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~$700 Gaming PC - Suggestions Before I Buy

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August 23, 2010 7:37:01 PM

I'm about to buy these parts:

Mobo + RAM: EVGA P55 SLI 132-LF-E655-KR + G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
$207.98 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CPU: Intel Core-i5 760
$184.71 after tax
Microcenter

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Already owned

GPU: GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$229.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
$72.92 after promo code, MIR, and shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Already owned

CD/DVD: LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Writer - Bulk - LightScribe Support - OEM
$19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $715.59

This is my first build so any suggestions would be great. I thought about going with the Corsair 750W or combo the GPU with the 850W for not much more, but I thought there might be too many power cables to manage with the Antec 300. Will I be needing any extra cables besides a couple SATA II cables for the HDD and DVD?

My monitor's resolution is 1920x1080.
August 23, 2010 11:27:59 PM

Might want to be careful with the Corsair 650TX. If its really the newer TX-C model (made by a different contractor) the quality may not be as good.

The antec 300 has the PSU at the bottom. Extra cables can lay in the bottom of the case out of the way. Or go for an Antec True Power model that is "semi-modular" or Corsair HX 620 modular.
August 24, 2010 1:17:42 AM

Thanks for the heads up. Is there a way to tell if it's the newer or older model? If it's the newer model I'm thinking about going with this just to be safe:

Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
$101.98 after shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It would bump up my price a little bit, but I want a good PSU.

Any other thoughts on any of the parts?
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