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post #11 of 19
Alright I think overall, u have a pretty good build. Shouldn't have any problems. Post pics of what u do with ur case as well
post #12 of 19
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Nawthph: Hahah yea it's pretty convenient, I've found some good deals there, but when things aren't on sale, Amazon and Newegg do the job

Here's an example. I ordered my Cosmos case off Newegg at 179 bucks. Cost 100 to ship it here to Japan. It was still 30 dollars cheaper than buying it here. The 5770's here cost over 200 dollars as well. Newegg shipping to here is such a blessing. Plus Newegg customer service is in English, which is a huge positive for me haha.
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yea 40 gb is not going to be useful for more than a web browser
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post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post
yea 40 gb is not going to be useful for more than a web browser
I was thinking about it just now and... considering all updates and things that come with windows 7, im considering using my 40 gig JUST for OS. That leaves plenty of buffer room so that I don't overcrowd it with programs. Then I'll buy a 80 gig on top of that just for programs. Then my 320 gig is used for games, movies, etc.

I have been working a lot of overtime lately... I should spoil myself right?

Nolimits: Will do, sadly with crappy iphone pics

Nawtheph: lol yea being in Japan is a big factor. You're in the technology capital of the world and still buy computer parts from the US?? :-D
Edited by Ake219 - 3/26/10 at 4:44pm
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post #15 of 19
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Sorry for the double post guys, but little update:

So living near a MicroCenter just paid off again!

Earlier I paid $300 for the i7 930 on Amazon. Just walked into Microcenter, saw the i7 930 for $199!! Got my money back from Amazon, and used the $100 dollar difference I got back to upgrade my 40GB SSD to an 80GB. Problem(s) solved!

Also, in regards to GTX470 being released in the time frame after I purchased a brand new 5850 and before I opened the box, I had a decision to make. Yes, the 470 performs better than the 5850, but at two costs my build is not willing to pay, more heat, and thus more noise to cool. So I'm still happy with my purchase and I'm gonna have my little efficient beast running while staying silent.

Now I'm just waiting on my monitor and the new SSD to come in now, estimated to be delivered on Wednesday. Yes I'm excited, can't you tell?
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post #16 of 19
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So time came around for a new PC, and my current one was becoming increasingly loud, slow, and well... obsolete.

GPU:
ATI HD 5850
How are you cooling the GPU?? Even if you buy the quietest 5850 (Sapphire version), it will be the loudest part of your rig. I'm doing a very similar quiet i7 build with a 5850 and am getting this: http://www.overclockers.com/prolimat...13-vga-cooler/

I spent several hours trying to estimate if that heatsink will fit in my P180 mini case & just concluded it will be really close (I'll find out for sure when it shows up this Friday!)
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post #17 of 19
I wouldn't change a single thing about that build (except the SSD which you already took care of). And I'm impressed, most people screw up their first build terribly - they pick completely off-the-wall parts, or go overboard with one but skimp on another more important one. But it looks like you did your research
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Thank Manyak! Yeah, I did some serious research beforehand, I always do, at least a couple weeks before, when I bought custom computers, simply for the fact that more expensive or newer is not always the best answer when it comes to technology.

avaya: Didn't need a GPU cooler, I didn't overclock and don't game hard enough to over heat it as it is. So it's still dead quiet in the case!

Just bumping to update you guys that my rig is complete!

I'd give you guys benchmarks and stuff but seeing that everything is stock and not overclocked (for now), all I can really say is that this thing is so quiet I keep feeling like something is wrong with it, like it died or something haha. Other than that, I've installed L4D2 and Bad Company 2 and I can play both on highest settings without any dips in FPS ever. Also, Photoshop and iTunes and all other apps on my SSD = near instant loading. Bonerific.
Edited by Ake219 - 4/9/10 at 11:12am
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post #19 of 19
sounds like a good solid build, good job
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