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Seth this is your first build correct? What case do you plan on using?

Because if you can get that Seasonic for $40 then there is no question here of your choice. But if you could tell me your case then I could help you get some ideas on cable management which is an important skill to have.
Yes mate it is. The case is Cooler Master Elite 430. I don'tt mind giving the extra cash for the Corsair one, but this one has more W,too..
    
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That's a decent case, not my favorite at least not for that price though. If I was a first time builder I'd get a HEC Blitz. But if that's like a hand me down case then you can't beat free. Other then that you should probably search around for other builds with that case, those people usually show how they manage their cables. You'll need double sided tape and pull ties but in the end it's worth it.

Also about the PSU's, I'd say the Seasonic is a better bet, I'm a little out of the loop on the newer CX line, and I distinctly remember the original CX400 being a good budget PSU. But at $59 I can't help but think you've got better options especially with that Seasonic which I KNOW is a good unit. Not because it has higher wattage but because it performs excellently.
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That's a decent case, not my favorite at least not for that price though. If I was a first time builder I'd get a HEC Blitz. But if that's like a hand me down case then you can't beat free. Other then that you should probably search around for other builds with that case, those people usually show how they manage their cables. You'll need double sided tape and pull ties but in the end it's worth it.

Also about the PSU's, I'd say the Seasonic is a better bet, I'm a little out of the loop on the newer CX line, and I distinctly remember the original CX400 being a good budget PSU. But at $59 I can't help but think you've got better options especially with that Seasonic which I KNOW is a good unit. Not because it has higher wattage but because it performs excellently.
So, I will have to do all of this cable management stuff with the Seasonic PSU? What did you mean with that " you should probably search around for orther builds with that case"? Under build, you mean the parts I will be buying or what? I thought it was all okay with my build.. The whole thing sounds a little bit difficult to me as you described it.. kinda confused atm.
    
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take your friends power supply its better then the corsair
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Should be fine. I ran my old 460 with my i5 on my 500w Earthwatts. Currently running with a 570.
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Should be fine. I ran my old 460 with my i5 on my 500w Earthwatts. Currently running with a 570.
So you have a 500W PSU and you are running an i5 2500k @ 4.6GHz and a GTX 570 and you don't have any problems? Huh, sounds pretty good..
    
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