Originally Posted by SnW
I can't believe you bought that PSU
find the case also a bit meh
just my personal opinion mate
Nah that's fine dude. The case physically is a bit meh. Cooling isn't ground breaking and it's pretty basic. It's the look tho. Curves.. I can't do straight lines..
The PSU? well, yes. I'm aware that they're not the best on the earth but they're not tragic either. I spent a long time reading reviews, checking ripples, checking voltage stability and they're not bad. They're not a Seasonic or anything else but technically they're pretty decent. I know Corsairs are probably better but try to remember I didn't even want to buy a PSU nor budgetted for one. And, due to the Survivor being a tight affair inside I wanted modular. For the same spec, ampage and so on out of a Corsair you are looking at well over double the price. I paid £70 all in delivered (HUGE thanks to Aria for the deal on shipping they gave me when I phoned) but tbh I'm not about to run masses of hardware on there any way. One CPU, two hdds, a dvd and a 470.
The warranty could be a bit of a problem as I know the OCZ situ, but if it works (and I am due some luck
) then alls the good really.
As for the mobo? same deal. I'm not made of money and I live on very little. This means sacrifices have to be made (also note I have only ordered 3gb ram). It's a bloody good overclocker (I would imagine that 4800mhz out of a 950 is decent yes?) and it's a bit quirky. But, it was pretty much that or nothing.
I mean if I could I would be awaiting a 980x, UD9, triple 580s and so on but to me that's all a bit of a dream. Up until a week ago I considered myself very privelidged to have a P2 940 with a Noctua on
I just hope and pray that I haven't overlooked anything else and that I don't find I'm missing something because if I do or have it'll all have to sit in boxes until at least the end of January.
Originally Posted by lappy74
What is the price of that mobo ?
Why not go with Coolermaster Mega Flow RED LED fan to fit the whole theme of the case?
But yeah I would recommend that fan I have one at the momment on my side panel and may buy another two
Loving the Heatsinks on the RAM aswell. I got G.skill Ripjaws but they sent me the blue version
I like the whole red thing you're going for. But then again I love red!
Mobo was £100 delivered. So yeah, as I explained it was at least £50 less than any other 1366 board I could find and offers twice the feature set of a micro board costing more (MSI, £110, brown like poo).
The fan was £8. In red it was £20. Obs old stock? don't know. Again it wasn't something I took into consideration nor budgetted for. So sadly things have to give. I will no doubt snip the leds and not use them.
I looked at ripjaws (drool) but they won't go under the NH-D14. TBH I wouldn't even own a NH-D14 unless I had won it. I went skint for months when I got the Phenom 2 and had no plans to replace it any time soon.
That's why I have called this long dark tunnel lol. It could go on for a while if I come to find I have overlooked anything else. The well is literally dry and cracked up after buying that PSU.
Originally Posted by Mr Muggles
wow! so you're overhauling your whole rig
You going to sell your old parts on ebay or something?
As of now no.Firstly it could be a couple of months before this one is finished and secondly due to me having to get another PSU and having a spare Noctua and GT 240 I can leave it complete. Due to it being in an Alienware chassis I can get more for it as a complete unit than breaking it into spares so if I do decide to shift it it'll go down like that. I will have to keep it for a couple of months any way to make sure my new rig is stable. If I lose one I have no means to RMA or anything else.. Been there, seen it, done it. It sucks terrible ammounts of backside.