New Computer - HELP!

By ryanyhc
Feb 22, 2008
  1. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,268   +92


    I'd go for both of those over what you've got. Saves you about $78 bucks. Other than that, it looks solid to me.
  2. ryanyhc

    ryanyhc TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks man, im going to take your advice on the PSU. good find.

    quick question, do i need to buy a heatsink for my motherboard?
  3. Mekaonija

    Mekaonija TS Enthusiast Posts: 114

    Nah your motherboard should be just fine.
    Thats one hardcore rig your getting 0_o
  4. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,268   +92

    If you really appreciate my help, you'll buy me something nice with the money saved on the PSU ;) :D.

    Good luck on the build, it's a nice one indeed.
  5. Bruce2

    Bruce2 TS Rookie

    Though you may not need one but It would be nice to have an after market heatsink/fan.
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    This is a much better PSU alternative.
    You're spending too much on the motherboard. This is sufficient and of excellent quality. SLI won't be needed unless you have a monitor capable of resolutions above 1600x1200, which is where performance gains from SLI will be maximum.
    This is a better CPU than your current choice.
    This is a better video card choice. Delivers more bang-per-buck than any other card out there. If you're looking to spend all the money together instead of upgrading bit by bit, I'd suggest getting this card instead.
    Lastly, this RAM kit is a better one than your current choice.
  7. DeepMartin

    DeepMartin TS Rookie Posts: 54

    Whats the point of that great computer if your not gonna have a window on it to show it lol or are you trying to get a sleeper? i would choose this one its the same money with the same amount of fans (but in a different spot vcard area) plus a window but urs seems better brand i guess
  8. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    A case window isn't necessary. Airflow is of prime importance and the CoolerMaster case has three 120mm fan slots which will be sufficient. The Raidmax case is nice as well, but it's better to have all 120mm fans for best cooling. I'd rather you replace the fans with Scythe's SFF21F or Yate Loon's D12SM-12 but if it's over-budget, forget it and leave the case with the original fans.
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