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July 13, 2011 1:42:30 AM

Alright so im ordering my parts early next week and i have a few questions to you guys on what i picked out

Case - Depending on how much money i can manage to get either an antec 902 v3 or a coolermaster HAF 912

HDD - 500gb Western Digital Caviar black http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=25350AC0126
not really sure what dual proc is but it is 32 mb and 7200 rpm which is what im looking for (and its cheap lol)

OS - Windows 7 64 bit

DVD Writer - ASUS 24x blah blah blah cheap drive nobody cares XD

GPU - Gigabyte GeForce GTX 570 Fermi Windforce http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD1722
My question on this is should i be okay if i buy this GPU or should i wait until directcanada restocks thier MSI gtx 570 twin frozr?

CPU - i5 2500k

Mobo - Either the Asrock p67 Extreme 4 http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD6214 or Gigabyte p67 ud4 b3 http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11830BD0300&v...
Im leaning towards the asrock board (yes i know it has 2 yrs warranty instead of 3) but the reviews are very good and it is supposed to have more overclocking capabilities and im pretty sure it has a front usb 3.0 header connector (im pretty sure you have to plug it into the back of the mobo with the UD4) the ud4 also seems to have some issues with boot looping etc but i dont know much about it and i dont want to learn about it first hand (lol).

RAM - 8gb g skill sniper http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD2890 it says it is 1.25v and im wondering if there is much performance difference between 1.25v and 1.5v?

CPU COOLER - Thermaltake Frio
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=14660AC7712&v...
Ive read alot of good reviews on this cooler and aparently its better than the hyper 212+ even with 2 fans on it

Now here my main question: 750w corsair TX or 650w HX corsair modular? (both are close in price)
I've heard with the antec 902 v3 there can be some issues for a beginner if you dont have a modular PSU, but is 650w on this setup with the gtx 570 cutting it too close?

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July 13, 2011 2:48:06 AM

i think u need to go with the samsung f3 1tb hd and get an ssd for ur os.

everything else looks pretty good get the antec its better imo.
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July 13, 2011 2:48:38 AM

Oh and another question for the GPU, should i get a gtx 560 ti instead of a gtx 570 and then i can buy a better joystick and more games or am i better of just sticking with the gtx 570
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July 13, 2011 8:05:46 PM

Any input is welcome lol.
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July 13, 2011 8:17:32 PM

i did a extreme power supply calculator test and i came out with 498w recommendation for a power supply, does that mean the HX650 PSU will be sufficient?
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July 13, 2011 8:57:27 PM

idk about that brand.

heres a good reference for quality psu's

http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

if it would acheive that wattage consisntely then yes i think so.

the 570 is about a 15% jump in performance for about 60 bux or more so u can make that desicion\

i used this as my refrence btw

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU11/188


http://www.hwcompare.com/

is also a really good site, doesnt give real life reality but its pretty close and has a lot more selection for benchmarks.

btw if you a student or you know someone that is you can do this

http://www.microsoft.com/student/en/us/windows/buynow/d...

to get your OS for about 42 dollars thats a discset and a dl version

hope this helps.


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July 14, 2011 9:42:43 PM

does anyone have an opinion on the hx650 with this build? i know the name is good its the wattage im wondering about
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July 14, 2011 11:52:11 PM

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July 14, 2011 11:55:38 PM

give a link to said psu
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July 15, 2011 5:47:33 PM

ya the corsair willget the job done but u wont beable to crossfire later on.

i dont think it s hould effect overclocking
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July 22, 2011 12:27:59 AM

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