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Thanks! Doesn't sound too hard then.

The current build I'm looking at is:

Case: NZXT Vulcan (obviously)
Power supply: OCZ StealthXStream II 600W
Motherboard: MSI 890GXM-G65 (AM3)
Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition
RAM: 2x2GB Corsair 1600 Mhz RAM (Wasn't too bothered about this, should I be?)
GPU: HD 6850
Hard disks: 1x 1TB 7.2k rpm, 1x 1.5 TB 5.4k rpm

Cooler: I'll buy one after I've seen the dimensions of the case.

Oh, and probably something like a Samsung DVD RW.


Lights and fans and such come after that, when I've taken it apart and such.


So, does that sound good? The PSU was over-specified to allow for another 6850 further down the line...
Edited by Korlus - 11/10/10 at 5:06am
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Thanks! Doesn't sound too hard then.

The current build I'm looking at is:

Case: NZXT Vulcan (obviously)
Power supply: OCZ StealthXStream II 600W
Motherboard: MSI 890GXM-G65 (AM3)
Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition
RAM: Corsair 1600 Mhz RAM (Wasn't too bothered about this, should I be?)
GPU: HD 6850
Hard disks: 1x 1TB 7.2k rpm, 1x 1.5 TB 5.4k rpm

Cooler: I'll buy one after I've seen the dimensions of the case.

Oh, and probably something like a Samsung DVD RW.


Lights and fans and such come after that, when I've taken it apart and such.


So, does that sound good? The PSU was over-specified to allow for another 6850 further down the line...

All sounds good, but I know you said Corsair 1600mhz ram, what you mean? how many gb is what matters really, if your just gaming/web browsing/movies etc then 4gb is plently but yeah.

and were you looking at a air cooler? or one of the closed watercooling kit thingys?
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I meant to put in 2x2GB of RAM, and watercooling is a bit pricey for me to justify the performance increase, so I was looking more at a mid/lower-upper range air cooler. I'd rather not spend a fortune on it, but I don't want to get something that doesn't work either.

I've been trying to find a good one for a reasonable price, but I've heard mixed things about the Xigmatek Dark Knight?

The other coolers I've heard mixed/reasonable things about (that actually look like they have a chance of fitting in the case) are:
Zalman CNPS9900 NT
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

What would you recommend? My price range is up to about £30-35 (~$50-55), unless you really suggest something better?
Edited by Korlus - 11/10/10 at 5:27am
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I meant to put in 2x2GB of RAM, and watercooling is a bit pricey for me to justify the performance increase, so I was looking more at a mid/lower-upper range air cooler. I'd rather not spend a fortune on it, but I don't want to get something that doesn't work either.

I've been trying to find a good one for a reasonable price, but I've heard mixed things about the Xigmatek Dark Knight?

The other coolers I've heard mixed/reasonable things about (that actually look like they have a chance of fitting in the case) are:
Zalman CNPS9900 NT
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

What would you recommend? My price range is up to about £30-35 (~$50-55), unless you really suggest something better?

Heh, I use to have a Dark Knight before my H50 and it was fine, nice cooler.
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Originally Posted by Korlus View Post
I meant to put in 2x2GB of RAM, and watercooling is a bit pricey for me to justify the performance increase, so I was looking more at a mid/lower-upper range air cooler. I'd rather not spend a fortune on it, but I don't want to get something that doesn't work either.

I've been trying to find a good one for a reasonable price, but I've heard mixed things about the Xigmatek Dark Knight?

The other coolers I've heard mixed/reasonable things about (that actually look like they have a chance of fitting in the case) are:
Zalman CNPS9900 NT
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

What would you recommend? My price range is up to about £30-35 (~$50-55), unless you really suggest something better?
the Coolermaster Hyper 212+ is a good cooler
cheap and get close to temp's of a darknight ect
    
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Hey guys I put up my build thread in case any of you want to take a look at how my systems coming along.

http://www.overclock.net/small-form-...ter-build.html
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Hey i just got this up and running today. It's my first scratch build and it was pretty slow going. Didn't run into too much trouble except when it came to tidying up all the cables. I dont know how most of you keep it so clean... I think mounting the HDD's with the connections facing forwards would help a lot. I'll fix it properly and put up some better pics but a nice dark shot showing off all the lights is good enough till then .

The colours are a bit different than in the photo's. The fan's are red zalman's and i put a UV led in the front just to give it some more bling bling .

It's running pretty cool so I had a quick go OC'ing it to 3.8Ghz (still only hit around 43C testing with prime 95). I basically copied someone's bios settings but i figured i should read a little more about the chip etc so it's back to stock for the moment.

Edited by awall - 11/13/10 at 5:12am
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It looks pretty good. I think that most people put the cables around the back of the motherboard when possible. Out of interest, can I ask why you chose a Phenom II x2 in place of either an Athlon x4 or a Phenom x4 for your build?
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I got the 555 mainly to keep the cost down. It seemed like a great chip with heaps of potential. I figure if it starts to be a limiting factor then i'll upgrade to an x4 or 6 because they're still pretty cheap in comparison to intel. Plus i hoped it might be able to unlock a core (don't think it's going to happen with this one though).

I'm a total noob with all this and already i have it at 3.9ghz and it is very stable and still cool. I think it should be able to go 4ghz+.
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