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post #1 of 17
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I'm FINALLY going to be getting a new build. This q8300 is killing me slowly.

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811139004
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072
Mobo: Gigabyte P67 UD4
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231444
Cooler: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=28416
Fans on HS: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=28136

I already have a 1200 watt Mushkin Joule, one of two GTX460 Hawk Talon Attacks, my monitor, speakers, mouse, and keyboard. Though I'm upgrading my keyboard whenever I can to a Das Model S.

Do you guys see any glaring mistakes? Or am I set? I'm going for a blue, black, and silver theme, btw.
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post #2 of 17
The case looks a bit.... pricey. I would advise changing that unless you really want it.
Also I'd recommend different coolers depending on your overclocking goal.
Everything else looks fine though.
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post #3 of 17
man that case i want it so bad =(


looks pretty solid my friend
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post #4 of 17
yea im sure you can also get the hyper 212 for cheap now, they are pretty good coolers imo
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I chose the case because I despise my 902. I want something that is pretty to look at, and easy to work in. I'll be keeping that case for a very long time too. Haha. I figure it will work just fine.

Also, I plan on OCing my 2500k to a respectable level. Most likely 4.4ghz. Also, I LOVE black nickle. Lol. The VenX matches my theme perfectly.

Does anyone have any info on my fan choice? I've gotten mixed opinions about the AP121s on heatsinks. GT-AP13s are an option too. I will be painting those to match my theme though. Are deep cool fans solid heatsink fan choices? I really like the color.
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Originally Posted by Sooner348 View Post
I chose the case because I despise my 902. I want something that is pretty to look at, and easy to work in. I'll be keeping that case for a very long time too. Haha. I figure it will work just fine.

Also, I plan on OCing my 2500k to a respectable level. Most likely 4.4ghz. Also, I LOVE black nickle. Lol. The VenX matches my theme perfectly.

Does anyone have any info on my fan choice? I've gotten mixed opinions about the AP121s on heatsinks. GT-AP13s are an option too. I will be painting those to match my theme though. Are deep cool fans solid heatsink fan choices? I really like the color.
i love my 902!
UR HAT'IN
post #7 of 17
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Want a second one then? $80 shipped!

But seriously. I need to get this nasty case out of my house before I throw it through a window. Has anyone had success selling through Craiglist? I'm a little iffy on it.
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post #8 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sooner348 View Post
Want a second one then? $80 shipped!

But seriously. I need to get this nasty case out of my house before I throw it through a window. Has anyone had success selling through Craiglist? I'm a little iffy on it.
I have but its a hit a miss, i dont deal with the who *****footing emails back and forth. I have them call me or text.

Just don't expect it sell it at a price close to what you bought it for.
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post #9 of 17
The Hyper 212+ is good but maybe you wanna check out the CM V6GT.
As for cases I say check out the NZXT Phantom and CM storm sniper
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post #10 of 17
Too small and too expensive. Get a full tower. You could get something as badass looking as this on Newegg for much less! It also comes in black, but white is so elegant.

Perfect choice, but too expensive. This same CPU can be had at Microcenter for only $180.

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Mobo: Gigabyte P67 UD4
No complaints here! Nice board.

Can't really say anything cause I'm not a big RAM head, but it looks reasonably priced and is 1600MHz with crazy timings, so no objections here.

I have not a single clue about air cooling, but I paid $60 for mine, so if this is even just a little better than the thermaltake frio I'm fine with it. Although TRUE and megahelms seem to be recommended around here.

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I already have a 1200 watt Mushkin Joule, one of two GTX460 Hawk Talon Attacks, my monitor, speakers, mouse, and keyboard. Though I'm upgrading my keyboard whenever I can to a Das Model S.
I've never head of that PSU, is it a good one?
Edited by cuad - 3/11/11 at 2:52pm
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