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Case: Antec 1200

PSU: Corsair 550VX

Motherboard: GIGABYTE EP45-UD3R

RAM: Mushkin 4GB

CPU: Intel C2D E8400

HDD: WD Black 640GB

CPU Cooler: Xigmatek HDT-S1283

And Xigamatek Retention Bracket

GPU: XFX 9800GTX+ XXX


Feel free to critique, i don't mind at all
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Everything is great, except for one thing:
I would upgrade the mobo to a gigabyte ga-ep45-ud3p.
It's slightly more, but if your gonna overclock, you'll get much better results.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...20ga-ep45-ud3p
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post #3 of 21
That's a very solid build

If it was me I wouldn't go with the Antec 1200... I can personally never justify spending of $100 on a case.

But it's great
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You can get the Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 for the same price as that 9800, or this 260 with free far cry 2 for 230, other than that everything looks good

EDIT: or this Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 with 1 gig for 225 and 210 after mir
Edited by Speedma11229 - 12/21/08 at 7:25pm
    
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post #5 of 21
Switch the 9800 out with a 4870 for only a bit more.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102810

180 after MIR
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Originally Posted by ddanko12 View Post
Everything is great, except for one thing:
I would upgrade the mobo to a gigabyte ga-ep45-ud3p.
It's slightly more, but if your gonna overclock, you'll get much better results.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...20ga-ep45-ud3p
The board i have from what i have read is pretty much exactly the same except for one less PCI express slot.


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Originally Posted by BlankThis
That's a very solid build

If it was me I wouldn't go with the Antec 1200... I can personally never justify spending of $100 on a case.

But it's great
Yeah i'd really rather not spend that much but i just love the look of the 1200, so i'm looking past the price for now.
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post #7 of 21
yeah
change the 9800 to 4870
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post #8 of 21
You don't need the Antec 1200, unless you really have a desire for it. The 900 is cheaper and works well in terms of cooling/wire management.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129021
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Originally Posted by Speedma11229 View Post
You can get the Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 for the same price as that 9800, or this 260 with free far cry 2 for 230, other than that everything looks good
I have a question, how big of a performance difference is between the 260/192 and the 260/216?

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You don't need the Antec 1200, unless you really have a desire for it. The 900 is cheaper and works well in terms of cooling/wire management.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129021
I don't need it, but i want it! LOL
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Pretty much what everyone else stated and to add: I'm not a fan of that CPU cooler, it's difficult to mount the fan on the heatsink using the rubber pieces. Sliced my finger open with the aluminum fins when I did it the first time. I would get something more user friendly. Perhaps a Zalman or a Thermalright or Noctua or scythe HSF? There's a lot out there and they're all roughly about the same performance wise and they have a flat solid base.
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