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post #1 of 19
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Hi

I'm looking to order the parts for my new PC sometime next week. I would like it to be as quiet as possible with decent cooling. This is what I have come up with so far.

Case: Antec P182
PSU: Corsair HX 520w
CPU: E7300 (Should be out next week)
CPU Cooler: True 120 with Nexus fan
Mobo: Asus P5K-E Wifi
Ram: Corsair 4gb
HDD: Samsung 500gb
Graphics: Gecube 4850

Any suggestions?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 PK5-E Wifi ATI 4850 Corsair 4gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 750gb Samsung DVD-RW Windows Vista x64 Samsung 22" 
PowerCase
Corsair 520w Antec P182 
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E8400 PK5-E Wifi ATI 4850 Corsair 4gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 750gb Samsung DVD-RW Windows Vista x64 Samsung 22" 
PowerCase
Corsair 520w Antec P182 
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post #2 of 19
Are you going to go Xfire in the future?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E8400 GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R EVGA 8400 GS 512mb :/ G.Skill 4gb 2x2gb DDR2 1000 PQ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD400gig+WD640gig+WD160+Samsung 1.5TB SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R SATA Vista Home Premium x64+OS X 10.5.7 Leopard Acer X223W 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft OCZ StealthXStream 600W Antec Nine Hundred Microsoft IntelliMouse 
Mouse Pad
Revoltec 
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C2D E8400 GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R EVGA 8400 GS 512mb :/ G.Skill 4gb 2x2gb DDR2 1000 PQ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD400gig+WD640gig+WD160+Samsung 1.5TB SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R SATA Vista Home Premium x64+OS X 10.5.7 Leopard Acer X223W 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft OCZ StealthXStream 600W Antec Nine Hundred Microsoft IntelliMouse 
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Revoltec 
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post #3 of 19
Looks good. The 520hx is a good PSU and good enough for your rig but if you don't need modular and may get another 4850 or some minor upgrades, I would get 550vx or 650tx.
post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by LawLIam View Post
Are you going to go Xfire in the future?
I don't think so unless the prices come down alot in the future. I've heard the 4850's get quite hot aswell so I'm not sure about going xfire in the future.
My Pc
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 PK5-E Wifi ATI 4850 Corsair 4gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 750gb Samsung DVD-RW Windows Vista x64 Samsung 22" 
PowerCase
Corsair 520w Antec P182 
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My Pc
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 PK5-E Wifi ATI 4850 Corsair 4gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 750gb Samsung DVD-RW Windows Vista x64 Samsung 22" 
PowerCase
Corsair 520w Antec P182 
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post #5 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by linskingdom View Post
Looks good. The 520hx is a good PSU and good enough for your rig but if you don't need modular and may get another 4850 or some minor upgrades, I would get 550vx or 650tx.
I was originally going to go with the 650w but on the corsair website there's a page which shows that a 450w corsair psu is enough to power an overclocked quad with several HDD's. So the 520w should be ok.
My Pc
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 PK5-E Wifi ATI 4850 Corsair 4gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 750gb Samsung DVD-RW Windows Vista x64 Samsung 22" 
PowerCase
Corsair 520w Antec P182 
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My Pc
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 PK5-E Wifi ATI 4850 Corsair 4gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 750gb Samsung DVD-RW Windows Vista x64 Samsung 22" 
PowerCase
Corsair 520w Antec P182 
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post #6 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by LawLIam View Post
Are you going to go Xfire in the future?
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Originally Posted by robcpfc79 View Post
I don't think so unless the prices come down alot in the future. I've heard the 4850's get quite hot aswell so I'm not sure about going xfire in the future.
Hmm, while you are not planning on x-firing now you should still plan ahead and get a xf mb. But, if you are happy with having just one card...then you will be fine with what you have lined up.

