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Review and Advice Needed - ~1200 Gaming Build

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August 30, 2010 5:52:42 PM

Here is my build so far. I was wondering if I should downgrade to maybe the P6T or another more basic X58 Mobo since I don't see myself using the usb 3.0 anytime soon. Is the P6T just as reliable and good? Also, I was wondering if I should get the Antec Three Hundred instead of the Three hundred illusion. Its about a 10 dollar difference. Is the three hundred illusion worth it? Last question is if the Antec Earthwatts EA650 is a quality PSU for my build. Any help and recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks!

CPU: Intel i7 930~220 Microcenter
http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-3463938-10521304?sid=eg7tg...

MOBO: Asus px58d-e ~230 from amazon
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram: OCZ Gold Tri Channel 6GB PC10666 DDR3 Memory - 1333MHz ~ 110
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

HSF: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus ~30
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-B10-212P-G1-Univ...

HDD: Western Digital 640 GB Caviar Black SATA 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive WD6402AAEX ~ 70
http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Desktop-WD...

PSU & Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion and Antec EA750 Combo ~ 150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Could get the Antec Three hundred and PSU EA 650 for cheaper I think.

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card ~230
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-GTX460-PCI-Express-G...

Thanks for the help.
August 30, 2010 7:58:15 PM

Out of curiousity, what are the benefits of getting the i5 750 over the i7 930? And, the hdd has some bad reviews on newegg about it crashing. Do i need to be worried?
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August 30, 2010 8:34:15 PM

i5 is a bit faster, a lot cheaper.

All HDs fail, but the F3 has very good ratings.
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