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 Post subject: Comments on this build?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:30 pm 

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Hey all,

I've poked around the articles and guides here and this is what I've come up with:

Phenom 720

Asus 790GX on combo special with the proc

4gb OCZ Reaper with intense looking heatspreaders

Passively cooled radeon 4850

Caviar Green 750gb

Generic DVD burner

As far as case and psu go I have no clue...poking around newegg the 230mm's on this one would give plenty of airflow to keep the 4850/720 cool, though its not a dampened case from the looks of it. My other thought was the CM Sileo that SPCR reviewed, but that seemed a bit lacking on airflow?

PSU I am equally lost...the ones that SPCR has reviewed are all crazy expensive, I'm wondering if its ok to go with this one as it has a lot more oomph than I will need...hopefully some temperature overhead there?

CPU Cooling I need some help in...the articles SPCR has on those just confused me =/

Thanks for the help!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:27 am 

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What will you be using the system for mainly? Gaming? HTPC? etc...

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:12 pm 

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Sounds like a solid lineup sofar. Just make sure CnQ is enabled for the CPU and pretty much any cooler should have no issues. (if you dont overclock that is). However if you dont mind underclocking somewhat, you can undervolt that CPU to the point where cooling it is insignificant.

for PSU go with the Corsair HX520 or similar. Absolutely fantastic unit. Realistically you wont need more then 350 watts for that rig. The 520 watt will be more then comfortable with that.

Either that or get almost anything Seasonic (who makes the corsair) in the 400-600 watt range. You really cant go wrong with them at all.

CPU cooling I have always liked the Skyth Ninja. Great performance for the price. The other choices are the Arctic Cooling Freezer's.

I have had one build using the Zalman 10xExtreame or whatever it is, I was not impressed with that cooler as it is far to big and bumps into the first set of dimm slots.

Cases there are lots of choices, My favorite brand is Antec, but there are some good alternitives to that as well.

my 2 cents


Antec P180, Intel [email protected](400x8)1.2v w/ninja b passive, 16gb Corsair DDR2, Corsair HX520, 2x120mm Noctua, BFG [email protected] (software fan controlled), Asus P5Q-ProTurbo, sb-xfi premium, Corsair F60 SSD, 2tb WD green and 5lb Peal&seel /w some acustipac type product=faint, needs no work and weighs 60lbs.

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