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Old 02-08-2009, 09:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Ordering Today.

I put this in a new thread to get some feedback, I did not want the corei7 temps thread to get too far off track.
I am upgrading I can't take it, and I know you guys are right.
So what do you think of these. or have any suggestions?
I have to keep it reasonable.
MSI X58 Platinum
VISTA Home 64
Core i7 920 2.6 stock cooling
3 Gigs DDR3 A-Data 1333
Samsung Sata 2
Super Writemaster
Geforce 9500GT 1 Gig PCI 16X
Raidmax Sagitta
heres what i have again.
the case PSU is a XION 580W pos
and the Geforce 9500GT has to go.
It does seem nuts to have those 2 items on this pc considering the rest of the spec's.
Newegg.com - APEVIA WARLOCK POWER ATX-WA750W 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - Power Supplies
Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
or this one
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

should i grab a new fan and heat sink while im at it?
Anyone had a certain design prove better? this case (Sagitta) has the fan directly across from the cpu in the window so I am wary of a big fan.
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd definitely recommend the Corsair 750TX, very good quality. GTX260 is also good
Btw, when you say Vista Home, is that Basic or Premium?
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Premium sorry
Ya i think i am going with the Corsair and EVGA GTX260.
I just want to be sure I get atleast a week before i say "O man i shoulda waited and got this!" lol
I think thats a solid purchase though.
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Yeah, looks pretty good Vista Premium is ok.
You should to see other people's opinions before ordering, though.

Edit: Are you sure you're going with the stock cooler? I don't know how good the i7 stockHSs are.
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:07 AM   #5 (permalink)
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1 EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814130434
$30.00 Mail-in Rebate

Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy $239.99
$229.99
1 CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817139006
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate

Standard Return Policy $179.99
$119.99
1 EVERCOOL SB-F1 PCI Slot Case Cooler - Retail
Item #: N82E16835119065
Standard Return Policy $6.99
Shipping Method: FedEx 3Day Express Saver ($35.51)FedEx 2Day ($52.16)FedEx Standard Overnight ($62.40)UPS 3 Days ($10.55)UPS 2nd Day ($31.20)UPS Next Day Saver ($41.48) $10.55
Subtotal $356.97
Tax $0.00
Shipping $10.55
Rush Processing (Preferred Account) -$2.99
Rush Processing $2.99
Order Total $367.52

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OK so what do you guys think? before i click my life away to Newegg :0
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looks good
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Hey waffle what about a new heatsink and fan my concern is the case has the big fan in the window directly across from the cpu so I have to be careful with my size.
Alot of them look like they would iether blow directly onto the Video Card or be too tall and smack dang near into the side fan bracket any knowledge of this?
recommendations ?

OK the final result was this
1 EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814130434
$30.00 Mail-in Rebate

Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy $239.99
$229.99
1 CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817139006
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate

Standard Return Policy $179.99
$119.99
1 mushkin 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 998585 - Retail
Item #: N82E16820226040
Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy $129.99
1 Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
Item #: N82E16835100007
Consumable Items Return Policy $5.99
1 EVERCOOL SB-F1 PCI Slot Case Cooler - Retail
Item #: N82E16835119065
Standard Return Policy $6.99
Shipping Method: FedEx 3Day Express Saver ($41.34)FedEx 2Day ($60.56)FedEx Standard Overnight ($71.52)UPS 3 Days ($12.39)UPS 2nd Day ($36.43)UPS Next Day Saver ($46.39) $12.39
Subtotal $492.95
Tax $0.00
Shipping $12.39
Rush Processing (Preferred Account) -$2.99
Rush Processing $2.99
Order Total $505.34

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Default Re: Ordering Today.

almost all heatsinks you can turn so the fan blows air the way you want (obviously aim it for an exhaust case fan)

I dunno about the case side fan...all cases are different. Just measure and see is your best bet. As for the case fan: they are good in some cases but if it's sucking air from the same area your video card is, it'll be bad..it'll conflict with the air flow
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Now see theres an example of something i had no idea of.
I have never used one that style that makes sense.. thanks man.
I need to go take a second look here someday but i already ordered so since i don't plan on OC'in this anytime soon It can hold off.. maybe some other options will become available as alot more people start running core i7 too.
I also was thinking about what you said in regards to the slot cooler.
with the GTX260 and that 4 slots away you think it will be beneficial or hinder the air flow?
I ran one under my old 6600GT and since the ambient dropped i figured gtg.. but I never did check the gpu.
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