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Hey guys. This is what I have so far for a system. I would just like some one to double check for me that everything will work together. I may or may not run dual monitors so I need a power supply that can handle 2 monitors. Also I need advice on a tower. The tower right now idk if its that good. My budget for another tower would be up to $162. So yeah, need some help with power supply and case, as well as some double checking. Other then that, general suggestions, finding good combo deals, or if its worth it to upgrade a component a little.

If you find links more helpful then names, newegg has a feature where I can email you my cart. Just give me your email. I'll be online all of today so it shall be quick.


XFX Radeon HD 6870 HD-687A-ZNFC Video Card with Eyefinity
Item #:N82E16814150506

Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy -$10.00 Instant
$40.00 Mail-in Rebate
$249.99
$239.99
1
Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Circumaural Stereo Headset
Item #:N82E16826105209

Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$4.00 Instant $26.99
$22.99
2
Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory
Item #:N82E16820104140

Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy -$9.00 Sale
$25.00 Mail-in Rebate
$123.98
$105.98
2
Kingston DataTraveler 101 Gen 2 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (Cyan)
Item #:N82E16820139245

Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy $17.98
1
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #:N82E16822152181

Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $49.99
3
COOLER MASTER SickleFlow 120 R4-L2R-20AR-R1 120mm Silent operation Red LED case fan
Item #:N82E16835103091
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $26.97
1
ASUS PCE-N13 PCI Express Wireless Adapter
Item #:N82E16833320048
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$12.00 Instant $39.99
$27.99
2
BELKIN F8E093 Anti-Static Wrist Strap
Item #:N82E16899888207
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $15.58
1
ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
Item #:N82E16827135204
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $16.99
1
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Computer Case
Item #:N82E16811119197
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$10.00 Instant $109.98
$99.98
1
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
Item #: N82E16819115072
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy


MSI Gift Coupon - Futuremark 3DMark 11
Item #: N82E16800127008

Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


MSI P67A-GD55 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813130552

Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$34.99 Combo $404.97
$369.98
1
Intel Gift - MSI Promo Free Coupon
Item #:N82E16800995102

Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $29.99
1
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817139005

Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
Item #: N82E16832116754
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy -$30.00 Instant
-$5.00 Combo
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$219.98
$184.98
Grand Total: $1,138.43
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  1. Best answer
    That case is pretty popular because of it's cooling prowess, and large size (lots of interior space for even the largest graphics cards) and it's not a bad price for the quality it provides. But only comes with 4 HDD bays, whereas the cheaper HAF 912 has plenty of space for large graphics cards, but has many more HDD bays and had very good air cooling potential.

    I didn't use to recommend the Corsair TX650 because it only has two 6-pin PCIe connectors (whereas other 650W PSUs have four; which you will need if you decide to utilise dual video cards), now I don't recommend it because Corsair are transitioning to a new design for the platform via CWT and you are unlikely to know which one you will get, until they start being listed as CMPSU-*50TXV2.

    So in that case the two most popular ones are the
    Antec Truepower New Modular TPN 650W 80Plus Bronze
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371021
    and the
    XFX 650W XXX Edition 80Plus Bronze Modular
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207002

    If you're not interested in adding another 6870 in the future then the Xigmatek NRP-602 600W 80Plus Bronze
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817815009
    is a good option. It may even be enough for a system with two 6870s however I don't know that.
  2. One thing I just want to point out is dont bother with the anti-static wrist strap. Just dont build on carpet and make sure to ground yourself. It's also not a big issue because new parts dont have any current going though them. I've never used one and I've never had an issue.
  3. Aaand you can find a cheaper alternative for the PCI-E wireless adapter. USB is the way to go, otherwise you take away bandwidth from your GPUs. Mine is

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704046

    And works better than the PCI or PCI-E ones I've ever used. It's also cheaper then the one you've already selected.
  4. PudgyChicken said:
    One thing I just want to point out is dont bother with the anti-static wrist strap. Just dont build on carpet and make sure to ground yourself. It's also not a big issue because new parts dont have any current going though them. I've never used one and I've never had an issue.

    Absolutely right.
  5. I need N too. I use a d link dir 655, and I broadcast in N
  6. Best answer selected by chili dude96.
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