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Old August 1, 2010, 06:11 AM
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there is a killer PSU coming out this August. The OCZ StealthXStream 2 600 W Power Supply.

OCZ StealthXStream 2 600 W Power Supply Review | Hardware Secrets



OCZ ModXStream Pro 500 W is in my opinion the best value and will be the better choice if you will only have one graphics card.

OCZ ModXStream Pro 500 W Power Supply Review | Hardware Secrets

They both have high-quality components but keep the price low by having less sata connectors. Which is perfect for a pure gaming rig.

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Old August 1, 2010, 06:20 AM
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I can't recommend this case enough.
Thermaltake Armor A90 Case Review | Hardware Secrets

If you will go really cheap, do it right.
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Old August 2, 2010, 05:55 PM
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Well I've almost finalized my build, thanks everyone for helping me out it was a big help :D
I haven't included a DVD drive or OS because I'll be getting these locally.
Motherboard : P7P55D $177.22
GPU : EVGA GTX 460 SC EE $247.49
CPU : i5 750 $204.99
Case : HAF 922 $89.98
PSU : Corsair HX650W $ 117.99
HDD : WD Caviar Black 640 GB 7200 RPM $59.79
RAM : G. Skill 2 x 2GB DDR3 - 1600 (PC3 - 12800) Model # F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ $99.99

Total before tax etc. : $997.98

Total after tax, insurance etc. : $1,189.89

After taxes it's over budget slightly, but oh well, at least the total before tax was right on :D

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Old August 2, 2010, 06:05 PM
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Are you ordering through NCIX? If so, remember to price match. You could probably save $50-$100. If you have any questions, fire away.
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Old August 3, 2010, 08:15 AM
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Excellent build there Scrubin! Hope it all goes wonderful for you mate

There is a worklog section here on the forums if you wish to take pics and keep us updated with how it all goes while building it

Enjoy the new machine
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Old August 3, 2010, 08:15 AM
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I did price match at NCIX, before pricematch it was around $1,148. So I saved $150 :D defintely helps when adding insurance & shipping

Yea I hope it does well, and I can get it all to work without too much trouble
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Old August 9, 2010, 01:26 AM
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I came across an article today that made me more happy with my I5 760, and more embarrassed with my previous recommendations to my customers and this forum's members of upgrading from P55 when installing two graphics cards. if the article below is accurate and it seems so, then paying 300$++ for an x58 chip set for the sole purpose of installing SLI-Crossfire will yield a maximum of 4% improved performance. Hardly worth the investment. Apologies to those who took my advice.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...4,2696-17.html
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Old August 9, 2010, 02:48 AM
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since your on a budget. i would go for the 1055T X6 and the 5770. the 5770 is a great card, i haven't used a 460GTX but i know i have had bad experiences with their stuff
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