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Old 08-31-2010, 02:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, iv been wanting to build a custom gaming rig for a while now. anyway take a look at the specs that iv picked for my rig and let me know what you think. suggestions, tips, warnings, so on are all welcome. thx

Case:
Azza Hurrican 2000 Full Tower Gaming Case with 4 Hot Swappable HDD Cage & (4) 230MM Fans

Noise Reduction Technology:
Sound Absorbing Foam on Side, Top And Bottom panels
Power Supply Gasket
Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts

CPU:
Intel® Core™ i7-950 3.06 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366

Cooling Fan:
CyberPower Xtreme Hydro Liquid Cooling Kit 360MM w/ Triple Fan(CPU & GPU Liquid Cool Capable, Extreme Overclocking Performance + Extreme Silent at 18dBA)

Motherboard:
Asus Rampage III Extreme Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX LGA1366 ATX Mainboard - Overclockable w/ 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, IEEE1394a, USB3.0, Bluetooth, SATA-III, RAID, 4 Gen2 PCIe, 1 PCIe X1, & 1 PCI

Memory:
6GB (2GBx3) DDR3/1800MHz Kingston Hyper-X Triple Channel Memory Module

Video Card:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 1.2GB 16X PCIe Video Card

Power Supply Upgrade:
1,000 Watts - CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gaming Power Supply

Hard Drive:
600GB Gaming Western Digital VelociRaptor 10,000RPM SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache WD6000HLHX

Optical Drive:
Sony 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive

Sound:
HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

LCD Monitor:
24" Widescreen 1920x1080 Sceptre X246W-1080P LCD (Black Color) w/ Built-in Speaker, DVI & Input

Keyboard:
Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard w/ LCD Display

Mouse:
CoolerMaster Storm Sentinel Advance 5600 DPI OLED Gaming Mouse

Extra Thermal Display:
NZXT Sentry LX Aluminum High Performance Fan Control, Clock, & Temperature Display

Operating System:
Microsoft® Windows® 7 Professional (64-bit Edition)

Ultra Care Option:
Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit
CoolerMaster Thermal Fusion 400 Extreme Performance CPU - Thermal Compound Optimized for Thermal Dissipation

Service:
STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
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Where are you getting this? Cyberpower?

Ditch the 950, and go 930, they basically oc the same amount.
Ditch the 470 and go with a 460 1Gig. The 470 is abit better than the 460, but uses a whole lot more power, as it is a gf100 card, and 460s are gf104s, which are more efficient.

Thats my take, and welcome to TF.
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Where are you getting this? Cyberpower?

Ditch the 950, and go 930, they basically oc the same amount.
Ditch the 470 and go with a 460 1Gig. The 470 is abit better than the 460, but uses a whole lot more power, as it is a gf100 card, and 460s are gf104s, which are more efficient.

Thats my take, and welcome to TF.
cyberpower, yes.
the price diff for the 950 and the 930 is only $20 bucks that why i took the higher ghz,
as for the 470 il deff consider it.. power isnt much of a concern since i have a 1000watt power supply. but thx for the suggestions...
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Its more heat and power bills of the 470... Don't get it wrong, the 470 is a great card... but if you're noit too loaded, the 460 is slightly less performance, but kills in heat and power sucking at the wall.

For 20 bucks, okay... then its a good choice.

Btw heres a Hardware canucks reviews on the 460 and 470 plus compition
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 1GB & GTX 460 768MB Review - Page 7
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Its more heat and power bills of the 470... Don't get it wrong, the 470 is a great card... but if you're noit too loaded, the 460 is slightly less performance, but kills in heat and power sucking at the wall.

For 20 bucks, okay... then its a good choice.

Btw heres a Hardware canucks reviews on the 460 and 470 plus compition
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 1GB & GTX 460 768MB Review - Page 7
ok kool thx.. i am considering wat ur saying but i cant resist the $20 upgrade. but i may switch to the 460 due to the power consumption. the 460 that i see on here is the 2gb version. which works just as good. thx patonb.
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I know many will probably disagree with me here, but the power difference will be be like $30 a year difference or something. Is it really worth bothering that much over ? You probably loose that much in dropped pocket change each year.

Thats unless i'm way out and its more like 150dollars a year.

Oh and this is just me, a small personal preference. I don't really do much DVD burning and if i do it's in no rush, so i get a much slower DVD drive. They're quieter and vibrate less, the noise and vibrations are something that annoys me on fast ones.
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I know many will probably disagree with me here, but the power difference will be be like $30 a year difference or something. Is it really worth bothering that much over ? You probably loose that much in dropped pocket change each year.

Thats unless i'm way out and its more like 150dollars a year.

Oh and this is just me, a small personal preference. I don't really do much DVD burning and if i do it's in no rush, so i get a much slower DVD drive. They're quieter and vibrate less, the noise and vibrations are something that annoys me on fast ones.
ya your prob right about the price a year. there's only a 100watt diff between the 2 cards. and your right i dont need that much speed on a dvd drive. i dont burn much at all. i just use it to play games.. thx
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Remember that the 100W is also heat added to the system... If you need a cool system, it'll be hard to remove.

Also 100W is a huge difference in consumption.

If you want a beast get the 470, if youre looking for a great setup, the 460 is the better dollar value.

I thnk, 24x is your average odd.... So getting a slower one isn't much of an option. Infact newegg sells only 22x or 24x so really its the same.
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Yeh its hard to get hold of slower ones. But imo worth it if you can find one.

Bah, heat. I couldn't care less. If its 100c and runs fine, thats good with me.
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ya im same... besides i get free electricity where im renting so im golden haha... i just have to wait till i get the funds to start building... first purchase tho will be a computer desk..
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