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March 9, 2012 11:54:19 PM

Well, I'm potentially building a new system of my own (just need that damn wife approval). I am a firm believer of more eyes being better than a single pair. Does anyone see any obviously bad choices, parts that could be swapped for roughly the same price, or places to shave off a few bucks?

Case: NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3L
CPU: Intel i5 750
RAM: g.Skill 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600
GPU: XFX Radeon HD 5770 1GB
PSU: Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650W Ethusiast Series
HSF: XIGMATEK Dark Knight with i5 bracket kit

I'm not in need of drives, keyboard, mouse, or other peripherals, as they will be coming over from my old system.

I should probably include my usage information. I use my system primarily for WoW, but also play some games on the side (currently Mass Effect 3 and Left 4 Dead 2). I might also be doing some video capture and editing in the future, but I expect it its capable of the above it shouldnt be an issue.

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March 10, 2012 12:22:54 AM

There is a newer faster generation of processors available AND THEY COST LESS

i5 2400 or 2500k if you want to OC
Z68 chip set mb ....Asrock are well priced
2 x2 gig of 1600 MHz RAM running at 1.5 volt

and a better graphics card than a 5770
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March 10, 2012 3:07:44 PM

+1

u could get a 6770 and perform better and a i5 2400 if not oc and asrock z68 extreme 3 is the cheapest and best sli ready mobo with vga and dvi ports :o 
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March 10, 2012 3:59:14 PM

Possible PSU change to save ya some coin.

Antec Neo Eco 620c
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Only 80+ cert, not bronze
pci-e- 1 6pin, 1 6+2pin
60 less watts on 12v rail (576W)
$70 - $15 with this promo EMCYTZT1291 plus a $20 mail in rebate

The Corsair model you have linked does have 2 pci-e 6+2pin connectors
636W

Both made by Seasonic
If you do need 2 6+2pin pci-e connectors and decide to go with the corsair, might wanna hop over to newegg as I didn't see any mention of the $10 mail in rebate on amazon
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

edit: I'm still a noobie...SLI would require 2 8pin pci-e connectors? or more? or dependent on graphics cards?
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March 11, 2012 3:22:59 PM

Quote:
Possible PSU change to save ya some coin.

Antec Neo Eco 620c
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817371031

Only 80+ cert, not bronze
pci-e- 1 6pin, 1 6+2pin
60 less watts on 12v rail (576W)
$70 - $15 with this promo EMCYTZT1291 plus a $20 mail in rebate

The Corsair model you have linked does have 2 pci-e 6+2pin connectors
636W

Both made by Seasonic
If you do need 2 6+2pin pci-e connectors and decide to go with the corsair, might wanna hop over to newegg as I didn't see any mention of the $10 mail in rebate on amazon
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139020


Sounds good! Thanks for teh input!
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