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Upgrade imminent, PSU upgrade too?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by V_R, 5 Oct 2009.

  1. V_R

    Sgarrista

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    Location: UK

    Hi all, looking to upgrade my pc to coincide with the release of Win 7.

    Currently i have this running Windows 7 RC...

    Antec 900
    Asus P5B-Deluxe
    Intel E6600
    4GB Geil ULL
    Asus GTX 285
    Creative X-FI Xtreme Music
    Corsair HX 620w PSU
    Asus DVD-RW Drive
    1TB HDD's (3 drives)
    AE Ageo M speakers
    Samsung SM2443BW 24" monitor
    Logitech G15, G5 & G25


    Am looking at getting the following...

    *OVERCLOCKED* Intel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping (SLBEJ) 2.66Ghz @ 4.00GHz Max / Gigabyte EX58-UD5 Intel X58 Motherboard / Patriot Viper 6GB DDR3 PC3-12800C8 1600MHz DDR3 Bundle

    I'm wondering about upgrading the PSU while i'm at it to the Corsair HX850w as i'm wondering if the 620 will be enough? Also thinking i may as well do it all while i'm at it.


    Also thinking about the case, Toying with the idea of the Lian-Li PC-7F

    Help me choose! :)

    Thanks
     
  2. niko

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    your psu should be fine ,but if youve got the upgrade bug go for it:D
    and lian li cases are great
     
  3. Duke

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    No need to upgrade it.
     
  4. Richy1204

    Hitman

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    Those Lian-Li PC-7F cases do look nice :)

    and the psu should be fine
     
  5. V_R

    Sgarrista

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    What will temps be like in the 900 compared to the Lian-Li? Especially gaming at 4ghz?

    I'm assuming the 900 will be better/cooler?
     
  6. niko

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    i dont know but lian li cases are well designed(including airflow) so it wouldn't surprise me if it was the other way round
     
  7. V_R

    Sgarrista

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    Fair enough,

    So the i7 is worth it from the 3.8 to 4ghz for £15?

    What sort of temps do you think i can expect from the i7 at 3.8 and 4ghz?
     
  8. jamesgoss

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    The airflow in the 900 will be better, but it will also look horrendously cheap compared to the Lian Li (one of which is sitting next to me here and is a lovely case).

    If I were you I'd save your money, and overclock the 920 yourself. They're supposed to be easily overclockable chips, and it's fun getting that meagre sense of achievement!
     
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  9. V_R

    Sgarrista

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    Ye i know what you mean, this 900 is starting to look old if you know what i mean. :(

    I would, but to be honest i just dont have the time or patience to do it, that is why I'm happy to pay someone else to do it. :)


    What about SSD's been tempted to get one, any recommendations anyone?
     
  10. marley82

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    HX620 will be fine
     
  11. V_R

    Sgarrista

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  12. niko

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    an ssd for os would be great if you have the bucks ,for me its to much for to little storage but ill have one when the prices come down
     
  13. LordSplodge

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    The Corsair cooler is supposed to be an ace cooler. Not as good as a dedicated water cooling system but better than any air coolers.

    An SSD should fly but you need to make sure you get one with a good controller and they ain't going to be cheap. The second generation Intel is a beast...
     
  14. V_R

    Sgarrista

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  15. V_R

    Sgarrista

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    Hmm, after a bit more reading i'm leaning towards the H5O...

    Opinions anyone? :)