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August 12, 2011 6:09:53 PM
August 12, 2011 6:21:43 PM

are you aware of the Microcenter bundle deal?
http://www.microcenter.com/specials/promotions/save40_p...

id grab your ram in a 8gb set, less likely to run into problems:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

that psu is overkill. something like this will still be efficient, reliable, and provide plenty of power:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

looks like a pretty cool build, although i dont really see the advantage over a regular sli/crossfire setup.
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August 12, 2011 9:12:35 PM

Yeah, I've already used that mb/cpu bundle at microcenter once. I just forget to put it in the OP, but that's why the motherboard and processor are both from there.

I'll do that, with the ram. Thanks for the heads up.

I was looking for a bit of overkill with the power supply, but I think I'll change to that antec series you linked, but the 900w model instead.


I was looking to save some cash, and have something to tie me over until I could afford to sli two gtx 590s. I was gonna go with a gtx 570 for a bit, but I found out about that dual gpu and it seems a better fit for what I need as far as I can tell.
easier on wire management and the pocket than doing an sli gtx460 setup.
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August 12, 2011 10:10:28 PM

I hate people that live near microcenter.

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August 12, 2011 10:24:03 PM

General Techniq said:
Yeah, I've already used that mb/cpu bundle at microcenter once. I just forget to put it in the OP, but that's why the motherboard and processor are both from there.

I'll do that, with the ram. Thanks for the heads up.

I was looking for a bit of overkill with the power supply, but I think I'll change to that antec series you linked, but the 900w model instead.


I was looking to save some cash, and have something to tie me over until I could afford to sli two gtx 590s. I was gonna go with a gtx 570 for a bit, but I found out about that dual gpu and it seems a better fit for what I need as far as I can tell.
easier on wire management and the pocket than doing an sli gtx460 setup.


Yea that GPU is a beast for its price, suprised that Tom's doesn't have it included in its monthly GPU round ups. Since you are looking to SLI GTX 590, a stock 2500k might bottle neck these and as such you may want to overclock the 2500k, i would stick with the stock cooler for your CPU and when you get your 590s later, also purchase a better air cooling unit to overclock later.
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