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Old 01-24-2011, 10:46 AM   #1
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Cool My computer rig, Critic it please

Ok I posted a rig I wanted to build yesterday. It was good but I could have done better.
Here is the computer i will be building. Take a look and tell me what you would change. Bare in mind im only spending up to 1100... It was 900 but i stretched a little :P

NZXT M95 Midi case (Already bought)

850W XFX Black Edition, Modular, 80 PLUS Silver, 88% Eff', SLI/CrossFire, EPS 12V, 135mm Quiet Fan

NZXT Sentry LX Fan Controller, Black, Double Decker needs 2 x 5.25" Bays

120mm Antec TriCool Blue LED Manual 3-speed switch 3-pin & 4-pin connector Fan speed monitoring


Corsair Hydro Series H70 High-performance CPU Cooler, LGA1156, 1155, 1366, 775, AM2/AM3

8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3 PC3-1280 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.50V

2GB XFX HD 6950, PCI-E 2.1 (x16), 5000MHz GDDR5, GPU 800MHz, 1408Cores, DL DVI-I/ DVI/ HDMI/ 2x mDP

Gelid Solutions GC-Extreme Cutting Edge Thermal Compound 3.5g

Intel Core i7 2600K Unlocked, Socket 1155, Sandy Bridge, Quad Core, 3.4 GHz, 8MB Cache, 95W, OEM

2TB HDD (Bought already)

MSI P67A-GD65 Motherboard

Other Fans x5 blue LED Fans

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Old 01-24-2011, 12:24 PM   #2
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that all looks good, except for one detail i think i might point out,

XFX (according to most testimonials i have heard) dont product work of the highest quality generally.

i'd recommend a Corsair PSU (since i know they're good) and a Sapphire or ASUS GPU (which i also know are good)

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Old 01-24-2011, 03:39 PM   #3
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Agreed with Darkseeker. Corsair is probably your best bet. Even Cooler Master and Antec are better choices for PSU. And Asus for GPU. They can be a little more expensive at times but there's no comparison on quality.

I would say though, if you're just doing hardcore gaming and your not going to be using your rig to graph the weather for the next 100 years or your doing some serious audio visual stuff, you'll get better performance at a much better price if you go with an AMD X6 CPU and an Asus AMD mobo. AMD Phenom X6 M4A79T Deluxe
Desktop: AMD Phenom II 840 X4 @ 3.7Ghz // Asus Sabertooth 990FX // CM HAF 932 // XFX HD 5770 // 8GB Corsair Vengeance @1600 + 8GB G.skill Sniper @ 1600mhz (C9) // Cooler Master 600W // Zalman CNPS9900 // Sidewinder x8
Laptop: Dell Vostro 3555 // AMD A6-3400 1.4Ghz x4 w/ 6520 // 500GB HDD // 4GB Ram upgrading to 8GB soon // Backlit Spillproof Keyboard
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