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Old October 16, 2011, 09:27 AM
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So i decided to scrap my lga 775 option and go for this:
Intel foxconn H61MX
Intel core I3 sandy bridge 2100 cpu with normal heat sink
4 gigs kingston ram 1333 mhz
Huntkey green jumper series 550 watt psu
Cooler Master RC430 atx casing.
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Old October 16, 2011, 09:41 AM
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I'd stay away from Foxconn mobo's... unless you enjoy rma'ing. I bought a couple Foxconn boards a while back because they were cheap and both have since died on me... I'd spend a little extra and get a better board...

Edit: same deal on the psu... get a better one. Cheap generics = bad news

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Old October 16, 2011, 11:13 AM
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I'd recommend 8gb ram - it won't cost much more...

I bought a Foxconn H67S to use with i3-2100 - it works fine so far, but it's not a heavy use machine.
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Old October 16, 2011, 11:42 AM
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I'll second that idea of NOT cheaping out on PSU.

Bad PSU might take more with it, and a good one can be reused on future builds, so it should be worth spending money on a good one.

I know Corsair is a trusted PSU name, I think Corsair is also good? Definitely look for 80+, even bronze or more.
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If 4gb ram is all you need that is fine, but RAM is cheap now.

The idea of dropping 775 and going SB is great.

Can't comment on foxconn as I have never used them.

Definitely go for a better PSU. Grab a seasonic, antec, corsair, xfx psu. If you will only be running the 6670 than a 400+ W psu will be fine if it is a quality PSU.
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Old October 16, 2011, 01:04 PM
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If 4gb ram is all you need that is fine, but RAM is cheap now.

The idea of dropping 775 and going SB is great.

Can't comment on foxconn as I have never used them.

Definitely go for a better PSU. Grab a seasonic, antec, corsair, xfx psu. If you will only be running the 6670 than a 400+ W psu will be fine if it is a quality PSU.
Well the PSu i want is no generic at all, it supports SLI and crossfire it got 80+ bronze etc my friend uses one to run his HD6970 with i7 sandy bridge and he has no problems so the PSU is fine. Concerning foxconn i have used foxconn for years now and have had no problems my lga 775 board is like 4 years old but still works 100% where my gigabyte broke after 2 years. I will look at different PSU but if none are in my price bracket il take that one. Opinions on the case i want to get?
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Old October 16, 2011, 01:09 PM
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HUNTKEY here check it out :)
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Old October 16, 2011, 01:26 PM
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It is the only huntkey I would buy:
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About the foxconn.. Well, it is hit an miss. I have one that has lasted me almost 3 years now, others have DOAs. Are some brands better? Yes, but they are often in a higher price bracket.
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I personally like the case you have chosen. However with the psu I would be worried about it handles the loads on its 4 12V rail setup. It has 2 x 16A each, 1 x 14A, and 1 x 8A, the 3V and 5V rails have 24A each. No idea of the max load across the 12V rails in this psu's specs, but I am pretty sure you couldn't load those rails up.

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Not saying that this is a bad psu, just saying I don't think I would be comfortable using it in my system.
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Huntkey Might be coming out with good PSU now. But to be honest I would wait till there up to par with XFX, Corsair, Thermaltake, and the rest that have been around making good PSU.

If that Huntkey PSU craps out, you could lose your mobo or any other hardware.
Get a brand that has great PSU.

that's just my IMO!
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