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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
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?
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
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
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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.
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.
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.
September 5, 2010 1:02:33 AM

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

yes...
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
September 5, 2010 1:49:08 PM

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

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

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

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