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post #11 of 19
Pardon me for intruding but the Hyper 212 EVO at $35 is a far from impressive choice.
You will get much better all around performance with a Sunbeam Twister 120 for less.|

The value of the CX 600 V2 is also extremely dismal. For slightly less without rebates, the Rosewill RG630 performs significantly better in all respects. It provides so much more power on the 12V rail among other things.

Buying any SSD below 60GB is also not something I favour due to price scaling. For near same price, this Corsair Nova 2 SSD ([ame=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0057A5RA6?linkCode=xm2&tag=invihand-20]link[/ame]) provides similar performance and uses the same first-gen Sandforce controllers.

Don't bother getting the 560 (non-Ti) at that price. The 460 is basically the same thing for less.
Edited by xd_1771 - 10/28/11 at 9:35pm
post #12 of 19
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Here is what I have minus the SSD.

AMD Phenom II x4 995 Black Edition

Asus M5897 ATX Motherboard

Corsair 600w Power Supply

G.Skill Ripjaws X series 4GB (2x2gb) (I have the same ram in 4 gig already so it will be a 4gb upgrade.

Seagate Barracuda 500gb (I have secondary HDD)

Lite-On DVD Burner

Sunbeam wister CPU Cooler

Cooler Master HAF-912

EVGA GTX-560 (Not included in price).

Total came to $545.43 with shipping included. The next question is which SSD. The only things I would really install on it are the OS and higher end games like BF3.
Edited by INeedANewPC - 10/29/11 at 2:47am
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post #13 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by INeedANewPC;15495813 
Here is what I have minus the SSD.

AMD Phenom II x4 995 Black Edition

Asus M5897 ATX Motherboard

Corsair 600w Power Supply

G.Skill Ripjaws X series 4GB (2x2gb) (I have the same ram in 4 gig already so it will be a 4gb upgrade.

Seagate Barracuda 500gb (I have secondary HDD)

Lite-On DVD Burner

Sunbeam wister CPU Cooler

Cooler Master HAF-912

EVGA GTX-560 (Not included in price).

Total came to $545.43 with shipping included. The next question is which SSD. The only things I would really install on it are the OS and higher end games like BF3.

I see here your saying that you have a secondary hard drive for storage I would assume. If this is the case I highly recommend investing that money in a newer larger SSD now for os and a couple games(128Gb m4) ,and waiting on the HDD if you can. HDD prices are massively inflated currently so it seems like a bad idea to purchase one now. For example last Christmas time I purchased my two 1TB f3s for about what your paying for your one Seagate 500GB, not only do I have four times the space, but they are in raid so I have more than double the speed.

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Edited by LuckySe7ens - 10/29/11 at 7:25am
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post #14 of 19
For a few dollars more than the Asus board you have chosen I highly recommend this ASRock.
http://www.Newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-157-262

It has 90 degree sata ports, and equally good vrms plus cooling for overclocking, and it actually supports x8 x8 CrossFire/sli! I have built with the Asus board you have and its nice, but this ASRock is More like a 990x chipset in disguise.

Also take a look at xd's posts above mind, the rg630 is definitely a superior unit to the Cx600 you have selected, which is only mediocre as far as stabile power and power delivery. Rg630 would leave plenty of room for sli (which the ASRock board I linked would fully support and not bottleneck) of two 560s.

This burner saves you a couple bucks, put it towards the better mobo smile.gif
http://www.Newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=27-151-233

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Edited by LuckySe7ens - 10/29/11 at 7:31am
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post #15 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LuckySe7ens;15497447 
For a few dollars more than the Asus board you have chosen I highly recommend this ASRock.
http://www.Newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-157-262

It has 90 degree sata ports, and equally good vrms plus cooling for overclocking, and it actually supports x8 x8 CrossFire/sli! I have built with the Asus board you have and its nice, but this ASRock is More like a 990x chipset in disguise.

Also take a look at xd's posts above mind, the rg630 is definitely a superior unit to the Cx600 you have selected, which is only mediocre as far as stabile power and power delivery. Rg630 would leave plenty of room for sli (which the ASRock board I linked would fully support and not bottleneck) of two 560s.

This burner saves you a couple bucks, put it towards the better mobo smile.gif
http://www.Newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=27-151-233

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Alrighty. I am not getting a HDD because I have a spare 1TB. For an SSD should I look around Crucial? Only thing I changed on my list is the motherboard. The extra $10 is nothing so I am getting the ASRock.
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post #16 of 19
Getting the CX 600 V2 would be paying more for less power....
It has significantly less amperage available on the 12V rail, and may not support 2 560s in SLI.

I highly recommend the RG 630 over the CX 600 V2. It is a great quality unit that will leap ahead of the Corsair.

Honestly, the $50 Rosewill Rg530 will outperform the CX600 V2 based on 12V rail wattage.
post #17 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xd_1771;15499272 
Getting the CX 600 V2 would be paying more for less power....
It has significantly less amperage available on the 12V rail, and may not support 2 560s in SLI.

I highly recommend the RG 630 over the CX 600 V2. It is a great quality unit that will leap ahead of the Corsair.

Honestly, the $50 Rosewill Rg530 will outperform the CX600 V2 based on 12V rail wattage.

Changed powersupply to Rosewill RG 630. Thanks for the find.
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post #18 of 19
PSU/CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.743776
($17 combo savings plus apply promo code CorsairTXMG31 for an additional $11 off, yes, it works with the combo, I checked). This way you are getting a pretty nice 700W Corsair for ~$80 effectively.

RAM/MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.747826
$20 combo savings makes this 8GB kit about the same price as a 4GB kit. Keep in mind that the tall heatsinks on this RAM could interfere with CPU heatsink selection. (I suggest a downblowing style with clearance anyways).

SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148442
(these are some of the fastest SSDs you can buy right now)

ODD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151233

That's $600 shipped.
     
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Toshiiba THNSNH 256GB Enterprise RE3 1TB Asus BD combo drive Artic A30 
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Manjaro Linux Samsung 21.5" LCD E2009WFP E2009WFP 
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Seasonic G 550W Modular Fractal Design Core 3500 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Toshiba THNSNH 19nm 256GB 1TB Spinpoint F3 WD RE3 1TB WD RE3 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
yes CM Seidon 120V SolydK OpenSuse 13.1 
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Linux Mint 9-32 bit // Linux Mint 17-64 bit  Manjaro Xfce Samsung 21.5" HannsG 21.5" sideways! 
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post #19 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mdocod;15502704 
PSU/CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.743776
($17 combo savings plus apply promo code CorsairTXMG31 for an additional $11 off, yes, it works with the combo, I checked). This way you are getting a pretty nice 700W Corsair for ~$80 effectively.

RAM/MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.747826
$20 combo savings makes this 8GB kit about the same price as a 4GB kit. Keep in mind that the tall heatsinks on this RAM could interfere with CPU heatsink selection. (I suggest a downblowing style with clearance anyways).

SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148442
(these are some of the fastest SSDs you can buy right now)

ODD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151233

That's $600 shipped.

Wow! Great find, thanks!
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