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Hi everyone,

I am about to order a load of components for the upgrades to my PC. Could you please check these?

Case: Cooler Master HAF X
Motherboard: ASUS P7P55D-E
CPU: Intel i7-860
RAM: 2 x Corsair CMX8GX3M2A2000C​9 8GB = total 16GB
GPU: EVGA GTX480 SuperClocked
Boot HDD: Corsair F120 (120GB)
Storage HDD: 2 x WD 1TB
Monitor: 2 x 24-inch
PSU: Corsair 100W
Water-cooling:


Thanks guys!

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Corsair F240 WD Caviar Black 2TB LiteOn iHAS624 DVD-RW XSPC RayStorm 
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EVGA GPU block 2x Laing D5 2x XSPC Single Bay Res 2x XSPC RX360 
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Corsair 120GB SSD + 2x WD 1TB HDDs LiteOn iHAS-224 DVD±RW Mac OS X 10.6.7 Dell U2711 + Samsung BX2450 
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post #2 of 5
Eh. It seems pretty much thrown together. I'll see what I can help with.

Case: Good choice for a full tower, though I'd suggest a Mid-Tower for your specific specs.

CPU + Mobo: Don't go for first gen, switch to Sandy Bridge. An i5 2500(k) plus a matching P67/Z68 mobo can and will run better.

RAM: Unless you're going to work with CAD and/or video editing, you won't need 16GB. Even 8GB is somewhat overkill (depending).

GPU: Outdated and overpriced. Get a 560 Ti for nVidia, or something from the 5xxx/6xxx series' for AMD.

SSD (Boot): Go with intel. Best reliability for MLC drives.

HDD (Storage): Just make sure they're either Caviar Black or Blue.

Monitor: Brand?

PSU: WAAAAY too much power. 650W TOPS. If getting a Corsair, consider the Seasonic OEM equivalent. They're essentially identical.

Watercooling: Replace the GPU plate with a 560 Ti equivalent.

Again, the build seems hastily put together, but there looks to have been some thought put forth. Those are my suggestions for it. Good luck with the build.
     
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post #3 of 5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dylanlip View Post
Eh. It seems pretty much thrown together. I'll see what I can help with.

Case: Good choice for a full tower, though I'd suggest a Mid-Tower for your specific specs.

CPU + Mobo: Don't go for first gen, switch to Sandy Bridge. An i5 2500(k) plus a matching P67/Z68 mobo can and will run better.

RAM: Unless you're going to work with CAD and/or video editing, you won't need 16GB. Even 8GB is somewhat overkill (depending).

GPU: Outdated and overpriced. Get a 560 Ti for nVidia, or something from the 5xxx/6xxx series' for AMD.

SSD (Boot): Go with intel. Best reliability for MLC drives.

HDD (Storage): Just make sure they're either Caviar Black or Blue.

Monitor: Brand?

PSU: WAAAAY too much power. 650W TOPS. If getting a Corsair, consider the Seasonic OEM equivalent. They're essentially identical.

Watercooling: Replace the GPU plate with a 560 Ti equivalent.

Again, the build seems hastily put together, but there looks to have been some thought put forth. Those are my suggestions for it. Good luck with the build.
Thanks for your help.

The reason for the GPU and RAM is that this build is a Hackintosh which I intend to use for audio and video editing. The 5xx series of cards is not yet compatible.

Replying to your various comments:
I already have the CPU and motherboard.
Are there intel SSDs which are as fast as the F120?
The full-tower case is so I can fit the RX360 inside it.

