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post #1 of 10
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this will be my first computer that i've actually built with "new" parts

Already Bought
Asus P5K Deluxe
NZXT Lexa Blackline
Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme
Q9450


Stuff I Might Order
Geforce 8800 gts (g92)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 750GB
Corsair XMS2 DHX 4GB(2 x 2GB) [2 sets of these = 8gb]
Samsung DVD Burner
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610w [will this fit in my lexa without hitting the fan on the top?]
2 80mm vantec tornado fans [one on the bottom intaking air and one on the top exhausting air]
5 120mm fans [2 for heatsink, 3 for case]
Windows Vista 64-Bit Home Premium




very big step up from the emachines T3025 i'm using XD
    
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post #2 of 10
Looks pretty good. I would have looked into a different case, but its too late for that .

What you should do instead of the 1 750g HDD, is get 2 500g HDDs and raid0 them.
    
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post #3 of 10
looks good
i would a got a duel instead of a quad (myself anyway)
post #4 of 10
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i bought the lexa about a year ago when i was going to first build a computer but i needed my money for other stuff at the time =/


i really regret getting that case X_X
    
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Seagate 750gb Samsung DVD Burner Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit LG 32LC7D 
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Logitech G15 Corsair 520HX NZXT Lexa Blackline Logitech G5 
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Seagate 750gb Samsung DVD Burner Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit LG 32LC7D 
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post #5 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Clinic View Post
What you should do instead of the 1 750g HDD, is get 2 500g HDDs and raid0 them.
wouldn't 2 500gb harddrives cost more? i'm pretty close to the most i can spend at the moment.
    
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Q9450 ~Lapped~ Asus P5K Deluxe EVGA Geforce 8800 GTS 512mb Corsair XMS2 [8gb] 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 750gb Samsung DVD Burner Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit LG 32LC7D 
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Logitech G15 Corsair 520HX NZXT Lexa Blackline Logitech G5 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 750gb Samsung DVD Burner Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit LG 32LC7D 
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Logitech G15 Corsair 520HX NZXT Lexa Blackline Logitech G5 
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post #6 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by N1gh7 Ph03n1x View Post
wouldn't 2 500gb harddrives cost more? i'm pretty close to the most i can spend at the moment.
Yup, sure would. 500GB drives are about $100 (so 2 would be $200), 750GB drives are about $130-140. RAID0 gives you faster load times but that's not a big deal for most people. I like having a single drive, gives me time to grab a handful of goldfish before Counterstrike loads

If you go RAID, you'll also need to make sure the southbridge on the motherboard supports RAID. Some of the budget overclocking P35 boards don't allow RAID.
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post #7 of 10
why do you regret the lexa,... i think its amazing
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post #8 of 10
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awhile back i remember seeing on overclock.net a mod for the lexa that involved turning the hard drive cage allowing for more airflow from the front 120mm fan. anyone know what i'm talking about? if so, can someone provide a link
    
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Q9450 ~Lapped~ Asus P5K Deluxe EVGA Geforce 8800 GTS 512mb Corsair XMS2 [8gb] 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 750gb Samsung DVD Burner Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit LG 32LC7D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair 520HX NZXT Lexa Blackline Logitech G5 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 750gb Samsung DVD Burner Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit LG 32LC7D 
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Logitech G15 Corsair 520HX NZXT Lexa Blackline Logitech G5 
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post #9 of 10
I remembered this from the newegg site, wanted to make sure you see it:

"The fans aren't the highest quality but the average case modder usually throws them out anyway. The dust covers restrict air flow critical to keeping an Sli setup cooled off, So I took them out. The temps dropped about 5-7 degrees after that."
    
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post #10 of 10
*shrug*
You didn't give us a budget to work with.

if it were me I'd go with multiple medium-large hdd and get them into a raid array of my choosing instead of 1 large hdd.

Just personal pref
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9000 Uh, iunno SLI 280m 6GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500gb Raid0 Windows 7 64bit 17" 1920x1200 Logitech MK700 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Alienware M17X body Logitech G9 Xtrac Ripper 
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Q9000 Uh, iunno SLI 280m 6GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500gb Raid0 Windows 7 64bit 17" 1920x1200 Logitech MK700 
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Alienware M17X body Logitech G9 Xtrac Ripper 
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