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post #11 of 29
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Thanks for your input.

Any particular reason you prefer those PSU's? I mean yeah they have the Gold rating instead of silver, so they'll last a little longer(maybe?) and use a little less electricity, right? I'm not yet convinced they are worth $50+ more than the XFX.

I chose the Gskill ram for two reasons: I have Gskill ddr2 now and its been flawless, and the heatsink on the ddr3 is small enough that it shouldn't interfere with the CPU cooler. I believe the taller heatsinks on the corsair may interfere with a larger CPU cooler.
No you are wrong,
gold series psu's have better efficiency on typical load,so get ax850/x850/hcp850
you should definitely get a better cooler,thermalright silver arrow is also great option apart from nh d14
Get this psu:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341045
ocz zx1000
Its a great one,hope you like my suggestion.
Edited by Aniket - 5/20/11 at 12:27pm
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Is the 64mb cache a gimmick too? If I wont see any performance gain over the 32mb I may as well go cheaper.
I'd say so. The F3 is a top notch drive. What is way more important is the access time of the HDD.
    
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I'd say so. The F3 is a top notch drive. What is way more important is the access time of the HDD.
Ok thanks. I've heard nothing but good things about the spinpoint, so I'll grab one of those.
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I just looked up the venomous and decided to add it to by build. Thanks for your input.
No problem. You will love the Ven X
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G.Skill is generally cheaper and newegg always has specials on them -- I got the same kit you're considering for $75.

Get the 2600k as well if you want it... just keep an eye out for specials and jump on them as they come. Fry's recently had it for $250... seeing as I paid $200 for my 2500k I was a little annoyed lol.
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You should get the Seasonic/Corsair PSUs because they're just a better quality, and the power supply is something that should be with you through everything. I've seen them push 900 watts even though they're only rated for 850 (opposing my current PSU, which can struggle with 500W despite having a 700W rating).
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Why the hell are you telling him to get a 1000w?? He's not running tri-sli 580's here...

OP, you'll do great with a quality 750 watt Seasonic or Corsair. (Yes, they can run 580 SLI)
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Why the hell are you telling him to get a 1000w?? He's not running tri-sli 580's here...

OP, you'll do great with a quality 750 watt Seasonic or Corsair. (Yes, they can run 580 SLI)
Man I suggested him a corsair/seasonic psu but before but the OP dont want to spend extra $50
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Well its a good thing then that 850watt quality PSU's can be had for about $180. You suggested some in the $230 range initially, totally overkill imo. I appreciate your input but I want to kind of strike a balance between value and power. If I could afford it I'd just do tri-sli 580s and run 3 30-inch monitors. I can't do that though, so i'll stick with more attainable performance.

If a good 850 watt PSU can handle an upgrade to SLI down the road, then what's the point of getting 1000+ watts?
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