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Old 10-22-2008, 09:07 PM   #1
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Talking I think i got it!!!

After about 5 post about my gaming build, i think i finnaly got it and it is only $842.90 or $777.90 with rebates and thats without the OS. here it is and i need some opinions now. if i mess this up, i am gonna throw my current pc out the window. it wouldnt be hard either!! its a dell hybrid! Anyway, here it is with all credit to people


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151171 for the cd drive, thanks to worshipme

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146025 for the case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148288 for the HDD, thanks for being cheap seagate lol

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121284 for the Video card, Nvidia Rocks

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817152035 for the PSU nice LEDs and NOT overkill!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231166 for the RAM, thanks worshipme

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138123 for the MOBO, thanks worshipme

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233003 for the cpu fan, thanks worshipme

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819117165 for the Processor, thanks worshipme





Where i said thanks to worshipme, i meant i got it from his guide



thanks to everyone else who acually listens to my post exspecially Teny
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:21 PM   #2
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i would get this retention bracket to go along with the HSF
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233019

i would go with this PSU instead
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371015
but thats just me.

Everything else looks good. Go for it.
i think the Xeon you chose is the same as the E8400, i could be wrong.
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:28 PM   #3
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i think it is and i will get the brackets and what does HSF mean?


anyway whats the difference between getting that one and the one i want? i really just like it becuase it looks cool. any PSUs that light up and are by a good brand? P.S. Windowed case
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HSF is the heat sink fan. For the power supply. You want a good energy efficiency and the right amount of amps on the rail. I don't know all that much about power supplies. But, I'll leave it at that. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:48 PM   #5
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you usually cant see the PSU through the transparent side panel. If you want it to light up, then get some cathode lights, and some LED fans.
The one i picked has better watts, its 80 plus certified, so it supplies really good power and efficiency to your system while saving you money on energy bills, it also has 2 more SATA power. Its Antec, so you will know its a quality PSU.

The good thing about the Raidmax is that its a modular, which can make your case look nice, but from what i have heard, they arent as good as normal PSU, but some still go with them. I dont know if its a quality PSU, but some say it last them a long time, while others say it was just another "Cheap" PSU. I guess it depends on your luck.

A good brand will be, Antec, OCZ, Thermaltake, FSP, Silverstone, PC power and Cooling, Corsair.

The retention bracket is to secure the HSF (Heatsink and Fan) onto the motherboard better. Push Pins are only recommended on stock and small HSF. But since your Xigmatek HSF is pretty big, get the retention bracket, the retention bracket lets you use screws instead of the push pins. Push pins are a pain in the ass to install, took me about 30 minutes to install mines correctly.
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I have the same heat sink. It's not difficult to install. Well, it wasn't for me at least. I still took the motherboard out to install it, though. It holds up pretty well. It's just a matter of opinion.
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I would get the bracket kit for the heatsink. what it does it provide a back plate and bolts that hold the cooler more securely to the motherboard than push pins. Push pins shouldn't be on anything other than the stock cooler, and even then I don't like them.
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What's with the 9800GTX+ and the P45? If you're going with a P45 motherboard, the obvious partner would be the HD 4850, as the P45 supports Crossfire, so you have a good upgrade path later. Nvidia does rock, just not the 9800GTX+, the HD 4850 is as fast or faster, consumes less power and is cheaper. I think I recommended this combo earlier, but there's a fantastic deal with the Gigabyte HD 4850 and the Antec NeoPower 550W, as that PSU you selected is disgusting. Remember, you want quality over quantity (wattage).

And here is the LGA775 retention bracket for the Xigmatek HDT-S1283.
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What's with the 9800GTX+ and the P45? If you're going with a P45 motherboard, the obvious partner would be the HD 4850, as the P45 supports Crossfire, so you have a good upgrade path later. Nvidia does rock, just not the 9800GTX+, the HD 4850 is as fast or faster, consumes less power and is cheaper. I think I recommended this combo earlier, but there's a fantastic deal with the Gigabyte HD 4850 and the Antec NeoPower 550W, as that PSU you selected is disgusting. Remember, you want quality over quantity (wattage).

And here is the LGA775 retention bracket for the Xigmatek HDT-S1283.
I definitely agree. You need to forget your bias, and go with ATI. Getting a P45 motherboard and say....a 9800GT or a lower-end card is understandable, because when the time does come to upgrade, it's likely you'll simply dump the card you have and buy a new one. However, when you approach more powerful cards such as the 9800GTX+, getting another for SLI/CrossFire often makes more sense and is more economical than dumping the card and getting a new one. If you have a P45 motherboard, you will only be able to do CrossFire. The 4850 is about exactly on par with the 9800GTX+ and if you buy from Newegg, it's a heck of a lot cheaper.

Don't believe me? Benchies:






As you can see, they are about on par. This isn't about brand; it's about performance.

Full 4850 HD vs 9800GTX+ Review here:

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/731/1/
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And those benches are without AA/AF, add those and the HD 4850 will pull away from the 9800.
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