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Old September 10, 2009, 11:18 AM
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This is a build i'm putting together. Hoping to OC it 3.8-4.0 Range. Would be adding another gtx 275 at some point (depending on what happens with the dx11 cards and games). After rebates i'm looking at $1837 plus tax.

I've looked at 1156 but am still not quite sold, largely summed up by this article: bit-tech.net | Review - Intel Core i5 and Core i7 Lynnfield review

What do you guys think?


1 x Intel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.66GHZ Bloomfield 8MB LGA1366 -SLBEJ-
1 x Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 LGA1366 i7 Heatpipe Cooler W/ 2XNH-P12 120MM Fan
1 x Gigabyte EX58-UD5 ATX LGA1366 X58 DDR3 3PCI-E SATA2 Sound 2GLAN 3-WAY CrossFireX SLI Motherboard
1 x Patriot Extreme Viper PVT36G1600LLK 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 8-8-8-24 Triple Channel Memory Kit
1 x BFG GeForce GTX 275 OC 896MB GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDTV Out Video Card
1 x Cooler Master Haf 932 Full Tower Black EATX Case 6X5.25 1X3.5 5X3.5INT No PSU USB eSATA 1394 Audio
1 x Corsair TX850W 850W CMPSU-850TX 12V 70A 24PIN ATX Active PFC 140M Fan Power Supply
1 x Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64BIT OEM DVD with Windows 7 Upgrade Offer
1 x Microsoft Office Ready 2007 SP1 60 Day Trial - Free with New NCIX or Nx Fusion PC Purchase
1 x Western Digital 7501AALS Caviar Black 750GB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM
1 x Samsung SH-S223Q/BEBS 22X DVD+-RW SATA DVD Writer Black Lightscribe OEM
1 x Logitech SBF-90 Black Optical Wheel Mouse USB OEM
1 x Logitech Classic Keyboard 200 Spill Resistant USB Black Keyboard
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*Edit* Switched the OCZ PSU for a Corsair 850w and Switched the Antec 1200 for the HAF 932 for only $1 more :0

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Old September 10, 2009, 12:12 PM
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Change the PSU .
Go Corsair , or seasonic, with a build of that magnitude gotta make sure it's being powered right.
Also other good coolers for the i7 is the megahalems or the hyper 212 at a cheaper price.
@ The price of the 1200, better cases could be had, seeing as how you're not water cooling, excessive space isn't quite required.
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Seasonic @ NCIX, there were 2 avail, one is M12D-850W at $369.99, the other isnt in stock at the moment.

Just saw this NCIX.com - Buy Corsair TX850W 850W CMPSU-850TX 12V 70A 24PIN ATX Active PFC 140M Fan Power Supply - CMPSU-850TX In Canada.

which is a corsair 850w SLI ready for 162.99 after rebate, what do you think?

The Hyper 212 is interesting, HWC gave it a glowing review. I checked out this extensive review

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus s1156 & 1366 - Page 4 - XCPUs

And it seemed to be running a little hot, but certainly a good value at only $30.

The megahalem at NCIX is 80 without the fan compared to the Noctua with fan at 80.

The case is something I keep going back and forth on. Originally I was going to stick with the antec 900, but there a number of users that complained about this or that. the 902 was interesting but also came with some complaints so I settled on the 1200.

Any suggestions for a good case?
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Both are good choices..
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Even the TX750W can run dual 275s and your whole rig, no problems.
I had a 902, and loved it.
Can't beat the Hyper for the price.
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Seasonic @ NCIX, there were 2 avail, one is M12D-850W at $369.99, the other isnt in stock at the moment.

Just saw this NCIX.com - Buy Corsair TX850W 850W CMPSU-850TX 12V 70A 24PIN ATX Active PFC 140M Fan Power Supply - CMPSU-850TX In Canada.

which is a corsair 850w SLI ready for 162.99 after rebate, what do you think?



If you go for the corsair try a price match to Direct Canada for 118.10 after MIR and save yourself a few bucks.

Corsair TX850W 850W CMPSU-850TX 12V 70A 24PIN ATX Active PFC 140M Fan Power Supply - DirectCanada


edit - One more thing the 640 Black (2 platters) I believe is faster than the 750 (3 platters). The 1GB Black may also be a better buy than the 750 as well.

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Ive had both the 900 and the 1200. If your ever going to work on the computer and you have the room (its big) get the 1200 over the 900. if you dont plan on tinkering, and space is an issure, the 900 will more than fit the bill.
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Spend $50 more on an HX850 and save the extra cash on your power bill!
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- different Case
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Thanks for the help guys, ended up with a few switches as I went through the price matches process, most notable was the p6t deluxe replacing the UD5 (for the same price!). PM'd using NX Source, Direct Canada, Best Direct and New Egg.

This is what I ended up with (saved about $220 of posted ncix prices):

Price Match Approval Items SKU Description Orginal Price Price Match 38881 Intel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.66GHZ Bloomfield 8MB LGA1366 -SLBEJ- $351.30 $309.99
price match source: Newegg.ca - Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops 37633 BFG GeForce GTX 275 OC 896MB GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDTV Out Video Card $262.82 $242.55
price match source: BFG GeForce GTX 275 OC 896MB GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDTV Out Video Card - DirectCanada 36225 ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 X58 ATX LGA1366 DDR3 LGA1366 3PCI-E16 PCI-E4 2PCI CrossFire SLI SATA2 Motherboard $379.99 $322.30
price match source: Buy ASUS [P6T Deluxe V2] ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 X58 ATX LGA1366 DDR3 LGA1366 3PCI-E16 PCI-E4 2PCI CrossFire SLI SATA2 Motherboard 35294 Patriot Extreme Viper PVT36G1600LLK 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 8-8-8-24 Triple Channel Memory Kit $165.69 $157.93
price match source: Patriot Extreme Viper PVT36G1600LLK 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 8-8-8-24 Triple Channel Memory Kit - DirectCanada 33029 Cooler Master Haf 932 Full Tower Black EATX Case 6X5.25 1X3.5 5X3.5INT No PSU USB eSATA 1394 Audio $168.92 $152.90
price match source: Buy COOLERMASTER [RC-932-KKN1] Cooler Master Haf 932 Full Tower Black EATX Case 6X5.25 1X3.5 5X3.5INT No PSU USB eSATA 1394 Audio 35156 Corsair TX850W 850W CMPSU-850TX 12V 70A 24PIN ATX Active PFC 140M Fan Power Supply $184.99 $140.10
price match source: Corsair TX850W 850W CMPSU-850TX 12V 70A 24PIN ATX Active PFC 140M Fan Power Supply - DirectCanada 40693 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64BIT OEM DVD with Windows 7 Upgrade Offer $154.33 $137.94
price match source: Buy MICROSOFT [66I-03525] Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64BIT OEM DVD with Windows 7 Upgrade Offer 31000 Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM $99.98 $95.28
price match source: Buy Western Digital [WD1001FALS] Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM 41501 Samsung SH-S223B/BEBE 22X DVD+-RW SATA DVD Writer Black OEM $34.48 $31.90
price match source: Buy Samsung [SH-S223B/BEBE] Samsung SH-S223B/BEBE 22X DVD+-RW SATA DVD Writer Black OEM 31567 Logitech Classic Keyboard 200 Spill Resistant USB Black Keyboard $18.60 $13.80
price match source: NXSource.com - Buy Logitech Classic Keyboard 200 Spill Resistant USB Black Keyboard
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