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Does this build work for ~$800

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July 15, 2011 10:31:48 PM

Here are my parts.

Case: 69.99 Antec Three Hundred
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: 169.99 6850 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU/Motherboard: 332.98 I5 2500k and MSI P67A-G45
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

PSU: 69.99 Corsair 600W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM/DVD: 71.48 Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

OS: 94.99 Windows 7 64 bit

Total: $798.41 after rebates

Questions:
1) Are these parts compatible?
2) Is this a good build for the price?
3) Could i throw in another 6850 a year or so from now to stay up to date?

Thanks guys and input is appreciated.

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July 16, 2011 12:49:40 AM

1) Yes.
2) Pretty good.
3) Yea.

I would change the power supply.
Antec High Current Gamer HCG-520 80Plus Bronze $55 (10% off Promo code available)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
As it is just as powerful, despite what it says on the box. They both have a 40A 12V rail, the Corsair only has 1 extra amp on each of the 3.3 and 5V rails.
The main reasons why I would choose the Antec over the Corsair are because it is more efficient and has a higher temperature rating, which points to better internal build quality.
You also don't have to deal with a rebate, not that that would necessarily be an issue anyway, but still...
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