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Old 02-08-2010, 06:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Me again!

Ok so after some to and froing this is what I'm about to go for.

Coolermaster dominator cm690 case
3 x Quiet 120mm fans
Quiet Xilence 800 Watt 2 x 12V Quiet PSU
Intel Core i7 920 CPU overclocked to 3.6Ghz per core
Noctua NH-U12P CPU Heatsink
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 motherboard
6 GB GSkill PC12800 (1600Mhz) DDR3 RAM
Samsung F3 1000GB SATA hard drive
24x Dual Layer DVD +/- Rewriter
ATI HD5770 1GB PCI Express Graphics card
Onboard 7.1 channel sound card
2 Front USB 2.0 ports
6 Back USB 2.0 ports
Back Firewire port
Onboard Gigabit Ethernet LAN Network Card
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit installed along with the drivers (customer will provide their own key for Windows)

Two Year Return to Base Warranty (First year parts and labour, second year labour only)

1150

Its an arbico build, aftersales seems ok, my dad had a godd experience and theyre very close to me so any probs can be dealt with in person.

My only not so sure is the PSU. Could someone who knows these things please advise?

I'm now inspired to take apart my old desktop and try rebuilding to learn so next time round I'll be starting from scratch!

Thanks for all your help guys.
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry PSU should read:

Xilence 800W Quad PCI-E PSU
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I would definitely change the power supply to a well-known brand.
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Ok, ta. So alternatives are NorthQ 850W PSU or Corsair 750W PSU?
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Go with the Corsair 750W
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^ Agreed, Corsair makes really great PSU's. Out of those three choices I would jump on the Corsair hands down. Also, if it saves you money then you could go lower in wattage. That setup would do fine with a 550w even.
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Ok thanks, the corsair would bring the total upto 1175.

I did find a good review on the north q though

NorthQ Giant Connector 850W Power Supply Review
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Ok thanks, the corsair would bring the total upto 1175.

I did find a good review on the north q though

NorthQ Giant Connector 850W Power Supply Review
And you won't find a good review on the Xilence either. That's why the 750w Corsair costs more, it will deliver on the wattage when the others won't.
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Corsair it is then! Cheers for the help chaps.
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Old 02-08-2010, 02:52 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Woohoo ordered!

Coolermaster dominator cm690 case
3 x Quiet 120mm fans
Corsair 750W PSU
Intel Core i7 920 CPU overclocked to 3.6Ghz per core
Noctua NH-U12P CPU Heatsink
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 motherboard
6 GB GSkill PC12800 (1600Mhz) DDR3 RAM
Samsung F3 1000GB SATA hard drive
24x Dual Layer DVD +/- Rewriter
ATI HD5770 1GB PCI Express Graphics card
Onboard 7.1 channel sound card
2 Front USB 2.0 ports
6 Back USB 2.0 ports
Back Firewire port
Onboard Gigabit Ethernet LAN Network Card
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