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February 9, 2012 2:31:18 AM

So.. i copied this from the stucky thread :D 


Approximate Purchase Date: Relatively Flexible, probably by the end of the month.

Budget Range: 1050 before rebates (i dont trust them)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Really only going to be gaming (Skyrim, Starcraft SW:TOR)

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Tiger direct (no sales tax :D )
Country: United States

Parts Preferences: I will definitely use an Intel CPU and a Asus mobo, had good experiences with both.

Overclocking: Yes, at least 4 ghz

SLI or Crossfire: Possibly in the future (EDIT)

Here is my part list so far:
CPU: Intel i5-2500k ($220)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo: Asus ROG Maximus IV z68 Gene-z/Gen 3 ($180)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: Gigabyte Gtx 560 Ti 448 (already bought, long story short) ($280)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Blue 8Gb ($48)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 Black ($80-100)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU cooler: NZXT Havik 140 ($50)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: Corsair TX650 non-modular ($90)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD: ???
SSD: ???

Total: 960 +HDD, SSD and Optical Drive

Here are my questions:
1. Will my PSU be enough and should i get a modular one?
2. Is getting an SSD (either 60 gb or 30 gb) be worth it?
3. Is Ivy Bridge worth the wait?
4. How sexy is my case? ;) 

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February 9, 2012 2:42:27 AM

http://www.amazon.com/PRO550W-Wired-Bronze-Power-Supply... $73.23 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
PRO550W Core Edition Full Wired 80+ Bronze Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $104.99
ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10... $24.39 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $41.99 FREE SHIPPING
Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory with heatshield Model PSD38G1600KH

http://www.amazon.com/Asus-24xDVD%C2%B1RW-Serial-Intern... $22.88 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Asus 24xDVD±RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $154.99 FREE SHIPPING
ADATA S510 Series AS510S3-120GM-O 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - OEM
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February 9, 2012 2:46:42 AM

^+1.
BTW your case is super sexy ;) 
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February 9, 2012 2:56:34 AM

I just want to say, apparently I dont need to repair my car (awww yea) so i may be able to SLI in like a month or so.

So I will need a 650W PSU.

Are there any advantages to Patriot Signature?

I like the suggestion of a Hyper 212 :D 
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February 9, 2012 3:32:57 AM

EnigmaticPebble said:
I just want to say, apparently I dont need to repair my car (awww yea) so i may be able to SLI in like a month or so.

So I will need a 650W PSU.

Are there any advantages to Patriot Signature?

I like the suggestion of a Hyper 212 :D 

I was reading two threads and I must have thought this one was a no SLI. If that's the case I would see about getting a Gen 3 board with better slot spacing and if you plan on pushing two of those cards you need a 750w psu for the fact a 650w psu is not going to cut it with two of those cards in SLI. Also that ROG isn't a board to be recommended on here for a dual card set up. It's a mATX board and has horrible slot spacing for dual cards. It's what we call on here a "sucker board". Too spendy for a single card set up, and pure crap for a dual card set up. I stuck the RAM in there for price point. Try this....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $121.99
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-80PLUS-Bronze-Performance-com... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
OCZ ZS Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
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February 10, 2012 3:34:51 AM

Ooh. Looks like a great mobo and cheap too! :D 

unfortunately, my car is broken DDDD:

so project postponed indefinitely (or until i get enough money again)

i will keep suggestions in mind :D 
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February 10, 2012 3:35:09 AM

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February 10, 2012 7:44:30 AM

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