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#21 nobody813

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 02:23 PM

Intel + Sandforce = Win There was a reason why Intel released there's "late", as they tested them. Numerous bugs were found by Intel, and they're slowly being fixed on most other brands

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#22 Dasa

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 02:38 PM

kinda funny some of the worst bugs with sandforce controllers were apparently conflicts with intel chipset drivers
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:47 AM

I still wouldn't trust it as a boot drive, I know something like the corsair performance pro or crucial M4 are slightly more expensive but I would buy one any day of the week over a sandforce drive despite the problems apparently being fixed. edit: that is I would if I wasn't satisfied with the mechanical drive in my laptop which I am so :)

Edited by nesquick, 27 March 2012 - 12:48 AM.

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#24 czerney

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:12 PM

Well guys I've done the deal. Ended up with: MOTHERBOARD: ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 Motherboard $168 CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K $208 SSD: Intel 520 Series 120GB SSD $199 GRAPHICS: Gigabyte Radeon HD7970 OC 3Gb $629 CASE: Corsair Obsidian 650D Case $239 RAM: Kingson HyperX 8Gb (2x4Gb) $69 Picked them all up from net plus / ple in Perth. nesquick I got scared off the crucial M4 after reading huge support threads of people having crucial ssd's that died after 5200 hours or something along those lines. End of the day intel has a good 5 year warranty - and given my track record I'm likely to have upgraded this part well before then. Gotta say I'm real glad I opted to spend extra for the 650D case. One of the best I've seen and had the pleasure of working with. Thanks for all the tips everyone. I'll hopefully finish putting it all together over next couple of days.
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:06 AM

Thought I'd post a pic

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#26 insertfunnyname

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:15 AM

Nice job looks great. But stock fan?!
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#27 czerney

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 03:30 PM

Yeah stock fan. Haven't done any overclocking. The thing plays everything maxed on my 1920x1200 screen. :) If things start to chug I'll take a look at some tweaking. :) Actually the one thing that is of slight concern is the weight of the GFX card hanging in the slot.... there's a slight bend..

Edited by czerney, 04 May 2012 - 03:31 PM.

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#28 p0is0n

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 05:51 PM

That's the one thing I picked out as well, stock CPU cooler :P Your GFX card should be fine like that, it seems pretty common with the size of heatsink they are bolting onto them these days. If you think it looks too bad, you can get some fishing wire or something and tie it somewhere to support it. Nice build anyway, everything looks pretty neat.
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