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Old November 5, 2009, 07:54 PM
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Just ordered all the parts for my new build! Pretty excited, but I am curious on anyone's opinion on this build and if I should have purchased a better case and or GPU?

  • Intel Core i7 920 Quad Core 2.66GHz 8MB Retail Box (3year)
  • OCZ Platinum 6GB (3X2GB) Kit DDR3-1600MHz
  • Asus P6T SE LGA1366 i7 Crossfire X58 DDR3 PCIe 8-ch LAN
  • Western Digital SATA2 500GB 32MB 7200RPM WD5001AALS
  • Airlink AWLH6070 150Mbps Wireless-N PCI Adapter
  • LG GH22NS30 22x +/- Dual Layer DVD Burner Black IDE
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit DVD OEM
  • Logitech Black Multimedia PS/2 OEM Keyboard
  • LG GH22NS30 22x +/- Dual Layer DVD Burner Black IDE
  • Antec Sonata III Piano Black Quiet ATX Mid 500W
  • Sapphire ATI Radeon HD5770 1GB GDDR5 PCIe 2xDVI/HDMI/DP
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Old November 5, 2009, 08:32 PM
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look good, I will have replace the 500 for a 640, for the GPU , what is the use of your PC. for the case , the sonata III don't have intake fan in front of the HD.... the Black run hot... It's a I7 , to be honest I find it tight in airflow
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Old November 5, 2009, 09:35 PM
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If you don't overclock much airflow won't be a huge problem. Same as the HD, a single fan isn't going to add 10 years to it's life..
The sonata III is a fine case, but later if you upgrade your cpu cooler, you may find a few choices off limits from it's size. But not sure.. Only seen one, not owned.
The 5770 is a perfectly capable GPU, but personally for price:performance ratio, the 5850 is a good notch better for not a lot more.
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