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The PC P&C 1200W is nice, but indeed noisy, and $150 more than the Silverstone Zeus for no noticeable quality difference (plus, the Silverstone is modular. If you don't like modular, there is also a non-modular Zeus for the same price.).

The Thermaltake is pretty nice also, but I have a (personal?) preference for Silverstone, and their customer service is top-notch. (I've heard about a case of someone purchasing a DA1200, and after two RMAs, Silverstone sent him the Zeus 1200W, without charging the difference in price.)
    
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
The PC P&C 1200W is nice, but indeed noisy, and $150 more than the Silverstone Zeus for no noticeable quality difference (plus, the Silverstone is modular. If you don't like modular, there is also a non-modular Zeus for the same price.)
Yeah, it's definitely not worth the extra price but I thought I should mention it anyway.
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In all honesty dude, with how expensive that rig is going to be, why don't you just hold off till the end of the year for the next-gen nehalems? Just one of those will be more powerful than an entire skulltrail system.

btw, do they sell all these parts in dubai? I'm gonna be moving out there soon and I'm gonna need a place to go to that I can get things like this from =)
I don't buy my parts directly from Dubai. They are way behind in terms of performance pc parts. I use Overclockers.co.uk to ship what I need to Dubai.

One bonus is with Dubai being a tax haven you don't pay vat on your purchases. The down side is that shipping weight is crushing. I did a test purchase recently...I wanted to put a motherboard, some ram and some 120mm fans but due to the shipping weight I could only buy the motherboard, shipping is 15 pounds per shipment. I attempted to buy a case from the same place but every case I tried it was overweight. In the end I had 5 seperate orders for almost everything I needed for a new rig, 5 seperate orders with a 15 pound shipping charge but you still save money because of the no vat.

You can get the majority of parts here. Most of the quad cores, Q6600, QX9650...no QX9770 or 9775 tho. Motherboards are plentiful. PSU's are hard to find, lots of generic rubbish but luckily I found a Zalman 850 heatpipe in a store. Memory is hard to find...Lots of Corsair Dominator in the 8500 flavour and the very basic 1333mhz DDR3, ask someone about OCZ and they stare at you blankly. Cases too are hard to find...I luckily found Lian Li PC-V2100 that had been in a guys store for 2 years! Other than that its been hard to find a decent case and even harder to ship them here
Edited by Joeking78 - 5/12/08 at 11:46pm
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Ok its pretty much exactly how I feared I lived in Lebanon and Jordan for a while and it was the same way. Except Jordan taxes computer parts like its the cool thing to do. I was just kinda hoping since Dubai is an extremely wealthy city and pretty much everything they do is in excess that they might actually get this stuff.

Looks like I'm going to have to be sure to buy a nehalem before I leave!!!
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post #25 of 29
I would definately go for Xigmatek 1200W, same high quality and performacne but nice price with lifetime warranty.
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post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by Gamer_Josh View Post
Don't let the 1000W fool you, it's basically a 1200W in disguise.

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I wouldn't say that. It provides 80A on the 12V rails and comparable 1200W psus have ~95A.
Hey, that's just what I've read in multiple reviews of this PSU. I'm no PSU expert, so I can't personally attest to that.
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Hey, that's just what I've read in multiple reviews of this PSU. I'm no PSU expert, so I can't personally attest to that.
It's cool, do you happen to remember a specific review that said that? Just curious because there are quite a few people that shouldn't be reviewing PSUs and I was hoping it was one of them who said it and not someone who should know better.
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gonna spend all that money on a much slower rig:-/
    
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post #29 of 29
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gonna spend all that money on a much slower rig:-/
You mean the Skulltrail platform? Yeah... that is a complete and utter waste of money indeed.
    
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