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Final build - buying this weekend - verdict please!

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August 28, 2010 5:14:58 PM

OK guys I posted a while back asking for opinions on my build, here is what I have finally settled on:

I5 750 processor
MSI P55 GD65 M/B
Corsair 650TX PSU (question about this below)
XFX 5870 1GB GPU
2x2GB Corsair XMS3 Ram 12800(1600) 7-8-7-20
Xigmatek Utgard Case
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro v2.1 CPU cooler
LG retail optical drive
Extra 120mm Xigmatek Fan
24" BenQ G2420HDBL LED screen

Some Logitech 2.1 speakers
Logitech G15 Keyboard
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
Mousemat with gel wrist thing

That's pretty much everything except OS.

All of that is slightly less than £1050.

Thoughts please?

And the question about PSU is will the 650W PSU let me have 2 5870s at a later date if I Xfire them? Probably won't overclock em.


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August 28, 2010 5:24:11 PM

PS I also forgot to ask... do components come with all the necessary leads and cables?? Even OEM components such as HD?

Wouldnt let me edit post again.. sorry.
August 28, 2010 5:30:30 PM

Your PSU should be fine if and when you decide to go with 2x5870s as long has your not overclocking anything. The PSU calculators I looked at put the consumption between 550-600w for your system with 2x5870s and no overclocking.

I'd recommend this mobo:

But I can find no fault with the MSI you chose. Just a preference for Gigabyte boards.

I'd also go with a different case, I believe in spending for a top quality case since it's likely the one component of a PC that will last you forever. But this is just my philosophy and what makes a good case is often subjective.
August 28, 2010 5:31:29 PM

HDs generally come with nothing but the HD. However your mother board will come with all the necessary cables (SATA, IDE, etc) and the PSU and case will come with the rest.