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Old 10-07-2010, 09:27 PM   #21 (permalink)
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OK, with the GPU: Newegg.com - XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Is that a good brand, adequate cooling? IIRC, those "box heatsinks" do not cool well. I don't need the HDMI and DisplayPort, unless I upgrade my LCDs, which are working great atm. 2 x DVI would work great.

Would that CPU/Mobo combo work well?
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:37 PM   #22 (permalink)
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The cpu/mobo combo looks good. You're saving a fair bit there, and the board is fairly well spec'd

Card looks ok too. Not too crash hot, but I guess you don't need anything bigger/better.
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Well, no. I don't need anything bigger. I just remember my 8800GTX getting hot all the time until I got a 3rd party heatsink. Then the temps went low into the higher 50s
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low into the higher 50s? huh?
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Excuse me, wrong temp. It now sits at 49C at its min, 77C at its max. Used to be hotter before the 3rd party cooler. ArcticCooling, I think.
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I just ordered my RAM now. THe promo code still worked, so I saved $20 plus free shipping!

So that was 149.98
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If you have the money to order in the next two days, go with this PSU:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
$89.99 + $10 off w/ promo code EMCZYYS26, ends 10/11 + $20 MIR NewEgg card + $1.99 Shipping

$60 after it is all said and done. Plus the rebate card comes in about 10 days or so and you will be ordering everything from NewEgg anyway.
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That's not modular, but I could easily hide those cables, with the new case.
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After looking at different CPU heatsinks, as the one I am looking at does not support 1156.

edit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233029

What do you think?

edit: perhaps this? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103057
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Here's my final line-up. My RAM is currently on the way. G-Skill Ripjaw DDR3 2 x 2GB (bought 2 pairs) 1600


Heatsink and brackets: 54.95
Newegg.com - XIGMATEK Intel Core i7 compatible Dark Knight-S1283V REV.W with ACK-I5361 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler I7 i5 775 AMD compatible
Newegg.com - XIGMATEK ACK-I5361 Intel Core i7/Core i5 compatible Bracket Set

PSU: 89.99
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Case: 99.99
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 922 BLUE RC-922M-KWN2-GP Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Side window

Motherboard + CPU combo: Combo 303.99
Newegg.com - ASUS P7P55D-E LX LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760

GPU: 154.99
Newegg.com - XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

SSD: 110.99
Newegg.com - OCZ Onyx Series OCZSSD2-1ONX64G 2.5" 64GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Optical: 19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827118039

Total: $874.88 -$60 of MIR

If any prices or recommendations change, I'll make it work.

Edit: Just noticed, the $20 MIR ends on the 17th...
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