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#1 TechniMan

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 12:30 PM

Hi,
I've picked out a collection of components (and so not really looking for suggestions), and though I've already checked myself, I'd like to be absolutely sure that all of these parts are compatible, and whether I'll need anything like a CPU heatsink etc.

My hardware:
Antec 900-2 Nine Hundred Two
Asus Crosshair III Formula
AMD Phenom II X4 955
1GB Sapphire HD 5850
4GB (2x2GB) Corsair TwinX XMS3, DDR3 PC3-10666 (1333)
640GB Western Digital HDD
Creative SoundBlaster X-FI Xtreme Gamer PCI 7.1Ch
HP 1160i 22x DVD±R
850W Corsair TX Series ATX
The overall price comes to £898.47

Thanks,
-Will

EDIT:
I'd also like to know if the CPU is 64-bit
Thanks again =D

Edited by TechniMan, 14 November 2009 - 12:31 PM.

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 12:57 PM

Scan seems to be down for me atm. But yes that CPU is a 64 bit one.

On your sound card though, I'd go with the Xonar DX from Asus.

For your mobo the UD4P would do just as great a job as the Asus Crosshair you have their, and save you about £30 or so.
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct....amp;subcat=1481

Also, I'm not sure what HDD that is cause the site won't work. But a WD Black is the fastest among those type of drives, Black>Green>Blue I think it is. Or maybe black>blue>green.

Everything else looks good though, for me I'd change the case, but that's just me as I don't like the Antec 900's. One thing though, you might want to consider adding an aftermarket cooler to that setup. The Mugen 2 is great for it's price!
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#3 TechniMan

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 02:25 PM

Interesting thing about Scan - I'm getting it fine =S
Thx for your suggestions ^_^
Scan has the exact same mobo you said about for ~£9 cheaper still, but I'm not sure about that mobo because it doesn't have any 8-pin sockets for fans =O
http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProd...ProductFeatures

Also, the CPU fan is a bit expensive compared to others I've just been looking at on Scan =S
I don't know if this one'll be much good:
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Arctic-Cool...ALL-AMD-Opteron
or this more expensive one:
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Akasa-2U-Lo...939-AM2-Opteron
(if you can get onto scan, ofc)

-Will

PS The HDD was blue, but I'm gonna change to this black version, thanks for the tip =]
http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=886317
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Posted 14 November 2009 - 03:43 PM

Interesting thing about Scan - I'm getting it fine =S
Thx for your suggestions ^_^
Scan has the exact same mobo you said about for ~£9 cheaper still, but I'm not sure about that mobo because it doesn't have any 8-pin sockets for fans =O
http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProd...ProductFeatures

Also, the CPU fan is a bit expensive compared to others I've just been looking at on Scan =S
I don't know if this one'll be much good:
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Arctic-Cool...ALL-AMD-Opteron
or this more expensive one:
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Akasa-2U-Lo...939-AM2-Opteron
(if you can get onto scan, ofc)

-Will

PS The HDD was blue, but I'm gonna change to this black version, thanks for the tip =]
http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=886317

The Mugen is actually a cheap 'good' fan, the really good ones can run up to £50. The F7P(Freezer 7 Pro) is a great cooler, but for the better chips like the X4 and i7 you'll want up up the ante a bit. And the Akasa one sucks ass, the fan is tiny and the fan is small on the F7P too. The Mugen 2 uses 120mm fans, and it's very quiet too!

Also, I'm not sure what you mean about UD4P and 8pin fan sockets? Fans use 3/4 pin sockets. Could you clarify what you mean?

P.s: Scan is working now have had downtime earlier.
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Posted 14 November 2009 - 05:46 PM

sry lol, i can be a bit dyslexic at times =P
the asus had 8x 3-pin slots was the confusion. and the ud4p doesn't have any in the desc. =O

and thx for ue advice about the mugen, ill get that one instead now ^_^

so the total price now, with the list as in 1st post, but with the black hdd (instead of original) and the mugen cpu fan (same mobo):
£942.63
=S i was kinda hoping it were a bit less than that... i'm now looking for cheaper things (nah, ill do it tomorrow lol)

( http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=1003501 is Scan's Mugen 2)
Also, Mugen 2 is only 324-1200 rpm - the ones found were at least 2000. oh well, im sure the mugen's got other stats that are better ^_^

Edited by TechniMan, 14 November 2009 - 05:46 PM.

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 07:42 PM

A bigger fan doesn't have to turn as fast as a smaller one, to move the same amount of air.
Lower RPM = less noise
RPM is not as important, as CFM.

Akasa AK-392 2U Low Profile Copper - 23.49 - 46.98 CFM

Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro V2 - 40 CFM

Scythe Mugen 2 - 0 - 74.25 CFM
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Posted 14 November 2009 - 10:09 PM

A bigger fan doesn't have to turn as fast as a smaller one, to move the same amount of air.
Lower RPM = less noise
RPM is not as important, as CFM.

Akasa AK-392 2U Low Profile Copper - 23.49 - 46.98 CFM

Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro V2 - 40 CFM

Scythe Mugen 2 - 0 - 74.25 CFM

Hehe, couldn't have said it better myself!

If you look here , you'll see the fan sockets. I count 4. That should be enough tbh, not to mention you can get adapters too that will connect fans to a 4 pin cable from your PSU.

I'm gonna try see if I can get something cheaper than what you have now, I don't know what your budget is though.

Here's something from overclockers, some of that stuff is on a weekly deal right now, but it could be awhile before the 5850 comes in stock.
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Left click and click view at full size. Edit: My bad didn't get the price INC vat in. It's £860.

Here is another from Scan. You really don't need such a big PSU.
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Edited by IrishGrimReaper, 14 November 2009 - 10:25 PM.

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