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September 4, 2010 9:19:34 PM

I am looking for some advice on my build. I'll be running Windows 7:

i7 930

EVGA Gtx 460 1gb

Asus P6X58D-E

Seagate 7200 RPM 500Gb

Cooler Master 212-Plus

Antec Three Hundred

Asus DVD/CD drive


Could I get some suggestions for some good reliable RAM? I am looking for 6GB.

Will everything fit in the Antec Three Hundred and is it better to spend the extra 10 dollars to get the Three Hundred Illusion?

I was also wondering which PSU would be better for my system:

Corsair 650TX

Antec Earthwatts 650W

Or any recommendations for a good PSU would be nice. I am looking to spend around 70-85 dollars on one.

Thanks for the help.

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September 4, 2010 9:28:46 PM

the 300 and the 300 illusion are basically the same case. The Illusion comes with glowing fans.

Either Power supply should work.

Newegg does have a special matching the Antec PSU and the 300/300 Illusion for $129/139
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September 4, 2010 9:31:10 PM

Actually, the Illusion has dust filters, which IMO are worth it.

Just wondering, why the i7 over an i5? What rum are you looking at?
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September 4, 2010 10:27:30 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
the 300 and the 300 illusion are basically the same case. The Illusion comes with glowing fans.

Either Power supply should work.

Newegg does have a special matching the Antec PSU and the 300/300 Illusion for $129/139



Is one better than the other? Or should I just be aiming for the best deal with the Case and PSU?
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September 4, 2010 10:32:19 PM

sp12 said:
Actually, the Illusion has dust filters, which IMO are worth it.

Just wondering, why the i7 over an i5? What rum are you looking at?



I chose the i7 only cause I can get the 930 at Microcenter for $200 which I think is a good deal. And I figure the 1366 socket would provide greater upgradibility in the future with the Asus P6x58de Mobo.

Just out of curiosity, were you talking about the i5 760 cause I can't find that one for much less than 200. I also saw the i5 650 at microcenter for 140. But if I got that one, would I just spend the money saved on the processor and mobo (p7p55de pro) on a better graphics card?

And as for the RAM, i was looking for suggestions. Maybe the 1333 type would be the best for value. I'm not sure. I'm open to suggestions.

Thanks
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September 4, 2010 10:32:55 PM

Oh and would all of these things fit in the Three hundred/illusion?
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September 4, 2010 11:22:08 PM

I indeed meant the i5-760. http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... The microcenter deal certainly makes it less attractive in that it's only 30$ saved compared with 80$ normally. P55 mobos are still quite a bit less expensive, as is dual channel ram.

But you don't have the PSU to support a SLI setup, so IMO 1366 doesn't really offer much over 1156.

Ram -- if you're overclocking, get 1600 speed as it's the most flexible at most Blck speeds. Timings below 9 don't have a huge impact on performance. Lower voltage is better avoid ram at 1.65 volts or above.
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September 5, 2010 12:04:05 AM

sp12 said:
I indeed meant the i5-760. http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... The microcenter deal certainly makes it less attractive in that it's only 30$ saved compared with 80$ normally. P55 mobos are still quite a bit less expensive, as is dual channel ram.

But you don't have the PSU to support a SLI setup, so IMO 1366 doesn't really offer much over 1156.

Ram -- if you're overclocking, get 1600 speed as it's the most flexible at most Blck speeds. Timings below 9 don't have a huge impact on performance. Lower voltage is better avoid ram at 1.65 volts or above.



How many watts for the PSU would be safe to do a possible SLI 460 in the future?

And would this all fit in the three hundred?

Thanks for the RAM advice. I'll keep looking for some good deals.
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September 5, 2010 12:33:45 AM

IMO 750 is safe. I've not personally used the 302, but the 300 had enough room for a 5850, and the 460 is shorter so I imagine it will work.
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September 5, 2010 1:02:33 AM

kosaku30 said:
Oh and would all of these things fit in the Three hundred/illusion?

yes...
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September 5, 2010 4:53:30 AM

sp12 said:
I indeed meant the i5-760. http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... The microcenter deal certainly makes it less attractive in that it's only 30$ saved compared with 80$ normally. P55 mobos are still quite a bit less expensive, as is dual channel ram.

But you don't have the PSU to support a SLI setup, so IMO 1366 doesn't really offer much over 1156.

Ram -- if you're overclocking, get 1600 speed as it's the most flexible at most Blck speeds. Timings below 9 don't have a huge impact on performance. Lower voltage is better avoid ram at 1.65 volts or above.


I found this ram. Wondering what your opinions were of it.



~130 AR
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September 5, 2010 1:49:08 PM

That looks great.
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September 5, 2010 1:50:48 PM

Thats fine
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September 5, 2010 3:09:04 PM

Thanks for all your help.
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September 5, 2010 3:09:54 PM

Best answer selected by kosaku30.
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