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March 30, 2011 11:46:22 PM

I'm going to build my first computer and I could use all the help I can get. I was hoping you guys could take a look at the build that I've come up with and give me some suggestions. I'm especially looking for help on what power supply I'll need for this and i plan on only spending about 700$.
AnTec900 Case
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=21123&vpn=NINE%20HUNDRED&...

Gigabyte GTX 460 se
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=56969&vpn=GV-N460SE-1GI&m...

Intel Core i5-650
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=48960&vpn=BX80616I5650&ma...

Asus P7P55D-E Pro Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm not too sure on what power source to get as i have no knowledge in this section.

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March 31, 2011 8:56:46 AM

I just put together a great build on Newegg, after rebates it does come under $700.

Intel Core i5-2500k - $224.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) - $49.99
HIS AMD Radeon 6850 1GB - $164.99 ($15 Rebate)
Antec Three Hundred - $59.95
Seagate Barracuda 500GB - $39.99
OCZ StealthXstream II 700W - $79.99 ($35 Rebate)
MSI P67A-C43 (B3) - $124.99

Total - $744.89 -$50 Rebates = $694.89

I did try to get a total that would add up to $700 without rebates but there are some great deals in there so i'd go for that if you can.

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March 31, 2011 3:44:53 PM

I'd get the Antec 902 V3 which has USB 3 compatible from ports
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

If ya budget can afford it, the factory overclocked (900 MHz) 560 Ti 's are well worth the extra $100 or so....performance is between a 6970 and 570.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=EN...

At $380 for the MoBo / CPU combo, I'd strongly recommend an 1155 (Sandy bridge) based system. Asus P8P67-M PRO w/ i5-2500k is $10 cheaper

$150 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
$220 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

That's a mini-ATX board which I'd normally hesitate to recommend but it's close in price to your original set. I'd much rather see you in the P8P67 pro which is a standard ATX board ($185- ish) but so many of these boards were sold before the defect was corrected that the entire production run in still going to replace the original defective boards. If ya have few more bucks, the Asus Sabertooth is a very impressive board. It's $220 price tag reflects its industrial strength "TUF" design which includes substantial "Militarized" component upgrades and 5 year warranty.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
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March 31, 2011 3:45:31 PM

Pepsi, you don't want the older technology s1156. You want the new technology s1155. It's faster and has a better upgrade path.
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March 31, 2011 6:45:00 PM

ah ok well are there any power supply's any of you would recommend?
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March 31, 2011 7:13:18 PM

Definitely stray way from that 460 se, it is a crippled version with stripped shader count. When selecting a psu look for a reputable brand with at least an 80+ efficiency rating good brands being Antec, Corsair, Seasonic..... If you are looking for a single card setup a good 500w-550(depending on the gpu) would suffice, but if you plan on going cf/sli you should look for more power.
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March 31, 2011 7:57:41 PM

Don't try to save money on the psu. That will lead to endless headaches. Stick with antec, corsair, xfx, etc. I love my corsair hx750w but the tx750 is cheaper and just as solid...
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March 31, 2011 8:06:11 PM

With the set up that you have going here a power supply in the 500 to 550 watt range will do well for you as don't do any major overclocking or SLI or Crossfire configurations. Focus on getting the Intel® Core™ I5 2500K and a nice P67 series board. I also would plan to add an SSD drive as a boot drive in the future, it can really improve boot times and access times. Take a look at the Intel Solid State Drives 320's 80GB should work very well for you as a boot drive.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
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April 3, 2011 3:32:06 AM

Do i have to buy ram?
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