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post #1 of 9
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I have build my computer on a tight budget (but it was good ^^) but now I have some money to complete it.

I don't know if I'm on the right section btw. (Change it if not )

First of all, this is what I have to buy :

HDD : Western Digital Caviar Black 500Gb (For raid0) Don't worth it and I was sure that I had buy a Caviar Black but I check and I had choose a F3, it was better I think for the price
SSD : Crucial M4 64Gb (boot drive)
Sound card : Asus Xonar DG 5.1 (will be better that the on board for my Headphone. I only have a pair of Sennheiser eH250)
SSD mounting kit : Rosewill one M4 have one in the box

Keyboard : Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Mech. (I want to have a mechanical keyboard AND some black light. I have look to the xArmor keyboard but they are hard to find in Canada)

I want to have your advice on my upgrade. I what to know if it worth it and if I can find something better or cheaper.

BTW, I come form Canada and I buy for newegg.ca. from NCIX.com that time

Thanks, Lee17
Edited by Lee17 - 7/30/11 at 7:47pm
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I would suggest stay with Samsung F3 500gb over Caviar black cheaper and performance the same and you don't benefit from sata 3 really perhaps get another one for raid0. Think Crucial M4 comes with an adapter though Velcro/double sided tape does wonders.

I know you say tight but Deluxe without OC with a water kit, really?
Get some OC going please
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The caviar black was a mistake ^^
I have some trouble with my water cooling, it is why it isn't oc at all.

I didn't know that the M4 come with and adapter... I will save 10$

Any other thing?
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Yeah

http://www.lancoolpc.com/en/product/...s_index=62&g=f

Your hard drive cages seems to be able to hold 2.5" as well no need to worry really.

P8P67 Deluxe has superb soundcard as well unless your working or editing audio I would just say save the money. But if you want you can get the better audio quality but its up to your needs.
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by Casz View Post
I know you say tight but Deluxe without OC with a water kit, really?
Get some OC going please
Now you're happy? 4.5GHz, look stable but don't have time today for testing. It look to be too hot for me...

I'm at 1.4V on CPU-Z but i don't remember how high it was on the bios (offset mode + 0.040). I reach 72°C with standard intel burn test and 68 with a short Prime95 test.

Back on topic, I check now only for :

Razer Blackwidow Ultimate
Crucial M4 64Gb
TP-Link TL-WN722N Wireless USB Adapter (look good one, I need wireless for the university.

I look to change my fan on my rad for a push pull setup. If I had the place (because 38mm fan don't fit) I had take the Scythe Ultra Kaze but they will not fit on the top of the case.

I'm looking for good budget fan (4 of them) or 2 less cheaper and better quality (I don't know if i'm better push pull or better fan). I don't mind to buy a fan controler.

Any suggestion?
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post #6 of 9
If you can find the Scythe Gentle Typhoon in stock, I would go with them AP-15 is 1850 RPM and very quiet.

1.4v seems a bit high for just a 4.5GHz over clock, should be able to drop it.

What I seen most is 1.35 is recommended but I have also seen people running stable on 1.28 with 4.5GHz
post #7 of 9
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I lower my Vcore to 1.35 and it pass a short 30min of prime blend test. I will continue to lower it by small step, like ~0.01V by step.

Someone know good fan (other that the gentle typhoon because I can't find it in canada ) who have a good/acceptable static pressure and don't make too much noise. They need to be 120x120x25mm.

Thanks, Lee17
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I check a moment and I think I will go for 4 Yate Loon from Petra Shop. I will add to that a fan controller (Lamptron FC-6) and I think I will enjoy it.

I will also buy more tubing since my got dirty for I don't know why reason.

I will mod my case a little bit to fit my rad and the fan on the top. Will be a nice projet before the school.
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