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Redid the rig a little bit, used a cheaper HSF and a higher end GPU. So comment, rate and suggest. Will probably add an SSD and a Blueray drive later on but for now this seems pretty good to me.

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 | $159.99

PSU: SILVERSTONE Strider Plus ST75F-P 750w | $129.99

MoBo: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 | $124.99

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K | $219.99

HSF: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212+ | $26.99

GPU: EVGA Superclocked GeForce GTX 570 | $349.99

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600MHz (Red) | $51.99

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 RPM | $59.99

ODD: LITE-ON iHAS-324 | $20.99

Total with shipping and taxes $1243.51
Edited by MX5J6 - 10/4/11 at 6:24pm
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Only suggestion I can make is to switch out the case for something else. The 902 is outdated and wasn't ever particularly special, and that's coming from someone who had the original 900. Fractal Design's cases, Corsairs 400R/500R, Cooler Master 690 II Advanced, are all in the same price bracket or cheaper.

The components look great, otherwise.
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Yeah i've been on the fence about the case myself but I was not a fan of some of the others I had seen, how do you feel about something else Antec like the Lanboy air series? Otherwise I may go with a CM case.
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Here's my one thing with this build: the 560Ti is only a 1GB VRAM card. The games coming out are most certainly using over 1 GB of VRAM. I would recommend a 1.5GB VRAM card, and trying to cut corners elsewhere.
 
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Only suggestion I can make is to switch out the case for something else. The 902 is outdated and wasn't ever particularly special, and that's coming from someone who had the original 900. Fractal Design's cases, Corsairs 400R/500R, Cooler Master 690 II Advanced, are all in the same price bracket or cheaper.

The components look great, otherwise.
I can vouche for the CM 690 II Advanced I owned it and I loved it great for the price.
     
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if you want to as little upgrading as possible for the future i would suggest maybe a 750w PSU. that way if you decide to add another GPU then you wouldnt have to upgrade both. I own a XFX PSU and it has been great for the past 2 years
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try this config its a bit higher but i think you would be very happy with it

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Here's my one thing with this build: the 560Ti is only a 1GB VRAM card. The games coming out are most certainly using over 1 GB of VRAM. I would recommend a 1.5GB VRAM card, and trying to cut corners elsewhere.
I'm still pretty new to PC building and whatnot so can you tell me what VRAM is exactly and how I would know if a GPU is 1GB or more of it?

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I can vouche for the CM 690 II Advanced I owned it and I loved it great for the price.
I will definetly consider it. =] Thanks for the suggestion. Anyone or anything else? Or some other good cases I could look into. I do prefer side panel windows though, honestly.
post #9 of 159
With that you could probably fit in at least a 64GB SSD. Also, you'll wanna make sure the D14 doesn't interfere with the RAM or the case, since it is one whopping cooler.

Also, what resolution are you going to be gaming at? That'll determine if you'll need a card with more VRAM or not.

The monitor listed in your sig-rig is 1920 x 1080, so a card with 1GB VRAM will probably be enough.
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Yeah later on once I get this built I will be adding at least a 64gig SSD and 1920x1080.
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