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November 6, 2011 5:29:29 PM

im going to build a new pc
moderate gaming
budget around 900 since its almost black friday so im expecting some good deals

these are the parts im thinking to buy

cpu: i5 2500K (probably gonna try to OC abit later)
mobo: gigabyte ga-Z68XP-UD4
graphic card: AMD Radeon 6870? or 6850?
RAM: 8GB or 16GB?
power supply: what brand and how much Watt do i need to efficiently juice up my pc?
case: cooler master storm enforcer

i already have HDD and CD/DVD room from my previous pc...
but thinking to get a small size (250GB) HDD at 7200RPM for cheap for operating system

any suggestions will b greatly appreciated!!!

thanks!

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November 6, 2011 5:38:23 PM

2500k
Z68 Gen 3 or P67 MoBo w/ 3 year warranty
8GB Low Profile Corsair Vengeance
900 Mhz 560 Ti
XFX Cored Edition (650 watts for 1 GFX card, 850 for two)
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November 6, 2011 5:44:22 PM

in fact i already bought cpu and mobo, which my techy frd told me to buy..came out to be 340 for both parts...

as for graphic card, my fault that i didnt clearly list the item..should b Radeon HD...i think i would stick to Radeon HD graphic card since i HEARD its better?! correct me if im wrong here

power supply, my frd recommended antec Earth Watt 750W, but its kinda $$$...trying to save $$ as much as possible but still able to build a good pc

thanks for the help!
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November 6, 2011 5:53:16 PM

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Comes to $954 but theres $70 in rebate and shipping will be $22 so it evens out at roughly $900. 8GB of RAM is plaenty for gaming 16GB would be overkill. The PSU is a trusted brand and will give you the option of Crossfire in the future and room to OC if you want. For a boot drive use a sata 6gb/s SSD which will be way faster than any HDD.
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November 6, 2011 6:19:10 PM

Definitely do 8GB RAM

Graphics card should be either HD 6850 or GTX 460(those 2 are the same price, and really cant go wrong with either. Id probably go with the HD 6850, but thats a hard decision) But if you want to spend a little extra then go with the HD 6870 for sure.

Power supply IMO for your case just make sure it is 650 - 750 watts(you should be able to get away with 650) and is 80 PLUS Certified BRONZE and has good reviews to make sure you are actually getting a solid PSU. That will be the best way to keep cost down.

Last thought...if you are gonna try to OC later make sure to get a cooler. If you count that in the budget now then look at one around $25-$30 like the CM Hyper 212+.
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November 6, 2011 7:07:27 PM

any particular brand for power supply i should know as far as the price and efficiency?
ive seen many good/bad reviews on many brands...such as OCZ (considerably cheap), corsair (a bit $$), antec..etc

thx!
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November 6, 2011 7:38:22 PM

radeon is not better than nvidia as such, its just down to personal preference

it's a 2 horse race so they tend to match each other - occasionally 1 will leap ahead with a new release but the other soon catches up and/or overtakes

ive had both (amd radeon/nvidia) and im really liking the GTX 460


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November 7, 2011 2:03:11 AM

g8mou said:
any particular brand for power supply i should know as far as the price and efficiency?
ive seen many good/bad reviews on many brands...such as OCZ (considerably cheap), corsair (a bit $$), antec..etc

thx!

A 500 Watt power supply unit will run a 6850 or 6870 with your specs no problem.
A good 650W will run either gpu 2x.
Good quality cheap.
Antec Earthwatts Green 650W
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59339&vpn=EA650Green&m...
More power modular cables = cheap
Antec Truepower New 750W Modular
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=36264&vpn=TP%2D750&man...
I like your component selection.
Buy low profile ram= way better hsf compatibility.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...
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November 7, 2011 2:26:14 AM

get a GTX 560 Ti, it is much better. Or you can wait a month to see what amd is coming out with for southern islands. I think they are claiming Dec 4 (Rumor).
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November 13, 2011 10:57:08 PM

Best answer selected by g8mou.
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