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Old March 22, 2010, 06:07 AM
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I am personally going to be building my first PC just want to get some second opinions on parts and what not.

Case : Antec Twelve Hundred Mid Tower Gamer Case 1200 ATX 12 Drive Bay No PS Top USB2.0 1394 Audio eSATA

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ASUS P6X58D Premium X58 ATX LGA1366 3PCI-E16 PCI-E1 2PCI CrossFire SLI USB3.0 SATA 6GB/S Motherboard

CPU : Intel Core i7 930 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.8GHZ 8MB L3 Cache 130W 45NM Retail Box

HSF : Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA775 LGA1156 120MM

HDD : Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA2 3.5IN 8.5MS 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive OEM *3YR MFR Warranty* X2 Raid 0

GPU : Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 850MHZ 1GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E Display Port 2XDVI HDMI DirectX *IR-$20*

Soundcard : HT Omega Striker 7.1 Channel PCI Sound Card 24BIT DTS Dolby Digital Live S/PDIF IN/OUT Coaxial

RAM : Patriot Extreme Viper PVT36G1600LLK 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 8-8-8-24 Triple Chann *IR-$12*

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

DVDRom : LG 16X DVD-ROM Optical Drive SATA Black OEM ( Don't plan on using it at all )

Thermal : Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound Paste NON-ELECTRICAL Conductive 4 Gram

OS : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM



Any input anyone has would be appreciated , All part will be bought from NCIX. PC mainly used for gaming.

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Old March 22, 2010, 06:19 AM
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You are price matching all these parts right? You could save a few hundreds there...

Everything looks pretty good, what res you play at?
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Old March 22, 2010, 06:24 AM
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I'm going to recommend you stay away from Antec's CP line of PSUs. Their performance seems to be quite good but since they are a proprietary format, you are essentially loosing a ton of your resale value.
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Old March 22, 2010, 06:26 AM
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Check out JonnyGuru.com for PSU reviews, he is a very reliable reviewer!

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Old March 22, 2010, 07:15 AM
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Yeah, two things:

1) Swap out the PSU for a more well-known brand such as the Corsair line.

2) You don't need the size of the massive Antec 1200. You could instead go with the Coolermaster CM 690 (plus seven extra 120 mm fans). Both cases are great however, and it's ultimately a decision of personal preference.

Other than that, the build looks really solid!
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Old March 22, 2010, 09:31 AM
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I'd vote to change only the PSU and Case myself. Something like a Silverstone Strider Plus 750/850 Flavour, or an HX750 from Corsair would be better suited to your needs.

The Case, you might have a better time with something more Mid-Towerish. NZXT M59/Tempest EVO, or CM Storm Scout / CM 690 II.

Good cases, excellent airflow.

Otherwise you look to have a solid build and a good idea of what you want.

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Old March 22, 2010, 09:44 AM
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Case are personal choice... the Lancool k62 look like a good candidate too , similar look but cheaper than a 1200, and better quality than a NZXT or CM.
But I see no problem if the OP want to keep is first option , the 1200, may be because I own huge case, but I will not quote the 1200 as massive, it's higher than a mid-tower, but not larger or deeper,

but it's suck to install HD in a 1200. you have to unscrew 8 screws, unplug the fan conectors, and screw the drive in the cage. and for clean the filter you have also to unscrew again the 8 screws of the cage tio bring the cage enough in front to lift the filter. The space at the back to hide the cable is narow. very hard to close the cover. But even with all those anoying thing, still one of my best looking case.
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Old March 22, 2010, 12:33 PM
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I have the 2233RZ 120HZ , I play max res 1680x1050
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Old March 22, 2010, 12:36 PM
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I think I am going to change my PSU but I don't know about the case. I kind of like having a big case although the CM Storm Scout does look good , will the 5870 even fit in it?
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The Longest Card I have fit inside the Scout is a 9800GX2. If they are the same length, sure.

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