Ah...I don't think anyone is satisfied with just one card though
LightningPhoenix
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 3930  Asus Rampage IV Extreme EVGA GTX690 GSkill 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Vertex 3 OCZ Vertex 3 Slot load Toshiba TS-TA23 TA23A 6X Blu-ray Burner  Gear Head 24x DVD+/-r Sata Internal Drive 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Vapochill LS Custom mod'd by Jin Park Custom 3D printed Evaporator Adapter w/RGB stri... Windows 7 HP2408H 24'' LCD  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
VIEWSONIC 22" LCD Logitech DiNovo&Optimus mini3 keyboard Rosewill LIGHTNING Series LIGHTNING-1000 1000-W... Two Custom Clear Plexiglass Cases 1-PC & 1-LS 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Saitek Obsidian Lighted Acrylic Onboard RIVE KarmanHardon Soundsticks II 2.1 Speakers 
AudioAudioOther
Logisys SP6006SPL clear plexiglass speakers  Miglia Diva 2.1 Compact Speaker 3D Space Pilot Pro Mouse 
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Intel i7 3930  Asus Rampage IV Extreme EVGA GTX690 GSkill 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Vertex 3 OCZ Vertex 3 Slot load Toshiba TS-TA23 TA23A 6X Blu-ray Burner  Gear Head 24x DVD+/-r Sata Internal Drive 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Vapochill LS Custom mod'd by Jin Park Custom 3D printed Evaporator Adapter w/RGB stri... Windows 7 HP2408H 24'' LCD  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
VIEWSONIC 22" LCD Logitech DiNovo&Optimus mini3 keyboard Rosewill LIGHTNING Series LIGHTNING-1000 1000-W... Two Custom Clear Plexiglass Cases 1-PC & 1-LS 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Saitek Obsidian Lighted Acrylic Onboard RIVE KarmanHardon Soundsticks II 2.1 Speakers 
AudioAudioOther
Logisys SP6006SPL clear plexiglass speakers  Miglia Diva 2.1 Compact Speaker 3D Space Pilot Pro Mouse 
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post #7 of 19
Where do you live? If US, I can help getting better deals.
What's your budget?
What's your main purpose of building this system?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.20GHz (lapped) DFI Lanparty DK P35-T2RS MSI 8800 GTS 512MB G.SKILL 2(2 X 2GB) Dual Ch. 
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Seagate 7200rpm 250GB Vista Home Premium 64-bit Acer 22" Corsair 550W 
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Seagate 7200rpm 250GB Vista Home Premium 64-bit Acer 22" Corsair 550W 
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post #8 of 19
Thats a good solid build. I wouldn't worry about crossfire, I think you would just be wasting money with that upgrade and don't forget that nehalem is just around the corner so you would need a new mobo and cpu for that someday. If nothing else in the future you could upgrade to 4850X2 or whatever dual gpu single slot solution they have, who knows.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium D 940 Intel 945P 8800GTS 640mb 2 GB PNY 667 
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Seagate 320GB Windows XP Samsung 941bw 
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Pentium D 940 Intel 945P 8800GTS 640mb 2 GB PNY 667 
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post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by legendor View Post
Where do you live? If US, I can help getting better deals.
What's your budget?
What's your main purpose of building this system?
Nah I live in the Uk where eveything's expensive My budget is around £600 (£800 including monitor and keyboard + mouse). I will be using it for general stuff, games, work, video, music etc.
My Pc
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 PK5-E Wifi ATI 4850 Corsair 4gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 750gb Samsung DVD-RW Windows Vista x64 Samsung 22" 
PowerCase
Corsair 520w Antec P182 
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My Pc
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 PK5-E Wifi ATI 4850 Corsair 4gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 750gb Samsung DVD-RW Windows Vista x64 Samsung 22" 
PowerCase
Corsair 520w Antec P182 
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post #10 of 19
Thread Starter 
Will the nexus real silent 120mm fan be ok for the heat sink?
My Pc
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 PK5-E Wifi ATI 4850 Corsair 4gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 750gb Samsung DVD-RW Windows Vista x64 Samsung 22" 
PowerCase
Corsair 520w Antec P182 
  hide details  
Reply
My Pc
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 PK5-E Wifi ATI 4850 Corsair 4gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 750gb Samsung DVD-RW Windows Vista x64 Samsung 22" 
PowerCase
Corsair 520w Antec P182 
  hide details  
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