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November 24, 2012 10:35:50 AM

Hey guys I'm wondering if a Corsair TX750 v2 is the right choice for my build. I want to upgrade from the GTX 260 if I can find a super deal on a 660 Ti. Possibly want to OC to 4.0-4.1 on the CPU, depending on how the CPU temps hold up. But this was a quick build I put together from the black friday sales. Let me know what you guys think, haven't put a rig together for years so I'm quite out of the curve.

CPU: i5 3570k 169.99
CPU Cooler: Hyper 212 Plus 24.99
MOBO: AsRock Extreme4 94.99
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB 2x8 59.99
SSD: Vertex 4 128GB 74.99
Case: HAF 912 59.99
Video Card: EVGA GTX 260 1GB (free used card)
PSU: up for debate TX750 84.99

Total: 617.66

A little over my planned budget but I think I managed well.

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November 24, 2012 10:55:16 AM

That's WAY more than enough. That power supply could handle the i5 and TWO 670s in SLI.

Go for a quality 550w unless you think you're going to get a second 660ti at some point. Also, on a 212 +, you should be able to hit 4.4 without bad temps or voltage, unless you got real unlucky with your chip.

That... actually looks quite good. Provided you get a new video card. What RAM will you be using?
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November 24, 2012 11:03:30 AM

DarkSable said:
That's WAY more than enough. That power supply could handle the i5 and TWO 670s in SLI.

Go for a quality 550w unless you think you're going to get a second 660ti at some point. Also, on a 212 +, you should be able to hit 4.4 without bad temps or voltage, unless you got real unlucky with your chip.

That... actually looks quite good. Provided you get a new video card. What RAM will you be using?

Thanks for the reply. I totally forgot to put the ram in there the first time I posted it up. I've edited it.

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB 2x8 59.99

A new video card might be on it's way. I got the card from a friend that upgraded to a 550 Ti, I'm coming from a 9000 series haha. Depending on what deal I can get on Cyber Monday. I'll look for a good 550-650w as you're recommending as well.
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December 3, 2012 11:48:58 PM

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a b ) Power supply
a c 95 à CPUs
December 4, 2012 11:33:03 PM

Don't go with 16GB - with BF3, GIMP, and 20 tabs in chrome all at once, my computer doesn't even use more than 6 of its 8GB.
I feel your pain - I upgraded to my current 670 from a 9800GT. :p 
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