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Old 07-27-2011, 06:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New computer build, tell me what you think.

Case
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Compucase Case with USB 3.0 and Black Interior
Hard drive
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Mobo
Newegg.com - ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Graphics
Newegg.com - XFX HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Power Supply
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
Memory
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL
Processor
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX
Aftermarket cooler
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7
Operating system
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems
CD drive/burner
Newegg.com - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners
Newegg.com - ASUS Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E818A7T/BLK/B/GEN - CD / DVD Drives
Is this all compatible? Anything you would change? Let me know =D
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Old 07-27-2011, 06:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ Speakers 300 cd/m2 20000 :1 (ASCR)
The entire build is $1,288.86.
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Maybe change to DD3 1600 (PC3 12800) ram, it's not needed but I just like that speed better.
Why not just get 2 dvd burners instead of 1 reader & 1 burner.
Maybe get another fan for the cpu cooler so you can do a push/pull setup too.

Everything else seems good and compatible.
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ok, I switched RAM to this one Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

And about the drive/burner. I was thinking I have 1 drive that I only use for reading the the other drive that is only used for burning, that way I save the burner only for burning and the drive for games/programs/cds.

EDIT: Also what do you mean by another fan for the cpu cooler? The haf 932 has enough fans imo.
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I understand what your trying to do with the rom/burner, but by having 2 burner's you can still have 1 dedicated to burning and other to just reading, with the option of a second burner.

For example: 1 dvd reader and 1 dvd burner setup.
If the dvd burner dies, then all you can do with the other drive is just read. Now you must get a new dvd burner to burn.

2 dvd burner setup.
If 1 dvd burner dies, then the other burner can still burn/read.

I know, the haf is loaded with fans... the Cooler Master Hyper 212 comes with only 1 fan, however you have the option of adding another fan onto it which can improve the cooling performance of it.
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Newegg.com - EVGA M020-00-000234 120mm Hydraumatic Bearing CPU Cooler

I just read a review on this (EVGA Superclock CPU Cooler Review | Hardware Secrets), and it supposedly beat the Noctua NH-C14, at half the price tag. Since you picked out a 3rd party cooler in the first place, I'm assuming you're going to be overclocking, so you might consider getting a better one? Just a thought...
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I understand what your trying to do with the rom/burner, but by having 2 burner's you can still have 1 dedicated to burning and other to just reading, with the option of a second burner.

For example: 1 dvd reader and 1 dvd burner setup.
If the dvd burner dies, then all you can do with the other drive is just read. Now you must get a new dvd burner to burn.

2 dvd burner setup.
If 1 dvd burner dies, then the other burner can still burn/read.

I know, the haf is loaded with fans... the Cooler Master Hyper 212 comes with only 1 fan, however you have the option of adding another fan onto it which can improve the cooling performance of it.
Ok, I see what you are saying. I think I will just do that. I'll take 2 of the same burner that I mentioned above. I think I will be fine with just the fan I picked out because I don't plan on overclocking YET.
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Newegg.com - EVGA M020-00-000234 120mm Hydraumatic Bearing CPU Cooler

I just read a review on this (EVGA Superclock CPU Cooler Review | Hardware Secrets), and it supposedly beat the Noctua NH-C14, at half the price tag. Since you picked out a 3rd party cooler in the first place, I'm assuming you're going to be overclocking, so you might consider getting a better one? Just a thought...
I will be OCing in the future, but for now no. I read some reviews about the stock cooler being really bad so I kinda got scared. Better be safe then sorry, also if I'll be set to OC.
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Also I plan on adding another 6870 in the future and crossfiring them once the new cards come out and the 6870 drops in price.
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