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So i'm probably going to buy a pretty new custom built computer. Let me know what you think.

Tower: COOLER MASTER HAF 922

Motherboard: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3

Processor: i5 2500k

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB

Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 (1G)

Power Supply: CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (Modular)

Heatsink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212


I'm actually going to order from multiple places so prices aren't solid.
Let me know if you find anything wrong with something i picked or throw a suggestion at me.
Edited by Not A Virus - 1/4/12 at 12:16pm
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All looks good to me! Look at the HAF 912+ though, I like it a tad better than the 922 (icky internal color, but it's all personal preference). Otherwise it all looks good!

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Is there a crazy deal or something on that PSU?

Just asking, because that is waayyyyyyyyyyyyyy more than you need.
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Looks good, but could use some changes.

I'd consider a different case. I liked my HAF 932 for a while, but it's looks stopped doing it for me.

As for the 560, consider looking at the 560Ti or the 560Ti 448 Core Edition.

That power supply is good, but it is semi-modular. I'm assuming you are getting a 850 because you plan to go SLI in the future. An AX750 might be more suited to your needs, and even that would still provide more power than your proposed rig would use.

Consider getting an SSD for an OS Drive. Something along the lines of Crucial M4 64GB.

Everything else looks solid.
Edited by importflip - 1/4/12 at 12:07pm
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post #5 of 12
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Thanks for the opinion guy's! I actually added the wrong PSU so i updated the link.

The reason i'm going with a higher one such as that even if it may be overkill is because it has alot of good reviews and i don't want a PSU being the reason i a part dies on me.

I'll check some of the benchmarks and prices on those graphics cards you listed.

Those cases look pretty good. Considering my case right now is a metal gray box looks don't make a lot of difference for me. I like the design of the internal area.
post #6 of 12
A common misconception is that higher wattage=better and more reliable PSU. This is not always correct. It's best to get a quality PSU with sufficient wattage so to maximize efficiency and cut costs.
Your proposed system would be fine with a quality 600w unit.
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500W is more than enough. 400W would probably even be good with a 560. rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by kiwiasian View Post

A common misconception is that higher wattage=better and more reliable PSU. This is not always correct. It's best to get a quality PSU with sufficient wattage so to maximize efficiency and cut costs.
Your proposed system would be fine with a quality 600w unit.

I suppose i can see why people would believe that. However i do not, the 430W i have now is proof of that. I was merely going off reviews on the PSU because i honestly don't know much about them. Do any of you have suggestion that are around that range?
Edited by Not A Virus - 1/4/12 at 12:42pm
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I agree mostly with what has been said. Get a cheaper power supply, like a TX650 (for future SLI) and a better GPU (The 560 regular is just a 460 with less power consumption and a bit overclocked) think along the lines of a 6850/6870 or a 560ti or even a 460 to save some money. That will bump your build up quite a bit. I'm also assuming you don't need an optical drive nor a hard drive.
    
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