New build. Final selections. Last minute suggestions.

So to get the procedure out of the way....

Approximate Purchase Date:Today - Tomorrow.

Budget Range: $1000-$1200 Before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: See below.

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences:by brand or type: See below

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Later, yes.

Ok so i got my cart already full and ready for checkout, just need final thoughts from the community and im ready to go.

PCU: Intel Core i5-2500K
Mobo: ASRock P67 EXTREME4
PSU: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W Modular
GPU: MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II Golden Edition GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB
Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner

This plus the OS, takes me to $1200 before rebates.

I'd like your thoughts and suggestions about this build. As well as any other parts you might recommend that might do a better job than my selections for around the same price. (or lower of course)
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  1. PSU is way overpriced. The MSI is one of the most expensive 560 Ti's and they're all really the same.

    Make sure that RAM is 1.5V if you don't want to adjust BIOS.

    922 is overkill for most systems IMO but it's a great case.
  2. Great build. Not sure if you really need the Golden Edition, but the twin frozr has a great cooling system. Id go for this combo instead, and overclock it more yourself if need be:

    Use this combo for HDD+PSU:

    get a cpu cooler if you plan to overclock. i recommend the scythe mugen. the hyper 212 is often recommended because its also a great cooler, but the scythe mugen is cooler and quieter -$40.
  3. The PSU is very good but you could get by with the Corsair 650W TX and save a few $$, unless you plan for future SLI'ing, then the PSU is fine. Still PSUs function most smoothly when they are not stressed and Corsair models 850W TX and 800W GS are at about the same price point as the 750 HX. Such a little kibbitz.

    Otherwise I second Genghis, Sweet Build.
  4. Great suggestions. I really appreciate it. I love those combos, i already had some on my cart, but I like the ones you suggested.

    Is the Raidmax PSU really better than the Corsair i have selected? Need more info on this, im doubtful now.

    Also, is a 750Watt enough to SLI two of those 560 Tis? Is it enough to overclock both? Thanks
  5. RAM wise I would suggest getting the Ripjaw X series fro GSkill versus just Ripjaw as the X series was designed to work with Sandy Bridge especially P67 motherboards. Also I would error on the side of caution and use the money you save from the combos and such to buy an 850w psu as the 12v rails will have more amps for better stability.
  6. There's nothing special about Corsair anymore; those PSUs are better without question.

    The combined wattage of 560s in SLi is 500-550 watts; overclocking them may increase your power consumption a 10-20 watts.

    Antec, Silverstone and SeaSonic are all better companies than Corsair and some lesser known PSU companies like XFX are just as good.
  7. how can you suggest a raidmax over top quality corsair. you seem to me one to steer people wrong. the corsair 850hx is about the best you can get now adays it could hold up to 1000 watts. read some reviews on it. 750hx is a good too. 850 will give you some headroom for sli.
  8. and seasonic makes corsair powersupplies.
  9. Channel Well Technology. And dude you need to calm down. How do you think you are the psu God of Tom's System section all of a sudden.
  10. nobody calls me an ignorant fool gets away with it. and a 650 power supply isnt going handle two 560ti simply becuase it doesn't have enough pcie connections. get a life
  11. 756 watts with 2 560ti and i5 overclocked to 4.4Ghz
  12. If you're talking about a kill-a-watt switch that means you're drawing about 756 from the wall and your PSU is producing 600 watts.

    Of course ignorant fools wouldn't understand this.
  13. im not ignortant look jerk i been buildings computers for 12 years
  14. Great selection for that price range. There is a few other PSU's that could perform a little better for the same price. But you have a good build
  15. i seeing that from power supply calculator
  16. i know the 560ti take about 14-24 amp. so resanobly 50 amp for the graphics cards plus everyhting i say anyhting with about 60 amps should do it.
  17. Quote:
    The fact you use a PSU calculator in the first place shows your general ignorance of PSUs. That plus you didn't actually link where you did it and how you got such BS numbers.

    Alright doing some quick research into some power consumption numbers I feel you have a point and will say that I was wrong. I do however feel you are going about proving your point all wrong. Instead of just being an a$$hat about it you could have tried to educate are "misguided" thoughts on power supplies.
  18. People respond much better to negativity if you just want to create Pavlovian responses.
  19. So to help me out, could you give me some PSU options that i can choose?

    I found this great combo deal.

    CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular and SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB for 200 bucks.
  20. The fact is, with the combo deal, the corsair psu costs $5 more than the raidmax ($125 + shipping). The corsair has a reputation for reliability, the raidmax doesnt. The corsair is a reliable, efficient psu that will provide enough wattage (750w) to power your components for a long time. The question you have to ask is, even if the raidmax is "better", what do you stand to gain by going with it? Do those benefits outweigh the risk? What evidence is there that the raidmax is a better psu? What does "better" mean in this circumstance? Is it wise to take advice from someone who is clearly a childish and belligerent individual?
    Good luck with your build. The 850hx is also a great choice.
  21. thank you
  22. So you three that posted below my question, do you think that combo is a good deal?
  23. It's cheaper, modular and 80 plus gold. I'd say those are some obvious gains that any mouthbreather could see.

    I TA college freshman for one of my jobs; I choose to take a much more hardline stance here where people THINK they know what they are talking about. At least my students know they're stupid.
  24. i would go with eighter a 750tx v2 or hx750
  25. How has my advice asking thread been hijacked in such a deplorable fashion?

    Anyway, thanks for the advice, i think...., ill go ahead and get my parts and hopefully everything will work flawlessly.
  26. sorry. your parts seem to go. what psu do decide on
  27. Or go to and avoid the general ignorance of these forums. There you'll get responses other than "OMGZ YOU NEED MORE POWER BUY CORSAIR."
  28. exactly what do u got against corsair
  29. I decided to go with the Corsair psu. I lack extensive knowledge in these matters, so i always go with the highest rated, most known products. I don't mind paying a little extra for a little extra security.

    I thank all of you, at least i learned something today.
  30. your welcome good luck with your build
  31. I hope your build goes well and I apologize for being part of your posts hijacking.
  32. Lets settle down
    Only warning
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