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 Post subject: New PC. Need comments.
PostPosted: 04 Jan 2011, 11:20 
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I'm getting a new PC. :FEAR: I play mainly Dota, WoW, and then random games like GTA4, Mafia 2, etc. Sometimes I stoop to Peggle.

So I'm obviously getting a cool PC. I need constructive comments whether the one I want to build it decent or not, and what the potential bottlenecks would be.


Build Computer Assembly and Country-wide Warranty (details)
Mobo Asus - P6X58D-E - Socket 1366 - Motherboard
PSU Gigabyte Odin 720 - GE-P720A-C2 - Power Supply - 720W (details)
Case Thermaltake Element G - Black Chassis (details)
Drive LG GH24NS50 - Black DVD Writer SecureDisk - SATA
CPU Intel Boxed Core i7 930 Processor - 2.80GHz Quad Core - Socket 1366 
RAM Corsair XMS3 Dominator - 6GB Kit - 2GB x 3 DDR3 1600 Memory
HDD Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 - 1.5TB HDD 32MB Cache - SATA 2 - 3.0GB/s
GFX Gigabyte GeForce Graphics Card GTX460 - 768MB 192Bit GDDR5 - PCI-E [x2]

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 Post subject: Re: New PC. Need comments.
PostPosted: 04 Jan 2011, 12:33 
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Hard-drive... get a SSD man!

That will be the only bottleneck of any kind, other than that, nice system.

Oh, i'd throw the Thermalfake away and get a Coolermaster or similar. Thermalcake are rubbish.

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 Post subject: Re: New PC. Need comments.
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TBH I don't care much for the case.

SSD is, I guess an option. But SATA isn't terrible. I don't do a lot of video editing and as a result, the throughput isn't huge (or is it?)

Is cooling not going to be a problem?

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 Post subject: Re: New PC. Need comments.
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Cooling?? For the i7? Only if you are planning on overclocking (which i doubt) and if you get that case, seriously... Otherwise, stock cooler with a Coolermaster chassis is best.

SSD is worth it.. trust me! I won't go back to normal HDD for OS again.. ;)

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More like "cooling on the 2 nvidia gfx cards that have like 2 gigs of DDR5 between them"?

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COOLERMASTER >>>>> do it your 'll never look back

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 Post subject: Re: New PC. Need comments.
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Noxville wrote:
More like "cooling on the 2 nvidia gfx cards that have like 2 gigs of DDR5 between them"?

hence the stay away from Thermaltake... :P

Those gpu's are not excessively hot and with good airflow, a good case will cool those cards sufficiently.

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 Post subject: Re: New PC. Need comments.
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http://www.take2.co.za/electronics-cool ... 30462.html <-- decent?

Or recommend one from take2 thats like R1.2 -> R1.5k
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 Post subject: Re: New PC. Need comments.
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The HAF is a good case, there should be sufficient airflow to cool your system,
http://www.nivo.co.za/#buy~cooler.master.haf.922.atx.chassis.cm.rc922k.black~p18216, is a bit cheaper and if you are looking at the R1,2k range, the http://www.nivo.co.za/buy~antec.nine.hundred.two.full.tower.chassis.ch.a900twn.black~p18952 isn't a bad buy either which should also give good cooling


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 Post subject: Re: New PC. Need comments.
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Yes Yes - get the HAF - the 922 is brilliant!!!!

http://www.ngrcomputers.co.za/coolermas ... 19725.html

Call Nick - see if he can get stock!

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