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Building a rig, any advice?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ntarki, 12 Sep 2009.

  1. ntarki

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    Hello,

    I'm coming in UK in 26th to study and I'm gonna order a desktop pc.
    My budget is around ~2100 but that is with a X2 card which i'm gonna wait a bit to see how things end up.

    Any recommendations on the system that i'm planning to buy?

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    PS: Does the scythe fan can be attached to Prolimatech?
     
  2. 95thrifles

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    Looks good, imo the mobo isn't worth it tho, you can save a hundred quid there and won't notice any difference, also RAM is tad expensive, you can get same performing stuff cheaper, psu is complete overkill, a 750w would be plenty, if you plan on quad firing two x2's then maybe an 850
     
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    The 26th? That's my birthday :p Anyway, the 860 is a better chip, but the 1336 has more potential for upgrade, what with the i9 and all...

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    And you can add the rest of your stuff as well.
     
  4. Nocky24

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    Looks good to me, although whats wrong with patriot ram and the UD5 for your mobo? Will be cheaper and do the job :)
     
  5. ntarki

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    I prefer it running on air. I have had bad experience with the watercooling :S

    I've never used a gigabyte motherboard before, just Asus MSI Evga Dfi. And i like the lifetime warranty of evga to be honest.

    About the ram Patriot is a good brand? First time i setup a pc go buy Crucial ram very good etc, after 4 months of setting my PC the ram failed. I went RMA and they send me value edition because that model was discountinued due to problems and lost $200. (Crucial Technology Ballistix 2 GB PC4000 BL2KIT12864Z503 $306.00 ) :S

    Any comments on the SSD?

    PS: The reason i chose that power supply is to have the potential to use 2 x2 cards in the future.
     
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    Should be alright if you do it properly... i'd at least look at something like the Corsair H50. But that would be amazingly cold... the two 120s on the front and rear fans, the 240 on the top and the 360 on the bottom.