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Old October 6, 2009, 07:49 PM
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I'm leaning towards the Vertex as well. I would like to go Intel but I think it's a little early, in the life of these drives, to spend that much money on one. For my use anyway. Todays search is for the perfect power supply. So far the #1 contender is the Antec true power 750 New. The sale on the Corsair 750 ended today but I think for a few more bucks the Antec might be the better choice.
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Old October 6, 2009, 08:14 PM
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If your planning high end Multi GPU's go with a good PSU
850W - NCIX.com - Buy Corsair Professional HX850W 850W ATX 12V 70A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan - CMPSU-850HX In Canada.
750W - NCIX.com - Buy Corsair Professional HX750W 750W ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan - CMPSU-750HX In Canada.
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Old October 6, 2009, 09:17 PM
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From the reviews I've been reading I don't think the performance justifies the price difference between the 2 750's. They are both stable and clean 900 max watt psu's with the only difference really being the efficiency. The corsair is a little higher,83+ at 915 watts compared to 79+ at 920 for the Antec, but not 60 bucks worth. IMO of course.The Corsair's gold rating has been dropped to silver. The 850 is getting up there in money and a good 750 will cover my needs.

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Old October 8, 2009, 06:06 AM
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I think I have the list of goodies picked, now it's time to go shopping for price. Any help I can get will help me upgrade a bit.

Coolermaster Storm Scout $109.68
NCIX.com - Buy Coolermaster Storm Scout Black ATX Tower Case 5X5.25 5X3.5INT 120MM & 140MM Red LED Fan No PSU - SGC-2000-KKN1-GP In Canada.

EVGA X58 3X SLI Part #: 132-BL-E758-A1 $303.49 after mir
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=34943

INTEL i7 920 D0 $348.10
NCIX.com - Buy Intel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.66GHZ Bloomfield 8MB LGA1366 -SLBEJ- - BX80601920 - D0 In Canada.

Antec Truepower New 750 $134.20 If I can save some money price matching I will upgrade this to the Corsair HX 750.
NCIX.com - Buy Antec Truepower New 750W Modular Power Supply ATX Active PFC 80 Plus SLI Ready Blue 120MM PWM Fan - TP-750 BLUE In Canada.

OCZ Vertex 60GB SSD $240.90
NCIX.com - Buy OCZ Vertex 60GB 2.5IN SATA2 Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD - OCZSSD2-1VTX60G In Canada.

Corsair XMS3 Dominator TR3X6G1600C8D 6GB DDR3 3X2GB-1600 CL 8-8-8-24. I know nothing about ram. I picked this cause it popped up at $219.99 at a combo price. If there is something more compatible or better out there for the price I will change.
NCIX.com - Buy Corsair XMS3 Dominator TR3X6G1600C8D 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 8-8-8-24 Core i7 Memory Kit - TR3X6G1600C8D In Canada.

Samsung SH-S223B/BEBE 22X DVD+-RW SATA DVD Writer Black OEM $34.48

Scythe YD-8V08 Black 18-IN-1 Floppy Disk Drive and Card Reader Combo 3.5IN USB2.0 $27.46

Coolermaster Hyper 212 Heatsink.$30.35 Still tossing this one around. Any suggestions?

For a Grand total of $1468.65.
I am going to have them assemble and test the system to ensure plug and play without any doa's. I also have a 500 gb Caviar Black and a Gtx 260 here just waiting for a place to call home.

Does anybody see anything I missed or know where to get a better prices ?
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Old October 8, 2009, 10:30 AM
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I'm sorry but imo I would go with a really good powersupply for that powersupplies are something very important and if they die or don't do their job can easily destroy other parts of the computer I would easily say its worth the $60 to have a top quality PSU! I don't mind antec products but I would definitely go with Corsair in this case.
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With a quick search on pricecanada, I found a good PM candidate for the HX750: $158

I'd really recommend it. Corsair makes some rock solid products.
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Don't forget to use Shopbot - Compare prices - Canada - Price Comparison - Comparison Shopping or pricecanada.com to get the best prices for your parts!
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Thank's for the tip on the Corsair. I'm waiting to hear back about the HX 750. They say it's too cheap so it must be in us dollars. LOL I found a 60gb OCZ Vertex for 209.99. I think I'm done. Here's the link for the Vertex if anybody's interested.
Infonec Computers - Computer parts Canada, PC Components, laptop computers, motherboards, processors, CPUs and much more : OCZ OCZSSD2-1VTX60G Vertex Series SATA II 2.5" SSD

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Old October 14, 2009, 01:21 PM
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Finally I have it all together and ordered. Here's the parts list

Intel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.66GHZ Bloomfield 8MB LGA1366 -SLBEJ- $348.10
PriceMatch $332.13

OCZ Vertex 60GB 2.5IN SATA2 Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD $240.90
PriceMatch $209.99

Samsung SH-S223B/BEBE 22X DVD+-RW SATA DVD Writer Black OEM $34.48
PriceMatch $31.90

Scythe YD-8V08 Black 18-IN-1 Floppy Disk Drive and Card Reader Combo 3.5IN USB2.0 $27.46
PriceMatch $24.72

Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA775 LGA1156 120MM $30.35
PriceMatch $26.45

EVGA X58 ATX LGA1366 DDR3 3PCIE-16 PCI-E1 2PCI SLI SATA2 eSATA Dual GBLAN Motherboard $323.49 $303.49 after MIR

Corsair Professional HX750W 750W ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan $199.99
PriceMatch $158.00

Coolermaster Storm Scout Black ATX Tower Case 5X5.25 5X3.5INT 120MM & 140MM Red LED Fan No PSU $109.68
PriceMatch $97.90

Corsair XMS3 Dominator TR3X6G1600C8D 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 8-8-8-24 Core i7 Memory Kit 1 $219.99 $219.99


Coolermaster R4-L2R-20AC 120MM Case Fan 2000RPM 90CFM 19DBA 3/4 Pin $5.61

NZXT Sentry 2 Touchscreen LCD Display 5 Channel 5.25IN Fan Speed Controller 10W Per Channel $31.32

Arctic Silver 5 HIGH-DENSITY Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound 3.5 Gram $6.00

The price matching allowed me to upgrade a couple of parts and add a few things.

$1659.44 Assembled tested and delivered to my door. Now all I have to do is wait.

Then I get to install the GTX 260 and my 500gig Caviar Black. Hopefully W7 will be here by then as well.

Thank's for all the help.
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Old October 15, 2009, 10:46 PM
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Very nice looking build.....!!
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