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August 17, 2010 7:06:42 PM
August 17, 2010 7:26:30 PM

the 465 is a cheaper, slower version of the 470, but is just as loud and power-hungry. spend the extra $20 or so and get a 5850, or get a 460 if you really want nvidia.

the caviar is good, but a spinpoint f3 1TB is cheaper and faster.

OCZ RAM isnt very good right now, try corsair, gskill, mushkin.

look at better brand-name PSUs, corsair particularly.

all-in-all, this is a good build, just a few brand-switches needed.
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August 17, 2010 7:27:48 PM

1. What is that psu? The psu is a critical component. I understand that you're going for value, but this deal: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... is a way better product, for even LESS than you're paying.

XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W ATX12V 2.2 / ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 Black 0.8 mm SECC, Plastic + Mesh ATX Mid Tower Computer Case newegg

This combo deal has the xfx 750w psu for 190: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Both of those should be okay to run the 930 + 2 460s, although if you're sure about the SLI, go with the 750 imo.

2. Believe it or not, 460 > 465, and sli 460 >> sli 465, since the scaling in the 460's is the most efficient ever. http://techreport.com/articles.x/19404/11 as reference.

3. Have heard some dissatisfied rumblings with the OCZ's. G.Skill's are pretty much regarded as the gold standard of best performance/price.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4. The WD Caviar Black and the Samsung f3 Spinpoint are considered pretty much neck and neck...except the Spinpoint is currently 10 dollars cheaper on newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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