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Old 12-07-2011, 12:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Christmas is coming up and i will soon be ordering my parts, here is my final (unless anyone can suggest better parts for my price).

CPU (166): Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K Unlocked Core i5 Quad-Core Processor (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache, Socket 1155): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

Motherboard (134):ASUS 1155 SABERTOOTH P67 REV 3.0 S/L: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

GPU (184):MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti TWIN FROZR II 1GB NVIDIA Graphics Card - N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC - Scan.co.uk

PSU (90) (98) (106): either one of these three (need help)
1.875W Thermaltake TPX-875M ThoughPower XT PSU - TPX-875MPCUK - Scan.co.uk

2.Corsair Enthusiast TX V2 CMPSU-850TXV2UK 850W Power Supply (PSU) - Scan.co.uk

3.Corsair Enthusiast Series TX850M Modular, 80 PLUS Bronze, 85% Eff', SLI/CrossFire, EPS 12V - CP-9020004-UK - Scan.co.uk

Case (105): NZXT Phantom Enthusiast Black Full Tower Chassis - PHAN-001BK - Scan.co.uk

OS (71):Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1, 64-bit, English, 1 Pack, DSP OEI (PC) (This OEM software is intended for system builders only): Amazon.co.uk: Software

Wireless Adapter (36):Dual-Band PCI Adaptor 5Ghz/2.4Ghz WMP600N-EU from Linksys by Cisco - Scan.co.uk

SSD (125):Corsair CSSD-F120GB3-BK Force Series 3 120GB Solid State Drive - Read 550MB/s, Write 510MB/s: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

RAM (36):Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

DVD Drive (15):LG GH22NS50.AUAA 22x SATA DVDRW Drive - Bare Black: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
Thermal Paste (6):Arctic Silver 5 3.5g Thermal Paste: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

I realise i dont have a hard drive but i can use an external 1tb one that i have until i get one (probably when the western digital black 1tb go down in price).I have put 800+ psu choices in as i may SLI in the future, i was considering downgrading the GPU to a 560 or 550ti, what do you guys think (i will probably be playing games like Skyrim and Minecraft)

Is there anywhere where you would make changes? (my budget is around 900-1000 )
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I would go with the Modular power supply.
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I would go with the Modular power supply.
I assume you mean the Corsair one (i think the thermaltake is modular), apart from that does everything else look alright (compatibility etc.) its my first build, want to make sure its all okay

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Yes to the Corsair power supply.
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is this better than the MSI GPU above
Asus nVIDIA 3D GeForce GTX 560 TI DirectCu II TOP Graphics Card (1GB): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
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Those are basically the same gpu
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Those are basically the same gpu
I know they are pretty much the same, but which brand would you prefer to go with. Does one generally make better products than the other?
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i would personally go for the ASUS. they have really good quality stuff.

wait for a little more feedback before you buy it though.
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okay, thanks for your opinion
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slight problem, i may not be able to get 1000 if i cant i was thinking of downgrading my gpu to a asus superclocked gtx 460

EVGA Nvidia 1Gb GeForce GTX 460 SuperClocked Graphics Card - 01G-P3-1372-KR - Scan.co.uk

am i right in saying that this is better than a 550ti but worse than the 560.
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