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Old 02-17-2010, 01:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Extremely better. Remember, a PSU connects to everything. It blows, it can take out alot of other parts.

I ran a Corsair 520hx to power my rig in my sig, less the 2nd 260gtx with ease. It did run the 2, but i wanted more pci-e cables.

One thing about psus is its about Watts and Amps.. The 650 has like 52Amps. The 800 from Cyberpower is an 800W with 50Amps.

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Well installing ram is at least one thing I'm capable of, I'll go with 4 now and maybe add 2 later.

Should I go with 1800MHz or 1600MHz? The difference in price is only about $30.

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for gaming, the i7 860 have no significant advantage over the i5 750 (quick comparison)

don't get VelociRaptor, get a SSD with 1 large hard drive.

I am not familiar with water cooling, nor have I ever used water cooling.
but don't you have to change out the coolant once in a while? and bleed the loop after?
sounds like more work than air cooling

maybe slaymate can put together a system for you and charge you a small fee
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They don't seem to have a non-water cooled option for that model, I'll look at some cheaper ones.

Thanks for the suggestions.


I did a price comparison, I realize that some of these can be found for cheaper, but these are newegg/tigerdirect prices.

Case: $65
Power Supply: $95
CPU: $200
Cooling Fan: $60 - on sale for $30 I think
Motherboard: couldnt find, found quote somewhere else for $125
Memory: couldn't even find a quote
Video Card: $400
Hard Drive: $300
Optical Drive: $100
Sound: didn't look
Network: didn't look
Flash Media Reader/Writer: didn't look
USB Port: didn't look
Operating System: Oem $100 Full retail $170

Assuming they give me an oem copy of windows, it comes to about $1415, not including the ram, USB ports, sound, labor, etc. The ram alone would add at least another one or two hundred, I would think.

So apparently, unless my math is way off (and it could be, I'm not math-oriented) it would actually cost more from newegg.

Also, will this mobo be fast enough, or should I upgrade it?
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