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Old 12-09-2009, 03:18 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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Sounds good to me
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:50 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Hmm.
Just stumbled across a barebones kit on Tiger Direct.

Asus P7P55 PRO CoolerMaster Barebone Kit - Asus P7P55 PRO Motherboard, Intel Core i5 750 Processor, Corsair PC12800 RAM, Seagate Barracuda 1TB HD, CoolerMaster 932 Full-Tower Case, Ultra 750-Watt PSU at TigerDirect.com

With graphics card, it is barely within my budget.
Including shipping.

$998.19.

Any reasons why I should not switch to this kit?
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Well Ultra is one of the avoid brands for PSUs. The PSU is one of the most important components in a PC, if it fails it can damage all other components. I wouldn't buy that combo but it's up to you.
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That would explain why I cannot find the PS on Newegg.
Trying to move all of the items over to Newegg to see the price change.
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Yep Ultra is on our naughty list.
http://www.techist.com/forums/f76/re...-guide-137927/

I would avoid it just for that fact.
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:26 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Welp.
Looks like I have my build now.
Getting everything but the monitor for right under $1000.

Thanks for the help!
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pssssssssssst

you don't need a 750 watt unit for power

I know most other forum members like to have enough power for future upgrades and what not

but even the current king of video cards... HD 5970 + more power hungry i7 is only going to draw ~450 watts

even if you do get another HD 5770 down the road, it won't draw more than ~400 watts

the 650TX is $20 bucks cheaper after rebate, that can go towards your new monitor or dvd burner

or maybe buy your date a nice dinner ( still gotta come up with $$ for your own meal )
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:30 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Yeah. You are right..
Meh.

The $1000 budget is just because I am getting $1000 in a couple days.
and I am spending it all on this computer.

Although, I might drop the hard drive and the monitor from the purchase and see how I hold up without them.

If I were to downgrade power sources, would this work?
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Refer to the power supply guide on brand reccomendations. Linked in my signature.
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