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Best midrange build I could put together. Advice?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I am upgrading my incredibly dated and horrible computer very slowly into something that will last me for years.

So far I have bought an Antec 902. I hate it so much. An Ultra LSP650. And 1/2 MSI GTX460 Hawk Talon Attacks.

I intend on upgrading my case much later, and my PSU as soon as possible. Most likely to the Antec TP NEW 650. EDIT: Just ordered it from the egg. The Ultra scares me to be honest. I don't trust it.

My current wishlist includes,
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=14844385

I'm also getting my CPU cooler from Frozen CPU. I'm going with a blue, black, and silver case theme, so I went with the Venomous X black, and SS AP121 UV blue blades for push/pull. I'm going to get UV cathodes for a coolness factor of 10.

I'm waffling back and forth on the case issue. I HATE LEDs now thanks to my 902... And I want good cable management for once... The 902 is terrible in this regard too. I'm thinking either the Corsair 650D once it comes out, or a 600T with side window.

What do you guys think?
Edited by Sooner348 - 1/29/11 at 1:07pm
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post #2 of 8
I'm going to recommend my NZXT Phantom case, there are some LEDs but you can turn them off easily. It has really really good cable management. Or the 600T is also great but a bit pricy.
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post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
I'm more a fan of "elegant/ simple" case design. The Phantom is a little gaudy for my taste.
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post #4 of 8
The Ultra psu is not that bad honestly speaking. I have owned one myself and had it for a year and a half. No problems ever. It will get the job done for now. As for the case, why do you not like it?
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post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
The PSU is horribly inefficient. Haha. And it makes a high pitched whining noise under load. I am selling it locally to a friend who has much less power needs than I.

The case is cramped, ugly, is horribly loud due to the mesh on the side, is poorly made, and just isn't user friendly at all. The only redeeming quality id the incredible airflow.
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NZXT Havok Windows 7 Ultimate x64 LG Flatron W2361V IBM Model M 
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post #6 of 8
I have that same PSU (the Antec 650 NEW) and will be putting in my computer soon. I also spent a while buying parts for my computer like you.
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post #7 of 8
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I have canceled my order from the egg, and will be purchasing a 1000w Mushkin Joule for $75. Also, I will be getting my RAM from Mushkin as well. Unbeatable prices.
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NZXT Havok Windows 7 Ultimate x64 LG Flatron W2361V IBM Model M 
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Mushkin Joule 1200 Fractal Design R3 White Cooler Master Storm Spawn X Trac Ripper XXL 
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post #8 of 8
I found a great combo with your motherboard and CPU...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.576625

Hope it helps
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