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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

whats so different about OP's drive that makes it twice as much as that one aside the cache? o.O

Also, I'm not a fan of expensive cases...so with my personal bias against expensive cases..get a cheaper case and spend more on your components! (Seriously, its just a box and there's cheaper boxes with just as many blinking little lights and options )
Airfloww thats why cases are good but u could put in on your mobo box and use a fan to keep it cold like a stand up fan thats what i did when i didnt have a case
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Get a solid case, not a motherboard box lol

Don't skimp out, I initially had a poor airflow coolermaster elite 310, very cheap case, $35 I think. I recently got an Azza Solano 1000, an Antec 900 style case. A good cpu cooler, a $70 case, should get you beyond 4ghz on air with a Thuban X6 (jealous xD)
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Thread Starter 
Wow, I am very impressed with all these responses! Thanks a lot guys! For the hard drive I can't decide between these two: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...E22-148-697-TS
I did look some stuff up about the PSU and people say its pretty bad...I'm going to look into some brand name PSU's. Are you guys sure a 650 watt corsair PSU will be able to power a crossfired and overclocked system? Won't I need a bigger PSU? I found this one...its at a really good price $95 and free shipping: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139021 what do you guys think? Also I will look into the intel build. If I do decide that I will go with intel I will make a thread before I buy anything
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This looks nice
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Mine is $896 if you don't count the operating system, monitor, keyboard/mouse/, optical drive, and thermal compound. But I see your point. If I go with an intel cpu the entire build will only cost around 60-70$ more. Is the performance much better on an 2600k then a 1090t?

EDIT: I ment 2500k vs 1090T.
Edited by Antagonist - 10/21/11 at 1:22pm
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...I suggest waiting till Cybermonday...just my $0.02
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Uhh so will there be better deals on cyber monday then black friday...?
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Regarding PSU I found this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341018

Good alternative to Corsair... I've used OCZ psus with no problems, good reliability, modular, a ton of extra cables, CrossfireX certified, a little cheaper price wise.

As far as a Phenom II X6 vs i5 2500k I think the Phenom II X6 needs to clock higher to compete with it and overall an i5 is a good chip and better performance clock for clock at the same speed, but Phenom II has 2 more cores, and if you have a AM3+ mobo you can upgrade to Bulldozer's sequel in the future assuming it's worth it. A i7 2600k would cost a little more but be the best you can currently get, no argument there. Phenom II's are no slouch though and still give great performance in the low cost market. Also keep in mind AMD has tools (like AMD Overdrive) that allow for voltage and frequency tweaking/overclocking in Windows on a per-core basis, which means unstable cores can be individually tweaked/clocked lower to stabilize the system, afaik Intel bios/utilities can't do this, someone correct me if I'm wrong
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