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    Time for a new rig

    Hello,

    Firstly, apologies for any ignorance on my behalf, its been a long time since I was fully in the loop about hardware, back in the 9800pro days, though I have done some research and came up with the following:


    750W Corsair CMPSU-750TX, SLi, Single 12V Rail, Quiet & Cool

    Asus Xonar DX/XD 7.1 PCI-E Soundcard Low Profile

    4GB (2x2GB) Corsair XMS3 Classic, DDR3 PC3-10666 (1333) Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, 1.50V

    22" Viewsonic VX2268WM, 3D 120Hz, Wide, Black/Silver, LCD, VGA/DVi, 20000:1, 300cdm2, 1680x1050, 3ms
    Considering the Acer GD245HQ, though i heard it has ghosting issues

    Coolermaster HAF 922, Black, Mid Tower Case with 20cm Silent Fan, w/o PSU
    Completely open to suggestions, to my knowledge this case has good airflow and a hole behind the CPU for ease of HSF installation (Which i think is a big bonus), but the appearance isn't great

    Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2, Intel P55 Express, S1156, DDR3 2200, SATA 3Gb/s, SATA RAID, uATX

    Intel Core i5 750, Lynnfield 45nm, Quad Core, 2.66GHz, 8MB Cache, 95W, Retail
    Originally planned on a X58-UD3R and i7 920, but there doesn't seem to be a very big performance difference, not enough to warrant the price increase, and I won't be using multiple graphics cards

    1GB Asus HD 5850 , PCI-E 2.0 (x16), 4000MHz GDDR5, GPU 725MHz, 1440 Cores, DP/ 2x DVI/ HDMI


    Corsair H50-1 Hydro Series High-performance CPU Watercooler, LGA775/1156/1366, AM2/2+/AM3 *NEW V2*
    Torn between this and the Titan Fenrir, i am concerned about having such a heavy heatsink though, which is why i chose the H50

    Samsung SH-S223C/BEBE 22x DVD±R, 12x DVD±R, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, SATA, Black, OEM

    Haven't chosen a hard drive yet, though i've heard good things about the samsung F3 drives. I currently have a 1.5TB drive (as a storage drive, so i won't need more storage space). The only problem is i'm selling my current PC, and i have no way to back up the data before formatting it as my windows drive

    Any suggestions, criticism?

    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: Time for a new rig

    Quick reply to chip in.

    H50 is excellent for the money, gives even better results when you use it in push/pull config.

    Case : Ive just bought the Corsair 800D, take a look at it, really is an excellent case.

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    Re: Time for a new rig

    What is the PC being used for??

    I would be looking at the Samsung F3 or Western Digital Black series hard drives for a boot drive.

    A decent 500W to 650W PSU will be enough for the single graphics card setup you are thinking of getting. Even a PSU like the 450W HX450W would be enough IMHO.

    The Phenom II X6 is also coming out in the next two weeks and I would wait until this comes out TBH.

    The Phenom II X6 1055T seems to be priced around the same as a Core i5 750(according to leaked prices) but in software which can use multiple cores well is around the same speed as a Core i7 860:

    http://en.expreview.com/2010/04/13/a...view/7038.html

    If you get an £80 motherboard like the Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3 you will get USB 3.0 and SATA 3.0 too:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/191059

    Socket 1156 is also being replaced next year it seems.
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    Re: Time for a new rig

    Socket 1156 on the way out already ? Do you have a link ?
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    Re: Time for a new rig

    I would say it's pointless in getting a 120hz monitor really - better to get a bigger monitor for the same price. Unless, that is, you are overly sensitive to refresh rates?
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    Re: Time for a new rig

    Quote Originally Posted by Phage View Post
    Socket 1156 on the way out already ? Do you have a link ?
    Socket 1155 is replacing socket 1156 and socket 1366 could be EOL at the end of next year too.

    Here is the article about socket 1366:

    http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardwar...-due-in-2011/1


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    Re: Time for a new rig

    For monitors a site wtih some good reviews. http://www.digitalversus.com/lcd-com...monitor-6.html

    Memory wise Ebuyer have www.ebuyer.com/product/158711 for £85.

    Cooling: Have a look at the http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Xigma...uad-Core-Ready? Doesnt seem a huge difference it performacne to the Titan and its slightly cheaper too.

    Cases: I really like the http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Fract...-inc-Front-I-O but you would need some more fans to improve on its average stock cooling which will push up its price. Also come with a black or silver front door.

    Ill put in Pob's suggestion next for a case which is the Lancool K58 www.ebuyer.com/product/195783. To mount the top fans your also need sme special mounting screws it says, but they look easy enough to make yourself. They also do a Lancool K58 www.ebuyer.com/product/195784 which has a side window and the top fans already installed in it.

    Finally the Xigmatek UTGARD http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Xigma...r-Case-w-o-PSU looks rather promising and bit-tech rather liked it in their review http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cas...-case-review/1

    Just some ideas.
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    Your links suck :<
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    Re: Time for a new rig

    Quote Originally Posted by nibbler View Post
    Your links suck :<
    Made them work now. Thanks for pointing it out.

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