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PSU, GTX 480, Case dilemma!

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Last response: in Components
June 17, 2010 12:27:28 PM

GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128423

COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
Item #: N82E16835103057

EVGA 015-P3-1480-AR GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814130552

Thermaltake Toughpower XT TPX-775M 775W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified ...
Item #: N82E16817153127

So here are the 4 things that I want to put in my case and are the 4 things that will affect which case I get depending on size.

I don't want to spend over 70 dollars.

So those are the three I'm considering but I'm open to suggestions.

Also, is the 775W PSU necessary for the GTX 480? I'm buying the GTX 480 and the 775W PSU as a combo which would save me 70 dollars otherwise.

If I don't need that much power I'd much rather go with this PSU:

since I found a deal that saves me 3 dollars-this one to be exact:

Another deal that saves money :)

A long ass read deserves a preemptory thanks. Thank you and please reply! :) 

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a b ) Power supply
June 17, 2010 12:45:59 PM

The THERMALTAKE Thoughpower XT 775W (by CWT) is an excellent PSU. Anyway, if you are thinking about not doing SLI, the CORSAIR TX650 (by Seasonic) is a high quality PSU which has more than enough power to handle your system.

Concerning the graphic card, I would go for the ATI 5870 or wait until the GTX485. The GTX480 is an oven.

In reference to the memory, you have chosen two Dual Channel Kits. Taking in mind that your mobo supports Tri-channel memory, it is a pitty not to buy a triple channel kit like these ones:

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8T-6GBRM

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D
a b ) Power supply
June 17, 2010 2:39:37 PM

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June 17, 2010 5:12:02 PM

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