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first of all, hello to all of you!!!
so one of my good school friend wants to get a new gaming pc, so he was about to buy an alienware.... but i suggested him to build one and maybe i could help him with that.... told him all the good things about custom builds and he agreed.... so he has 1200 dollars in hand and he down't want to go over.... I have attached the pics of what i can think of... any suggestions will be welcome!!!!
thanks!!!

Plus, i know this is off topic, but he wants to OC the chip to about 4 ghz.... so how much volts will he need and will the cooler be enough???
thanks again!
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I'm not familiar with the Antec High Current Gamer, but I would prefer to swap that out for the Antec Truepower. I would rather grab an MSI GTX 570 Twin Frozr III, over the Gainward GTX 580 (More on brand experience and preference though, and since the MSI 580 would be over the budget). Everything else looks good though, how come the case on Amazon though?
Edited by jedi304 - 11/7/11 at 10:39pm
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I'm not familiar with the Antec High Current Gamer, but I would prefer to swap that out for the Antec Truepower. I would rather grab an MSI GTX 570 Twin Frozr III, over the Gainward GTX 580. Everthing else looks good though, how come the case on Amazon though?
i think the truepower will kinda push the budget.... but how come you recommend the 570 over the 580???? and case is from amazon cause its cheap as from centrecom its like 110 dollars...

if he buys an asus 6970 2gb/asus gtx 570 1gb (which one), will that be fine, cause he is gonna do heavy gaming will will like to max stuff out...
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I'm not a fan of Gainward, and I don't know how quality their cards are (I guess I just never had experience with them), and the 570 can OC like a beast pretty well. Damn, I just noticed the difference in prices for the case, that's wicked.
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I would change the case to the CM 690II AD.
Change the HDD to a 1TB drive.
and drop that wicked overkill PSU for the one in my sig.

Or if you stay with the 50. gig hdd, get a SSD
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I'm not a fan of Gainward, and I don't know how quality their cards are (I guess I just never had experience with them), and the 570 can OC like a beast pretty well. Damn, I just noticed the difference in prices for the case, that's wicked.
ok, then should i go for a 6970 or 570 (both asus) cause the twin frozr III is really expensive.... its like 500 dollars!!!
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ok, then should i go for a 6970 or 570 (both asus) cause the twin frozr III is really expensive.... its like 500 dollars!!!
I would go for 2 6950's in Xfire, would beat a single 570 or 580 easy! You could try to snag some toxic's and unlock them to 6970's to
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Ah yes! ^This!
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I would go for 2 6950's in Xfire, would beat a single 570 or 580 easy! You could try to snag some toxic's and unlock them to 6970's to
he WILL SLI later... (sorry for not adding in the main post)
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I would change the case to the CM 690II AD.
Change the HDD to a 1TB drive.
and drop that wicked overkill PSU for the one in my sig.

Or if you stay with the 50. gig hdd, get a SSD
that case will push the budget, same is with the 1tb hdd/ssd (anyways i did recommend a ssd, but he said no)
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