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Old November 20, 2012, 11:44 PM
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December is fast approaching and I want to finalize my build..
I saw another dealer locally who sells wider variety of parts than the previous one..
Here's some of the changes I made from the build...
i just want to know if these parts are compatible..
(I also updated the 1st post)

Case: Antec Eleven Hundred --> Coolermaster HAF XM
Power Supply: FSP AURUM Series 80+ GOLD (600w) --> Corsair 750w TX750M 80PLUS Bronze (Modular)
MotherBoard: Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 --> ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.80 GHz
Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO --> Corsair H100 Liquid CPU Cooler
GPU: Asus GTX670 DCII 2gb ddr5 256bit --> MSi GTX 670 2GB GDDR5 Power Up Edition
Memory: G.Skill RipJaws 8gb 1600 (12800CL9D) 2x4 --> Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 CL9
HDD: 1.0TB Seagate Barracuda
SSD: 120gb Intel Sata3 SSD --> Corsair Force Series 3 120GB
Optical: ASUS 24X DVDwriter SATA DRW-24B5ST

and I have new Questions..
  • What do "Bronze, Gold and Platinum" mean on PSU? I'm actually confused when choosing the right PSU for I don't really know what I'm supposed to look for..
  • If I chose to do SLI configuration in future... will the 750w PSU be enough??
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Old November 21, 2012, 12:19 AM
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The bronze , Gold , Platinum thing is a efficiency rating system you can read up on PSUs here and a 750 should be fine if in doubt check out the online calculator I think this is a more thorough one but I see that most manufacturers like Asus and Corsair have their own now ..
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Old November 21, 2012, 12:49 AM
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A 750W unit is sufficient. Not much reason to pay more for a motherboard unless you want the extra features that the Asus motherboard provides. The RAM change is unnecessary. You're not gaining much other than aesthetics. I would go with an Intel SSD over a Corsair one. Not to say that Corsair is bad, both are almost equally good but Intel wins by a bit. I'm using Corsair Force GT, no problems with it.
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