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Old 05-28-2012, 06:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Gut check on new system

Hey all-

putting together a new build and wanted to get everyones opinion before i made the jump. It's always good to double check before spending $1000. This will be used for general gaming and what not. My computers usually last 5-6 years before i upgrade so i like to get the best bang for the buck.

CPU: I5 3570K(MC deal) 209.00 after tax
Cooler: Hyper 212 evo 34.00 - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
Mobo:Asrock Z77 Extreme4 100.00 after tax - ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
GPU: 6950 199.00 today only - SAPPHIRE 11188-22-20G Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card (OC Edition)
Case:Antec P280 119.00 - Antec P280 Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Ram: G skill 8 gigs 47.00 - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
ssd: Crucial M4 109.00 - Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
PSU: Between 2 noth 90.00
Corsair TX650 - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
Seasonic M12II - SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply


i am canabalizing a dvd drive and two mechanical hard drives from an old build. So how does it look? dont really want to spend much more as i am saving up for a new 23 or 24" monitor.

any insight is appreciated. Thanks,


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Looks fine.
Vote on Corsair PSU.

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Old 05-29-2012, 12:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Gut check on new system

Originally Posted by PP Mguire View Post
Vote on Corsair PSU.

To add another option though, OCZ ZT 650W for modular cabling would be my choice.
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