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Hello, building an i5 home[family pc] we play online games only[shockwave and roblox] heavy youtube and netflix. dont want to upgrade for a while, no overclocking....thanks
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  1. i had looked at the hd6850 and the 550ti
  2. o1die said:

    thanks 01die i had looked at this gpu and a 550ti,a lot of reviewers have complained of different power supplies squealing [noisy] i am newby just wanna get it right,and also if it says 600 watts does that mean only if it needs the power that it uses it, once again thanks
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  4. What kind of gaming performance are you looking for?. I would go with the 6850 over the 550 ti. What is your resolution?
  5. parts list so far i have hp atx case with 2 cd dvd and 21 in monitor i do a lot of multitask research etc

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($117.11 @ CompUSA)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($36.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $772.90
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    Corsair is a good brand, but I recommend 500 watts minimum. The rosewill I recommend has around 50 amps on the 12v rail, and good newegg reviews. If you want modular, you'll need to spend around $90 or more for a decent brand with 50 amps on the 12v rail, so the rosewill isn't a bad choice. If you can travel to a microcenter, you should be able to get a motherboard combo with the motherboard almost free after discounts. Talk to a store manager if the salesperson doesn't know what discounts are available.
  7. hd 6850 and the gtx 560ti are both same different in price, but performance wise are very close, just get the 6850 and for the psu, get seasonic psu, a good seasonic 520e 80plus bronze is gonna be your best bet, but if you really want good psu go grab the seasonic x-1250w 80plus gold (assuming they still have that 15% off) as it would be cheaper than the 850w 80plus gold of seasonic
  8. darz549 said:
    Hello, building an i5 home[family pc] we play online games only[shockwave and roblox] heavy youtube and netflix. dont want to upgrade for a while, no overclocking....thanks



    Take a look at this links:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817159062

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150540
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