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My New Build, any advice for changes or is it a good deal?

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May 23, 2011 6:08:55 PM

So these are the specs for a gaming PC I want to build:
Azza Solano 1000 Black ATX Full Tower Case
Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply
MSI P67A-G45 (B3) P67 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 2PCI-E16 3PCI-E 2PCI SLI CrossFireX SATA3 USB3 Motherboard
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory
Radeon HD 6870 Dual Fan 900MHZ 1GB
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB
Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core CPU
Noctua Nh C12P-SE14 140MM Heatsink

I already have a screen, mouse, keyboard, speakers, and windows 7. This build come out to about $850 CAN. Anyway to make it cheaper without sacrificing power or is this a good deal?

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May 23, 2011 6:56:22 PM

First, you'll get a Midi Tower instead of the costy Full-Atx Case. Antec One Hundred is an awesome one!

Antec One Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Secondly, you don't need so powerful PSU even if you go for dual-gpu setup in the future. There's a very good deal at Newegg with a PC Power and Cooling 80+ Bronze 650W PSU along with a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB

PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II PPCMK2S650 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

bundled with:

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


As for motherboard. I will choose a better motherboard with the latest Z68 chipset with the Smart SSD future. It has 8x / 8x SLI so you can add another 560Ti later and get perfomance close to one 580 (or even better).

GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Another Combo for CPU and GPU. Evga Superclocked 560ti beats Radeon HD6870 and It Is also has great SLI Scaling and it's pre-overclocked for better perfomance out of the box!

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

bundled with:

EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

8GB of Corsair Vengeance Ram with X.M.P Profile, so it can work at 1600MHz with zero effort.

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sum is 929$, with MIR 879$
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May 23, 2011 7:00:25 PM

Thanks for the great ideas guys, looking into them now...
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