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January 7, 2011 10:38:13 PM

I am planning on purchasing these in the next week or so and I am wondering if there is any way to make this cost less without making it suffer too much. I am going to be using it for gaming and a little video and audio editing. here is the setup so far:

ASUS P7P55D-E Pro mobo

Intel Core i5 760 Quad Core Processor

Corsair XMS 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1333 CL9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit

Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI HDMI 2x Mini DisplayPort Video Card

Coolermaster Hyper 212

Corsair Professional HX850W 850W ATX 12V 70A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan

Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB 2.5IN Solid State Disk Flash Drive

NZXT Phantom

Thats the setup so far I am going to wait until the next gen intel comes out before I decide on that and Im not if that will have sufficient cooling so any advice would be nice. I also wasnt sure of what kind of PSU would be good to use.

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January 7, 2011 10:51:19 PM

Yes wait for SB for CPU + MOBO
RAM: you don't need 8gb for gaming and if you're overclocking you're going to want a lower latency get this 4gb set instead http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... it will be compatible with SB (70)
PSU: a decent 650w could easily power this system but with 850w you have the path open to extreme power consumption GPUs to come this is a psu on the same level as the corsair but far cheaper http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (110 after MIR)
Personally I don't like the phantom it doesn't cool as well as this case which is similiarly priced http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RC-922M-KKN1-GP-Tow... amazon free shipping also get your cooler from amazon free shipping, extra fan, cheaper

I think I saved you a bit I tried my best :D 
January 7, 2011 10:51:58 PM

When SB comes out I would get the i5 2500K along with the asus p67 sabertooth
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January 7, 2011 11:00:17 PM

If even remotely contemplating CF, i would never settle for merely a 650 watt PSU...get 800-850 watt as planned...
January 7, 2011 11:22:38 PM

mdd1963 said:
If even remotely contemplating CF, i would never settle for merely a 650 watt PSU...get 800-850 watt as planned...

Borrowed from XFX requirements for HD6950 "– 500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for AMD CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)"
And card manufacturers are referring to overrated generic PSU's when they state that.
January 7, 2011 11:24:58 PM

I see your point rolli59 but I disagree with you while a good 650watter will do an 850w would allow for a lot of overclocking headroom as well as tri-fire later on the 850w xfx is only 110
January 7, 2011 11:30:44 PM

Do not forget that OP asked for saving money on his build which only has one GPU and a power consumption of 292watts under gaming load. The 650watt will leave a good overclocking headroom even with a dual card setup.
January 7, 2011 11:39:33 PM

While he did ask to save money the ability to go to tri-fire later on will save him more in the long run
January 7, 2011 11:43:08 PM

Thanks for the quick response I am going to wait for the i5 2500k and I think I will go with the coolermaster tower that Joelmartinez recommended. I am going to go with the 850w xfx instead of the corsair. Thanks again, any more input is welcome.
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