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Joe
 Joe
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Sooo

I want to get the HAF-X when it comes out (8th July in EU), but I want to get a rig way before that....

Soo, what case do I get to survive me until then? I'll be getting a EVGA X58 Classified so the case needs to be E-ATX. I also want it cheap as possible. As long as the GTX 470 doesn't got above 120c it'll do. The plan is to pass it down to my Dad after I buy the X, because the Dell case is crap and has 1x120mm fan! Oh, this means it can't look TOO wild 🙂

My other question is PSU. I'm thinking 850w ish (Corsair HX-850?) and modular. But not 100% sure. Budget is... £130 ish. I don't want no cheap ass one 🙂

That's about it I think!

Cheers ladies.

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Posted : 08/06/2010 1:41 pm
Joe
 Joe
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Or I put it on a cardboard box and someone suggestions to me how i can keep it cool and safe and non dusty.

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Posted : 08/06/2010 1:41 pm
Jester
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Buy a can of compressed air and keep your components exposed until the HAF-X comes out. I would honestly do that... the HAF-X is worth it.

As for a power supply, if you can get a Corsair HX850 for that price then go for it. Here is a review on it.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=153

It would be plenty for a highly overclocked i7 setup and a highly overclocked pair of GTX 470s.

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Posted : 08/06/2010 2:07 pm
Enad
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Why get an EVGA Classified when you can get a regular board for alot less. Unless you're going full out water cooling, the Classified wont be that much better for Overclocking than a regular X58 board.

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Posted : 08/06/2010 2:12 pm
Jester
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He plans on running like 200 PCI-E devices so he needs the extra slots.

The EVGA X58 Classified doesn't fall under E-ATX either. It is in between ATX and E-ATX.

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Posted : 08/06/2010 2:14 pm
Enad
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What PCI-E Devices specifically?

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Posted : 08/06/2010 3:44 pm
Jonsp
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It's only a month. Leave your stuff out of a case. It'll save you the hassle of putting all your stuff in and then taking it all out again to pass it on to your dad. How much is the HAF X going to be by the way?

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Posted : 08/06/2010 5:23 pm
strudinox
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@Jonsp 22484 wrote:

It's only a month. Leave your stuff out of a case. It'll save you the hassle of putting all your stuff in and then taking it all out again to pass it on to your dad. How much is the HAF X going to be by the way?

+1

Test bench FTW!!

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Posted : 08/06/2010 7:55 pm
Joe
 Joe
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£150, works out (slighlt) cheaper than the ATCS 840.

I wanna round a sound card, Network card and TV card (along side the GPU(s) obviously). I won't be buying them immediately, but i will in the future.

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Posted : 09/06/2010 2:22 am
Jester
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The HAF-X is believed to cost between £150 and £200. Closer to £150 is most likely. It will cost $30 more than the ATCS 840 in the US. Definitely worth it though.

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Posted : 09/06/2010 11:53 am
Joe
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I've already looked it up mate, hence I know the price.

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/222943

vs 840 @ 158 quid

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/151928

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Posted : 09/06/2010 1:32 pm
Jester
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Good prices. Too bad you have to wait until July.

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Posted : 09/06/2010 1:38 pm
Joe
 Joe
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Yeah. I think i'll pre-order it. Any more suggestions on PSU?

Modular and Efficient please... 80+ Bronze/Silver/Gold 😛

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Posted : 09/06/2010 2:30 pm
Jester
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There isn't anything better than the HX850 or XFX 850W for that price range. I did a search on the HX850 and it usually shows up above 130 quid, but if you can afford it then go for it. The XFX 850W has the same performance but it has only 4 PCI-E connectors (opposed to 6). That shouldn't be a problem for you though, you won't be running Tri-SLI GTX 400 cards on any of these PSUs. So go for one of those. See my PSU guide stickied in this forum. Don't bother waiting for the Corsair AX850, Seasonic X-850 and Antec HCP 850 to be released. These won't come out until July and they will cost way too much for your budget.

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Posted : 09/06/2010 2:37 pm
Joe
 Joe
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What's the difference between the TX and HX?

I found the HX for £130, sorted.

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/164951

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Posted : 09/06/2010 3:41 pm
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