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April 25, 2012 11:41:05 AM

Hello, I,ve been looking into all the computer parts for a while now for a moderately priced gaming rig and this is what I've now come up, just want to check I haven't made any stupid mistakes and am unsure about my motherboard being micro atx as opposed to full atx size? What's the difference?and I have decided to go with the i5 2500kbecause seeing I live in nz ivy bridge will probably take a long time to be released here and from what I can tell there's not much difference? But please tell me if I'm wrong

Here are the links:
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=VGASAP7850&name...

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=PSUCLM13042&nam...

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=HDDSE2104&name=...

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=CPUIT2501&name=...

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=MEMGSK0361&name...(2x4GB)-DDR3-1600-(PC3-12800

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=CHACLM0505&name...

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=MBDGBM2732&name...

Thanks for any replies :-)

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a b B Homebuilt system
April 25, 2012 11:47:45 AM

The biggest problem I see is the coolermaster psu. They aren't known for quality. I would look for a more reputable brand such as antec, corsair, seasonic, xfx, pc power & cooling... etc
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 25, 2012 11:53:15 AM

6 links, no parts names ? If ya want more respones, include component names and save your potential helpers a clickfest.

Cooler Master never made a PSU I'd buy.... Top end Corsair HX (up to 850), Antec CP / SG series, XFX Black or XXX Edition, Seasonic X series ..... next tier Corsair TX, XFX Core Edition.

On the RAM, Id look for low profile Corsair Vengeance .... no tall, toothy heat sinks.

The 7850 is a good card, for $210 - $220. At current prices it' costs to much when it's performance lies between the $200 560 Ti and the $210 900 MHz 560 Ti
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April 25, 2012 11:56:10 AM

zooted said:
The biggest problem I see is the coolermaster psu. They aren't known for quality. I would look for a more reputable brand such as antec, corsair, seasonic, xfx, pc power & cooling... etc

Is thermal take better, the corsair ones are to expensive at that store and none of the other brands you mentioned are there
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 25, 2012 12:02:48 PM

No not really, they are about the same. Do not skimp on the psu. This is the most important thing in a build. If you get a bad one it can take out other components with it. it
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April 25, 2012 12:17:44 PM

zooted said:
No not really, they are about the same. Do not skimp on the psu. This is the most important thing in a build. If you get a bad one it can take out other components with it. it

So the corsair 650w hx 650 would be worth the $220?
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April 25, 2012 12:24:58 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
6 links, no parts names ? If ya want more respones, include component names and save your potential helpers a clickfest.

Cooler Master never made a PSU I'd buy.... Top end Corsair HX (up to 850), Antec CP / SG series, XFX Black or XXX Edition, Seasonic X series ..... next tier Corsair TX, XFX Core Edition.

On the RAM, Id look for low profile Corsair Vengeance .... no tall, toothy heat sinks.

The 7850 is a good card, for $210 - $220. At current prices it' costs to much when it's performance lies between the $200 560 Ti and the $210 900 MHz 560 Ti

So do you think save $50 and get the leadtek winfast gtx560 ti instead of the 7850?

Do g.skill ram overheat?
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 25, 2012 12:27:16 PM

I personally wouldn't, as the 7850 is almost on par with a 570 and consumes a lot less power. It also has great ocing potential.

Those fancy heat spreaders aren't really necessary.
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April 26, 2012 4:50:19 AM

Is this a good psu? Would this allow crossfire later?
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 26, 2012 11:37:32 AM

Yeah it's a good psu for the price. It will work for 7850 crossfire as they sip power.
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May 3, 2012 3:47:37 AM

Best answer selected by lpiotoole.
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