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Old July 22, 2010, 05:33 PM
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I'm guessing you're going to put the 850 in another rig? Otherwise I'm not sure the advantage of buying another PSU at this point. Everything else seems fine in my books.
Actually I'll likely part down and sell my current rig. The 850 is a great PSU and is likely enough for what I need. But that yellow in a windowed case is... well... yellow.


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The only thing I'd question at this point is if you might want to throw in an extra $100 and go for the 1090t. My understanding is that average stable OC for the 1055t tops out around 3.8, but you should have absolutely no problems getting 4.0G out of a 1090T, and will more than likely get closer to 4.1G.

Would it be worth it??? Probably not, but if you're building this uber rig, it might last long enough that the extra .3G and the extra two cores might end up helping out.

I don't do any multi-player gaming so I can't verify, but I suspect that folks who do, and who play games that can take advantage of a quad core proc, will get a benefit from the extra two cores while gaming for things like teamspeak etc.......

I'm actually giving more thought to the 1055t now than I did earlier. But I don't think I can justify the 1090. It's just too much for far too little extra.

I will be playing 'The Old Republic' for sure when it comes out, so better multitasking will be nice for sure. But current quads have no issues at all in that department, so I imagine the 6 cores will be more 'gravy' than noticeable.
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was saying that because tehre a 200 dollar c1 920 in the forums for sale. im all for the 1055 vs 920 or 930 but bang per ghz intel is a bit ahead. juts dont plunge over 200 or maybe 250 dollars on the mobo
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Old July 22, 2010, 06:41 PM
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Another great looking build from a great Canadian!!! Honestly though, and maybe I'm a bit biased, but the Corsair HX 1000w is the way I'd go. With 2 5970s in xfire and multi HDDs, this thing didn't even blink. Ran prime 95 when checking my cards and it didn't even start to get warm after an hour.
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This is my 2 cents;

PSU - Corsair AX 1200. If you want to be ready, that is the PSU to get. It's 80 Plus Gold and fully modular.

CPU Cooler - The CM V8 is only a looker. It performs about par with the CM Hyper 212+. Get the CM V6GT, it'll dominate.
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This is my 2 cents;

PSU - Corsair AX 1200. If you want to be ready, that is the PSU to get. It's 80 Plus Gold and fully modular.

CPU Cooler - The CM V8 is only a looker. It performs about par with the CM Hyper 212+. Get the CM V6GT, it'll dominate.
The AX1200 is WAY over kill for my rig, and it costs almost twice as much as my chosen PSU. So really that's just flat out crazy. I was considering the AX850, but I settled on the quattro due to slightly higher power for less money, and the cooling setup being perfect for my choice of case.


The V6GT is more looks than the V8. And it's mounting orientation is 90 degrees off.
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Old July 22, 2010, 07:58 PM
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I looked in to it more, and I decided to take the advice and go in to a 1055t 6 core CPU. I've made the changes to the list, including price.
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Get this PSU instead: NCIX.com - Buy Seasonic M12D 750W EPS12V 20/24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 80PLUS 8PIN PCI-E 120MM Fan - M12D SS-750 In Canada.

Or at the very least, don't get the Truepower Quattro 1000W. It's called a 1000W PSU, but it's really more like an 850W unit because it only has 70A available on the +12V rails, which is about the same as a good DC-DC 850W PSU has these days. It's also not very efficient. You might like your 850W model, but you can certainly do better for the price, especially considering the fact that the power requirements of your PC will not be anywhere near 1000W.
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What I meant was, the CM V8 is a terrible cooler. Unless you're only going for aesthetics, don't buy it. The CM V6GT cools better than it.

As far as the AX1200 being overkill, that's a valid opinion. Your Truepower Quattro is, as pointed above, an 850W PSU in disguise. As far as the price, I wouldn't really worry since the PSU is a major component that makes or breaks a system.

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The AX 1200 is rather expensive. The reviews mentioned that this unit would easily handle more than the rated 1200 watts. It would also be the last psu you'll ever need for an enthusiast system. The HX 1000 is a damn good unit, so I stick by my original suggestion of recommending this psu.
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Old July 25, 2010, 10:13 AM
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Hmmm... I'm actually now looking at the XFire scaling on 2x 5870's rather than a 5970. I'm wondering if that might not be the way to go instead of a single 480 since the scaling for most games seems to be pretty good.

*edit* The microstuttering issues in a lot of games still concerns me though...
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