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This is my "final" build list to replace my aging AMD Athlon X2 system. It will primarily be used for video\\audio editing, recording and playback, but also some gaming.

Case = CoolerMaster ACTS 840 CoolerMaster ACTS 840. FWIW, it was a tough choice between this or the HAF-X, but I think the 840 will work out a little better for me.

In addition to stock fans, I'll add two 120mm fans behind HDD cage and a 140mm (which fits 120mm fan mounts) at the bottom. The stock 120mm rear fan will be replaced with something fairly quiet w/50-55cfm output, and reversed to intake. I'd like to get positive air pressure if possibe.

Motherboard = Asus PX58D-E Asus PX58D-E.

CPU = Intel i7-930 (OC'd to 4.0-4.2GHz) Intel i7-930.

Memory = GSkill "ripjaws" 3x2GB DDR3 2000MHz G.SKILL Ripjaws 2000Mhz. If possible, I'd like to get the timing down a bit from stock 9-9-9-27. My 2nd pick is Mushkin Redline 1600Mhz (Mushkin Enhanced Redline 1600Mhz) which are a little more expensive. Note: Due to the size of the heatsink, I'm limited in choices for DDR3.

From the reviews I read, the two are pretty close in terms of speed & timing from 1600Mhz to 2000Mhz. Since the GSkills are cheaper and underclock well if very high VTT/QPI voltage is required to reach stock speed, I picked them.

Heatsink = Noctua NH-D14 Noctua NH-D14. The 120mm with be replaced with another Noctua NF-P140mm (there's a review that determined this was the best two fan set up).

PSU = Corsair 850HX Corsair 850HX .

Graphics Card = MSI GTX460 1GB Cyclone (MSI N460GTX CYCLONE) OC'd to whatever I can get without a lot of fan noise. Will either go to SLI (same card) or replaced next version (i.e. die shrink) of 470/480 or next gen ATI some time later.

Sound Card = Asus Xonar DX2 PCI-E Asus Xonar DX2 PCI-E.

HDDs (already purchased and in use) = Caviar Black 1TB for OS/programs (will go to SSD later), WD Caviar Black 2TB Data, and Samsung F3EG 2TB for back up.

OS = Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Optical drives will be salvaged from current build, but will definitely buy a blu-ray burner before year end.

Total cost, including HDDs, OS and extra fans, is about $2100. I'm set on the case (until an ACTS 840 II is released ), HDDs, CPU, and model of graphics card (i.e. GTX460 1GB - not particular brand), but open to suggestions on the rest. Overall, I think it's a good build and a decent value at that price. Still, it is a lot of money (at least for me) so I want to make sure I'm not missing something.

Thanks for the help.


Edited by goesto11 - 6/10/13 at 3:59pm
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post #2 of 13
Not trying to be an arse, but no one is going to want to read that wall of text with no punctuation or formatting and a bunch of non-specific links.

I certainly didn't.

This:
MSI N460GTX CYCLONE

Is a lot easier to read than a page full of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...si%20gtx%20460
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post #3 of 13
yea fix it first its like looking at a black hole... I dont understand man kind anymore
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850w is extremely overkill. 650w is enough for SLI 460's. 500w for a single.

XFX 750w would be WAY more than enough for SLI 460's. Even with the CPU and both GPU's heavily OC'd.
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post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by Slider46 View Post
Not trying to be an arse, but no one is going to want to read that wall of text with no punctuation or formatting and a bunch of non-specific links.

I certainly didn't.

This:
MSI N460GTX CYCLONE

Is a lot easier to read than a page full of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...si%20gtx%20460

I revised it so hopefully it is easier to read. FWIW, I didn't know how to change the url link name until I saw how you did it.

If you have a few moments to take a look at the build list, I'd appreciate your thoughts.

Thanks.


Edited by goesto11 - 6/10/13 at 3:59pm
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850w is extremely overkill. 650w is enough for SLI 460's. 500w for a single.

XFX 750w would be WAY more than enough for SLI 460's. Even with the CPU and both GPU's heavily OC'd.

Thanks. I guess I over-estimated the power requirements for a GTX460 SLI configuration or the next gen/die shrink high end GPUs.

I picked the HX-850 because it got great reviews across the board and the price (w/rebates) had come down enough. With the rebate, the HX-850 is the same price as the XFX 750 watt. It's also the same price as the HX-750 (odd pricing by newegg ). I also thought it would be a safe choice to handle whatever the next build is like.

Still, no use wasting money. I can save $40 by going to the HX-650 watt. Hmm...I need to reconsider this.


Edited by goesto11 - 6/10/13 at 3:59pm
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post #7 of 13
No no no no no.

All the XFX units have the promo code XFX power for 15% off and have for about a week.

XFXPOWER

After the rebate it still doesn't match the price of the XFX units without the promo code.

$140<$130?

I don't think so.

Anyways...the 650w with the promo code is the best deal you can get for SLI 460's. $87 shipped.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207007
Edited by Confessed - 8/28/10 at 11:56pm
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+1 for that XFX, they have been some of the best psu's you can get recently.
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+1 for that XFX, they have been some of the best psu's you can get recently.
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Seasonic Innards?
It's a rebranded M12D, which is REALLY good.
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