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#11Solid Link(Topic Creator)Posted 6/1/2012 2:36:00 PM
Spacewhizguy posted...
You want to cut costs? Then start being smart and stop buying everything from one site.

Thanks for the sage advice.

By the way, when this was originally posted, there were a bunch of different parts, totaling up to about $980. If I could edit the title of the thread, I would.

Now kindly leave if you don't have any real help to give.
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CM HAF 912|MSI 890FXA-GD65|AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE @ 3.4GHz|XFX HD-6870 1GB
Patriot 8GB DDR3 1600|1TB SATA Spinpoint HDD|XFX 650W PSU|ASUS 23" LED LCD
#12Solid Link(Topic Creator)Posted 6/1/2012 3:26:54 PM
My apologies for bumping so much, but I switched to a 750w CoolerMaster PSU for the same price (after rebate). With a $15 combo on the motherboard + RAM, and $60 in MIRs, it comes out to just over $900, shipping included. Before I buy, everything look good?
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CM HAF 912|MSI 890FXA-GD65|AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE @ 3.4GHz|XFX HD-6870 1GB
Patriot 8GB DDR3 1600|1TB SATA Spinpoint HDD|XFX 650W PSU|ASUS 23" LED LCD
#13jordandrakoPosted 6/1/2012 3:57:37 PM
Looks like a decent build. Could stand some upgrades here and there but they won't fit your budget, go for it.
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#14Snuckie7Posted 6/1/2012 8:03:32 PM
Solid Link posted...
I went with the 480 based on benchmarks placing it above the 560 Ti in terms of performance. Comparing them statistically, they've got pretty similar clock speeds, but the 480 has 480 cores compared to something like 384 in the 560 Ti. Either way, I'm aiming for an Nvidia build, as I heard the Nvidia drivers tend to have fewer problems with lots of games. But, are the benchmarks flawed? (I'm sure you know the ones I'm referring to.)

Any suggestions on a PSU? That one there combos with an ASUS DVD drive for $11 off. It's also cheaper than a 650w I was looking at. I'm aiming for a PSU that I won't have to replace to overclock the CPU, or to SLI/Crossfire.

Edit: Oh yeah, and $10 MIR with the 212+, so it's essentially $15 cheaper. =P


The 480 is more powerful than the 560ti, but at the cost of way more power consumption, heat, and noise. I would strongly recommend against it, but if you must get it, at least get a cheaper version like this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130759

Even if you're going to get a 480, you are really overestimating your power needs. You don't need a 750W at all unless you sli 480s (really not recommended). As I said before, I would advise getting a newer/cooler card that will ultimately consume much less power too.
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