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Re: Building a new computer due to my old one dying.
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2011, 06:26:57 PM »
I need to save money and do this someday. My computer's been on its "last legs" for over a year.

But then, there's that Seiken Densetsu box set.... ayyyyyeeeee

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Re: Building a new computer due to my old one dying.
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2011, 08:33:49 PM »
I need to save money and do this someday. My computer's been on its "last legs" for over a year.

But then, there's that Seiken Densetsu box set.... ayyyyyeeeee

Ugh... don't remind me. That box set! *dies* Either my cpu or my motherboard died on me, which is why I am doing this. It also gives me an excuse to change from AMD to Intel, which I have been wanting to do for a long time anyway.

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Re: Building a new computer due to my old one dying.
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2011, 10:14:22 PM »
I'd say go for a different PSU. I use a 750w Corsair PSU which is 100 dollars. It's very reliable, though a tad annoying on wire management. Additionally, don't get the 'superclocked' GPU. You're paying a bit more money for overclocking that you can easily do yourself. As for a CPU cooler, go for the Cooler Master Hyper 212+: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&Tpk=cooler%20master%20hyper%20212
I've overclocked my i5 with this cooler and the temperatures don't go above the mid to high 50s on full 100% load after 19 straight hours. If you do decide to get that cooler, drop the thermal compound you're buying since the one that accompanies the CMH 212+ is good.
« Last Edit: June 06, 2011, 10:18:22 PM by Jet16 »

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Re: Building a new computer due to my old one dying.
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2011, 07:31:46 PM »
Seconding what Jet said about the PSU (if you want modular go for either Seasonic or Corsair HX/AX), but not necessarily the thermal paste. I recall reading the bundled in stuff wasn't all that great, and $5-15 more for a higher quality tube's a fairly small price to pay. The Hyper 212+ IS cheaper on Amazon by the way, and while I don't know how good that Noctua stuff is I know Arctic Cooling MX-4 is really good and not electrically conductive, making safer to use if you mess up than something like Arctic Silver 5.

Also I did have an eVGA card go bad on me years ago, but that may've just been a rough period (apparently some bootleg capacitors got mixed in with the real deal?) and I know MSI's pretty reliable. Probably not a big deal though.

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Re: Building a new computer due to my old one dying.
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2011, 09:28:27 PM »
Additionally, don't get the 'superclocked' GPU. You're paying a bit more money for overclocking that you can easily do yourself. As for a CPU cooler, go for the Cooler Master Hyper 212+: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&Tpk=cooler%20master%20hyper%20212
I've overclocked my i5 with this cooler and the temperatures don't go above the mid to high 50s on full 100% load after 19 straight hours. If you do decide to get that cooler, drop the thermal compound you're buying since the one that accompanies the CMH 212+ is good.

I am going with  the superclocked because it is not much more expensive then the regular ones and you don't have to risk your warranty on a bad overclock. I am pretty sure about the cooler but i will keep that one in mind.


Seconding what Jet said about the PSU (if you want modular go for either Seasonic or Corsair HX/AX)l
Nice heads up on the psu. I am going with the one linked below now. Going Modular, sure they are more expensive, but the plus of not having a ton of clustered up cables is worth the added cost to me.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088&cm_re=SEASONIC_X-_-17-151-088-_-Product
« Last Edit: June 07, 2011, 09:31:32 PM by Chronix112 »

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Re: Building a new computer due to my old one dying.
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2011, 10:04:41 PM »
Well, the Hyper 212+ cooler IS very popular, and off Amazon is cheaper. I should look up the one you picked, but that one has a very good price/performance ratio.

Edit: Here's a review I found of the Hyper 212 + that even brings up the HDT-S1283.
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Re: Building a new computer due to my old one dying.
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2011, 12:47:13 AM »
Hmm....I think i'll go with that cooler. It is a bit cheaper and has slightly better performance as well according to that review.

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Re: Building a new computer due to my old one dying.
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2011, 10:45:43 PM »
I put together the beast today.
It  took forever to get the first motherboard post to bios,
After getting that initial post the rest was easy.
I have gotten a pretty good overclock out of it so far.
I ended up getting all the parts from Amazon instead of Neweeg





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