 16x PCI-E slots...Might look into one with more spacing if you plan to get a 2nd video card for better cooling...
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post #16 of 23
the XFX XXX 650 is a much better PSu than the TX 650.

the XFX XXX 650 is a modified seasonic PSU, its very good build quality and not a ticker, i have two of that exact model and both are pushed to their capacity.
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the XFX XXX 650 is a much better PSu than the TX 650.

the XFX XXX 650 is a modified seasonic PSU, its very good build quality and not a ticker, i have two of that exact model and both are pushed to their capacity.
I believe the TX650V2 is the same as that XFX unit.
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post #18 of 23
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The 650w XFX psu isn't labelled "XXX", are you thinking of a different one? The one I linked is the "pro650w" (p1-650s-nlb9) and the other 650w is the P1-650x-CAH9. Is one of those the "XXX" unit?

There are XXX editions on newegg, but they start at 750w and $135.
    
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post #19 of 23
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Made some tweaks.

Final build

HAF 922 $100 + 200mm fan $20
Antec Truepower New 650w $80
2500k $210
8gb ripjaw x 1600mhz $65
Asrock Extreme 4 p67 $160
Xigmatek Aegir HSF $60
Gelid GC Extreme thermal goo $14
Some lite-on burner $25
HD5850 and hard drives from current system $0

I think I made out pretty well price wise, I'm hoping to get my 2500k up to 4.8ghz with this much cooling.

Not sure why the Xigmatek Aegir gets no talk around here, the reviews all agreed it was badass and significantly cheaper than the top air cooling solutions. Little concerned my ram will be too tall to fit under it if I mount it with the exhaust pointing at the top of the case though.

Truepower new 650 was a surprising find - I wrote off antec early on since they'd been in decline last time I did research but they got on the seasonic bandwagon and apparently the new units are very good. And they were $30-40 cheaper than comparable units.

What do you guys think?
    
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post #20 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by SenorBeef View Post
Made some tweaks.

Final build

HAF 922 $100 + 200mm fan $20
Antec Truepower New 650w $80
2500k $210
8gb ripjaw x 1600mhz $65
Asrock Extreme 4 p67 $160
Xigmatek Aegir HSF $60
Gelid GC Extreme thermal goo $14
Some lite-on burner $25
HD5850 and hard drives from current system $0

I think I made out pretty well price wise, I'm hoping to get my 2500k up to 4.8ghz with this much cooling.

Not sure why the Xigmatek Aegir gets no talk around here, the reviews all agreed it was badass and significantly cheaper than the top air cooling solutions. Little concerned my ram will be too tall to fit under it if I mount it with the exhaust pointing at the top of the case though.

Truepower new 650 was a surprising find - I wrote off antec early on since they'd been in decline last time I did research but they got on the seasonic bandwagon and apparently the new units are very good. And they were $30-40 cheaper than comparable units.

What do you guys think?
I would still opt for the Hyper 212+ but another change would be the thermal paste. I would go with some MX-3 or Shin Itsu.
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