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Cooling:
CORSAIR Hydro H70 CWCH70 $100

CPU:
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T $199.99 with $10 gift card

Graphics:
Palit NE5X460EFHD02 GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB $149.99 ($124.99 after rebate)

Motherboard:
GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s $104.99

Memory:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory $99

Case:
Corsair Graphite Series 600T $144.99 ($134.99 after rebate)

Power Supply:
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W $69.99

SSD:
OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD3-2AGT90G 3.5" 90GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $169.99 ($147.99 after rebate)

HDD:
Western Digital WD20EARS Caviar Green 2TB $70

Windows:
Microsoft Windows 7 $99

Monitor:
HANNspree By Hanns-G HF225DPB Black 21.5"

Keyboard:
Wireless keyboard and mouse $14.99

Total 1352.92

This computer will be used for video editing and rendering in the future. I am not a hardcore gamer but I would like my computer to be able to handle some gaming in the future if need be. That being said I will never be one to get into hardcore gaming and overclocking.

I also wanted the system to be able to take its video output to my LCD 1080p big screen without issue.

Couple of questions:
1. Is the liquid cooling really needed? Will it extend the life of the machine?
2. Is my graphics card ok with the fact that I would like it to be able to handle a game in the future but not maxed-out gaming?
3. Why is it that when I read reviews of HDs that it seem like they all fail?
4. Any nice sales coming soon that would save me money or get me a better piece of equipment?
5. How would you rate this system?

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 26
Here is a variation of my recent 1 grand build in another thread:
x6 1090T + Xigmatek GAIA cooler - $218
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO + ASUS GTX 460 1GB + Just Cause 2 - $321 shipped, $281 AR
2x G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2GB 1600 CL7-8-7 - $50 each after promo
Antec TP-650+ LANCOOL PC-K58W - $135 shipped all
Samsung F3 1TB - $51 after promo [see link]
HANNS-G 21.5" 1080p monitor - $130 shipped
OCZ Vertex 2 50GB SSD - $90, $75 AR
LITE-ON 24X DVD - $18
1090T promotional gift card - $10 off

Grand total of $1003 shipped
After rebates: $958

I wouldn't consider the H70 absolutely necessary, the GAIA should be able to at least take you to 4Ghz; it is cheap and good. If you want a really really good cooler, get a Noctua NH-D14. It'd be somewhat cheaper than the H70 but actually performs equal or better. Somewhat bigger too, but should fit in a K58W.
Edited by xd_1771 - 3/13/11 at 12:50pm
post #3 of 26
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Keyboard:
Wireless keyboard and mouse $14.99
your a monster. also, your PSU needs more watts and your case is too small.
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post #4 of 26
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your a monster. also, your PSU needs more watts and your case is too small.
How many watts do I need and I thought the Corsair 600T was huge and could handle it? Is it really that small?

There was a deal on NCIXUS.com for a wireless keyboard and mouse for $15. I can't remember the brand off of the top of my head.
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post #5 of 26
You have enough watts, just get a better brand. Coolermaster PSU's aren't that good.

Just get a Corsair
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post #6 of 26
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Originally Posted by amurph0 View Post
You have enough watts, just get a better brand. Coolermaster PSU's aren't that good.

Just get a Corsair
Is the rest of the build ok? Anything in particular you would change? I really have no clue what I am doing.
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AMD Phenom X6 1090T Black Gigabyte Socket AM3/AMD 890GX GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair Force 80GB SATA II MLC LG Black LightScribe Support Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit ASUS 23" Full HD LED 
PowerCase
Antec Truepower 750W Corsair Graphite Series 600T 
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AMD Phenom X6 1090T Black Gigabyte Socket AM3/AMD 890GX GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair Force 80GB SATA II MLC LG Black LightScribe Support Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit ASUS 23" Full HD LED 
PowerCase
Antec Truepower 750W Corsair Graphite Series 600T 
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post #7 of 26
NCIXUS shipping to the US can be fairly expensive actually...
Corsair 600T is good, but if you want a great deal you can take the TP-650 + K58W mentioned earlier or the TP-750 + K62 for $175
post #8 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shades6091 View Post
Cooling:
CORSAIR Hydro H70 CWCH70 $100

Graphics:
Palit NE5X460EFHD02 GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB $149.99 ($124.99 after rebate)

Power Supply:
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W $69.99

This computer will be used for video editing and rendering in the future. I am not a hardcore gamer but I would like my computer to be able to handle some gaming in the future if need be. That being said I will never be one to get into hardcore gaming and overclocking.

I also wanted the system to be able to take its video output to my LCD 1080p big screen without issue.

