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July 30, 2011 4:19:37 AM

Hey! I'm a first time builder and I just want to check if this will be a good setup before I buy. Any advice is much Appreciated! Total price is $544

Case

PSU I know its actually 800w but its still a good deal right?

HDD

Motherboard

Mem.

CPU

Already have the Graphics card


Thanks! oh and i do want SLI in the future

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a b U Graphics card
July 30, 2011 11:52:55 AM

650 would do you fine for SLI 460s. The PSU you've selected is way overkill; it could handle SLI 580s. Wait, actually, after seeing that low price I think it would possibly die if you loaded it up.
I like the CPU, RAM and HDD (not much variation there), and the case is purely your style preference.
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a b U Graphics card
July 30, 2011 12:56:29 PM

That thing probably has terrible efficiency. The newer HEC power supplies are much better, when I say newer, I mean it is under a different name of Cougar.

For the sake of saving money. I suggest this motherboard instead. It'll offer similar performance.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 30, 2011 8:41:56 PM

aznshinobi said:
That thing probably has terrible efficiency. The newer HEC power supplies are much better, when I say newer, I mean it is under a different name of Cougar.

For the sake of saving money. I suggest this motherboard instead. It'll offer similar performance.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



The gigabyte PCI slots are (x16, x8, x4)
And the ASrock are (x8/x8, x4)
Is that a big deal?
July 30, 2011 8:44:55 PM

Silvune said:
I'm not convinced about the power supply, unless it is from a very well trusted brand I would want to see a very positive high quality review of it. Can't find any for that hec.

Antec High Current Gamer HCG-750 80Plus Bronze $95 ($25 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX Pro 650W Core Edition 80Plus Bronze $90 ($20 rebate, $6 shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thanks! I think i will go with the Antec.
a b U Graphics card
July 31, 2011 10:21:40 AM

Actually that isn't even a good deal yet, if you don't could MIRs this is probably the best deal you can get.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The gigabyte states 16x/8x/4x but when you're running Crossfire, you'll run at 8x.8x the same as the Asrock. Also, it isn't a big deal since even if the Gigabyte did run 16x/8x it would only be a few percent difference. I just suggest the Asrock because you save money.
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