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Old 07-29-2009, 04:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have around 20 days tell buy time. what would you change /add . trying to stay within 2k or around. next year ill add 1 more 285 and sum water cooling.
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I LOVE MY CASE! You've picked out the same one nice! That LCD is a MONSTER! You should buy an SSD rather than the one you picked. Get the all around power your system is capable of.

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Old 07-29-2009, 05:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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you should always check to see if there are some combos to save you some money, even if its a little.

heres your cpu and mobo.
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i think that even if you're planning to sli two 285s in the future, the 1kw psu might be overkill.
if you want to be safe, a corsair 850w will work.
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And skip the Arctic Silver 5, they haven't updated the formula in years. Other companies have been making better stuff for less money. Get this instead.

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Your going to water cool later? What are you going to use for a heatsink now? The stock heatsink has Thermal Compound pre-applied so you don't need to buy any if your going that route. If your buying an aftermarket cooler what are you looking at?
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Old 07-29-2009, 06:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Looks good if you go with what muffin and slay suggested. The 850HX would be a good choice for a PSU with that budget.
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is it me or is that like the same thing for less?
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as for the 1000 psu, i do plan to water cool and add a nuther 285 to this thing later on after next tax time.

the combos dont save in wish list so i dont post any. but i will look at them when the time comes to buy

im going stock everything tell later when i add the water cooling. this case has good air flow as long as i dont oc anything ill be ok.
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is it me or is that like the same thing for less?
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as for the 1000 psu, i do plan to water cool and add a nuther 285 to this thing later on after next tax time.

the combos dont save in wish list so i dont post any. but i will look at them when the time comes to buy

im going stock everything tell later when i add the water cooling. this case has good air flow as long as i dont oc anything ill be ok.
Similar spec'ed, however, you don't know for sure where they cheaped out.
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With pre-builts, it may seem cheaper, but they usually use no-name crap parts for RAM/HDD/Mobo.
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