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Old December 19, 2011, 11:25 AM
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You are funny! I am 28 and married with children,
NO WAY!! Is this you?

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Old December 19, 2011, 11:30 AM
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NO WAY!! Is this you?

No, name is Adam not Al sorry.
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Old December 19, 2011, 11:33 AM
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Enough derailing the thread please. Keep your posts on topic and helping the OP.
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Old December 19, 2011, 03:36 PM
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Nice build...Only thing I would upgrade is that power supply. I like Corsair but that is very much an entry level unit And I would not trust it with that machine. I'd up it to a TX 650 or 750 or similar.
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Old December 19, 2011, 05:30 PM
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Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650M Modular Power Supply at Memory Express
^ this one is semi modular .
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I would bump the PSU up to 700w in a corsair model or similar quality. 500w leaves you very little head room in the future if any.
Add a 500 gig drive to that M4. I like to use spin drives for downloads, temp internet files, and storage. This is handy for multiple users and saves the life of the SSD.
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Old December 19, 2011, 10:56 PM
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They also have this bundle on the homepage right now: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Motherboard w/ Intel Core

Is that motherboard a better choice?

Its a good board. Updated to the latest BIOS (F10, not F11 Beta) and the 'puter is solid. One thing i dislike, is the use of old fashioned BIOS. After using UEFI for a while, going back to do some tinkering using the old method - seems archaic.

But everything else, layout is great, stable, easy to work with and it looks GREAT. I didnt use the SSD cache feature since, the OS is on SSD.

And if you PM with directcanada.com, you get the board for $149.69 after MIR.
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Thanks everyone for the entertainment and great advice. Waiting on my friend to make a few decisions but I have a better idea now on a few of the parts.
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