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New System Build

Postposted on Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:06 pm

My new system , let me know what you think..........

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM


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SeaSonic X Series X-850 (SS-850KM Active PFC F3) 850W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD ...


Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K


LIAN LI PC-A71F Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case


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Re: New System Build

Postposted on Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:46 pm

Looks like a solid build!

Do you think the power supply may be a bit much for the system?
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Re: New System Build

Postposted on Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:32 pm

Yeah, that PSU is a bit much. I have the X650 and it's much more than I need - you can't beat the SS X-series for quality though.
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Re: New System Build

Postposted on Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:37 am

Dashak wrote:Yeah, that PSU is a bit much. I have the X650 and it's much more than I need - you can't beat the SS X-series for quality though.


Same here, with a pair of HD6950's. Though I can understand the reasoning if he wishes to put another GTX570 in there in the future, as they do draw a little more under load.
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Re: New System Build

Postposted on Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:05 am

Have you considered one of the self-contained cpu water cooling kits like Corsair Hydro Series or Antec Kuhler? They would make a nice addition to your setup.
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Re: New System Build

Postposted on Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:28 am

RickyTick wrote:Have you considered one of the self-contained cpu water cooling kits like Corsair Hydro Series or Antec Kuhler? They would make a nice addition to your setup.


I may have to check that out and yeah I think i may have went overboard with the PSU.
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Re: New System Build

Postposted on Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:06 pm

Ok , just got it running , a few things to mention.

The case is HUGE.

The PSU like most of you said too much , the fan hardly comes on , the only complaint is the threads that hold the PSU stripped out.
I had the same problem with an OCZ unit also.

I did not know I could not use a CD with a BDR 206DBK , I been out the loop for a while guess I will have to buy an additional drive just of CDs.

The stock heat sink was not a pain like it always and the video card is almost as big as the case.

I really enjoyed putting another machine together , I just hated hitting the power button and you get a black screen.

mobo cable not secured.
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Re: New System Build

Postposted on Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:17 pm

Holy crap . 4.5 ghz stock cooler , stock v , 8 sec 1 m super pi omg.
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Re: New System Build

Postposted on Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:45 pm

Can you tell me how much you like the Seasonic X-series psu? I've had my eye on that one and the Corsair X series.
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Re: New System Build

Postposted on Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:20 am

RickyTick wrote:Can you tell me how much you like the Seasonic X-series psu? I've had my eye on that one and the Corsair X series.
Thanks



Plenty of Power quality product , I did say I had mounting issues but that was my fault , used the wrong screws.

I ran the PSU calculator for my system , told me 550 w was needed for a 90% load.
The fan barely comes on with this thing , there are reviews show they put upwards
of 990w through it.

In short get it , you will love it.
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Re: New System Build

Postposted on Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:23 am

tsoulier wrote:I did not know I could not use a CD with a BDR 206DBK , I been out the loop for a while guess I will have to buy an additional drive just of CDs.


http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Professional/Computer-Drives/BDR-206DBK
Do you just need to try a different media brand?
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Re: New System Build

Postposted on Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:47 am

mboza wrote:
tsoulier wrote:I did not know I could not use a CD with a BDR 206DBK , I been out the loop for a while guess I will have to buy an additional drive just of CDs.


http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Professional/Computer-Drives/BDR-206DBK
Do you just need to try a different media brand?


Nope ( Yall going to love this) I installed it upside down.
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Re: New System Build

Postposted on Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:07 pm

tsoulier wrote:
RickyTick wrote:Have you considered one of the self-contained cpu water cooling kits like Corsair Hydro Series or Antec Kuhler? They would make a nice addition to your setup.


I may have to check that out and yeah I think i may have went overboard with the PSU.



Just purchased the Corsair Hydro Series , I am not fighting the Intel push pins anymore.
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Re: New System Build

Postposted on Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:53 am

I'd have loved to have sold or traded you the XFX 750 watt PSU that I won from TR. It's way too much PSU for my needs.
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Re: New System Build

Postposted on Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:44 am

flip-mode wrote:I'd have loved to have sold or traded you the XFX 750 watt PSU that I won from TR. It's way too much PSU for my needs.



I think the x 850 will come in handy if I had another 570.
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Re: New System Build

Postposted on Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:05 pm

tsoulier wrote:The PSU like most of you said too much , the fan hardly comes on , the only complaint is the threads that hold the PSU stripped out.
I had the same problem with an OCZ unit also.

