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Old 09-25-2007, 08:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, so I've decided to sell my two week old build into the mainstream market at a profit and investing about $350 more to get a much more superior system. Here are the new specs, what do you think?

PSU: Corsair HX520 CMPSU-520HX 520W Atx Triple 12V 40A Continuous 24PIN Atx Modular 120MM Power Supply - DirectCanada

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB SATA2 8.5MS 7200RPM 16MB Cache Hard Drive 5YR MFR Warranty - DirectCanada

DVDRW: Samsung SH-S203B Black SATA DVD+RW 20X8X16 DVD-RW 20X6X16 DL 18X/12X INT DVD Writer OEM W/ Vista SW - DirectCanada

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad Core Processor LGA775 Kentsfield 2.40GHZ 1066FSB 8MB Retail Box - DirectCanada

RAM: Crucial Ballistix PC2-6400 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-800 CL4-4-4-12 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit - DirectCanada

MOBO: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L Atx LGA775 P35 1333FSB 1PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 3PCI SATA2 Sound Gblan Motherboard - DirectCanada

GFX: Evga E-GEFORCE 8800GTS 500MHZ 320MB 1.6GHZ GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I Hdtv Hdcp DIRECTX10 Video Card - DirectCanada

CASE: Raidmax Sagitta ATX Tower Case SILVER/BLACK 5X5.25 2X3.5 3X3.5INT 450W PS W/SIDE Window & Front Door - DirectCanada



Totals a little under $1200 CND with tax and shipping.
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That actually looks pretty good. I wouldn't really change anything.

If you want to save a little more, get the regular Ballistix, without the LEDs...unless you want them.
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That actually looks pretty good. I wouldn't really change anything.

If you want to save a little more, get the regular Ballistix, without the LEDs...unless you want them.
who wouldn't want LEDs??

any mail-in-rebates available for the ballistix? or anything else on the list for that matter?
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heh, well I've decided to go with the regular ballistix cuz I'm waiting out on mail-in-rebates to come and they'll probably have a better MIR than the tracers.

As for the power supply, I'm never been quite sure about it, but I've now chosen the OCZ Gamexstream 600W, it's got quad +12v rails @ 18A and good all-round reviews. What do you guys think? Here's a possibly dumb question: Are there power supplies that can have the cables removed easily? I hate having extra cables stuffed up in my case.
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what about the PSU?? OCZ GameXStream... ripple?
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Most high end PSU's have modular cables now.
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what about the PSU?? OCZ GameXStream... ripple?
What exactly does that mean
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What exactly does that mean
The GameXStream models are known to have ripples, which fluctuate the electric current in the rails, more than it should. I think....I would suggest going Corsair or XClio. Or maybe the other OCZ models.
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quadcore and the 8800? I actually have the exact same model, my next rig will be a dual core AMD @ 3.0ghz, 2GB ram, 1TB HDD(i haven't figured out exactly how i'll set up with the hard drives etc). Can I ask though, what are the benefits to SATA disk drives as oppossed to IDE? I still have a pretty good sony that fits my news.
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2ghz RAM?

SATA does have a bigger bandwidth... and allows better airflow throughout your case...but nothing you'd notice if using system
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