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Old December 18, 2010, 03:36 PM
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Wishlist: https://secure.newegg.ca/WishList/Pu...umber=15122372

I'd appreciate it if you guys would critique the parts I've chosen. I was also wondering if I should just buy the parts now, or if I should wait for Boxing Day since this is my first build, and first time buying from Newegg? The deals are pretty sick at the moment, but will they get any better come Boxing Day?

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Old December 19, 2010, 12:34 AM
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Off of my head, I think the mouse is expensive but truly a collector's item. Razer blackwidow ultimate is backlit so if you intend on playing in the dark it's a good choice. Corsair AX750 or 850. Expensive card! EVGA FTW has a higher clock rate and is $10 cheaper.
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Old December 19, 2010, 01:10 AM
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I would swap the TX for a HX or AX model from corsair as they are modular units, easier cable management.

Everything else looks great Good luck with your build and enjoy the new machine
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Old December 19, 2010, 01:14 AM
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Yeah, a lot of what luay said ^

Much better power supplies out there for similar prices. You don't actually need anywhere near 750w anyway. A good 500w is even more than enough. A 600w model would be running it at optimal efficiency.

$100 mouse seems a bit much. But hey, if that's the only one that fits, by all means.

I would recommend the 2209wa monitor from dell when it goes on sale. I can't seem to find any better overall monitor for gaming. Sure there's some 120hz around, but that has an even higher input lag than the 2209wa, oddly enough.

I used to recall the antec 300 only being $50 for the longest time, guess the price went up. It's $57 at NCIX:
NCIX.com - Buy Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio - THREE HUNDRED In Canada.

Could probably save a lot of money among other things price matching at NCIX. And with those savings, replace your HD with an SSD instead. And grab a cheapo 1tb seagate as a secondary drive.
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Old December 19, 2010, 10:39 AM
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Changes I would make:

Antec 300 is a massive pain to work in, you can get something more modern and better cable management / toolless drive bays for cheaper. My prefered cheap case is the HAF 912 it's atleast 300% better to work in for the same price.

The CM 212 is a great little cooler but if you want to overclock an i7 1366 chip bigger is better, if you have the money for a nh-d14 that puppy with run your chip under 70c with a 4.2ghz overclock.

For ram I think grabbing this mushkin kit from NCIX is a great deal, 12gb 3x4 for $131
NCIX.com - Buy Mushkin Enhanced Silverline Stiletto 12GB 3X4GB PC3-10666 DDR3-1333 9-9-9-24 Triple Channel Memory - 998770 In Canada.

For the PSU you should be able to get the XFX 850w for the same price. It's seasonic rebranded (one of the best quality PSU brands) and the benifits it has over the tx 750 are: Better efficiency, Modular cables, more wattage available and depending on your taste the aesthetics are pretty nice.
NCIX.com - Buy XFX 850W Black Edition Single Rail Semi Modular ATX 12V 70A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Silver - P1850BCAG9 In Canada.
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Old December 19, 2010, 10:44 AM
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cm 912 for case, but are you really sure you wanna go x58 now? :)

ram can be found for cheaper, look around.

sammy for lcd plz.

psu is good, a bit older design and expensive for the wattage.
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Old December 19, 2010, 11:04 AM
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It's true that the eVGA is slightly better than the Gigabyte, but I've read that the Gigabyte is much quieter and cooler than the eVGA which is a plus in my books. As for the PSU, the AX and HX models are more expensive, and I'm trying to shave some dollars off not add more

Honestly, I'm not a fan of how the HAF 912 looks, I'd prefer the simple design of the Three Hundred. Also, what's wrong with the X58?

Thanks for the deals guys, truly appreciate it. Really helped me save a couple more dollars. One more thing, should I order now, or should I wait for Boxing Day? Anyone had experience with Newegg's Boxing Day sales?
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Old December 19, 2010, 11:14 AM
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cool, give the ps04b a look too then.

well, sandy bridge out very shortly = lower prices or for the same price better performance. either or. :)

wait for boxing day unless you find specials with free shipping, like at mem express or newegg shell shocker deals, and the like
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Old December 19, 2010, 01:04 PM
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well to be honesty this seems like over kill being an x58 system if you don't have use for the bandwidth why not go socket 1156 i have owned way to many of both sockets/systems and i can tell you there almost no difference in performance but all in all great system.
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Old December 19, 2010, 01:20 PM
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XFX Black Edition 750W then. But if you do want to save and don't plan on SLI, 500W is enough even for overclocking.
Stay away from the cheap Mushkin RAM kits!
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