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Old December 9, 2009, 06:25 AM
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to make a long story short, my insurance company replaced my system with what they consider an "equivalent" one.

Here are the specs.


Original System:

Proc: I7 - 920
HeatSink: Ultra120 Extreme Thermalright
MOBO: ASUS P6T
VGA: Sapphire HD 4870 512 MB
MEM: 6 gb G.SKILL F3-10666CL9T-6GBNQ
HD: WD caviar black 7200 RPM 640 gig 32 MB
PSU: Corsair TX650
DVD: Pioneer 108
CASE: CoolMaster 690

New system

Proc: I7 - 920
HeatSink: Zalman CNPS 10X Quiet
MOBO: ASUS P6T SE
VGA: Sapphire HD 4890 1 gig
MEM: Kingston Value RAM KVR1333D3N9K3/6G 6GB 3X2GB 1333MHZ CL9 PC3-10600 Triple Channel
HD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA2 3.5IN 8.5MS 7200RPM 32MB Hard Drive
PSU: Everest 80 Plus 600 W
DVD: LG super multi
CASE: Antec VSK-2000


On the plus side: I get a better VGA, a bigger HD (although I prefer WD)

On the minus side: the new case sucks (compared with the CM-690), the PSU has less power (although it's a modular one which is cool) and I have the "SE" version of the P6T (although differences seem not that significant)


memory and DVD drive seems comparable.

Dunno what to think of the cooler yet. The Ultra120 was good and properly installed by NCIX. The Zalman seems to do the job so far, but it is less expensive I think.

What do you guyz think ?
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Old December 9, 2009, 07:11 AM
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EDIT: Yeah, just ignore my previous post, I didn't read the OP closely and thought he was talkin' about something different.

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Old December 9, 2009, 07:58 AM
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You got shafted on everything except the video card and the HD. Your motherboard was replaced with one that doesn't support SLI, your decent RAM was replaced with ValueRAM, your PSU was replaced with a crappy FSP which most likely isn't capable of outputting its full rated power (and even if it is, it's still a cheap group-regulated unit compared to the Corsair which is a high-end independently-regulated Seasonic unit), and the new case is mediocre and certainly worse than your previous one.
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Old December 9, 2009, 08:40 AM
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You got shafted on everything except the video card and the HD. Your motherboard was replaced with one that doesn't support SLI, your decent RAM was replaced with ValueRAM, your PSU was replaced with a crappy FSP which most likely isn't capable of outputting its full rated power (and even if it is, it's still a cheap group-regulated unit compared to the Corsair which is a high-end independently-regulated Seasonic unit), and the new case is mediocre and certainly worse than your previous one.
+1, I wouldn't accept that built as replacement.
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Old December 9, 2009, 08:48 AM
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Why are they unable to provide you with the same parts considering EVERY part you listed in your original system is readily available at an online retailer....? With the exception of the dvd drive.
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Old December 9, 2009, 09:20 AM
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couldn't you salvage the heat sink and the case from your old computer?
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Old December 9, 2009, 10:19 AM
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I'd say you'll probably want better RAM, and a better PSU to start.

The CNPS10X Extreme is a very decent CPU cooler (I'm using one now on a Q9550). Otherwise the better VC and bigger HDD is a plus for sure.

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