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New Tier 7 build
01-01-2011, 05:51 AM,
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New Tier 7 build
My first build was 4-5 yrs ago, and I'd like to return to PC gaming. Here's the plan, based on multiple reviews, and my preference to keep power consumption and noise down, while maintaining reasonable gaming quality...first planned game is return to Starcraft(now II):
*Lian Li PC-9 (? is it worth it to get noise reduction foam kit???)
*Scythe S-FLEX 140mm case fan for the top, where there is pre-cut place
*Enermax Modu82+ 625 W
*ASUS P7P55D-E Pro
*Intel Core i5-760
*Zalman CNPS9700LED Ultra Quiet Cpu Cooler (considered Noctua NH-D14)
*PNY ...GeForce GTX 570 1GB Video Card (?should I get the Zalman Z-
Machine GV1000 VGA Cooler???)
*OCZ Vertex 2 60GB (?is it worth it to get the 90 GB???)
*Samsung Spinpoint F3 – 1 TB
*Corsair XPS DDR3 1600 6GB (3x2GB) vs Kingston??? vs G.Skill???
*SAMSUNG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Drive Model SH-B123L LightScribe Support
FEEDBACK PLEASE....Happy New Year!
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01-01-2011, 10:13 AM,
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RE: New Tier 7 build
>is it worth it to get noise reduction foam kit???

Not in my opinion, but if you really want it to be silent then go for it.

>Enermax Modus82+ 625W

I recommend you get the SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS GOLD instead; it's cheaper, it sports an extra 25W, and it is one of the best power supplies in existence.

>should I get the Zalman Z-Machine GV1000 VGA Cooler???

Not unless you plan on overclocking heavily. Changing the cooler also voids the warranty, just to let you know.

>is it worth it to get the 90 GB???

I can't really answer this question, it's a matter of opinion. Personally I think so.

>Corsair XPS DDR3 1600 6GB (3x2GB) vs Kingston??? vs G.Skill???

I recommend you get this.

Overall looks good. Good luck with the build!



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01-01-2011, 09:09 PM, (This post was last modified: 01-01-2011, 09:18 PM by gamerdoc7.)
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RE: New Tier 7 build
[quote='Andrew J' pid='1425' dateline='1293894789']
>is it worth it to get noise reduction foam kit???

Not in my opinion, but if you really want it to be silent then go for it.

>Enermax Modus82+ 625W

I recommend you get the SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS GOLD instead; it's cheaper, it sports an extra 25W, and it is one of the best power supplies in existence.

>should I get the Zalman Z-Machine GV1000 VGA Cooler???

Not unless you plan on overclocking heavily. Changing the cooler also voids the warranty, just to let you know.

>is it worth it to get the 90 GB???

I can't really answer this question, it's a matter of opinion. Personally I think so.

>Corsair XPS DDR3 1600 6GB (3x2GB) vs Kingston??? vs G.Skill???

I recommend you get this.

Overall looks good. Good luck with the build!




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[quote='gamerdoc7' pid='1430' dateline='1293934176']
[quote='Andrew J' pid='1425' dateline='1293894789']
>is it worth it to get noise reduction foam kit???

Not in my opinion, but if you really want it to be silent then go for it.

>Enermax Modus82+ 625W

I recommend you get the SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS GOLD instead; it's cheaper, it sports an extra 25W, and it is one of the best power supplies in existence.

>should I get the Zalman Z-Machine GV1000 VGA Cooler???

Not unless you plan on overclocking heavily. Changing the cooler also voids the warranty, just to let you know.

>is it worth it to get the 90 GB???

I can't really answer this question, it's a matter of opinion. Personally I think so.

>Corsair XPS DDR3 1600 6GB (3x2GB) vs Kingston??? vs G.Skill???

I recommend you get this.

Overall looks good. Good luck with the build!

Thanks for your input. I can find the Enermax cheaper, but will definitely consider your suggestion. Re the memory, I've been reading that I can't use 3 channels in the 1156 mobo. I cancelled my order with NewEgg, and am now considering going with 2x2gb or 2x4gb, instead of the 3x2gb. given your recommendations, I'll hold off on the sound suppression, but probably get the 90 GB SSD
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