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Checking compatibility and such for the build I'm looking at.

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January 15, 2012 7:38:34 AM

Hey, first time I've ever posted here but I was looking for opinions for a build I'm looking to buy. First time I've time I've ever done this so one of my big concerns is compatibility of components and quality. Here's what I'm looking at:

Case: Corsair Carbide Series 400R

Mobo: ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (Cooled with COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO)

Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

PSU: CORSAIR Gaming Series GS800 800W ATX12V

RAM: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache

Optical Drive: LG Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 10X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Internal 12X Super Multi Blue with 3D Playback Blu-ray Disc Rewriter

Case Fans: XIGMATEK Cooling System XLF-F1254 120mm White LED Black Case Fan

OS: Windows 7 Professional

Monitor: ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor

Any thoughts or opinions would be much appreciated! Kind of sitting at my budget right now if that helps suggestions at all. Thank you!
January 15, 2012 7:50:16 AM

Change the PSU with : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 105$ ( 90$ after rebates)
this is the same but is modular http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 125$ ( 115$ after rebates)
you can look at this Antec 750W psu : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 95$
All three support SLI if you have in plan in future to buy another 560Ti. An all three are 80+ bronze certified.
The build looks great.
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January 15, 2012 8:47:38 AM

SLI certified means the PSU has more than 1 set of 12V 6pin and or 6+2 pin plugs for the GPU's.

Ang, that's a 2GB VRAM 6970 @ $309 vs a 1GB GTX 560TI @ $230, ignoring rebates. 2GB VRAM doesn't do diddly-squat until you get to 2560X1600 resolutions.
Compare cards here:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4137/amds-gtx-560-ti-coun...
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