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Poll Results: What is your Overall Opinion on this case

 
  • 49% (928)
    Great
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    Good
  • 12% (226)
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  • 5% (108)
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post #8981 of 28613
well first off i want one of the "quad core" 900Ts :-D with the Asus Formula 4 Extreme i should be able to unlock to 6 cores :-) but ill probably just end up getting a 965

but any way. the new AMD stuff is looking as sexy as ever i will agree and intell/nvidia are going to need to do something HUGE to respond (that or just do what they always do and ignore it)

any way. im not sure what the point of this post was... i shoudl sleep more. oh well

have fun all! OH and i got primer and flat black paint for the case mod yesterday! i know in the work log i said i would sunday but i ended up staying an extra day at Smith because it was a school holiday and their were no classes and i didnt have any thing pressing here at work so i took it off
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post #8982 of 28613
Hi everybody! (Hi, Doctor Nick!)

So, the first thing I want to say is big up's to the AMD industry for the 1090T and 1055T. Great prices for a 6-core processor. Also, love the 890FX chipsets with the dual X16 PCI-E lanes!

Next on the agenda...

I'm going to be doing a modest build for a friend of mine. He's converted to Mac for a few year now, but wants a PC Desktop for gaming (at the moment, mainly Starcraft II). I thought I'd share with you guys the parts we are going to use...

FYI, He wanted to keep his budget $500.00 ~ $600.00 but we ended up just under $600.00 with Mail in Rebate.

One item I wanted to highlight is the case we're using. I haven't gotten my hands on it yet, but from the specs/images it's a pretty nice case if you're on a tight budget. Sure, Rosewill isn't a great name.. but I said "Budget". The PSU mount is on the bottom, 120mm on front, rear and top, option for 2x120mm on side panel, full black (interior), tool-less design, and front mesh. Not bad for $49.99, no?

CPU & Motherboard combo:
$213.99
  • AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE
  • BIOSTAR 790GX

RAM:
$57.99 + $2.99 Shipping
  • OCZ DDR3 1066 Cas 7 (2 x 1GB)

Hard Drive:
$69.99
  • WD Caviar 500GB 7200RPM 32MB Cache

PSU:
$74.99 (After $20.00 MIR)
  • Thermaltake 750W 80+ Certified (Single rail)

Case:
$49.99
  • Rosewill Smart One

GPU:
$128.99
  • XFX HD5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI-E 2.0
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post #8983 of 28613
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Originally Posted by clee413 View Post
Hi everybody! (Hi, Doctor Nick!)

So, the first thing I want to say is big up's to the AMD industry for the 1090T and 1055T. Great prices for a 6-core processor. Also, love the 890FX chipsets with the dual X16 PCI-E lanes!

Next on the agenda...

I'm going to be doing a modest build for a friend of mine. He's converted to Mac for a few year now, but wants a PC Desktop for gaming (at the moment, mainly Starcraft II). I thought I'd share with you guys the parts we are going to use...

FYI, He wanted to keep his budget $500.00 ~ $600.00 but we ended up just under $600.00 with Mail in Rebate.

One item I wanted to highlight is the case we're using. I haven't gotten my hands on it yet, but from the specs/images it's a pretty nice case if you're on a tight budget. Sure, Rosewill isn't a great name.. but I said "Budget". The PSU mount is on the bottom, 120mm on front, rear and top, option for 2x120mm on side panel, full black (interior), tool-less design, and front mesh. Not bad for $49.99, no?

CPU & Motherboard combo:
$213.99
  • AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE
  • BIOSTAR 790GX

RAM:
$57.99 + $2.99 Shipping
  • OCZ DDR3 1066 Cas 7 (2 x 1GB)

Hard Drive:
$69.99
  • WD Caviar 500GB 7200RPM 32MB Cache

PSU:
$74.99 (After $20.00 MIR)
  • Thermaltake 750W 80+ Certified (Single rail)

Case:
$49.99
  • Rosewill Smart One

GPU:
$128.99
  • XFX HD5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI-E 2.0
thats a VERY solid build for the money imo i would add some ram asap though. people i know that got beta keys are saying starcraft 2 is rather incentive in the RAM and CPU load department (i cant verify this at all sorry) so ram can only help
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post #8984 of 28613
going back over it you could probably get away with a 500 wat PSU and get slightly more ram (3 or 4 gigs instead of 2)
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post #8985 of 28613
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Originally Posted by Striker36 View Post
thats a VERY solid build for the money imo i would add some ram asap though. people i know that got beta keys are saying starcraft 2 is rather incentive in the RAM and CPU load department (i cant verify this at all sorry) so ram can only help
Thanks! I agree he should have at least 4GB of RAM but at the moment he is focused on keeping the budget low. I originally had him on a DDR3 1333 2x2GB but it was pushing the budget out too far...

Basically, I originally had his build at about $800, but chopped each component little by little until I got to a price he was happy with.

I figure, if he really wants a boost, he can just add 2 more sticks of RAM on his own.
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post #8986 of 28613
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Originally Posted by Striker36 View Post
going back over it you could probably get away with a 500 wat PSU and get slightly more ram (3 or 4 gigs instead of 2)
A valid point.

My concern about a lower wattage PSU is overall degradation and video card power consumption...

The Thermaltake is only a 80+ Certified (not bronze), and the XFX video card, I am assuming, will want to use up a lot of power. My friend wants this money to last time a while, so I don't want to cut off his future proofing of a upgrade on a GPU or added expansion cards because of the PSU wattage.

Edit: Plus, if theres ever any troubleshooting needed, I will get the call. The last thing I want happening is a lack of power & have to deal with a return item. In other words, it'll be easier to tell him "buy more ram. Here is the link".
Edited by clee413 - 4/27/10 at 10:43am
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post #8987 of 28613
the 57xx cards use next to nothing for power. you can easily run one on a 5-650 wat PSU and not see any loss in any thing provided your not clocking super hard core or running like 500 fans

put an extra 5770 in a buddies rig about 2 weeks ago with a 650 and its kicking just as hard (with epic crossfire graphics) and still has a decent overclock going (3.6ghz in a 955 with 3.2 stock)

how ever i CAN see why you would be concerned. that is after all why i spend the extra cash on a 950 tx
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post #8988 of 28613
I'd say get one of these PSU's at 550watt atleast or up. Probably 600watt would be good.

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post #8989 of 28613
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Originally Posted by Striker36 View Post
the 57xx cards use next to nothing for power. you can easily run one on a 5-650 wat PSU and not see any loss in any thing provided your not clocking super hard core or running like 500 fans

put an extra 5770 in a buddies rig about 2 weeks ago with a 650 and its kicking just as hard (with epic crossfire graphics) and still has a decent overclock going (3.6ghz in a 955 with 3.2 stock)

how ever i CAN see why you would be concerned. that is after all why i spend the extra cash on a 950 tx
Would you say it is a better value to get more RAM capacity or a higher speed?

I'm thinking I'll either do (4 x 1GB) DDR3 1066 or (2x1GB) DDR3 1333. Of course, the 2x1GB DDR3 1333 would allow him to upgrade to 4GB if he needed, later. Then again, I suppose he doesn't want to have to buy additional parts soon...
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post #8990 of 28613
I think its a better value to get higher speeds. Of course you can overclock.
    
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