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Old May 6, 2009, 04:20 PM
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Hey, just wanted to know whether you guys had anything to say before I get this setup. Any advice would be appreciated. I'm new to all this, so I'm just looking for some guidance.

Case: Antec P182
Mobo: ASUS P6T Deluxe V2
CPU: Intel Core i7 920
Cooling: Noctua NHU12P SE1366
GPU: GeForce GTX 275
Memory: Corsair XMS3 6GB DDR3 3X2GB
PSU: Corsair TX750W 750W (for future flexibility)
HD: Western Digital Caviar 640GB x 2

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Old May 6, 2009, 04:46 PM
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Nice parts. I'd suggest you get the Black model of the 640gb drives, they are faster.
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Old May 6, 2009, 04:50 PM
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Killer build. If you want a case that is more flashy may i suggest the HAF 932.

What monitor do you (or will you) have?
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Old May 6, 2009, 04:57 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I'll look into the Caviar Black.

I'm going to be using a Samsung T240 for the next little while. Are there any major differences (aside from looks) between the P182 and the HAF 932?
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Old May 6, 2009, 05:00 PM
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Case: Antec P182
Mobo: ASUS P6T Deluxe V2
CPU: Intel Core i7 920
Cooling: Noctua NHU12P SE1366
GPU: GeForce GTX 275
Memory: Corsair XMS3 6GB DDR3 3X2GB
PSU: Corsair TX750W 750W (for future flexibility)
HD: Western Digital Caviar 640GB x 2
Dig deeper and try and get a GTX285
Bump up your PSU to 850W (ensure adequate headroom should you get another 285)
Go with the Blacks as mentioned
Ensure you get 1600 Mhz RAM (if you plan on OC'ing)
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Old May 6, 2009, 05:15 PM
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Is there a big difference in performance between the 275 and the 285?

I was also probably not going to get a sound card. Is that a bad idea?
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Old May 6, 2009, 06:06 PM
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Is there a big difference in performance between the 275 and the 285?
Yep - especially noticeable if your running higher Resolutuions
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I was also probably not going to get a sound card. Is that a bad idea?
I personally find onboard Audio suitable for my needs
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Old May 6, 2009, 06:18 PM
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 275 896MB Review

here a review of the gtx275 with gtx285 benchmark

Imo, I don't think is worth the 100$+ premium but you will notice the difference in higher resolution
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Imo, I don't think is worth the 100$+ premium but you will notice the difference in higher resolution
thats your opinion......imo its worth it!
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well, for not even 10% of performance boost, you have to play an 33% premium, that's not good in my opinion, but I'm cheap.
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