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Poll Results: Which system to build?

Poll expired: Feb 8, 2011  
  • 92% (35)
    Intel Core i5 Sandy Bridge 2500K 3.3GHz Quad, GTX 460 SE
  • 7% (3)
    AMD Phenom II X6 1090 3.2GHz Hex-Core, HD 5770
38 Total Votes  
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by OolerTheInventor;11952680 
I've never used that company before and my PSUs have always been Antec or Corsair.... I'll do some research about the company to see if I can same some cash and throw it somewhere else

Seasonic actually builds some Corsair units... they're definitely reliable.
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post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by OolerTheInventor View Post
I've never used that company before and my PSUs have always been Antec or Corsair.... I'll do some research about the company to see if I can same some cash and throw it somewhere else
I'm pretty sure the Corsair HX series is made by Seasonic. I suspect the PSU you chose and the ones I linked are nearly identical.
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by Aden Florian View Post
The build looks solid, the RAM is the only thing I would change as 4GB is kinda small these days, but you can always buy another pair down the road.
Well, it depends on what you do. If you lots of video-editing or multi-task heavily, then the extra RAM may be worth it. Otherwise, 4GB is fine these days for regular computing and gaming. I have 3GB and it's fine enough for me. 2GB is somewhat constraining, however.
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post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by steddy View Post
You can save $30-40 on the power supply by going with one of these.
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Originally Posted by OolerTheInventor View Post
I've never used that company before and my PSUs have always been Antec or Corsair.... I'll do some research about the company to see if I can same some cash and throw it somewhere else
It is a good company, if not better than Corsair or Antec. If you can afford it, get it.
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post #15 of 18
Thread Starter 
Changing the PSU helped me get faster RAM

SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W 89.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 2000 69.99
COOLER MASTER HAF 912 59.99
Athena Power 12" EPS-12V (8Pin) connector Extension Cable 3.99
GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 129.99
EVGA 01G-P3-1366-TR GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB 159.99
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz 224.99
LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner 15.99
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus 29.99
4 120mm case fans 14.76

Subtotal: $799.67
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post #16 of 18
Sandy Bridge all the way. Hands down, no competition.

I have an AMD right now, and it competed REALLY well with the old i5's and the x6 even competes with i7's...but not Sandy Bridge. O_O

AMD has Bulldozer coming out..but not for awhile.
post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by OolerTheInventor View Post
Changing the PSU helped me get faster RAM

SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W 89.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 2000 69.99
COOLER MASTER HAF 912 59.99
Athena Power 12" EPS-12V (8Pin) connector Extension Cable 3.99
GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 129.99
EVGA 01G-P3-1366-TR GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB 159.99
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz 224.99
LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner 15.99
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus 29.99
4 120mm case fans 14.76

Subtotal: $799.67
That's a big mistake, says I. You won't even notice the difference in RAM speed. Where as RAM capacity you just might, and even if you barely game or barely have more than a few programs on at the same time, it's future-proof.

Oh, and here's another nice little tip:
If you don't think you'll use your optical drive (I rarely do), you can wire in another one from another computer, temporarily, only to install Windows 7 (which you also mustn't pay for) and that'll save you another 16$.
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post #18 of 18
Your intel build is very similar to what I'm doing as well. Looks good I say intel
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