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Building new PC, can I get recommendations?

#41YaLikeDags(Topic Creator)Posted 6/16/2012 12:17:42 PM
60secondAssasin posted...
^ don't buy any of those power supplies.


What's wrong with those two? Correct my understanding because I'm probably wrong, but the original SeaSonic recommended is 2 rails @24A each -- the GTX670 requires 30A so wouldnt that overload one of the rails? Or do they share? I don't quite understand how the power distribution works, but the Corsairs just seem to have more breathing room, in terms of both rail amps and overall wattage.
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#4260secondAssasinPosted 6/16/2012 1:10:06 PM
^yea the seasonic would be fine. also, those particular corsair units aren't good buys for their price even with the promo.
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#43YaLikeDags(Topic Creator)Posted 6/17/2012 2:04:48 AM
I see, well still working on mustering up a decision.
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#44YaLikeDags(Topic Creator)Posted 6/17/2012 3:21:41 AM(edited)
One question I still have is how much of a performance difference I'll see in terms of gaming and general usage versus my current build?

Current
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition w/ Cooler Master Hyper 212+
Mobo: MSI 870-G45
PSU: OCZ StealthXstream II 500W
Ram: G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB (4x2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
GPU: EVGA GTX 560 Ti Superclocked
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 RPM
CD/DVD: ASUS SATA 24X Burner

New
CPU: i5-3570K w/ Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme6
PSU: Debating...
Ram: G.Skill Ripjaws 12GB (2x4GB+2x2GB) DDR3 1600
GPU: GTX 670 2GB
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 RPM
CD/DVD: ASUS SATA 24X Burner
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#4560secondAssasinPosted 6/17/2012 5:58:20 AM
big difference in gaming. not ridiculously big, but big.you won't have to worry abut in game settings anymore.
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#46YaLikeDags(Topic Creator)Posted 6/18/2012 1:28:07 AM
Bah, new can of worms now. Is SSD worth the money now? Or would I be better off waiting for them to drop in price more? I'd use it as a boot drive, and for my more demanding games' installs.

I've never thought anything took long at all to load on my PC...
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#47YaLikeDags(Topic Creator)Posted 6/18/2012 3:36:03 AM
Also, because I have no idea how to shop for a mobo, what lead you to pick the ASRock Extreme6?

I know compatibility is a thing, picking the right mobo for the CPU you want, whether or not you want SLI and such, but what does the Extreme6 offer over say, the Extreme4? Some of the models look very comparable, but I don't understand the tech well enough to know why one would be more expensive or a favorable choice.

That bundled Extreme6 versus this for instance
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

My brain hurts.
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