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This is what I have right now on the list. How does it look? Do I need a higher w PSU if I wanted to Crossfire in the future? Or will 750w do ok?

Case: Antec Lanboy air Red Black/Red | $159.99

PSU: CORSAIR TX750M 750w | $129.99

MoBo: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 | $124.99

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K | $219.99

HSF: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO | $34.99

GPU: MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC 2GB | $299.99

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, taxes and MIR $1169.88
Edited by MX5J6 - 10/7/11 at 4:00pm
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Yeah that should be plenty. For whatever reason, AMD's wattage requirements are much lower than Nvidia's. Was actually the kicker for me between the two.
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So this build looks ok then and should be able to handle the games I enjoy along with games of the next few years?
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So this build looks ok then and should be able to handle the games I enjoy along with games of the next few years?
That is impossible to predict...

But in theory, yes this computer should last you some time.
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Just a heads up, this PSU is going on shell-shocker tonight:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703028

Its major overkill, but it is Silver rated. It has potential to be much cheaper.

Downside:
-Not modular.

Upside:
-Very nice power supply:
http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1894&pageID=9265
-Extra capacity, just in case.
Edited by SectorNine50 - 10/7/11 at 4:25pm
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Sig rig updated. Hopefully this will be the final version before I build. haha I am so picky sometimes but this seems pretty solid to me?
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Picky is good. You should be very content with this build.
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I have one question since I've never built a computer before when you buy the os for a compter that is brand new and has no os can you buy the oem version and that will work
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Are you talking about This version of windows?

If so yes that will work just fine. This is the "system builder" version of Windows and does not come with any tech support. If you really want to pony up $200 for the retail version it will have tech support but they have never been helpful to me.
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That's exactly what I was talking about. Thanks. =]
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