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can you tell me which ones pls ????????????
only the Thermaltake TR2 RX 750W 90$ is a bit problematic i have heard both good a bad things about it other then that all are fine as far as i know redface.gif

It doesn't always depends on the wattage. The Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 85$,
Thermaltake TR2 RX 750W 90$, and
Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 95$ are not so good. The manufacturers of these PSUs use cheap capacitors and components and usually output less than what they show on the label.
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This is my build so far.

PSU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139031
MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

RAM:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096 OOS currently, if it does not come in stock before march 6th, I will go with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416

Monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236059
Case: USED Corsair 500r
HDD: ?? ( need something around 200-300gb
GPU: 7950, not sure which brand, I was thinking the ASUS DCII..

I will be skipping the SSD for now, til I find a better deal on one.

I just need help on GPU and HDD now.

My intentions for this computer will be used to play BF3, Dota 2, school work, and just browsing.

I will not xfire, but I will in the future OC, but nothing extreme.
    
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It might have been a different card, but I heard about some of the Direct CU II's being pulled from the shelves -- I'd wait on that (or do some more research) and go reference or a different cooler.
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yes using 7970, the 2500K might bottleneck the gpu by a margin, but you can OC it to level the playing field here's my WEI, the 2500K at stock with gtx 560 ti 448 cores. as you can see the cpu scores lower than the gpu, the 7970 is much better than my gtx 560ti 448,
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yes crucial M4 are good, you can also look into mushkin lineup the chronos 240GB which also has good read spedd same as crucial m4, but the chronos beats the m4 on writing speed. Since you can afford the 240GB then go for it otherwise 120GB is enough & go for internal hdd storage. the Z68 motherboard, can configure the ssd and hdd with intel rapid storage, as soon as it is detected.
the g skill ram is also good as compared to my mushkin, I think it is better as some of my friends with gskill ram are having better speed ratio bench compared to mine at same capacity & speed.
For the psu I suggest the Mushkin Joule 800W it is being sold at newegg at $100, it has good reviews by Tweaktown, you might consider that. saves me a lot of money.

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This is my build so far.
PSU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139031
MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
RAM:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096 OOS currently, if it does not come in stock before march 6th, I will go with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416
Monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236059
Case: USED Corsair 500r
HDD: ?? ( need something around 200-300gb
GPU: 7950, not sure which brand, I was thinking the ASUS DCII..
I will be skipping the SSD for now, til I find a better deal on one.
I just need help on GPU and HDD now.
My intentions for this computer will be used to play BF3, Dota 2, school work, and just browsing.
I will not xfire, but I will in the future OC, but nothing extreme.

I have used every single one of those parts except the RAM that is out of stock.
Great PSU, slightly short cables for a 500r. Beautiful case though!
Go with the GSkill ram, although the out of stock is 1.35v, GSkill is a bit more reputable than samsung if you run into problems. I actually purchased that exact same set of ram 3 times now. 4 months ago, I paid $29.99 on sale, so look for a better price. They don't usually overclock very high, and the heatsink on it slightly gets in the way of some coolers. [hyper 212+ hits on the inside slots]
Bummer, Crucial M4 64GB was $89 like 2 days ago. I have not had a single problem with that drive. Just make sure it's plugged into the correct SATA 3 port instead of a Marvel 3.0 port. big difference. I'd still go for an M4 at the moment and wait a few weeks to get a good HDD price. Microcenter and Newegg were running a sale for $99 1.5TB drives this week... Kind of reasonable price \ storage ratio.

By the way, if you can, get the CPU and Mobo from Microcenter and save $80. (in store only).
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It might have been a different card, but I heard about some of the Direct CU II's being pulled from the shelves -- I'd wait on that (or do some more research) and go reference or a different cooler.

It was the ASUS 7950 DCII, but it seems like its a fault batch? Newegg still has it for sale, so maybe it was just a bad batch.
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I have used every single one of those parts except the RAM that is out of stock.
Great PSU, slightly short cables for a 500r. Beautiful case though!
Go with the GSkill ram, although the out of stock is 1.35v, GSkill is a bit more reputable than samsung if you run into problems. I actually purchased that exact same set of ram 3 times now. 4 months ago, I paid $29.99 on sale, so look for a better price. They don't usually overclock very high, and the heatsink on it slightly gets in the way of some coolers. [hyper 212+ hits on the inside slots]
Bummer, Crucial M4 64GB was $89 like 2 days ago. I have not had a single problem with that drive. Just make sure it's plugged into the correct SATA 3 port instead of a Marvel 3.0 port. big difference. I'd still go for an M4 at the moment and wait a few weeks to get a good HDD price. Microcenter and Newegg were running a sale for $99 1.5TB drives this week... Kind of reasonable price \ storage ratio.
By the way, if you can, get the CPU and Mobo from Microcenter and save $80. (in store only).

