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    Chillblast Fusion Tracer

    http://www.chillblast.com/pconf.php?productid=19562

    Any opinions about this? Any of the base options look particularly weak, or anyone know of any other supplier able to match or better the spec for a better price?

    Price is 1,399.

    Save you looking on the link:
    Intel Core i7 875 Processor 2.93GHz
    Asus P7P55D-E Motherboard with USB 3.0
    ATi Radeon 5870 1024MB Graphics Card
    Xigmatek Asgard ATX Case
    8GB PC3-10666 DDR3 Memory
    24x DVD-RW/CD-RW Optical Drive (Black)
    Blu-Ray ROM drive
    2 x 500GB Drives in RAID 0
    1 x 1TB Hard Drive
    700watt EZCool PSU
    Onboard High Definition Audio
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM
    2 Year Collect and Return Warranty - see bottom of description

    Included Peripherals:

    24" Samsung B2430L Monitor with DVI
    Chillblast Cordless Keyboard & Mouse
    Chillblast 5.1 Speakers

    Ports on rear of system: *

    4 x USB 2.0 ports
    2 x USB 3.0 ports
    1 x PS/2 for keyboard
    Audio outputs
    1 x 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet for network
    2 x DVI outputs
    1 x HDMI
    1 x DisplayPort

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    It should play games fine but your money could be spent better.

    Video is a Palit GTS450. Main display is a 24" full HD TV. Secondary display is an ACER 19" lcd at 1440x900.

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    Thanks but that's not very helpful lol

    I'm also considering building my own, and having read various mags, blogs and review sites, I think the following would work well together for approx 1200. This is just for the tower though.

    Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Intel X58 Motherboard
    Intel Core i7 950
    Asus GTX480 1536MB GDDR5
    Corsair XMS3 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 12800 1600MHz
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB (split 300GB to take advantage of increased speeds)
    Corsair TX 950W power supply
    Antec 1200 case
    I'm a little concerned that the power supply isn't ideal and haven't factored in anything other than the cooler supplied with the CPU retail pack.

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    The corsair TX 950W has had stability issues with a few Motherboards. I wouldnt take the risk and either go for a 900w or 1000w

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    Quote Originally Posted by pangeltveit View Post
    The corsair TX 950W has had stability issues with a few Motherboards. I wouldnt take the risk and either go for a 900w or 1000w
    OK thanks for that.

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    Have you considered buying an SSD for the system drive, and using the HDD only for storage ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoddie View Post
    Thanks but that's not very helpful lol

    I'm also considering building my own, and having read various mags, blogs and review sites, I think the following would work well together for approx 1200. This is just for the tower though.



    I'm a little concerned that the power supply isn't ideal and haven't factored in anything other than the cooler supplied with the CPU retail pack.
    Could save a few bucks and get the 750 instead of the 950.

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    The build you linked is much better IMHO.

    Better processor, better video, and a much much better PSU. And no silly unnessary ram or goofy Harddisk setup.

    Although the i7 950 is twice the price of an i7 930 and doesn't preform twice as fast. I would get the 930, and with the extra cash get a nice cooler and overclock it.

    The retail cooler is fine if you don't overclock very much.

    Video is a Palit GTS450. Main display is a 24" full HD TV. Secondary display is an ACER 19" lcd at 1440x900.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moobious View Post
    The build you linked is much better IMHO.

    Better processor, better video, and a much much better PSU. And no silly unnessary ram or goofy Harddisk setup.

    Although the i7 950 is twice the price of an i7 930 and doesn't preform twice as fast. I would get the 930, and with the extra cash get a nice cooler and overclock it.

    The retail cooler is fine if you don't overclock very much.
    If hes just gaming the 750/760 is the same as the 930 minus HT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dethh View Post
    If hes just gaming the 750/760 is the same as the 930 minus HT.
    that too. The extra $300 spent on an i7 950 is not going to be noticeable gaming.

    Video is a Palit GTS450. Main display is a 24" full HD TV. Secondary display is an ACER 19" lcd at 1440x900.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haxartus View Post
    Have you considered buying an SSD for the system drive, and using the HDD only for storage ?
    I'm going to hold off on buying an SSD, most reviews say the tech isn't quite perfected yet and that the price will drop quite a bit within 12 months. I can always add one next year.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dethh View Post
    Could save a few bucks and get the 750 instead of the 950.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moobious View Post
    Although the i7 950 is twice the price of an i7 930 and doesn't preform twice as fast. I would get the 930, and with the extra cash get a nice cooler and overclock it.
    I originally looked at the 750 but I'll be using this for work too which will involve some video editing, so figured the 930/950 would offer some time saving. Going for 950 because overclockers has a great deal on it at the moment, 950 for 234.99 or 930 for 208.99. Unless I'm missing something there lol.

    Thanks for the help everyone.

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    i7-930 is being phased out and replaced by the 950 anyway.

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