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Case: NZXT Phantom (Black)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146068

GPU: MSI Lightning GTX 580
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127579

PSU: XFX Core PRO850W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207011

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145345

Mobo: GIGABYTE Z68
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128502

CPU: Intel i5-2500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128502

CPU Cooler: Corsair A70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181011

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185



What do you think of it? Anything I should upgrade/downgrade?

Max budget is $1300.

Also, about the GTX 580, should I keep it or change to a 570? I'm running at 1920x1080, so...
Edited by Dropshock - 10/13/11 at 12:00pm
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I'd say save the extra cash and get a 570:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127582

With that kind of budget, why not grab a SSD for windows 7 and a few games?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148441

Let me know what you think!
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you made another thread?
 
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get a rasa 240 kit for 150 bucks and just water cool your **** so you can do what you please with overclocking instead of getting stupid hot on air or a closed loop set up.
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you made another thread?
I feltbit didn't belong in the nvidia section since that's mainly just for graphics cards


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Intel general is the correct place for this. Report your old post and request that the other thread be merged/closed.
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change psu. i'd go with corsair hx650 or the seasonic x650 gold. not 100% on those but 2 good ones that should be around the same price that i consider better.
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change psu. i'd go with corsair hx650 or the seasonic x650 gold. not 100% on those but 2 good ones that should be around the same price that i consider better.
Um you know a gtx 580 requiresbat least 700w for optimal performance and some space for overclocking?

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Um you know a gtx 580 requiresbat least 700w for optimal performance and some space for overclocking?

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nope, never heard that one before but maybe i havent read up enough. last i heard it was ~600 with @ least 45amps on the 12v rail.
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A single 580 can run on a decent/good 550w no problem.
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