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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by nukeman8, 25 Dec 2008.

  1. nukeman8

    nukeman8 What's a Dremel?

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    LN20162
    24" HyundaiIT W240D Black Widscreen LCD, 1920x1200, 3000:1, 400cd/m2, 2ms, HDMI/DVI/ Component £249.90 £287.39

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    1TB Samsung HD103UJ Spinpoint F1, SATA 300, 7200 rpm, 32MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ £63.49 £73.01

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    LG GGC-H20L Lightscribe SATA 16xDVD±R +RWx8/-RW x6 Also READS - Blu-Ray & HD Disc's black - Retail £53.85 £61.93

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    1000W Corsair HX Series PSU ATX, EPS12V, PS/2, Modular Power Supply, UK Version, 5 Year Warranty £159.10 £182.97

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    Asus Xonar DX/XD 7.1 PCI-E Soundcard Low Profile £60.99 £70.14

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    Asus P6T Deluxe, Intel X58, Sok 1366, PCI-E 2.0, DDR3 1066/1333/1600(OC), SAS/SATAII, ATX £201.39 £231.60

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    Intel i7 920, Socket 1366 (B), Nehalem, 2.66GHz, Cache 8MB, Retail £206.17 £237.10

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    1GB XFX GTX 280, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), 2210MHz GDDR3, GPU 602MHz, 240 Cores, 2xDL DVI-I/ HDTV + Far Cry 2 £269.28 £309.67

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    6GB (3x2GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3, PC3-12800 (1600MHz), 240 Pin, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24 £183.97 £211.57

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    Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 Exclusive Dual Fan CPU Cooler, LGA1366 only £45.39 £52.20

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    Coolermaster ATCS 840 Classic Full Tower Aluminum Case, Black w/o PSU




    All from scan, does it all check out ok? if suggesting something different needs to be available from scan.
     
  2. DorkSterr

    DorkSterr Hakuna Matata

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    I would recommend 2X 500GB HDD: one for Drive C (Primary), the other for what you download.
     
  3. nukeman8

    nukeman8 What's a Dremel?

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    i intend to put the OS/programs on a ssd when they come down in price so i think i be sticking with just the 1 hard drive
     
  4. bigsharn

    bigsharn Officially demotivated

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    That PSU is overkill, the 750W version should still be more than enough to run that system, and you never gave a price for the Case, I'm sure there's another case you like that costs less? (The ATCS 840 didn't fare well in testing

    I'd recommend the P182, the Akasa Infiniti, or if you're after burning money (and have a warehouse to keep it in), a Silverstone TJ10
     
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    182 is oooooooold and the TJ10 is ugly :p

    HX1000 is overkill though, true. If you want to burn some cash on a PSU look at the CM UCP 900 or Antec Signature 850W or the Seasonic M12D (iirc) 850W.
     
  6. nukeman8

    nukeman8 What's a Dremel?

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    i thought the psu would be overkill but its in the bit-tech December recommended what to buy.
    The ACTS 840 is just under £240, no other case does it for me quite like the 840 does.
    Stylish, tons of rooms for future water cooling, removable tray, did i mention stylish?

    What PSU would you recommend? The only upgrade i will be doing in the future would be to add another gtx 280 and water cooling
     
  7. Diosjenin

    Diosjenin Thinker, Tweaker, Et Cetera

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    Keep the PSU at 1000W+. Since you're going to do graphics upgrades in the future, the extra power will be welcome (and perhaps even necessary).

    If you can find a case that supports the extra length (and I think it is a tad bit longer than even the Corsair), Zalman's ZM1000-HP has internals that match the Corsair's fairly evenly, but is MUCH quieter. Silent PC Review has labeled it their only recommended quiet kilowatt PSU. The chief downside is that it only has 4 PCI-E cables. So as long as you're okay with being limited to two GTX280s I'd shoot for the Zalman (though again, that's just my opinion).


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  8. nukeman8

    nukeman8 What's a Dremel?

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    Its also cheaper, i dont i will ever go over 2 graphic cards, i have to read a review on it and see.
    My pc buying plans have been postponed til tomorrow anyway so feedback is still welcome
     
  9. shaile

    shaile Go BIG or GO HOME

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    Nice setup, looks a lot like what I am building. However, I am going with an EVGA X58 mobo and 3 EVGA 260+'s because newegg is selling them as a combo for $170 off. I am going to run two in SLI and sell the third as new to get a little cash back. Might want to check into that if you're not completely stuck on ASUS.
     
  10. nukeman8

    nukeman8 What's a Dremel?

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    im from the uk thou so no newegg

    might go with evga gtx280 or 260 for the step up program
     
  11. Spyrious

    Spyrious Modding all the Time

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    If you could spend a little more chec this monitor

    Samsung SM-T240 ΤFT 24''
     
  12. nukeman8

    nukeman8 What's a Dremel?

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    i would but it aint on scan.co.uk where im getting everything from

    will be getting the gtx 260, still not sure about the psu being 1000w
    but no idea how much power im going to need
     
  13. shaile

    shaile Go BIG or GO HOME

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    Might want to take a look at the Corsair Ultimate Series PSUs. I believe they come in 900 watts and 1100 watts. If I remember correctly, they were rated well by bit-tech. Downside is that they are not modular.
     
  14. pimonserry

    pimonserry sounds like a party.

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    If you want to stick more graphics cards in, possibly water cooling, and more hard drives (all of which you said you may at some point) I'd stick with the Corsair HX1000, it's modular, it's reliable (being a Corsair PSU), and it will have enough power for nearly anything you want to stick it with in future.

    IMO, keep the HX1000.
    :)
     
  15. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    have a look at Samsung T240 in PCworld. at £250, it seems like a fantastic deal
     
  16. Trenthan

    Trenthan What's a Dremel?

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    Ey Dont copy me jks

    Im actually looking at the same system, heatsink, powersupply, m/b, processor, RAM, graphics card but 2x 280's off the mark

    Havent purcahsed it yet let me know how it goes when you do

    Btw ive got the Cosair-Hx1000W and its great, havent had a problem with it yet and its just as reliable as it sounds to :)

    Cheers Trent
     
  17. nukeman8

    nukeman8 What's a Dremel?

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    i havent got the screen to warrent 2 gtx 280's
    will be getting a second gtx 260 216 when games start to push the single 1 to hard
     

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