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Old August 17, 2010, 09:37 AM
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Great! I know it's a fair bit more but consider the 80gb. You should leave at least 10% free to prevent cell degradation, thus prolonging the life of the SSD. I loaded 7 Ult and it took up over 30 gb loading only it and other essentials on a 60gb. Maybe you could send a pm to AkG regarding SSDs as he's the resident SSD expert. Mention that I told you to pm him so he knows why.
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Old August 17, 2010, 11:29 AM
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Back to school and gaming really shouldn't be in the same sentence. But the heatsink your suggesting is pretty big, and has trouble fitting sometimes. I recommend a smaller one to save yourself the hassle.
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Old August 17, 2010, 12:53 PM
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Lol I know but you know this comp will aslo be used for school (... yeah right). You got a suggestion for the heatsink in the same price range or less and as good ?
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Old August 17, 2010, 12:59 PM
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Back to school and gaming really shouldn't be in the same sentence. But the heatsink your suggesting is pretty big, and has trouble fitting sometimes. I recommend a smaller one to save yourself the hassle.
Eh... Anything will fit in a HAF X
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Old August 20, 2010, 06:02 AM
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Been a while but I'm still around.

So, Ncix has a couple of sales going on so I might start ordering parts soon. Here's my original post with a lsit of price and I will try to use a much Price Match if I can.

Case : CM HAF X -----199.99----170.50(BD)
PSU : Seasonic M12D 750W -----Unsure
MB: ASUS P6X58D-E-----250.80 ---234.60(BD)
CPU: Intel Core i5 750----227.99----204.79(BD)
CPU cooler : Noctua NH-D14---89.99---89.99(Ncix)
GPU: 2 x 460, 465 ? Unsure
RAM: G.SKILL F3-12800CL9T-6GB----149.99---139.29
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3---87.99(Ncix sale)
SSD: Intel X25-V 40GB---Unsure
OS : Windows 7 (Anyone know if it's stil possible for students to get it at a discount price?) Looking for a student deal

Sub total of : 927.16$ ( No PSU, GPU, SSD, OS and Monitor)

This weekend I might make a move and start ordering a few components but before I do I want your opinions. I droppped from a i7 930 to a i5 750 and I will most likely be buying a Sli setup of 460's or 465's. I'm still lost PSU wise so if there's a goood one around on sale don't hesitate same goes for GPU. Finally if anyone know where a Quebec student can get Windows 7 at a discount price please tell me.

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Old August 20, 2010, 06:20 AM
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ASUS P6X58D-E X58 ATX LGA1366 3PCI-E16 PCI-E1 2PCI CrossFire SLI USB3.0 SATA 6GB/S Motherboard


Intel Core i5 750 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.66GHZ 8MB Cache Retail Box


sli setup all the way. 1156 sli can be had from giga,evga(cheaper)
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Old August 20, 2010, 06:24 AM
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Lol I'm at my second build only so big newb still.

How should I fix this ? Get a 1366 PCU ? This mean back to i7 930 ? ( On sale this week :-) )

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Old August 20, 2010, 06:45 AM
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no worries. might sound mean lol, but its easier tha nexplaining in words :)

yes, or get a 1156 mobo

im no big fan of the 750. rather expensive for 4 cores, and no hyperthreading either .

if you didnt blow your budget on case (looks yo!) you could get better hardware to booth with :)

d14 is a beast. but do you need it? seasonic is a solid unit, get it i nspecial if possible. even with an sli 460 setup it wont break a sweat.
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Old August 20, 2010, 06:55 AM
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Thanks Dangtx. Do you have a combo CPU/Motherboard for me or should I simply go as I said with the 930 ?

Nah I don't think I need d14 but I really don't know another good CPU cooler, Coolermaster maybe ?
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Old August 20, 2010, 07:42 AM
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2xGTX 460 Kick ass. OC them to 800/2000 and you got you're a winner. I'am coming from a 2x5850 setup and i found 2xGTX 460 better. PhysX is not a req,but it's cool to see running in Mafia2 and Batman...

With that you can get a good 650W PSU and it will do the trick (since the total system power draw will be about 390W)

I got the 2xGigabyte one's, 470$
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