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$600 budget build, needs confirmation

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July 15, 2011 1:40:53 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: By the end of this month


Budget Range: < $600 after MIR


System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming and surfing


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, and case(have Antec 300 Illusion)


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: no preference


Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire: Yes, in the future


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments:

This will be my first build, and I want to get a confirmation that the parts I'm planning to purchase below will work together. Also, I have an Antec 300 Illusion and plan to have HD 6870 crossfire in the future. So i guess I want to know if my case will be big enough to fit 2 HD 6870.



CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO: ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: XFX HD-687A-ZNFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical: LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDP118-04 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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July 15, 2011 1:49:44 AM

The specs on may be compatible on paper, but will the system physically fit together? What case do you plan on using?

EDIT: Just noticed your Antec, sorry.
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July 15, 2011 10:04:04 AM

Good build, everything seems fine. I'd buy an Gigabyte 990FXA mobo, but that's just me :D 
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July 15, 2011 10:24:21 AM

IMO the i3-2100 + Gigabyte GA-P67A-D3-B3 would be a better choice, as long as you won't be doing heavily threaded tasks
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July 15, 2011 2:36:13 PM

I would go with the new 970 from asrock its am3+ but has all the same features.
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July 15, 2011 3:10:31 PM

If you're going to build an AMD system, you should get an AM3+ socket mobo with a 900-series chipset; this will give you the option of upgrading to Bulldozer if such turns out to be worthwhile.
Even without needing a case, $600 will not be enough for a Sandy Bridge build unless you're willing to give up on Crossfire; cheaper socket-1155 motherboards either have only one PCIE slot, or run the second one at X4. If you can raise your budget to as high as $750-$800 though, you can build a nice Z68 system that will offer a reasonable degree of future-resistance.
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July 15, 2011 6:03:38 PM

Onus said:
NO! That PSU is a "polished turd in a box": http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/11/22/cooler_master...

Seasonic, Antec, Corsair, XFX, and Enermax/LEPA are among the better brands.


CM's GX and eXtreme series are really piece of ****, but that can't be said for Silent Pro and Real Power So, it's bad to consider all of CM's PSU as bad, the Silent Pro and Real Power are a very good choice.
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July 15, 2011 8:08:43 PM

I would not buy a CM PSU unless I had read a competent technical review of it, and then not until they have withdrawn all of their liar-labeled units from the market as well (philosophically, I will not support a company that outright lies about its products).
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July 15, 2011 8:43:25 PM

will 2 6870 fit in Antec 300 Illusion without problem?
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July 16, 2011 1:43:09 AM

Although I do not own that case, I believe they would. Perhaps someone who has one can confirm. Provide you don't overclock them to the limit, and/or they exhaust most of their heat, the fans in that case should be able to keep them cool enough.
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July 19, 2011 6:22:04 AM

then you can just go with antec earthwatts 650w at 74$
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