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Hey, I'm Buying a New PC and need some input

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December 10, 2010 2:54:16 AM

I need to know what I should change to make this run the best it possibly can
I also need to stay planted at NO MORE then $1100

PSI CyborgX Gaming Case - Black /w Red Light

Intel® Core™ i5 760 Processor (4x 2.80GHz/8MB L3 Cache)

Processor Cooling
Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-1156] - [Free Upgrade] Standard 120mm Fan

4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR3-1333 Memory Module - ** FREE Upgrade to DDR3-1600 ** Corsair or Major Brand

Video Card
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 - 1.2GB - Single Card

Motherboard USB / SATA Interface
Motherboard default USB / SATA Interface

Power Supply
750 Watt -- Thermaltake TR2 TRX-750M

Primary Hard Drive
500 GB HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 3.0Gb/s - Single Drive

Optical Drive
24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black

Flash Media Reader / Writer
12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer - Black

Sound Card
3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-Bit

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December 10, 2010 3:00:55 AM

Add a solid state, I got one and its the most noticeable improvement I've ever made
December 10, 2010 3:43:51 AM

hey wait for the sandy bridge
they will replace the i5's on Jan 9th
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December 10, 2010 2:38:31 PM

Really is no point getting a prebuilt PC at that budget point. You'll get a much better RIG for same price if yo build it for yourself.

Especially bad time to buy now since 69xx GPU's and sandy bridge CPU's are coming out w/in weeks.
December 10, 2010 3:03:07 PM

Also huge negative on TT TR2 line of PSUs @@
Thermaltake TR2 RX 750 W Power Supply Review
Thermaltake TR2 RX 750 W is, according to our methodology, a flawed product that must be avoided at all costs. It can’t deliver its labeled wattage at high temperatures, but this is not the worst of it: ripple and noise level are way above the maximum allowed when you pull 80% or more from the unit’s labeled capacity (i.e., 600 W and above), overloading your components (especially electrolytic capacitors from the motherboard and video cards), which can cause your PC to present an erratic behavior (crashes and random resets) and, under extreme conditions, damage components.