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I was going to recommend it, but forgot

The 960T can unlock to a 6-core, if you're lucky. They do most of the time. It will OC better on the IMC than a Deneb.

I don't see a need for a 550W+ PSU right now, unless you plan to go dual GPU configuration later. If you wan't to wait for the 69xx go cheaper, can't you just wait for AMDs new 7xxx GPUs? They should be right around Christmas.
Well I will have to wait for anything until I can afford to buy it.
We'll see what VGA card will I get next, but as of now I will skip this purchase.

So do you think that 550W is really enough if my next videocard drains power as a HD6970/90 does, plus a possible overclock to the CPU?
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Just go with a Corsair TX550.

If you want cheaper, I've been using a CoolMaster RealPower 520W in my home server for the past year 24/7. 8 hard drives, and a Bluray drive + Phenom X3, never gave me problems. It's 80Plus too, so it's decent enough.
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Well I will have to wait for anything until I can afford to buy it.
We'll see what VGA card will I get next, but as of now I will skip this purchase.

So do you think that 550W is really enough if my next videocard drains power as a HD6970/90 does, plus a possible overclock to the CPU?
A psu that is capable of delivering 550w continuous is more that enough for that.

Pay attention to wattage ratings, if it doesn't say continuous, it's most likely max peak output under ideal conditions,or in the case of an unbranded or unknown name an outright lie.

As stated previously the ocn psu faq is quite useful.

I feel like spending $100+ for a psu for a rig with this kind of budget is pretty crazy when there are several quality units for 50$ or so that would be overkill for a single gpu setup.

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It seems that in the PC shops with good prices I have around there isn't Corsair TX550 available. There is TX650 = $123 and Corsair CX500 - $89.
Some Fortrons for more than 100 bucks, too.
Others offer Corsair CMPSU-550VXEU for $131,46.

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It seems that in the PC shops with good prices I have around there isn't Corsair TX550 available. There is TX650 = $123 and Corsair CX500 - $89.
Some Fortrons for more than 100 bucks, too.
Others offer Corsair CMPSU-550VXEU for $131,46.

How about a Rosewill Green or HIVE? Antec Neo ECO, Earthwatts or TruePower New?

Anything of the above (Corsair included) at 550w will be MORE than enough for your build with any single GPU.

And yes, the 960T is an AMAZING CPU. I've seen them do 4.2GHz on 1.28v, with a 3.2GHz NB (at stock CPU-NB). Those chips have TONS of potential if you'll push it. Some do unlock to an x5 or x6, yes. But even as a quad its an amazing CPU.
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I've seen them do 4.2GHz on 1.28v. Those chips have TONS of potential if you'll push it
I think you're over exaggerating a bit, that's only an example of a very golden chip. Most clock as good as other Denebs, but I've seen a fair share of 960Ts get stuck before 4ghz according to all them threads.
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I think you're over exaggerating a bit, that's only an example of a very golden chip. Most clock as good as other Denebs, but I've seen a fair share of 960Ts get stuck before 4ghz according to all them threads.
I've seen 3 of them do that much. The most recent one that I saw did 4.5GHz stable quite easily (I forget the voltage needed).

You'd be amazed at how well those 960T's clock as a quad core.
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I've seen 3 of them do that much. The most recent one that I saw did 4.5GHz stable quite easily (I forget the voltage needed).

You'd be amazed at how well those 960T's clock as a quad core.
Well I've seen 2 threads so far with the 960Ts doing 4ghz+ at under 1.3v, which is pretty much unheard of for Thubans, on the other hand I've seen them do horrible. They seem have a wide range of differently binned chips selling as the 960Ts. I'm thinking of buying one for the winter so I can do some -30C runs on it, my RAM sucks for my 1055T.
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In order my case airflow to be maximum efficient, I should conform the case fan with the CPU cooling, am I right?
For example, if I buy a CM Hyper 212+ for my build, since it's blowing towards the back of the case, I shouldn't put a side fan on the case blowing towards it, right? So the flow can undisturbedly flow from the front bottom from to the rear top?
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am2+/am3 is a dated platform. if you're buying new you might as well get sandy bridge.
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