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Old November 27, 2008, 07:30 PM
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Default $1200 Build, ordering tomorrow

This is what I have so far.

CPU:E8400
Mobo:Gigabyte EP45 DS3L
GPU:HIS 4870
RAM:G.SKILL 2X2GB PC2-8000
CASE: Antec Three Hundred
PSU: Antec Trupower Trio 550W
HS: Xigmateck Direct Touch 3 Heatpipe heatsink w/ Xigmatek Crossbow w/ MX-2 paste
Fans: Coolermaster Blue LED 120mm Fans X2
OD:LG Black optical drive
HD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 64BIT

Sub-Total: 1107.49
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Total: $1180.30

Questions.

1. Will that PSU be enough? or should I go for $600W? I don't mind upgrading if it's not enough and won't go over $1200.

2. I've price matched most of these stuff and tried my best not to price match prices after MIR or sale prices. as long as it doesnt go 20%, they wouldn't check right?

3. How long does shipping usually take? I'm starting another job next next week so no1 will home so I'm hoping it would take just one week to receive all the stuff.

4. Will I expect all the parts on the same day or will it be spread out?
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Old November 27, 2008, 08:20 PM
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1. I would go for the Corsair HX620W. More power, modular.
2. Price-match should not be a problem.
3. Shipping time depends where you are located. Ground between Vancouver and Montreal is 4-5 days using Purolator.
4. If all parts are in stock, you should receive all at the same time.
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Old November 27, 2008, 08:29 PM
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1. I would go for the Corsair HX620W. More power, modular.
2. Price-match should not be a problem.
3. Shipping time depends where you are located. Ground between Vancouver and Montreal is 4-5 days using Purolator.
4. If all parts are in stock, you should receive all at the same time.
I see, but that one is a bit too pricey, I've already reach my budget and only have about 20 bucks to spare.
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Old November 27, 2008, 08:34 PM
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Understood. TX650W then? I would be unconfortable using a Trio 550 with a 4870.
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Old November 27, 2008, 08:55 PM
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Corsair PSUs seem very expensive, I know I shouldn't cheap out on the PSU but I'm going over budget if I were to go with TX650. any other alternatives that won't stretch my budget?
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Old November 27, 2008, 08:57 PM
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Don't cheap out on the PSU, especially with a 4870. The Corsair are costly because their are very efficient.
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Old November 27, 2008, 09:01 PM
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I see. well whats exactly wrong with the Antec one? not enough?
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Old November 27, 2008, 09:10 PM
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I wouldn't go with the Antec one either. Antec should be fine, but the Corsair has an excellent reputation. Heck, it was able to pull 791W from the wall, and semi-stable power to two 4870X2.

Also, $1200 seems a bit pricey. Can you link us to the parts? And answer the sticky please.
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Old November 27, 2008, 09:12 PM
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It's borderline, to my liking. It has 3x 18 amps 12V circuits, while the Corsair has a single 52 amp 12V. Both have all the connectors needed. But AMD recommends a 500W PSU. I'd go safe and choose the TX650W.
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Old November 27, 2008, 09:28 PM
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CPU:E8400 - 193.99
Mobo:Gigabyte EP45 DS3L - 114.99
GPU:HIS 4870 - 300.93
RAM:G.SKILL 2X2GB PC2-8000 - 56.46
CASE: Antec Three Hundred - 55.29
HS: Xigmateck Direct Touch 3 Heatpipe heatsink w/ Xigmatek Crossbow w/ MX-2 paste - 36.99+10.08+9.99
Fans: Coolermaster Blue LED 120mm Fans X2 - 6.05
OD:LG Black optical drive - 29.77
HD: Seagate Barracuda 250GB - 55.83
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 64BIT - 130.34

Total -
1,006.67 without a PSU.
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