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post #11 of 21
Editted my post with a few suggestions.
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post #12 of 21
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I guess I could take some money from the Kepler/IB funds to add to my budget.
No one needs to know wink.gif
By next week or so (if moving plans dn't come in the way), I should be able to get a TJ08-E, G620, a Z68 mATX board, and maybe a 500W to 650W PSU.
Total may be $400 at most.
I'll hold off on the cooler for now.
Thanks for the help everyone!
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Ivy will slot right into a z68 board, and the TJ08-e is a wonderful little mATX case. The g20 is the perfect stand in chip to keep you going until IB releases. And doing it this way saves you a whole pile of effort when IB is out, just pull off the cooler, swap chips, and you're done. No pulling out an AMD board to put a new one in.
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Fractal Arc mini - Best mATX case IMO
Hyper 212 EVO - best bang for buck cooler out there
Seasonic X650 - incredibly quiet, stable, 5-year warranty, seasonic is the best PSU mfg IMO
    
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Fractal Arc mini - Best mATX case IMO
Hyper 212 EVO - best bang for buck cooler out there
Seasonic X650 - incredibly quiet, stable, 5-year warranty, seasonic is the best PSU mfg IMO

Best suggestion by far so far, The PSU is too pricey but does fall in budget. I'd never risk it when it comes to PSU quality but you can get something very high quality for half or a little more than half that X650 price ($151.29 shipped)
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post #16 of 21
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I haven't ordered parts yet until I move in a few days.
That build does look nice.
I could just get a Season 620W to save some money without much to sacrifice.
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post #17 of 21
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I could just get a Season 620W to save some money without much to sacrifice.

when it comes to powersupplies, it's not the wattage that matters 90% of the time. it's the quality. the x series is their top of the line and will offer superior protection to the rest of the components in the system. PSU is the last place you should go cheap on in a gamer build smile.gif seasonic is a good brand, but not ALL seasonics are created equal smile.gif stay with quality and sacrifice something else since PSU is the last line of defense for the overall health of your computer. a quality powersupply can protect your machine from daily problems such as dirty power and brownouts if you don't have a UPS protecting your system (as you should biggrin.gif ).
post #18 of 21
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when it comes to powersupplies, it's not the wattage that matters 90% of the time. it's the quality. the x series is their top of the line and will offer superior protection to the rest of the components in the system. PSU is the last place you should go cheap on in a gamer build smile.gif seasonic is a good brand, but not ALL seasonics are created equal smile.gif stay with quality and sacrifice something else since PSU is the last line of defense for the overall health of your computer. a quality powersupply can protect your machine from daily problems such as dirty power and brownouts if you don't have a UPS protecting your system (as you should biggrin.gif ).

I'm well aware that the PSU is the most important component in a PC (had a bad experience getting a cheap PSU; never again...).
I'm doing reseatch and looking up reviews on JohnnyGuru about what PSU to get.
The Seasonic M12II 620W seems promising, but I'll continue looking at other options.
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post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by AbdullahG View Post

I haven't ordered parts yet until I move in a few days.
That build does look nice.
I could just get a Season 620W to save some money without much to sacrifice.

Love the S12II, might as well get it's modular version as it's the same price as the S12II 620w atm, M12II 620w
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post #20 of 21
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I'm well aware that the PSU is the most important component in a PC (had a bad experience getting a cheap PSU; never again...).
I'm doing reseatch and looking up reviews on JohnnyGuru about what PSU to get.
The Seasonic M12II 620W seems promising, but I'll continue looking at other options.

Yeah, just poke around jonnyguru.com at their PSU reviews, and pick a good, modular 650w unit. You may not need to go direct to SeaSonic for the X series. And look out for Easter sales on the Egg, they'll be coming up soon.
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