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Old August 1, 2009, 09:47 PM
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I agree,
its an absolutely fantastic case....
I'm thinking of while led's white sleeving and white led fans everything else in black.

Later on, when I go WC, White tubing and light blue fluid.... could look really, really really good.
Be sure to include pics and a review of the case if you can
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Old August 2, 2009, 07:31 AM
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I will for sure.
I hope ncix is open on monday... I'll have to place my order online, call and get the case added on as a "pre-order". then I'll have to hit up charles to see if i can score some all white sleeving.

The biggest obsticle to this build however, is timeline. Hopefully some members in the next few days will have some of the parts I'm looking for up for sale... hopefully.
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Old August 2, 2009, 12:36 PM
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One thing i'm wondering is, what benefits would I get from DDR3 in comparison to DDR2. both verstions of the UD4P with F5 bios can unlock the extra two cores (or have proven to...) so what extra would i get, in regards to end user experience with DDR3 over DDR2?
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Performance wise, I don't think there's a huge difference outside of heavy benching. That said... it's a new build and DDR3 is the wave of the future so you might find replacement ram pricy a year from now if you stick with DDR2 (price some decent DDR1 sticks to see what I mean.... :) ).

Looks like a fairly solid build to me. I know you're trying to bring it under budget, but if you can squeeze the extra coin out of your wallet (or save it up) you'll have exactly what you're looking for.

++ on the Coolermaster cooler. I'll be putting up some comparison #s on a 720be monday/tuesday.

++ on a slightly better PSU as well. I know that folks sound like a broken record when it comes to PSUs, but you really don't want to scrimp on the one part of your build that will carry you for a couple of years or more.
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Performance wise, I don't think there's a huge difference outside of heavy benching. That said... it's a new build and DDR3 is the wave of the future so you might find replacement ram pricy a year from now if you stick with DDR2 (price some decent DDR1 sticks to see what I mean.... :) ).

Looks like a fairly solid build to me. I know you're trying to bring it under budget, but if you can squeeze the extra coin out of your wallet (or save it up) you'll have exactly what you're looking for.

++ on the Coolermaster cooler. I'll be putting up some comparison #s on a 720be monday/tuesday.

++ on a slightly better PSU as well. I know that folks sound like a broken record when it comes to PSUs, but you really don't want to scrimp on the one part of your build that will carry you for a couple of years or more.
I've used the 600w OCZ before, and would be using it now, but i plan on having this computer on 24/7. the 500 is still a decent psu for what I intend to do... i think... should i spend the extra $$$ and try for the Corsair 500w?
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I think I might be able to squeeze another 150 in my budget. making it 1150. So with the current build, with numbers as is.... where do you think I can improve with best bang for the buck?
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The RAM you selected is DDR3 but the motherboard is DDR2.
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my bad, forgot to update the list lol
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get the CoolerMaster hyper 212 +, it cost around 25$ with a price matched


BTW, the dark knight is the same as the 1283 except the fan for AMD, they use the same clip, not screws.
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done and done...

Right now using the case shipped alone pricing... but looks damn good. if I can get the case pre-ordered into the free shipping ncix deal... then I'll be set with an extra 20 bucks to play with.

Any other ideas guys?
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