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post #1 of 45
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Yep, critisicm encouraged, as long as it's constructive .

I'll be using the 170 opty, 20" LCD, RDX-200 and dvd burner that I bought from members here and my current video card, sound card and ram(for now till I sell these left overs). They'll be in my X-plorer case and I'm thinking of ordering the following (with a budget of $225):

CPU Cooler: ZALMAN CNPS 9500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118004

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 160gig
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148230

Fans 80mm: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811998111

120mm:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835224004

PSU: mushkin 580watts
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817812004

*note that I'll be moving around a lot with it and that I like to show off my see through side panel, so looks and weight are an issue.
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post #2 of 45
I had the CNPS9500 for awhile and while it was a great cooler in its own respects, I went for a Tuniq Tower 120. Definitely worth the cash IMHO. Also, I hear mushkin PSUs aren't exactly Grade-A PSUs. Maybe A Seasonic or something like that??
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I have been told time and time again, the only Zalman worth it is the 9700, and it still requires hefty case flow.
    
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post #4 of 45
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The PSU was my main concern. I don't know what's good or not. Was thinking of this stealthxstream from OCZ: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341010 , any good?
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post #5 of 45
I would get a Big Typhoon in stead of that Zalman, it will cool better and costs a few dollars less. Those fans looks pretty good. But for the PSU I would get either a Silverstone ST56F 560W or a FSP AX500 500W for $86.99.
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post #6 of 45
Dopin nailed the PSU's
    
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post #7 of 45
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dopin_Nuts View Post
I would get a Big Typhoon in stead of that Zalman, it will cool better and costs a few dollars less. Those fans looks pretty good. But for the PSU I would get either a Silverstone ST56F 560W or a FSP AX500 500W for $86.99.
Don't want to risk a Typhoon if I'm going to go to lans a lot. I'm already close to budget and the Silverstone might put me over, the FSP I'm not sure about... .
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ACFreezer7Pro...
Its small, light, and cools like a ~$50 cooler...
    
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post #9 of 45
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Originally Posted by dpawl31 View Post
Dopin nailed the PSU's
I say go for the Silverstone.
 
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post #10 of 45
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Originally Posted by Tyrker View Post
Don't want to risk a Typhoon if I'm going to go to lans a lot. I'm already close to budget and the Silverstone might put me over, the FSP I'm not sure about... .
Why wouldn't you want to risk a BT if you're going to lans a lot? And FSP makes great PSUs.
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