Thanks for all your help

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Apple 20" Cinema Display Apple Wireless Keyboard Corsair HX1050 Case Labs M10 
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Apple Magic Mouse / Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Griffin iMic 
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i7-860 ASUS P7P55D-E ASUS ENGTX 480 8GB DDR3 SDRAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair 120GB SSD + 2x WD 1TB HDDs LiteOn iHAS-224 DVD±RW Mac OS X 10.6.7 Dell U2711 + Samsung BX2450 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair F240 WD Caviar Black 2TB LiteOn iHAS624 DVD-RW XSPC RayStorm 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EVGA GPU block 2x Laing D5 2x XSPC Single Bay Res 2x XSPC RX360 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Thermochill EC6 coolant: red and blue OS X 10.7.3 Dell U2711 x2 Samsung BX2450 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Apple 20" Cinema Display Apple Wireless Keyboard Corsair HX1050 Case Labs M10 
MouseAudio
Apple Magic Mouse / Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Griffin iMic 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-860 ASUS P7P55D-E ASUS ENGTX 480 8GB DDR3 SDRAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair 120GB SSD + 2x WD 1TB HDDs LiteOn iHAS-224 DVD±RW Mac OS X 10.6.7 Dell U2711 + Samsung BX2450 
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Corsair has a pretty good failure rate with there SSD's, and there customer service is tough! I considered them once, until I saw so many reviews where there SSD started to become corrupt, over and over.

The Mushkin Callisto SSD's are a good choice, and they have excellent customer service.

I also agree with the choice on an Intel SSD!
With SSD's, the advertized speeds are negligible, it's the random reads/writes that make an SSD a good choice for a boot drive.

I like your choice of full tower case!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Inteller View Post
Corsair has a pretty good failure rate with there SSD's, and there customer service is tough! I considered them once, until I saw so many reviews where there SSD started to become corrupt, over and over.

The Mushkin Callisto SSD's are a good choice, and they have excellent customer service.

I also agree with the choice on an Intel SSD!
With SSD's, the advertized speeds are negligible, it's the random reads/writes that make an SSD a good choice for a boot drive.

I like your choice of full tower case!
Thanks guys for your help. Will post a build log as soon as everything arrives!
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3820 ASUS Rampage IV Extreme EVGA NVidia GTX 580 FTW Hydro Copper 2 32GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair F240 WD Caviar Black 2TB LiteOn iHAS624 DVD-RW XSPC RayStorm 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EVGA GPU block 2x Laing D5 2x XSPC Single Bay Res 2x XSPC RX360 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Thermochill EC6 coolant: red and blue OS X 10.7.3 Dell U2711 x2 Samsung BX2450 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Apple 20" Cinema Display Apple Wireless Keyboard Corsair HX1050 Case Labs M10 
MouseAudio
Apple Magic Mouse / Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Griffin iMic 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-860 ASUS P7P55D-E ASUS ENGTX 480 8GB DDR3 SDRAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair 120GB SSD + 2x WD 1TB HDDs LiteOn iHAS-224 DVD±RW Mac OS X 10.6.7 Dell U2711 + Samsung BX2450 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Apple Wireless Keyboard Corsair HX1000 Cooler Master HAF X Apple Magic Mouse 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3820 ASUS Rampage IV Extreme EVGA NVidia GTX 580 FTW Hydro Copper 2 32GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair F240 WD Caviar Black 2TB LiteOn iHAS624 DVD-RW XSPC RayStorm 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EVGA GPU block 2x Laing D5 2x XSPC Single Bay Res 2x XSPC RX360 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Thermochill EC6 coolant: red and blue OS X 10.7.3 Dell U2711 x2 Samsung BX2450 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Apple 20" Cinema Display Apple Wireless Keyboard Corsair HX1050 Case Labs M10 
MouseAudio
Apple Magic Mouse / Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Griffin iMic 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-860 ASUS P7P55D-E ASUS ENGTX 480 8GB DDR3 SDRAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair 120GB SSD + 2x WD 1TB HDDs LiteOn iHAS-224 DVD±RW Mac OS X 10.6.7 Dell U2711 + Samsung BX2450 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Apple Wireless Keyboard Corsair HX1000 Cooler Master HAF X Apple Magic Mouse 
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