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April 30, 2012 1:35:54 PM

I bought my 3570K, Asrock Z77 extreme4, Samsung DDR3 1600, and Crucial M4 yesterday. This will be my first build and I'd like to do it right. However, I still need a case, power supply, and video card. I'm looking to spend ~$350 total for the three parts. I mostly play games (diablo3, LoL, fps's). I might do some overclocking but more than likely not anything heavy. I'd like the PSU to be modular if possible. I don't really have any preference on the case - the corsair obsidian looks amazing, I just wish it were a fourth of the price :sarcastic: 

I don't really have a site preference. As long as they can get it to me by Friday it should be ok. I do have an amazon prime account though so that may help.

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April 30, 2012 1:40:45 PM

Case-wise I'd go with any of NZXT's creations. I myself own an NZXT Lexa S and am in love with it. It's really roomy, has a great cooling system (easily upgradible to liquid cooling if you want), has very efficient wire-routing, and it's only $80. Also, if you find yourself wanting to upgrade in the future, it has 11 drive bays for expansion.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 30, 2012 2:07:24 PM

I´d spend a bit more on the items you´ve mentioned, as you have a powerful CPU, however at the budged of $350 I´d get:

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI R6870 Twin Frozr II Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or

MSI N560GTX Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 30, 2012 3:03:55 PM

jemm said:
I´d spend a bit more on the items you´ve mentioned, as you have a powerful CPU, however at the budged of $350 I´d get:

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI R6870 Twin Frozr II Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or

MSI N560GTX Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I found the NXZT Gamma 40$
The OCZ ZT 550W 80$ (60$ after MIR)
I could probably find an HD 7850 for <250$

The only thing I'm not sure about is that PSU. If we keep the PSU under 80$ I think I'll have a pretty decent rig. Any recommendations?
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April 30, 2012 3:11:39 PM

BearFist said:
I found the NXZT Gamma 40$
The OCZ ZT 550W 80$ (60$ after MIR)
I could probably find an HD 7850 for <250$

The only thing I'm not sure about is that PSU. If we keep the PSU under 80$ I think I'll have a pretty decent rig. Any recommendations?


Current shell shocker at Newegg is an Antec 620 watt for $55 (35 after MIR)
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April 30, 2012 3:25:14 PM

If you get a case that allows cable management, then it is much better to get a modular or a semi-modular PSU. The result is better air flow, thus less heating!

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX550M 550W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Semi Modular http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That would you cost a bit more than $350, but it worth the investment.



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