Yeah, I realize I am responding to a post that is a few weeks old, but this comment caught my eye.

In 15+ years of futzing around with PCs and countless PSU installations, I've *never* had the threads on the mounting holes of a PSU strip. Either A) Seasonic and OCZ are using thinner/softer metal these days; or B) you're cranking the screws down way too tight.

Keep in mind that with a typical PSU you're putting screws into holes that have been tapped in a piece of sheet metal; they're not designed to take a lot of stress. Tighten the screws just enough to hold the PSU firmly in place.
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Re: New System Build

Postposted on Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:33 pm

tsoulier wrote:
RickyTick wrote:Can you tell me how much you like the Seasonic X-series psu? I've had my eye on that one and the Corsair X series.
Thanks



Plenty of Power quality product , I did say I had mounting issues but that was my fault , used the wrong screws.

I ran the PSU calculator for my system , told me 550 w was needed for a 90% load.
The fan barely comes on with this thing , there are reviews show they put upwards
of 990w through it.

In short get it , you will love it.



Check out the previous post JBI , I was able to get two of the right screws in there tight to hold it in place , I think I might have wacked the other
two by using the wrong screws.

I actually took two out of another machine I am not using to make it work , never could find the ones that came with the unit.
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Re: New System Build

Postposted on Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:49 pm

Oh, OK... missed that comment somehow. Never mind then...
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Re: New System Build

Postposted on Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:10 pm

Through tomorrow, NewEgg has the Seasonic X-750 on sale for $139.99 with coupon. I was really tempted (due to the increased efficiency) but couldn't really justify it when I have a great 750w unit I got for a bargain price two years ago.

You don't need the 850, and that 750 unit is the same price as the Seasonic X-650 with the coupon. I know what I'd get.
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Re: New System Build

Postposted on Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:56 pm

LoneWolf15 wrote:Through tomorrow, NewEgg has the Seasonic X-750 on sale for $139.99 with coupon. I was really tempted (due to the increased efficiency) but couldn't really justify it when I have a great 750w unit I got for a bargain price two years ago.

You don't need the 850, and that 750 unit is the same price as the Seasonic X-650 with the coupon. I know what I'd get.


and it has free shipping. This is a really nice deal, but...

Comparing the Seasonic X750 to the Corsair AX750 makes me lean more to the Corsair
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Re: New System Build

Postposted on Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:24 pm

Why buy another PSU when I got the x 850 already.
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Re: New System Build

Postposted on Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:16 pm

RickyTick wrote:
LoneWolf15 wrote:Through tomorrow, NewEgg has the Seasonic X-750 on sale for $139.99 with coupon. I was really tempted (due to the increased efficiency) but couldn't really justify it when I have a great 750w unit I got for a bargain price two years ago.

You don't need the 850, and that 750 unit is the same price as the Seasonic X-650 with the coupon. I know what I'd get.


and it has free shipping. This is a really nice deal, but...

Comparing the Seasonic X750 to the Corsair AX750 makes me lean more to the Corsair
7yr VS. 5yr warranty
ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 VS. ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91

Have you ever owned a power supply for seven years?

With respect, I think any power supply that lasts five (if you own it that long) will last seven. Most warranty failures I've seen with electronic equipment made by a reputable vendor (like either of these) happen within the first several months due to a defect that is revealed when the unit is placed under load.

Note that the Corsair is a Seasonic X-Series built for Corsair.
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Re: New System Build

Postposted on Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:29 pm

LoneWolf15 wrote:Have you ever owned a power supply for seven years?

With respect, I think any power supply that lasts five (if you own it that long) will last seven. Most warranty failures I've seen with electronic equipment made by a reputable vendor (like either of these) happen within the first several months due to a defect that is revealed when the unit is placed under load.

Note that the Corsair is a Seasonic X-Series built for Corsair.

Dunno... a fair percentage of the PSU failures I've experienced have been in the 1-3 year range (failing capacitors and fans).

Regardless, I agree with you that the marginal value of a 7 year vs. 5 year warranty is negligible.
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Re: New System Build

Postposted on Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:52 pm

Just installed the Corsair Hydro Series 60.


Man I should have done this from the get go , easy install temps went from 42c idle to 35c idle @ 4.5 ghz

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