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It's been five years since my last build and I'm thinking it will be at least four until my next (GPU will likely be upgraded in bewteen), so I want to get this right. Thanks for any thoughts/suggestions!

LIAN LI PC-V354B Black Aluminum MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112300

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072

EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130593

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231314

ASUS P8P67-M PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131707

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139011

Noctua NH-U9B SE2 92mm SSO CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835608016

ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139011

Thinking about a GTX 580 instead of the 570, but will likely upgrade the GPU within 2 years, so not sure if it's worth the extra dough.
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Looks good to me. Just get the gtx 570 or 480 and spend what you saved from not getting the 580 on an ssd
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850watt psu is completely overkill,
get a msi gtx570 power edition,
a corsair hx/tx750 psu,and change that pc case to a haf912+,crucial c300 64gb ssd or u can buy corsair performence series
hope u like my suggestion
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Originally Posted by Aniket View Post
850watt psu is completely overkill,
get a msi gtx570 power edition,
a corsair hx/tx750 psu,and change that pc case to a haf912+,crucial c300 64gb ssd or u can buy corsair performence series
hope u like my suggestion
Thanks to you and suitaroh for the suggestions. 850 watts may be overkill now, but I'm hoping to keep my PSU through one or two GPU upgrades--not sure, will 750 watts be up to the task?

I'll check out the MSI GTX 750 and possibly an SSD. Does a small OS SSD make a huge difference? I'm thinking in a year or two I can ditch my standard HD entirely, go with one reasonably sized SSD and not have to deal with two separate drives. Also, still concerned about SSD lifespans in general.

I've been waiting for a case like the Lian Li V354 forever, so I'm keeping it!
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Originally Posted by getmeouttahere View Post
Thanks to you and suitaroh for the suggestions. 850 watts may be overkill now, but I'm hoping to keep my PSU through one or two GPU upgrades--not sure, will 750 watts be up to the task?

I'll check out the MSI GTX 750 and possibly an SSD. Does a small OS SSD make a huge difference? I'm thinking in a year or two I can ditch my standard HD entirely, go with one reasonably sized SSD and not have to deal with two separate drives. Also, still concerned about SSD lifespans in general.

I've been waiting for a case like the Lian Li V354 forever, so I'm keeping it!
Yes a small os ssd does make a huge difference and now i have one i would not go without again. Your psu is a good idea if you are planning on upgrade headroom for the future,
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Hmmmm...I'm starting to really like the idea of a SSD, and since I'm only using 94GB of HDD space on my 5 year old XP based system (reformatted twice) I'm wondering if I could get away with one SSD like this:

Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148348

or this:

Intel 510 Series (Elm Crest) SSDSC2MH120A2K5 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820167042

and then just get a cheepo HDD for backup purposes? Does windows 7 take a lot more disk space than XP? Would I be sorry six months down the road?
post #7 of 13
What's your budget?
You got some wierd choices there btw.
Is there a specific reason that you wanna go with a mATX build?
I'd suggest you to get a better case with that kind of money and go with a standard ATX build.

And yes, 850w is an overkill for that build.
750w is PLENTY.

Tell me your budget and I will try my best to come up with a better build.

Also, with the same money, you can get a better GPU.
Check this out.
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Originally Posted by Aniket View Post
850watt psu is completely overkill,
No such thing as overkill. There is no negative to having too much power. I 'd rather have too much now than have to upgrade it in the future when I get components that need 850 watts
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No such thing as overkill. There is no negative to having too much power. I 'd rather have too much now than have to upgrade it in the future when I get components that need 850 watts
TRUE!
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post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by ysoto78 View Post
What's your budget?
You got some wierd choices there btw.
Is there a specific reason that you wanna go with a mATX build?
I'd suggest you to get a better case with that kind of money and go with a standard ATX build.

And yes, 850w is an overkill for that build.
750w is PLENTY.

Tell me your budget and I will try my best to come up with a better build.

Also, with the same money, you can get a better GPU.
Check this out.
I picked the case for asthetics + the ability to use current and future high end GPUs in a small form factor build. The case is probably the ONLY thing that I'm not open to changing.

I'll check out your GPU suggestion, but I'm trying to keep SLI open as an option in the future (although with my case SLI may generate too much heat). Same thing goes for the PSU--I want as much future GPU flexibility as possible since that's what I tend to swap out when my system starts getting long in the tooth.

I'd say my max budget is around $2,000. Also, I'm trying to keep the noise level low. Thanks for any ather thoughts!
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