Couple of questions:
1. Is the liquid cooling really needed? Will it extend the life of the machine?
2. Is my graphics card ok with the fact that I would like it to be able to handle a game in the future but not maxed-out gaming?
3. Why is it that when I read reviews of HDs that it seem like they all fail?
4. Any nice sales coming soon that would save me money or get me a better piece of equipment?
5. How would you rate this system?

Thanks in advance.
I would get a better graphics card. the SE is the low end of the cards. I'd go with a regular 460 or bump the money up and get a 560.

The wattage of your PSU is very good... I'm not sure I would say it needs to be more. not with your current set up. I think though CM isn't as popular of a PSU as say a Corsair.

H70s are very good. Might be overkill, but I am not familiar with your processor.
    
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post #9 of 26
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Cooling:
CORSAIR Hydro H70 CWCH70 $100
You're not gonna overclock so you don't need this at all! And personally I would go with an air cooler for about half the price.

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CPU:
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T $199.99 with $10 gift card
You can get a i5 2500k from Microcenter for $180, which will blow this CPU out of the water, however you would be spending more on the mobo.


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Graphics:
Palit NE5X460EFHD02 GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB $149.99 ($124.99 after rebate)
great midrange card. if you can find one for cheaper then I say go for it.

Quote:
Motherboard:
GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s $104.99
I have no clue about AMDs. But if you went the i5 2500k route your mobo would cost you around $180 vs. $105

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Memory:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory $99
You say your going to do video stuff so I see why you're buying lots of RAM. My only RAM advice is to go for 1600MHz, but that probably won't help you because a) you won't be overclocking and b) they say that with AMD boards, you should get RAM with better timings matter more than RAM with higher frequencies.

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Case:
Corsair Graphite Series 600T $144.99 ($134.99 after rebate)
I will always tell people to grab a full tower case, just because it gives you more room to work with and more space for hardware and hopefully a cooling boost.

Quote:
Power Supply:
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W $69.99
Yes 600 watts is enough for your rig. I will always tell people to try and get at least 750 watts, for the future. I will always get flamed for it to, lol. Also, some guy was talking about the quality of the PSU. Your current choice appears on tier 3 of this list: http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

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SSD:
OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD3-2AGT90G 3.5" 90GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $169.99 ($147.99 after rebate)
I hate SSDs but if you really need one for your video encoding or loading up adobe CSn then what can I say.

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HDD:
Western Digital WD20EARS Caviar Green 2TB $70


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Windows:
Microsoft Windows 7 $99
Just make sure that it's 64-bit and the Professional or a lower version.

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Monitor:
HANNspree By Hanns-G HF225DPB Black 21.5"
My only monitor advice would be to get an IPS panel. They're supposed to be worlds better for color.

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Keyboard:
Wireless keyboard and mouse $14.99
I understand your not a gamer but this just breaks my heart.

Total 1352.92

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This computer will be used for video editing and rendering in the future. I am not a hardcore gamer but I would like my computer to be able to handle some gaming in the future if need be. That being said I will never be one to get into hardcore gaming and overclocking.


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I also wanted the system to be able to take its video output to my LCD 1080p big screen without issue.
If the video card has an HDMI port, it shouldn't be a problem.

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Couple of questions:
1. Is the liquid cooling really needed? Will it extend the life of the machine?
no! and yes.

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2. Is my graphics card ok with the fact that I would like it to be able to handle a game in the future but not maxed-out gaming?
YES! The 460 is more than enough for competitive gaming, the only gaming that truly matters! Eat that, public players.

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3. Why is it that when I read reviews of HDs that it seem like they all fail?
No idea. I have a random Western Digital that I got off eBay and it has been money in the bank for me for 3-4 years now.

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4. Any nice sales coming soon that would save me money or get me a better piece of equipment?
Sales are ALWAYS happening in the computer parts industry, and on GOOD products too. It's really great.

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5. How would you rate this system?
I give you an F because of that keyboard and mouse.

your welcome.
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post #10 of 26
The case choice is amazing... plenty of room to work in it. Check out my build log for what all I am doing with it. I agree with the other posts about the PSU.... get a better brand; Corsair, Antec, SeaSonic, PC Power and Cooling.

I never recommend people getting wireless keyboard and mouse. I used to love them, until during an intense gaming session both died on me at the same time. I couldn't do anything but scramble for the charger to find that my kid had unplugged it. I stick with wired stuff from now on. It will never run outta juice when making a boss pull or going for a headshot.

Also the 1090T is superb for rendering the videos. I went from 5 hours for a 2 hour video to about 30 minutes.

Also the H70 is overkill for it. If you want the lower temps of the liquid cooled just grab a H50 and add in another fan. Will be less expensive.

One last thought. Use combo deals if you can! Bundle certain parts together for discounts if possible.
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