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November 13, 2009 3:53:32 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2-4 weeks

BUDGET RANGE: 900(1000 with tax)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming 80%, 10% internet, 10% college homeworks

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Haf 932 case, 22" Samsung TouchOfColor monitor,OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Im buying from local store, and im not from the usa

PARTS PREFERENCES:

OVERCLOCKING: Yes, only the oc genie

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No, since i dont have a big monitor

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 22" Samsung TouchOfColor 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Dont know which ddr3 refering to timings. Power supply will be futureproof? if by anycase i buy another vga in the future.
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core i5 199
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...

corsair HX750W modular 154
http://www.compusa.com/applications/searchtools/item-de...

Motherboard msi p55-cd53 129
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Ocz 4gb platinum 92
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Razer lycoza normal 59
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Seagate Barracuda 7200.12(f3 if available) 54
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Mice death adder 59

Sata dvd 29
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5850 299

As you can see, this goes a little above even before tax. Any advice, maybe i should reduce power supply to 650? Any input will be appreciated, thx
a b ) Power supply
November 13, 2009 8:29:40 AM

^ Since you wont be going SLI/ Crossfire, I dont see the need for 750HX...Why not get the 750TX ? It would easily come inside your budget and if by any chance you would like to go Crossfire, it can easily handle that...
But even the Corsair 650HX(Not 650TX) has the required power connectors for Crossfire...
Rest are good...
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November 13, 2009 11:45:19 AM

gkay09 said:
^ Since you wont be going SLI/ Crossfire, I dont see the need for 750HX...Why not get the 750TX ? It would easily come inside your budget and if by any chance you would like to go Crossfire, it can easily handle that...
But even the Corsair 650HX(Not 650TX) has the required power connectors for Crossfire...
Rest are good...


though the corsair 650TX has the power for crossfire/sli setups, its a shame they didn't give it enough pci-e power connectors
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November 13, 2009 5:15:41 PM

The motherboard doesnt support crossfire. He can drop all the way down to a 550W PSU with only 2 PCIE connectors.

You could save $40 and get a cheap logitech optical mouse. Put the non-essential gaming mouse on your xmas list so someone else can get it for you. Same with the keyboard.
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a b ) Power supply
November 14, 2009 3:04:21 AM

@mindless728 Yes that is the reason why I had specifically said HX 650...

@tosen get the Corsair HX 650...it has enough power connectors for Crossfire/ SLI...

And for 3.5GHz overclock, the mobo might automatically increase the core voltage to 1.4/ 1.45 max...So check mark the overclock my CPU and give speed 3500, voltage 1.4 and click on overclock...

And 650W would suffice for HD 5850 crossfire along with o/c CPU...
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November 14, 2009 3:59:26 AM

thx, i actually see the mobo and it doesnt support sli, this is cd53, the gd65 supports sli/crossfire but its for 40 more bucks.

I think that with 1 card i will be doing more than fine, so which psu would be good?

If its again the 650 hx then im getting the 750 hx, since theres only a 15 bucks difference.
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a b ) Power supply
November 14, 2009 5:31:53 AM

^ For a single card, the Corsair 550VX would suffice...Actually any 80+ certified 500W PSU from any of these manufacturers - Corsair/ Seasonice/ Silverstone/ Antec EA/ Antec Truepower/ CM RealPower/ PCP&S...Even that OCZ Fatality 550W you linked would be good...
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November 15, 2009 6:12:22 PM

forgot to say i currently have:

Core2duo E8400
4gb ram ddr2 400mhz
260 gtx oc BFG
Classic motherboard(doesnt allow to overclock)
320gb HD
Samsung drive
Audigy sound card


and the setup posted above will end like this:

Core i5(overclocked to 3.5 ghz)
4gb ram ddr3 dual channel 1033 mhz
5770 ati video card
Msi motherboard with oc genie
Samsung drive
500gb HD

Im selling my current pc for $600, and the new pc with tax would be around $950...worth it those extra $350 to get new pc?

link to said thread:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274329-33-best-graphi...








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a b ) Power supply
November 16, 2009 2:12:31 AM

^ That is a good upgrade and is worth $350...But in case you dint know, the HD 5770 would be slower than the GTX 260...The man advantages of the 5770 are that its next gen and features like the Eyefinity...But in raw power, the GTX 260 wins...
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