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Hey! So I'm saving up money for my first build, and I would like to not mess anything up!
I'm giving you the list of components, and hopefully you will tell me what is good and what is not =)

anyway, here goes!

*Fractal Design Define XL Pearl Black
*Asus p8p67 deluxe Motherboard
*Corsair Vengeance 8gb 1600mhz DDR3 XMS3 CL9
*Intel Core i5 2500k 3.3ghz (Planning to overclock)
*Corsair H80 water cooler
*Crucial m4 128gb
*2xWD Caviar Black 1TB
*Dual MSI Geforce GTX 560 ti Twin frozr II
and to power it all:
*Corsair HX650 80 plus bronze modular PSU.

Now, as for the psu, I was a bit worried if it would be sufficient, but after reading a few reviews and forums online, it seems to be good enough for the job..

What do you think ?
Edited by NicMer89 - 10/4/11 at 2:17pm
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post #2 of 26
850W is far more than enough for that build. A good 650W will be sufficient and will save you some money.
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post #3 of 26
For SSD go for Crucial M4 !
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Why the crucial ? the corsair force gt is faster!
I'm going for the 120gb.

btw, anyone know about some good USB 3.0 front panels ? Doesn't come with the Define =(

Ordering parts tomorrow =)
just needed to get all the parts right, and wait for payday =P
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Originally Posted by NicMer89 View Post
Why the crucial ? the corsair force gt is faster!
I'm going for the 120gb.

btw, anyone know about some good USB 3.0 front panels ? Doesn't come with the Define =(

Ordering parts tomorrow =)
just needed to get all the parts right, and wait for payday =P
I believe the M4 is faster after you update to the newest firmware. Plus Crucial seems to be the only SSD maker that isnt having problems atm.
    
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post #6 of 26
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Originally Posted by NicMer89 View Post
Why the crucial ? the corsair force gt is faster!
I'm going for the 120gb.

btw, anyone know about some good USB 3.0 front panels ? Doesn't come with the Define =(

Ordering parts tomorrow =)
just needed to get all the parts right, and wait for payday =P
I believe that motherboard comes with a USB 3.0 front panel that plugs into the boards internal header.

Nice choice of case too - make sure your 8 pin is long enough to reach the top of the motherboard.
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post #7 of 26
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I believe that motherboard comes with a USB 3.0 front panel that plugs into the boards internal header.

Nice choice of case too - make sure your 8 pin is long enough to reach the top of the motherboard.
Yes! Infact, the motherboard does come with a usb 3.0 front panel! which is very nice ^^ I withdraw my previous question...

Thanks! I think the case is very elegant and clean. Just what I like. As for the 8 pin, it does have a long way to go from bottom to top, but if it's too far I'll just get an extension...

So many opinions on those SSD's though.....
Edited by NicMer89 - 8/31/11 at 12:31am
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The Crucial M4 and Intel 510 are the most reliable SATA III SSDs on the market, easily.
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I believe the M4 is faster after you update to the newest firmware. Plus Crucial seems to be the only SSD maker that isnt having problems atm.
I agree 100%, Crucial makes damn good drives. I'm going to get one of the 60gb models as soon as I can get enough cash
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Thanks guys! Reliability is very important to me! I just lost a ton of vids and pics because my external WD didn't want to be friends....

I just ordered the Define XL, the p67 and the i5. The reason I didn't order anymore is because the website I ordered from stole my money without putting the order through. So I didn't have enough money to make a big order twice. So I'll have to wait a couple of days until the money gets wired back to my account... SUCKS
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