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Old August 19, 2010, 03:39 PM
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Hey all,

Building a new rig before college starts back up again, got most of the components figured out.
Eventually would like to go watercooling, but due to some limitations for budget, i opted to cut back on a few things at the moment, and upgrade a little later on.

Core i7 930
ASUS P6X58D-E
EVGA GeForce GTX 460
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W
Coolermaster Haf 922
Corsair XMS3 6GB DDR3 1600 CL 9-9-9-24
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB

Any opinions would be great, and also any potential upgrades that I could incorporate at a later date.
Also, what CPU cooler should I look into purchasing?

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Old August 20, 2010, 01:38 PM
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I would recommend a 850W psu if you think you'll go with 2 GTX480's in the future and 750W psu for 2 GTX 470's & 465's. Otherwise the 700W will give you plenty of headroom for an SLI 460 setup.

For cpu coolers, you could check out these...

Newegg.ca - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler
Newegg.ca - Thermalright Venomous X - RT 120mm CPU Cooler
Newegg.ca - Thermaltake Frio Overclocking-Ready Intel Core i7 (six-core ready) & i5 Compatible Five 8mm Heatpipes Dual 120mm Fans Intel & AMD Universal CPU Cooler CLP0564
Newegg.ca - Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B CPU Cooler

Everything else looks great, good luck with your build
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Old August 20, 2010, 01:59 PM
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Core i7 930
ASUS P6X58D-E
EVGA GeForce GTX 460
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W
Coolermaster Haf 922
Corsair XMS3 6GB DDR3 1600 CL 9-9-9-24
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB
Everything there is fine. I prefer other manufacturers for RAM and HDD's.. but the end result is the same. If you like the 922, you may want to look at the HAF-X.. it's a bit newer / has better management.
As for the PSU, I would personally wait/look for something that is on sale, around the 5-700W range - unless there is a smokin' deal on a better one. A single 460 system will only be around 350W or so.. if you're looking at SLI than 6-700W would be good.
Get the 1GB 460 if you can afford it (vs the 768MB) - higher resolution gaming will perform better.

As for heatsink - the CM Hyper 212+ would be fine for around 3.6Ghz, anything further you should look into a VenomousX, Nocuta U12/D14, Coolit Eco, Corsair H50/70 or Megahalems.
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Old August 21, 2010, 10:43 AM
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Yeah, I've been informed the 1GB 460 is worth it, also might go SLI in the future, hard to say at the moment.

might also be looking into SSd's, probably two for raid 0. whats the best bang for buck for SSd's right now?
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Old August 21, 2010, 03:37 PM
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You may want to look into the raid of SSDs. If I recall correctly, it's not recommnded. I agree with the others, you should get a different psu, Corsair, Silverstone,...As for memory, I like Mushkin myself, but Patriot & G Skills are all good with a more reasonable price. Any lifetime warranty memory is good including your selection.
Good mobo, I own one and it's been trouble free. As another member said, the 922 is a good case but the HAF X is a pretty darn good alternative.
As for HDD, the Samsung is currently the fastest in that size, with the WD coming next. As the mobo has next gen sata, I imagine you'll be getting sata 3 HDDs which I found to be quite a bit faster.

All together it looks like a solid build! Enjoy the build and resulting system!!!
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Old August 22, 2010, 10:21 AM
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Hmm, I will definately look into the RAID comment. I thought it was perfectly fine but I will double check.

Thanks for the advice, might do some modifications and start a build log. depending how much time I would like to put into this and the future upgrades i will make like Watercooling and such.

Can't wait to finally get a good performing PC :P
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I recommend that you go with this PSU: NCIX.com - Buy Seasonic M12II 620W EPS12V 20/24PIN ATX PFC 80+ Bronze Modular Connectors 6PIN PCI-W 120MM Fan - M12II 620 In Canada.
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