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February 16, 2010 1:04:46 PM

Ok so I thought I had my system figured out until this morning when I received a email from Newegg with some 24 hour specials. I am trying to figure out if the on sale items would be a better deal than the items that were recommended to me on this forum since they are on sale now. Also keep in mind I am a first time builder and here is my MOBO CPU combo.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...



First is memory.

On Sale (Voted best of Tom's Hardward 2009)

Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT25664BA1339 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Vs.

Recommended by a forum member before I knew about the sale
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


and finally the Power Supply

On Sale W/ Rebate and $5 coupon code for $49.99
Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Vs.

Recommended by a forum member before I knew about the sale
Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D Green 430W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or if you have any other recommendations please let me know.
Here is a link to my previous thread for a little more background.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tom...

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a b B Homebuilt system
a b ) Power supply
a b } Memory
February 16, 2010 1:15:48 PM

The forum recommendations are better options. That Crucial RAM is slow CAS 9 1333MHz while the G.Skill RAM is considerably faster CAS 7 1600MHz.

The Antec Basiq (BP) power supplies are not to the quality standards of the rest of their power supplies. I would pick the EA-430D over the BP550 any day. The BP550 isn't even 80+ certified, while the EA-430D is 80+ Bronze certified. The 430W PSU is also a much higher quality unit.
a b ) Power supply
a b } Memory
February 16, 2010 2:11:45 PM

i agree with shortstuff here, G-Skill Ripjaw & EA-430D
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