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Old May 12, 2010, 07:40 AM
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I agree with the others. For almost the same price you can get the x6, somewhat future proofing. Of course, because they're the same socket, you could always save for the 1090 later on. I have bought mostly XFX cards and have had no problems with them. The warranty and techs are 1st rate. You may pay a little more initially, but if you have any issues, you're covered. Enjoy the build
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Old May 12, 2010, 07:49 AM
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Originally I was going to get Lancool K62, but from what I've heard, they're too loud. The fractal design drew me in because of its simplicity, silence and minimal amount of led lights. For the HDD, I chose WD10EARS. These drives seem like they'll last me for 3-5 years.
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Originally I was going to get Lancool K62, but from what I've heard, they're too loud. The fractal design drew me in because of its simplicity, silence and minimal amount of led lights. For the HDD, I chose WD10EARS. These drives seem like they'll last me for 3-5 years.
Fractal is a great case with many silence feature stick with it.
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Old May 12, 2010, 01:04 PM
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I have a CoolerMaster Cosmos S 1000. If you don't care about seeing the inside of the case, this thing is super quiet with foam on the side panel and it has good air flow. The Fractal is a good case though.
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Old May 12, 2010, 02:26 PM
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I agree with the others. For almost the same price you can get the x6, somewhat future proofing. Of course, because they're the same socket, you could always save for the 1090 later on. I have bought mostly XFX cards and have had no problems with them. The warranty and techs are 1st rate. You may pay a little more initially, but if you have any issues, you're covered. Enjoy the build
I agree with him on this its close to the same price why not fork out the extra money ,and get something thats better
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Old May 12, 2010, 03:20 PM
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Selling a quad then won't be as easy because there'll be quite a beast for processors by then. 3-5 yrs. 24 cores? Who knows? I need some air!!!
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Old May 12, 2010, 03:29 PM
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How about getting a dual core (555 be) and getting a crosshair iv? Would this be more future proofing? I can always upgrade to 1090t when the prices go down in the next 2 years or so.
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Old May 12, 2010, 03:37 PM
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If you buy the 1055T for about double the price of the 555, you get 4 more cores. Either way, it's up to you. If the money is an issue, maybe hold off on the cpu 'til last, and maybe it'll be on sale, or you can accumulate a bit more $ in your piggy bank b4 buying that thuban. Be sure to get an AM2+/AM3 board, that way you have a choice. Enjoy the build and good luck!
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I would suggest you to use the GSkill Eco 1600 CL7-8-7-24 1.35V instead of the CL9 you have in the intel build. the lower voltage and and latency makes a big difference when playing fps games.
and as they mentioned above if you are going with the intel design go for the -e pro or atleast the -e version of that Asus mobo. the usb3 as well as sata-3 will give you more options for small upgrades later on as well as it has a better stream than the regular version, and the price difference isn't that high at all.
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I'm about to get my new computer this Wednesday or next Wednesday, but I cant choose between these options:
option 1
1055t
M4A89GTD Pro
EAH5850

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Options 2
1055t
890FXA-UD5
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