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June 18, 2011 7:57:11 PM

Hey guys,

This is my first time building a computer from scratch, so I'd really appreciate any tips, tricks, or suggestions you could throw my way. I've been doing a bit of research, and here's what I've come up with so far.

Case - Antec Nine Hundred ATX Mid tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021&cm_re=case_atx-_-11-129-021-_-Product

Mobo - ASRock P67 Extreme4 ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157229&cm_re=p67_motherboard_1155-_-13-157-229-_-Product

CPU - intel i5-2500k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072&cm_re=Intel_Core_i5-2500k-_-19-115-072-_-Product

Ram - Patriot Gamer 2 DDR3 - 2x4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220558&cm_re=patriot_ram_p67-_-20-220-558-_-Product

Graphics - Either GTX 570 1.28 GB or Radeon HD 6970 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130593&cm_re=gtx_570-_-14-130-593-_-Product
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102915&cm_re=Radeon_HD_6970_2GB-_-14-102-915-_-Product

PSU - SeasonicX 750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087&Tpk=seasonic%20x-750

Hard Drive - Samsung 1TB 7200rpm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&cm_re=samsung_f3-_-22-152-185-_-Product&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=474tcbcnu0f8

(I'm still looking for a durable cd/dvd drive)
After all this, the total ends up around $1100. Is 750W enough to power this thing? Even if i add another graphics card later on? Am I missing anything important? What about cables, screws, etc. ?

Thanks in advance.

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June 18, 2011 8:25:31 PM

Get a cheaper PSU, that psu isn't even close to worth what you're paying.
Save 30 bucks and get this. You get more wattage and the same efficiency.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Trust me, I've seen the reviews for this, it's a solid PSU.

Get the 560 Ti save some money, it's stock OC'd and performs to the level of the 570. Plus even on par with the 6970.
http://www.amazon.com/MSI-PCI-Express-N560GTX-TWIN-FROZ...
Source: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2011/01/27/ms...

Everything else looks good. If you use the 850w and SLI with the 560 Ti's I suggested it's good to go. As for anything important nah. Oh just so you know the 560 Ti's (even OC'd) run a lot cooler and quieter than the 570 and 6970.

If you bought the 560 off my amazon link I posted that'd be great in supporting me!
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June 18, 2011 8:46:29 PM

Eww.. Raidmax? But why?
Can't say anything bad about the product, and the Tom's PSU article didn't tell who made that specific PSU. But I mean, it's a raidmax and it's cheap. You really trust in it Shinobi?
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June 19, 2011 8:49:46 AM

I appreciate the help guys-- looks like I'm all set to order and get this thing going. Sorry, Shinobi, but I won't be buying your card. Good luck finding a buyer, though!
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June 19, 2011 8:54:45 AM

I think it's actually more of a revenue sharing thing. He gets a small portion of the revenue (probably like 2%) for redirecting you to the amazon link. It's not like an ebay thing.
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June 19, 2011 1:24:48 PM

aznshinobi said:
Yes.
http://yutubemedia.com/raidmax-rx-850ae-850w-psu-review...
It's not the BEST, but it's half decent. Plus not the worst capacitors. Decent review if you ask me.

Excessively mediocre review:
No load testing, no verification of efficiency, no hum and noise tests, no thermal tests
(see JohnnyGuru or hardwaresecrets for how to test a PSU)

of an excessively mediocre PSU (a good 850 watt PSU should be able to produce 70 amps on the 12 volt rails).
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June 19, 2011 7:04:14 PM

@Striker, he's correct. I get 2% and the site I split w/ gets 2% to host my site.

The review isn't the best, I agree. But it's the only one that really reviewed it. I haven't seen any other reviews for it.
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