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Old 11-13-2009, 12:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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^ somethings wrong with your links.

whats your budget for your build? are you going to be including an OS with that also?

as it is right now, id change a couple things like...

the psu. i would switch to either this one which is cheaper but is not modualar - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies
or this one which costs a little more, but is modular. - CORSAIR CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
both are from great brands and would support dual gfx cards as a future upgrade.

i see that you have a velociraptor and a 1tb, so im assuming that you want to use the raptor as your OS drive. if would look into getting an ssd (solid state disk), which are faster, than a raptor.

and switch your optical drive to a sata one so you wont have to deal with those ide cables.

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Old 11-13-2009, 04:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My budget is about $2000 without OS

I like the Kingwin PSU's because of their universal connectors. I have heard a few bad things about them, but mostly good though. I would be greatly appreciative of anyone's opinion about the Kingwin's

Yeah the VelcoiRaptor was for my OS. I haven't looked at SSD's much though. I am looking at a
Kingston SNV225-S2/64GB 2.5" 64GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD)
Any opinions on this SSD or any others that anyone would recommend would be greatly appreciated.

As for the links not sure why they didn't work. Hope these ones will
PLEXTOR 24X DVD/CD Writer Black SATA Model PX-880SA LightScribe Support

NZXT ZERO 2 Crafted Series CS-NT-ZERO-2 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

ASUS Crosshair III Formula AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard

DIAMOND 5850PE51G Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

KINGWIN Lazer LZ-850 850W Modular 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC W/ 3-Way LED Switch and Universal Modular Connector

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ965FBGMBOX

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-2GBNQ

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives x2

ASUS VW246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor
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Old 11-13-2009, 07:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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well, im not really familiar with what the universal connections are, but from the looks of it, it just looks like you can connect any connection into any socket on the psu itself, which IMO isnt reason enough to pick it over the corsair ( a regular modular psu should work pretty similarly), considering that kingwin is on TF's power supply brands to avoid list. *READ FIRST* Power Supply Guide

with a budget like yours though, im sure you could squeeze in the faster i7 920 and possibly a 5870 instead, your call though.
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a. strongly suggest you have more than 2 gb of RAM
take a look at this set
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

b. dvd drives are so far advanced, you don't need a plextor drive.
any other (cheaper) reputable brand is fine

c. "universal connectors" what does that even mean?

d. I am not familiar with SSD's myself either, but I've heard great things about SSD's with the indilinx controller, that controller supposedly is second to Intel's controller. find out what that kingston's controller is before you purchase...... if it's a micron, avoid at all costs
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