Originally Posted by HOTDOGS;12708419 This is the proposal, with prices since whatever I could price match through NCIX I did
- 2X CM R4-S4S-10AK-GP 140mm Fans - $16.40
- CM Blade Master 120mm - $8.99
- Antec Truepower 650W - $69.95
- CM Hyper 212+ - $24.12
- EVGA 01G-P3-1366-TR GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 - $159.99
- Gigabyte X58A-UD3R - $193.00
- Rosewill RCR-IC001 Card Reader - $14.99
- LG GH22NS50B OEM DVD/CD Reader - $17.99
- OCZ Obsidian Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 - $64.99
- 2X Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB - $96.98
- Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB - $89.99
I think 650W seems a little high for what you're running unless you plan to go SLI, which may not be a bad idea. But it's a good price-per-way so I'd stick with it.
Do you really need the card reader? I got one when I first built my computer and never ended up using it. Some printers have them, but other than that I found it to be an eyesore and never used it. I didn't have a camera, but still. Found no problems hooking up via the camera and it'll save you money and clutter in your case. I think it'll also spare you some USB hookups on your mobo.
I put together an i7-930 build for a buddy in the summer with a 212+ and things got warm. I went for 4.0GHz with a 38mm San Ace as the push and stock as the pull and things topped off quite high. I was informed the chips run hot though, and I haven't heard any complaints from him. But I also have a 212+ with the same fans and they keep my CPU in my sig nice and cool with no problems.
The GPU seems like it should be okay for video editing and such. I've got a GTX 285 and have done good amounts of video editing in my day without any problems.
I could be mistaken but the UD3R mobo might have been the one I used with my friend's build. If so, no complaints there. Seems a little pricey being like a quarter to a fifth of your entire build though. Can't build a house on a poor foundation though?
What are the fans for? I'm assuming the 140's are for the case. They seem decent enough. Is the 120 for a push or pull? You can get Scythe Kaze Jyuni's on DirectCanada for $6 a pop, pretty solid.
As for RAM, I've heard over the years to stay the heck away from OCZ. Especially now that they've gotten out of the RAM market. Can't be a good sign. I always go with G.Skill, personally; can't beat the price-to-performance ratio. And I might consider getting like 12GB, especially if you do a lot of video editing. RAM's pretty dirt cheap right now so I don't see why you wouldn't double up for the price.
If you're looking for raw storage space, the WD 2TB drives are $75 a pop on DC as well. I don't think the F4's are the logical progression of the F3's, either; what I mean is that the F4's aren't as fast as/faster than the F3's, but don't quote me. In terms of the F3's, though, seems like as good a deal as any.
Should I buy the extra insurance through NCIX for shipping? The price to calculate with is $554.20.
- Free insurance covers up to $100 of damage or lost orders
- ADDITIONAL INSURANCE ($7.36 - 1.5% of the subtotal) - Covers the full amount of your order.
- ADDITIONAL INSURANCE with ExpressRMA ($14.71 - 3% of the subtotal) - Covers the full amount of your order and fast ExpressRMA product replacement coverage from 30 days in case there are problems *.
I would say goes with the additional insurance, at least. I would say no to expressRMA or whatever. I can only imagine that would cover the cost of shipping both ways, but I think it's only 30 days if it's like DirectCanada. So I'd say no. Even if you get something faulty within the 30 days you can still RMA it. If it doesn't offer to pay shipping from you to them, then F it. Waste of cash because you'll spend the same anyways.
Why I selected certain parts:
- I plan on running Snowleopard with Kakewalk and Windows 7 hence the 2X 250GB HDDs
- 2TB HDD for shared files (footage, pictures, etc.)
- I plan on watching DVDs and reading CDS hence the Drive
- I will be editing HD AVCHD footage, which is captured to SDHC cards, hence the Flash Card Reader
- I might overclock, hence the 212+ and additional Blade Master
- Better air flow with the added two 140mms
- I’d say 6GB RAM meets program standards (Triple Chanel Board) plus its black and I think it would look nicely with the rest of the case
- Antec Truepower 650W Modular PSU because it should make cable management easier and is cheaper than the Corsair ones
I can't comment on the multiple OS's. The 2TB storage though, unless you're looking for performance storage, seems like a "best cost" type thing. Like I said, don't think the F4's are anything special.
I understand the card reader, and given that argument it might now be a bad idea. Especially if it's a video camera.
I would look around a bit with the 140mm fans. Scythe has some good fans for a good price. Just be aware that the 140mm Kazemaru 2's ONLY fit 120mm slots. Pretty lame.
And again, like I said, I'd look at better RAM at a better price and more of it.
Finally the True Power seems good. Antec has pretty good power supplies I believe, and you can't argue with the price-per-watt here.
What is RMA like through NCIX? Do I need to by those extra service plans per part through NCIX?
Should I add anything else besides OSx and a CPU? Cables, screws, etc?
No idea what the RMA is like, I only/always go DirectCanada for large orders and largely don't have a problem.
EDIT: Actually, I believe I had the X58A-USB3 Gigabyte mobo for my friend's build. Solid motherboard either way though. I'd probably pay the $15-20 extra for the UD3R.Edited by CasanovaFly - 3/13/11 at 12:26pm