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I LOLed when i saw "$1100 Budget rig"
1100 aint a budget? My build is a budget, $500.
I would like for someone to go find me a game i cannot run. thumb.gif

Nice brag... and how does this help the OP...?

I personally recommend the Corsair 400R. Great cable management and airflow.

The 400 and. 500r looks nice, I would have to go home and recalculate my budget and see what I got left for a case
    
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I love my NZXT Hale90 850w PSU. It looks nice, has awesome review from jonnyguru.com and is 165.
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How about the HAF 922? It's 74.99 including rebate now.

vs

Corsair 400r for $100 + shipping

I have shoprunner, but it doesnt apply to the 400r, I dont think.
    
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Didn't bother to read the whole thread -- but a 2500k is not going to bottleneck a single 7970 very much, if at all. I have a Core 2 Quad (QX9650) running with SLi 480's and noticed a ~45% FPS increase in 3DMark11 when I made the switch(from 1 480 to 2), suggesting that even if there is a bottleneck, it is very minor. As you know, the 2500k is a far better processor than even a QX9770 and the 7970 is not as powerful as SLi 480's.

I know this has probably been said but I figured I'd just throw in my point of view.
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I would recommend you this ram, http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0380720.

Yep, thats the ram I'm trying to get. But its out of stock at Newegg. Unfortunately I don't live near a microcenter frown.gif
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Didn't bother to read the whole thread -- but a 2500k is not going to bottleneck a single 7970 very much, if at all. I have a Core 2 Quad (QX9650) running with SLi 480's and noticed a ~45% FPS increase in 3DMark11 when I made the switch(from 1 480 to 2), suggesting that even if there is a bottleneck, it is very minor. As you know, the 2500k is a far better processor than even a QX9770 and the 7970 is not as powerful as SLi 480's.
I know this has probably been said but I figured I'd just throw in my point of view.

Thanks for your advice, but I might go with a 7950, to ease my budget for other hardware.

How much of a difference is the 7950 and the 7970? Is the 7970 worth the extra $100?
    
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Its probably not worth the extra $100. I would see if I could pick either one up used (on ebay or on the marketplace here) as it will be much cheaper.
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I would recommend you this ram, http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0380720.

Why wouldn't he want a pair of rip jaws for the same price?
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Why wouldn't he want a pair of rip jaws for the same price?

Yeah I was wondering the same, but I read that the heatspreaders don't really have a significant impact on performance. But that's just what I hear, plus I'm seeing lots of good reviews about those samsung, yet I'm still confused which ram to get.


Also , hows this PSU?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341018

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341041
Edited by atluu - 3/1/12 at 7:21pm
    
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OCZ used to be a good PSU, but not anymore. I recommend http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021 because of the company that makes Corsair TX PSUs: Seasonic.
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