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Default 02-05-2012, 20:39 | posts: 908

So I installed the Seasonic 760 on my main rig and the antec 850 has moved to the the Helios rig which is in the living room. I am still undecided as to what mobo, and if I should wait for Ivy Bridge to come out. thoughts??
   
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Default 02-05-2012, 20:57 | posts: 5,590

This would have been the type of build I would have looked at... 4 years ago. e8400 is past its prime. You should be looking at quads by now.

edit: never mind. necro thread.
   
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Default 04-29-2012, 21:23 | posts: 908

So with Ivy Bridge out today, I am looking to do so? Either upgrades.

Intel 3570k paird with the Asus P8-Z77 Pro mobile.

Microcenter has the 3570k for $189 and the Asus mobo for $220, but with a $50 instant rebate.

Looking for 16gb of ram but don't see any good deals on that front microcenter.

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Default 04-29-2012, 22:32 | posts: 186 | Location: belgium

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So with Ivy Bridge out today, I am looking to do so? Either upgrades.

Intel 3570k paird with the Asus P8-Z77 Pro mobile.

Microcenter has the 3570k for $189 and the Asus mobo for $220, but with a $50 instant rebate.

Looking for 16gb of ram but don't see any good deals on that front microcenter.

Thoughts?
i see all of you saying "Microcenter" but where can i find that in/around belgium?

note: i know this could be a very very stupid question.
   
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Default 04-29-2012, 23:06 | posts: 908

In microcenter now!
   
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Default 04-29-2012, 23:11 | posts: 19,054 | Location: Toronto, Canada

Holy crap, this thread never dies eh? lol

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Default 04-29-2012, 23:32 | posts: 16,605 | Location: US East Coast

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i see all of you saying "Microcenter" but where can i find that in/around belgium?

note: i know this could be a very very stupid question.
You won't find MicroCenter outside of the US afaik....
   
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Default 04-29-2012, 23:39 | posts: 19,054 | Location: Toronto, Canada

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You won't find MicroCenter outside of the US afaik....
which is quite unfortunate since that's where all the good Intel deals are lol

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Default 04-29-2012, 23:52 | posts: 908

Finally made the plunge. Just bought the Intel 3570k for $189, the Asus P8 Z77 Pro motherboard for $169, and corsair vengeance (cmz16gx3m4a1600c9b) ram 4x4 = 16gb for $100. Total was $501 including tax.

Thoughts?

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Default 04-29-2012, 23:54 | posts: 1,157 | Location: UK

Nice Good decision I think. Enjoy.
   
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Default 04-30-2012, 03:58 | posts: 908

Is it true that the days of cheap ram are over?
   
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Default 04-30-2012, 04:08 | posts: 908

Thoughts on this Samsung ram?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820147096
   
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Default 04-30-2012, 04:28 | posts: 1,079 | Location: Detroit,MI.USA

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Finally made the plunge. Just bought the Intel 3570k for $189, the Asus P8 Z77 Pro motherboard for $169, and corsair vengeance (cmz16gx3m4a1600c9b) ram 4x4 = 16gb for $100. Total was $501 including tax.

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Is it true that the days of cheap ram are over?
IMO, if you can buy 16gb for $100.00, the days of cheap ram lives on.
   
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Default 04-30-2012, 04:53 | posts: 19,054 | Location: Toronto, Canada

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IMO, if you can buy 16gb for $100.00, the days of cheap ram lives on.
lol ya, I got 16 GB DDR3-1600 for $84.99 lol:
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX36814

Prices in Canadian Dollars.

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Default 04-30-2012, 12:53 | posts: 186 | Location: belgium

It sucks that you can buy things for 180dollar in a microcenter but we have to pay 230 euro for the same thing.
   
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Default 04-30-2012, 14:29 | posts: 908

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IMO, if you can buy 16gb for $100.00, the days of cheap ram lives on.
Back in January and February I was seeing incredible ram deals every day on newegg. Not really seeing that now. And yes $100 for 16gb of ram is awesome considering what that would have cost a few years ago.
   
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Default 04-30-2012, 14:32 | posts: 908

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Finally made the plunge. Just bought the Intel 3570k for $189, the Asus P8 Z77 Pro motherboard for $169, and corsair vengeance (cmz16gx3m4a1600c9b) ram 4x4 = 16gb for $100. Total was $501 including tax.

Thoughts?
I also forgot to mention, I picked up weeks ago the Intel 320 series 120gb ssd for $85. How is this unit? I do not know anything about ssd yet.
   
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Default 05-02-2012, 11:36 | posts: 908

Might be purchasing the corsair H80 cooler. Thoughts on this unit?
   
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Default 05-03-2012, 17:23 | posts: 908

Well the Corsair H80 is due to arrive on Saturday from Amazon for $84.99. I still would like to find a better deal on ram before I start building this. Oh and can someone tell me the best way to get win 7 operating on the new ssd from the 500gb drive?
   
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Default 05-05-2012, 21:07 | posts: 908

Corsair H80 just arrived! Can someone please guide me in how to transfer the operating system from my 500gb HDD to the new Intel SSD? Thanks!
   
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Default 05-05-2012, 21:14 | posts: 16,605 | Location: US East Coast

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Corsair H80 just arrived! Can someone please guide me in how to transfer the operating system from my 500gb HDD to the new Intel SSD? Thanks!
It's generally recommended to do a clean install when switching from HDD to SSD to get the best performance from the SSD.

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It sucks that you can buy things for 180dollar in a microcenter but we have to pay 230 euro for the same thing.
Not all of us have MicroCenter as an option. Their discounts usually don't apply to online sales and they won't ship most processors. Closest one to me is a 7hr round trip....

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Is it true that the days of cheap ram are over?
You can get 4GB of ram for $20.....so how are "the days of cheap ram" over? Looks to me like ram is extremely cheap.... I still remember when 1GB was well over $100.... Hell, first 1GB set I bought cost me around $250...



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Default 05-05-2012, 21:16 | posts: 908

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It's generally recommended to do a clean install when switching from HDD to SSD to get the best performance from the SSD.
How would I go aboot that? I have no idea where my win xp system builders cd is and the Win 7 pro 64 cd I have is just for an upgrade.
   
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Default 05-05-2012, 21:19 | posts: 16,605 | Location: US East Coast

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How would I go aboot that? I have no idea where my win xp system builders cd is and the Win 7 pro 64 cd I have is just for an upgrade.
Google. There's several guides for doing it...


   
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Default 05-05-2012, 23:19 | posts: 908

I found a spare Western Digital WD800JD lying around. Google claimed it is a 7200 rpm sata drive. I can use this for the OS on the Raidmax rig and put a WD 1tb green drive in it as well. I also have an old WD 160gb IDE drive. Should I consider using the IDE drive or has time passed it by?
   
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Default 05-26-2012, 18:42 | posts: 908

Is a evga 480 1480-kr at $235 a good deal? I am in microcenter right now I need to pickup a video card for the new build!

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0386227

Sold!

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