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  1. Chillin

    Chillin Ancient Guru

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    Appreciate the advice, but I think I will stick with the 560ti to make it under both my budget and thermal/power ceiling. :)

    Problem with Newegg's reviews are that more often than not, a person will post if something is wrong with the received merchandise and not the opposite.

    OK, the case I have picked out so far will be the Coolermaster Scout. It costs $112 locally and was the lowest 'overpriced' decent case I could find.
     
  2. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    Well I'll suggest looking into it at least, it's an amazing drive and only runs around $110-120 at this point for 60GB. Might even be lower since the last time I checked. Just make sure to read the reviews first, while most of them are crap there are competent reviewers in there.
     
  3. Chillin

    Chillin Ancient Guru

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    I remember seeing it on sale for $85 for 60GB a short time back. Going to check the prices again now.
     
  4. Chillin

    Chillin Ancient Guru

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    Ok, small updates here.

    I'm looking through my promotion codes and deals, I'll bring up the latest prices according to them.

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    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-8GBXH = $109

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply = $70

    Prices and components will be updated in original post.
     

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    Lane Ancient Guru

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    Virtue Master Guru

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    edt nvm
     
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  7. Chillin

    Chillin Ancient Guru

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    Yeah, I saw that article.

    Though it mostly applies to Linux, it most definitely doesn't apply in my case. I'm not using the Green as a system drive (i.e.- program installation), rather I'm using it to store videos, pictures, etc. As such, I don't need the drive to be active most of the time.
     
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    If you plan to do some overclocking with the 2500K it is mandatory to get an aftermarket cooler. These CPUs run at under 30C with stock cooler in downclocked mode, idle but when you'll OC and get the voltages up it will go fast towards 80 C when under 80-100% load.
     
  9. Chillin

    Chillin Ancient Guru

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    Any cheap and quiet alternatives?
     
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  11. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    Maybe a SAMSUNG F3 1 TB drive would do you good?

    deltatux
     
  12. Chillin

    Chillin Ancient Guru

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    O.K., here's how my order stands:

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge = $225

    Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard = $210

    HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 2TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive = $80

    Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-8GBXH = $110

    Power Supply Unit: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC = $110

    SSD: Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC = $120

    GPU: MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 = $240

    Cooling: CORSAIR CWCH60 Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler = $73

    Case (local buy): Thermaltake Armor A60 = $135 (I know, I have no choice really :( )

    Total Price: $1,328 (1,192 without the case)

    Anyone have anything to change from this?
     
  13. Chillin

    Chillin Ancient Guru

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    Nah, I need just the space. I'm going to recycle m WD Caviar Black FALS 1TB from my current build into my new one. Should be plenty fast for a system drive when combined with SRT.

    The one thing I am looking for is a cheaper cooling alternative. If anyone has any ideas I am all ears.
     
  14. Chillin

    Chillin Ancient Guru

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    On another note, I noticed Amazon has some easy international shipping. I'm thinking of using this for the monitor and case, would save me at least half-price of the locals.
     
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    The Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced is the best case for under 100$ out there so it would be good to get that shipped for a better price than the TT. For cooling, although I'm no expert, a good cheap alternative would be the Hyper 212+ from Cooler Master, very popular but pretty complicated to mount.
     

  16. Chillin

    Chillin Ancient Guru

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    Now that I'm looking to have a case shipped, it opens up a lot more options.

    I need some suggestions on the case, here are my needs:

    -Several 3.5" bays, for expansion
    -Bottom mounted PSU (seems to be the future of cases)
    -ATX sized
    -CHEAP
    -120mm fan mountings (for the water cooling), either in back or on top.
     
  17. crap daddy

    crap daddy Master Guru

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    As I said, look into CM 690 II Advanced.
     
  18. Chillin

    Chillin Ancient Guru

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    Looks good, a little on the expensive side but that is one option. Thanks.
     
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    Chillin Ancient Guru

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    Ok, I am almost ready to order. Now for the final component, the screen.

    Here is the one I am currently looking at:

    ASUS VE248H 24-Inch LED Monitor

    In general, I'm looking for a ~24" 1920X1080 LED backlit monitor for around ~$200. If anyone else has any other suggestions then please :)
     
  20. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    I rather you get the SAMSUNG F4 2TB if all you need is space. Surprisingly, SAMSUNG 5400 RPM loads as fast as other manufacturer's 7200 RPM in terms of read/write speed. Obviously the access delay is higher than a 7200 RPM.

    deltatux
     

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