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Originally Posted by David17 View Post

Hey guys I'm new to this thread and am thinking of building my own computer using the cooler master HAF XB case but I'm confused on what a good setup would be for it.. i have a set budget of under $900, and i found a store that would support my budget................................................ http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_31&products_id=22433

I would preferably buy everything hear including the case

if any one is willing to help it would be much appreciated

Thanks:thumb:

Motherboard: ASRock Extreme 4

Memory: 8Gb Gskill Ripjaw 1600

CPU: Intel i5 3570k

PSU: Corsair TX650M

CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo

GPU: EVGA GTX 660

HDD: Seagate 1Tb

TOTAL: $921

(no OS, no case. Just a starting point for hardware)
Edited by Ramsey77 - 4/11/13 at 6:41am
 
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AMD system:

Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme 3

Memory: 8Gb GSkill Ripjaw 1600

CPU: AMD FX-8320

PSU: Corsair TX-650M

CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO

GPU: Gigabyte HD7950

HDD: Seagate 1Tb

Total: $915

(no OS, no case. Again, just a starting point).
 
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post #1903 of 10526
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Picked up mine yesterday, here's the finished product.

However, I have experienced issues with the X-Dock board at the back of the 3.5" Bays. Upon first boot one of the capacitors popped like a firecracker. Here's a photo:



As you can see one of the capacitors has popped.

Not only did it destroy the X-Dock, it also rendered the motherboard inoperable and fried both hard drives that were attached to it. Good thing it was time for an upgrade eh?

I'm certain I connected up the system correctly, and even made sure the hard drives were slotting into the X-Dock properly. I'm just assuming it was a dodgy unit, the bang and scent of the exploded capacitor gave me quite a fright!


Umm.. holy crap, now I am scared!
post #1904 of 10526
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Originally Posted by Ramsey77 View Post

AMD system:

Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme 3

Memory: 8Gb GSkill Ripjaw 1600

CPU: AMD FX-8320

PSU: Corsair TX-650M

CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO

GPU: Gigabyte HD7950

HDD: Seagate 1Tb

Total: $915

(no OS, no case. Again, just a starting point).

I would make a few changes.

I would strongly suggest an FX 4300 over the FX 8320. They're basically identical in gaming performance. There really isn't anything there to justify the extra $70 for the fx 8320. The extra 4 cores are irrelevant.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/fx-8350-8320-6300-4300.html
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-processor-frame-rate-performance,3427.html

I would go for a TX-850M or a beefier PSU- I know he won't need it but it is a steal for only ~$15 more.

Finally, I would go for a 7870 XT over the 7950 and purchase from a secondary market- I got mine for $200. If not, he should get the 7950 from a secondary market. They can be had for ~$250.

The $100 or so he saves can be towards other things.
    
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post #1905 of 10526
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Originally Posted by Zhohner View Post

Picked up mine yesterday, here's the finished product.



Not the neatest cable arrangement, but i'm very happy with it.

However, I have experienced issues with the X-Dock board at the back of the 3.5" Bays. Upon first boot one of the capacitors popped like a firecracker. Here's a photo:



As you can see one of the capacitors has popped.

Not only did it destroy the X-Dock, it also rendered the motherboard inoperable and fried both hard drives that were attached to it. Good thing it was time for an upgrade eh?

I'm certain I connected up the system correctly, and even made sure the hard drives were slotting into the X-Dock properly. I'm just assuming it was a dodgy unit, the bang and scent of the exploded capacitor gave me quite a fright!

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Originally Posted by Chemx View Post

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That's why the first thing I did on this case was to take out that damn x-dock board.

I've had no problems so far with my hot swap bays (knock on wood), and I've heard that the problems some people had with the bays frying the HDDs were caused by the users plugging in the molex cable upside down?
post #1906 of 10526
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Originally Posted by Binary Ecyrb View Post

Umm.. holy crap, now I am scared!

Hm... I see no reason to. Think it could of been a bad capacitor, especially if he had it plugged in right, nothing else really could of caused it besides the wrong voltage. Would have to see how the other side looks to make sure nothing was bridged. Noticed the top SATA port looks singed, so it could of been a few various reasons.

I'm not really concerned about mine, since I've been using it since December. I'm just ordering the new one mainly because of the detached molex and vertical SATA ports.
post #1907 of 10526
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Originally Posted by iRollSwishas View Post


I've had no problems so far with my hot swap bays (knock on wood), and I've heard that the problems some people had with the bays frying the HDDs were caused by the users plugging in the molex cable upside down?

I'm 100% certain I did not plug in the molex connector upside down. It was one of the first things I checked when taking the computer apart again, I even tried plugging it in upside down on purpose (after removing it) and it was extremely difficult.
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Noticed the top SATA port looks singed, so it could of been a few various reasons.

It's the same story on the motherboard itself, the SATA port is blackened.


Here's a photo of the other side (Sorry about the flash)




To be honest I'm not really too fussed about it. The motherboard was 3 years old and the hard drives were low capacity and had nothing important on them. Just removed the X-Dock board and plugged in manually.
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post #1908 of 10526
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I've had no problems so far with my hot swap bays (knock on wood), and I've heard that the problems some people had with the bays frying the HDDs were caused by the users plugging in the molex cable upside down?

Yeah, I've heard that too, but better be safe than sorry.
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post #1909 of 10526
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I would make a few changes.

I would strongly suggest an FX 4300 over the FX 8320. They're basically identical in gaming performance. There really isn't anything there to justify the extra $70 for the fx 8320. The extra 4 cores are irrelevant.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/fx-8350-8320-6300-4300.html
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-processor-frame-rate-performance,3427.html

I agree unless your'e going to be using software other than gaming frequently than can make use of the extra cores. I just helped a buddy of mine put together an 8350 based system because he'll be primarily using it to encode recorded video and if he wants to get into video gaming on the pc he'll be able to make use of those extra cores while gaming and recording/streaming.
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My first ever build! Fans, heatsink and more coming soon. I can haz membership?handlebarssmiley.png



Tried to be as neat as possible with the cables but its kind of a pain with a non-modular PSU..
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