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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mr. Ducky, 21 Oct 2009.

  1. Mr. Ducky

    Mr. Ducky What's a Dremel?

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    Thinking of upgrading, I have a Q6600, Intel DP35DP mobo, 2 GB of 800MHZ ram, an nvidia 850gt, a 1TB WD10EADS HDD and a haf922

    This is what I was thinking of getting:

    Core i7 920 $310
    Gigabyte GA-X58-UD3R $210
    XFX Radeon HD 5850 $300
    Patriot DDR3 PC3-12800 Viper 6GB Triple Channel Kit model PVT36G1600ELK $160
    OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Power Supply $100
    Noctua NH-U12P SE2 $70
    LG GH22NS50 SATA DVDRW $32
    Seagate 500GB ST3500418AS for OS $60
    Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB $100

    Total is around 1500$

    Few questions I had:

    1. The corsair tx650 PSU is 15$ more, is it worth it?
    2. I was getting the seagate 500GB for OS because I was told it was 1 platter and thus fast, right choice?
    3. I have a few choices of 5850, between asus, saphire and xfx, which is the best?

    Any comments/recommendations appreciated! :)

    PS I'm in canada, so I can't get some things like the samsung F3 or Titan Fenrir
     
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  2. bagman

    bagman Minimodder

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    1. as for the psu no it isn't the ocz is a perfectl caperable psu
    2. just buy a samsung f3 spinpoint 1tb best hdd on the market

    for your cooler i thinck you can do cheaper but still same performace look for the titan fenrir or scythe mugen 2 or cooler master v8
     
  3. Mr. Ducky

    Mr. Ducky What's a Dremel?

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    I should mention I'm in canada, and I can't get the samsung HDD or the titan, is the rest of the build OK though?
     
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