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    Building comp advice needed

    Just a quick ty to all that helped me build my first comp still going strong


    its time again to build my second comp (just to run games mostly)gunna be doing this over the next couple of months or so

    so first pieces i was thinking of get a tower and motherboard was thinking

    NZXT Whisper, Black Full Tower Silent Case, w/o PSU for the case

    ASUS Rampage II Extreme Republic of Gamers - motherboard - ATX - iX58 - LGA1366 Socket

    and if im right in thinking i can use the i7 processer with this

    so this it what im thinking at mo any pros or cons to this

    also i have just got the x-fi titanium sound card so that part is sorted

    ty all and hope you can take the time and answer ty again

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    Re: Building comp advice needed

    I would save your cash and buy it all in one go, gives you a better chance of making sure all the componants you buy are as up to date as possible. Unless of course, there is something on a really good offer now which is unlikly to happen again.

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    Re: Building comp advice needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    I would save your cash and buy it all in one go, gives you a better chance of making sure all the componants you buy are as up to date as possible. Unless of course, there is something on a really good offer now which is unlikly to happen again.
    Good advice. Put the money in a savings account (ok so not much % at the moment, but at least it'll be safe... oh wait a minute...

    Anyway, if you get all the components together then you can make sure they all work as well, no doa etc. else if you buy one item and don't test it for another 2 months, it'll need to be replaced under warranty rather than DOA from the retailer.

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    Re: Building comp advice needed

    ok tbh dident think of it like that

    so how about the tower then ????

    is that ok to fit motherboard??

    at least i can make a start

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    Re: Building comp advice needed

    To be honest i would even hold off in buying a new case. USB 3.0 devices seem to be emerging quite quickly however the case manufacturers are falling behind and not many USB 3.0 supporing cases are being released. Admitadly its only the sockets on the front of the case but i personally am still waiting out as a case is something i expect to last a good few years.

    Lian Li seem to be the main company who are putting USB sockets so if you really are in a rush then check them out, beware though they are quite expensive!

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    Re: Building comp advice needed

    Actually I don't see that as an issue as most motherboards with USB3 are not UBS3 on the headers just a couple of the rear usb ports or even a couple on a sperate 1x pci-e card
    I'm sort of questioning the use of usb3 apart fromt getting large amounts of data on and off memory sticks (where you'll actually find you're limited by the usb stick on usb2 not the usb2 bandwidth)
    For an external harddrive esata is a much better option, for a mouse or keyboard do you really need that much speed? printer or scanner, the mechanical process is often the slow point at usb2.

    The jump from usb1 to 2 was more important as usb1 really wasn't that good and USB3 will probably be needed in the future, it's not really just that important atm.

    Not sure about that motherboard tbh, decent yes, however one keyfeature is that it already has the decent SupremeFX X-Fi sound on it.
    I'd consider the cheaper Asus P6X58D-E or Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Rev 2

    As to the Whisper as choise of case, it's very large inside, being a full tower.
    But is it the right case? cannot answer that untill we know what are you after in a case?

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    Re: Building comp advice needed

    At the moment no i agree its a bit unnecissary but as i mentioned most people keep there cases for a long time and if there is anything which is likley to start utilizing the extra bandwidth available to USB 3.0 its portable storage devices. In my case they are the things which i plug into the front of the case the most so i think its worthwhile waiting for.

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    Re: Building comp advice needed

    The NZXT Tempest EVO, Black, Midi Tower Case w/o PSU would be a good alternative to the tower case. Very big mid case that can take big-arse graphics cards and has plenty of space and cooling.

    Its really going to take a while for USB 3 to infiltrate the market to a point it becomes essential so I wouldnt bother taking much notice of it especially in referance to cases.


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    Re: Building comp advice needed

    ty for the info so far

    as for the case i just thought if i get the full tower i can keep addding to it while

    not having to worry about putting things in and run out of space.

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