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Old 04-16-2009, 04:07 PM   #51 (permalink)
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You have to make your wishlist public for us to see it.

Don't worry about the wristband or the toolkit. All you need is a screwdriver or two and just make sure you touch the metal on your case before you pick up your components and touch it frequently just to be safe.

The SSDs are faster than the velociraptor. I would personally take an SSD.
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You have to make your wishlist public for us to see it.

Don't worry about the wristband or the toolkit. All you need is a screwdriver or two and just make sure you touch the metal on your case before you pick up your components and touch it frequently just to be safe.

The SSDs are faster than the velociraptor. I would personally take an SSD.
So any suggestions on the monitor or the case? Or are you just going to wait for my wishlist to transfer over to public to take a look at it?

Is having a modular PS better than a crap ton of wires?
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I wanna take a look at your wishlist first and I'm also in class right now

The modular PSU thing is a preference thing. I think you should worry about the quality of the PSU, which PC P&C is the best, and then just hide the wires. It requires a little bit more time when you're building to do wire management but I don't think that should be a deciding factor at all.
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modular makes it a crap load easier to do good wire management but it's more of a personal preference. i have a modular PSU and i love it. i dont think i am going to go back to a regular PSU
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What is a good Modular PSU?

Thank you for all the help Pinscher.
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Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX 620W ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

This is a good one but it might be a little low for your system, I will know better once you post up your wishlist.
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this one will fine for your system,

Newegg.com - ZALMAN ZM750-HP 750W Continuous &#64; 45&#176;C &#40;Maximum Continuous Peak&#58; 850W&#41; ATX12V V2.2 &#47; EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Modular LED Heatpipe-Cooled SLI Power

i have it powers my q9300 and GTX 260 with ease.
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I would get this SSD instead of the Apex mentioned earlier.

Newegg.com - OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Solid State Disks

It uses a new Indilinx controller which doesn't experience stuttering like the older drives with jmicron controllers so it should have better real world performance.
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I would get this SSD instead of the Apex mentioned earlier.

Newegg.com - OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Solid State Disks

It uses a new Indilinx controller which doesn't experience stuttering like the older drives with jmicron controllers so it should have better real world performance.
Good call. I didn't realize those were the new ones.
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Here is my Wishlist... Newegg.com - Once You Know, You Newegg

Make suggestions on what is "needed" and what can be changed to keep it to around the $3,000 mark. I don't really know If I need such an expensive sound card and maybe a little bit smaller screen? Also from the reviews for that SSD it seems like people are having a lot of problems with it... Also what would be a good case other than a Lian-Li that is in the $200-$300 range? Any help would be greatly appreciated and I will continue to update the list as people give their opinions. Also what would be the "best" Modular PSU for my build? Thank you all for helping...I'm open to all suggestions and additions
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