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post #31 of 36
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For some reason I feel that the non-modular one is sturdier. I don't mind the clutter, HAF Xm has a backpanel cable-management feature last I checked, so I can ditch anything I'm not using there. To ground myself before I build, I have to touch a plugged in power supply, isn't it?
post #32 of 36
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For some reason I feel that the non-modular one is sturdier. I don't mind the clutter, HAF Xm has a backpanel cable-management feature last I checked, so I can ditch anything I'm not using there. To ground myself before I build, I have to touch a plugged in power supply, isn't it?

 

There are many very high-quality modular PSUs that make the TX650 look like it's just an average quality PSU (which it really is in truth).

 

If the wall outlet is properly grounded, then that will work.  You can also install the PSU into the case so that you also have the metal of the case at your disposal.  Again though, you're right that the PSU has to be plugged in so that it's connected to a proper ground line.

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post #33 of 36
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ASUS Sabertooth boards with that [censored] "Thermal Armor" are quite overpriced imo. I would go for:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Z77-Extreme6-Motherboard-Content-Protection/dp/B007KTY4QU/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1352135902&sr=1-1
Or the original board you have picked out with the 3820 is fine too.

Funny you should say that. I don't think the higher prices are due to the thermal armor (Still paid premium price on my Sabertooth x79 that doesn't have one like the z77), when I bought mine I was looking for longevity, considering the Sabertooth is one of the only boards out there with a 5 year warranty, and there were already talks about Ivy-e being x79 compatible. Even if I don't plan to keep the motherboard for 5 years, it does say a lot about the higher quality components (military grade, certified by a 3rd party) when Asus is willing to almost double the warranty time.
Sure, it lacks some of the ROG features, but I do love the number of thermal sensors and the added thermal radar software (saved my life when the fan header in my 7970 turned out to be dead and I couldn't RMA it since my parents bought it in the US and I live in Brazil, I was able to hook it to a Fan Header in my sabertooth and have full control of it's speed). I have yet to see one reviewer say a bad thing about these features (the thermal armor is a mixed bag in some of them but overall it's well accepted).
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post #34 of 36
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Alright. From what I gathered ye don't particularly like the PSU. Is it a tragic sort of scenario or is it just an unreliable PSU? The cables really aren't an issue, and the power seems adequate. Corsair is also a good brand, from what I gather. If you've better alternatives, toss 'em my way!
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Alright. From what I gathered ye don't particularly like the PSU. Is it a tragic sort of scenario or is it just an unreliable PSU? The cables really aren't an issue, and the power seems adequate. Corsair is also a good brand, from what I gather. If you've better alternatives, toss 'em my way!

 

We are just being very picky because the TX650 is a quality-made PSU, but there are better PSUs on the market these days for roughly the same price and many of them are modular.

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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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post #36 of 36
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Ah **** it. Comes with a five year warranty. It ought to be fine. I appreciate the amount of attention you paid to this though. I was really surprised and am frankly astounded at the friendliness of this website!
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