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Advice on gpu and case. + overall build thoughts

Last response: in Systems
October 20, 2010 2:17:14 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 weeks

Budget Range: 530$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, programming, and web surfing

Parts Not Required: everything but gpu and a case

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any site that is ships to Canada * cheapest price Obviously*

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: by brand or type : not biased in any way best bang for the buck

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


parts already ordered and owned

x3 720be 2.8ghz am3

212+ Cpu Cooler


ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770

APEX Vortex 3620 SGCC / ABS ATX Mid Tower

2x2gb 1333 ddr3


im planing on spending about 500-600 on a gpu and case

im thinking that haf 932 and the gtx 470

unless the case i have now would prove sufficient to cool these components any other recommendations ?

personal thoughts on gtx 470>?

and haf 932?
October 20, 2010 2:30:24 AM

1) I would get the HAF 922 over the HAF 932. It has similar performance, size & cable management at a lesser price.

2) I would hold off on your GPU purchase, as the ATI 6000 series is to be released very soon & soon to follow the Nvidia GTX 580 (what the GTX 480 was meant to be with all CUDA enabled). This will 1) provide better performance & 2) drive cost down on current cards. Also, I recommend the EVGA GTX 460 SC EE over a GTX 470. They are close in performance at a lower cost with better power & heat consumption.
October 20, 2010 2:42:44 AM

EVGA GTX 460 SC EE is 250$ AT NEWEGG while the gtx 470 is 280 so im leaning towards this..
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October 20, 2010 2:51:31 AM

If you haven't purchased the PSU, I would look to drop it down to a 650w or 550w (specially with a GTX 460) power supply. You are running a single card motherboard so you won't need more than a 650w PSU.

Also, you can look at the Athlon II X3 450 over the Phenom II X3 720, if not already own...
October 20, 2010 3:04:08 AM

sorry i should have been more clear i already fixed main post but i already own alot of the parts everything but my gpu and case has been ordered