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Old July 21, 2010, 03:15 PM
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Yeah a mate of mine said the same in regards to disks the cudas have a high fallout rate and recommended WD black or Samsung F3 Spinpoint.
The Samsung would be the best choice. It's the fastest 1TB HD available.
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Will it make a big difference in memory bewteen the twpo above. The F3-12800CL8T-6GBRM has a timing of 8-8-8-24-2N, 1.6V and the F3-12800CL9T has 9-9-9-24, 1.5 V

Would the Latency of 8 compared to 9 make a big difference ? ANyone knows what the 2N stands for ?
The latency won't make any noticeable difference. The 2N was probably supposed to be 2T.

Also, please use the edit button rather than making multiple posts in a row.
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Old July 21, 2010, 08:29 PM
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Unsure weather you've already made a choice for the TX750 but I can vouch for the XFX 750 which is like $20 more and has modular cables :)

btw where are you shoping for your parts? If your using Mwave you may want to look at this site: www.pccasegear.com it has what I found to be the cheapest stuff and a nice range of water cooling stuff (about the only Australian store that does :( )
Yes thats the site where i got my setup from and i moved to teh HX750 which is modular as well :-)
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Old July 23, 2010, 12:20 AM
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Ok i think i got my final build (nearly)

XFX ATI Radeon HD5870
Intel Core i7 930
Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ
Pioneer BDR-205 Blu-ray Disc Writer OEM
Samsung P2350 23 Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Motherboard Rev2.0
Corsair HX-750 Power Supply
Leadtek WinFast DTV2000DS Dual HD Tuner
OCZ PC3-12800 Platinum 3x2GB OCZ3P1600LV6GK
Lian Li Lancool Dragon Lord PC-K62R1

I decided to go with the Lang Li case. Looks very sleek and red.
Changed the Power SUpply to something nice and modular.

The only thing i am not a 100% sure yet is the Memory and the Monitor.
Read a review of the OCZ memory and they were able to overclock it to nearly 1800. Of course its 50A$ more than the GSKill. For that money i could actually get a 16000 Memory from gskill like the F3-16000CL9T-6GBTD or F3-16000CL9T-6GBRH which supposingly should leave me enough room for overclocking and upgrades.

The other thing is the Monitor LED lg or stay with quality thats known the Samsung ?

Ah and i also changed my drive to teh Spinpoint form WD.

I haven't assembled a system in years, should i let the shop do it or do it myself ?
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Old July 23, 2010, 02:08 AM
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any chance you may reconsider a gtx 460 setup? if the system is not for gaming necessarily, drop only one in now :)

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeF...es/perfrel.gif

and youre not taking the 922?
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Old July 23, 2010, 02:21 AM
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any chance you may reconsider a gtx 460 setup? if the system is not for gaming necessarily, drop only one in now :)

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeF...es/perfrel.gif

and youre not taking the 922?

I was thinking i might as well go for the 5870 as the whole setup is exactly in my budgeta nd i might drop a second one in if they drop in a year or so.

The nvidas scare me off from their power consumption and i recon my 750 PSU would just be enough if i would go double.

For the case, i must admit i am still not a 100% set on either. I think they are both great cases.
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Old July 23, 2010, 05:14 AM
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Re-read the power consumption on the 460, it's very efficient.. it's a different core than the 470/480.
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Old July 23, 2010, 06:57 AM
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+1 on the 460. If you're not going to be gaming hardcore it's a better bang for your buck. Power consumption and temps are actually quite good, as well.
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Old July 23, 2010, 07:07 AM
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+1 for the 460. If you're uncertain about your memory and are willing to spend the extra money over the G Skills, then take a look at the Mushkins. These guys are well respected by enthusiasts and overclock easily. They're also quite durable with lifetime warranty. I also agree that you should take a good look at the CoolerMaster case.

I wouldn't be too concerned about assembling it yourself. It's probably just as easy if not more so to assemble a system now as then. You'll likely enjoy it more that way too.

Good luck wit hthe build and enjoy the new system!
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Old July 23, 2010, 08:19 AM
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The 460 is a good card, but since you're getting a 1080p monitor, I say stick with the 5870. It's a substantially more powerful card and you'll notice the difference at that resolution.
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Old July 23, 2010, 10:01 AM
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Build it yourself.........pretty much plug n play....
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