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Old January 17, 2010, 06:44 PM
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I haven't owned a desktop in more than 5 years and always have used an up to date top of the line laptops (Macbook Pro, Vaio, etc.). However, it seems like I am sacrificing too much screen resolution and size. Therefore, I have decided to go with a high end custom desktop + netbook.

Here is what I got so far and had a few questions...

1. Worth it to go with this set up now? Any parts in there that I should wait or getting at the end of their lifecycle?

2. For the memory, 8 8 8 vs. 7 7 7 latency (What's the difference, $10 difference)

3. I probably won't be overclocking...is this an overclocker's set up?

4. Any parts you would get instead? (motherboard for usb 3.0?)

5. Graphics card (Should I wait?)

1 x Intel Core i7 920 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.66GHZ Bloomfield 8MB 4.8GT/S
1 x Noctua NH-U12P SE2 LGA775/1156/1366 AM2/AM3 I7/I5/PHENOM Heatpipe Cooler W/ 2XNH-P12 120MM Fans
1 x EVGA X58 SLI LE ATX LGA1366 DDR3 4PCIE-16 PCI-E1 1PCI SATA2 Sound Dual GBLAN 1394 Motherboard
1 x Corsair XMS3 Dominator TR3X6G1600C8D 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 8-8-8-24 Core i7 Memory Kit
1 x Radeon HD 5870 850MHZ 1GB GDDR5 4.8GHZ PCI-E 2XDVI HDMI Display Port
This video card is available only as part of a pre-build NCIX PC system.
1 x Antec Nine Hundred Two Mid Tower Gamer Case 902 ATX 9 Drive Bay No PS Top USB2.0 eSATA Audio
1 x Corsair TX850W 850W CMPSU-850TX 12V 70A 24PIN ATX Active PFC 140M Fan Power Supply
1 x Samsung LS24TWQSUV/ZC T240 24IN Widescreen LCD Monitor 1920X1200 20000:1DC 5ms DVI VGA HDMI HDCP
1 x Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM
1 x Samsung SH-S223C 22X DVD Writer SATA Black OEM
1 x Please Use The Onboard Sound Card Integrated On My Motherboard
1 x Please Use The Onboard Network Ethernet Card Integrated On My Motherboard
1 x PC Assembly and Testing with 1 Year Limited NCIX System Warranty (PRE-CONFIG WIN. OS If Purchased)
Assembly and testing requires an additional 4-5 business days to ship your order once all parts are in stock. Does not include any water cooling or server CPU installation. 1 Year Limited Warranty on system components assembled by NCIX.
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Old January 17, 2010, 06:48 PM
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Throw a SSD and you are in business, lower other part if need for respect the budget , but the SSD is important for the performance,
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Old January 17, 2010, 07:06 PM
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How much should that set up be costing?
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Old January 17, 2010, 07:10 PM
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It looks like you are using the PC builder on NCIX. My suggestion to you is take the parts you want and add them to your cart seperetly.. When using the PC builder you dont take advantage of the sale prices and you can even price match when they are added to your cart. And then when you have all your parts. Add this to your cart, and they will build it!

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=7842&v...facture=NCIXPC
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Old January 17, 2010, 07:19 PM
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Yea there are quiet a discounted price with a lot of these items.

I just wanted to show the list and it was much easier way to just use the builder.

Do you know if there's anywhere else I would get a better price?

If I buy these parts separately and bring it to them will they build it for that $50 assembly?
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Old January 17, 2010, 07:38 PM
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I am pretty sure you have to buy the parts from them for them to build it but you could always email them and ask.
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Old January 30, 2010, 02:29 PM
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Do you know if there's anywhere else I would get a better price?
If you are buying from NCIX just use the price compare here on hardware canucks or use shopbot.ca and the just price match, they'll most likely accept the price match, one of my friends PM'd the rampage II extreme and got it for 350 instead of the regular 500 dollar price tag.
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Old January 30, 2010, 03:57 PM
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My main question is why you're not building it yourself. It seems like you've got a pretty solid grasp of computers, and even if you've never put one together, you've got the parts list, which is about 3/4 of the battle. Once you've got that, building it is easy.

Anyway, assuming free-reign over parts, here are some changes I'd make:
1 x Intel Core i7 920 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.66GHZ Bloomfield 8MB 4.8GT/S
1 x Hyper 212 Plus (if you want something good and cheap) or Zalman Flex / Titan Fenrir (if you want something better but more expensive)
1 x EVGA X58 SLI LE ATX LGA1366 DDR3 4PCIE-16 PCI-E1 1PCI SATA2 Sound Dual GBLAN 1394 Motherboard
1 x Whatever cheap 6GB DDR3 1600MHz you can find. RAM speed has little impact on real-world performance.
1 x Radeon HD 5850; the price difference for the 5870 isn't really justified IMO.
1 x NZXT Tempest EVO, NZXT Lexa S, CM 690 II, CM Storm Scout, CM HAF 932, those are some solid cases in the same price range. I'm not a big fan of the 900 2 (Got the 900 original and regret it very much).
1 x Corsair TX750 (you can run 2 5870s (if you still decide to go with it) on a 750W PSU, there's not much reason to go with the 850.
1 x Samsung LS24TWQSUV/ZC T240 24IN Widescreen LCD Monitor 1920X1200 20000:1DC 5ms DVI VGA HDMI HDCP
1 x Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM
1 x Samsung SH-S223C 22X DVD Writer SATA Black OEM

Otherwise it looks really good.

Also, yes, this is very much so an OC setup. It would be a crime to run stock speeds, especially with the cooler you have (or the ones I recommend).
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Old January 30, 2010, 04:06 PM
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the Antec 850 pro gat a steller review here a wile back its like 1000 watt in discise.
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Old January 30, 2010, 08:12 PM
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I can't speak for Antec's PSUs, but Corsair's are some of the best in the business, and after using the Antec 900 I've lost faith in their products. Call me an anti-fanboy, but I don't like Antec. Besides, a stellar review a while back rarely means anything; even though it may once have been great, newer and better have more-than-likely dethroned it.
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