Well, I have a deadline to order my computer before March 5th. So I doubt I can wait for the ram to go on sale. As for the HDD, I only need like 200-300gb. I'm only playing BF3, and dota 2, and then doing school work. So no need for a huge storage.
Also, I don't leave anywhere near a microcenter. I'm atleast 300+ miles from the nearest one.
    
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It doesn't always depends on the wattage. The Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 85$,
Thermaltake TR2 RX 750W 90$, and
Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 95$ are not so good. The manufacturers of these PSUs use cheap capacitors and components and usually output less than what they show on the label.
thats not correct Rosewill Hive series are very decent PSU and worth the recommend thumb.gif
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This is my build so far.
PSU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139031
MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
RAM:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096 OOS currently, if it does not come in stock before march 6th, I will go with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416
Monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236059
Case: USED Corsair 500r
HDD: ?? ( need something around 200-300gb
GPU: 7950, not sure which brand, I was thinking the ASUS DCII..
I will be skipping the SSD for now, til I find a better deal on one.
I just need help on GPU and HDD now.
My intentions for this computer will be used to play BF3, Dota 2, school work, and just browsing.
I will not xfire, but I will in the future OC, but nothing extreme.

OCZ ZT Series 750W Fully-Modular 110$
tell me that OCZ makes bad PSU and i will rip you apart wink.gif

RAM :
G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 50$
it works at 1.25v @ 1600Mhz CL9 you can get n ideal what it will reach when is at 1.5 thumb.gif

CPU
try grabbing a 25ook 200$ from nicx

monitor
ASUS VS Series VS238H-P Black 23" 2ms HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 50,000,000:1 175$

Motherboard and GPU(asus 7950 DCII) is fine smile.gif

one of the cheapest deals for HDD are at ncix have to look

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB 3.5IN 16MB Cache SATA3 Internal Hard Disk Drive HDD 76$
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbps 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive - OEM 98$
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA3 64MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive 120$
Hope that helped thumb.gif
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This is my build so far.
PSU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139031
MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
RAM:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096 OOS currently, if it does not come in stock before march 6th, I will go with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416
Monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236059
Case: USED Corsair 500r
HDD: ?? ( need something around 200-300gb
GPU: 7950, not sure which brand, I was thinking the ASUS DCII..
I will be skipping the SSD for now, til I find a better deal on one.
I just need help on GPU and HDD now.
My intentions for this computer will be used to play BF3, Dota 2, school work, and just browsing.
I will not xfire, but I will in the future OC, but nothing extreme.

OCZ ZT Series 750W Fully-Modular 110$
tell me that OCZ makes bad PSU and i will rip you apart wink.gif

RAM :
G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 50$
it works at 1.25v @ 1600Mhz CL9 you can get n ideal what it will reach when is at 1.5 thumb.gif

CPU
try grabbing a 25ook 200$ from nicx

monitor
ASUS VS Series VS238H-P Black 23" 2ms HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 50,000,000:1 175$

Motherboard and GPU(asus 7950 DCII) is fine smile.gif

one of the cheapest deals for HDD are at ncix have to look

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB 3.5IN 16MB Cache SATA3 Internal Hard Disk Drive HDD 76$
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbps 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive - OEM 98$
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA3 64MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive 120$
Hope that helped thumb.gif

The products you listed except for the hdd, are all more expensive than what I already have.
I'm on a ~1150$ budget so i can't increase the cost for alternative hardware ie. monitor, ram, and psu.
The monitor is about 145 after rebate, the psu is about 70, and the ram is about 47.
    
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The products you listed except for the hdd, are all more expensive than what I already have.
I'm on a ~1150$ budget so i can't increase the cost for alternative hardware ie. monitor, ram, and psu.
The monitor is about 145 after rebate, the psu is about 70, and the ram is about 47.
PSU is for 110$ after rebate its for 90$ the psu which you have selected is also for 110$ and after rebate its for 95$ so you saved 5$ which you can invest in going for the 50$ RAM CPU you are save 25$ as NCIX is sell 25ook for 200$ so the monitor i suggested is for 175$ so basically 150+25=175$
Come on buddy do abit of maths tongue.gif
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The products you listed except for the hdd, are all more expensive than what I already have.
I'm on a ~1150$ budget so i can't increase the cost for alternative hardware ie. monitor, ram, and psu.
The monitor is about 145 after rebate, the psu is about 70, and the ram is about 47.
already quoted a 1150$ rig buddy if you need SSD then go light on GPU and go for a 6970 and a 120GB ssd+250GB HDD thumb.gif
*edit*
i just recalculated the things and as per that
you are spending 648$ after rebate(cpu+motherboard+RAM+PSU+monitor)
whereas what i have suggested is 645$ after rebate(cpu+motherboard+RAM+PSU+monitor) redface.gif
Come on buddy do abit of maths tongue.gif and one more thing
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The monitor is about 145 after rebate, the psu is about 70, and the ram is about 47.
the monitor and PSU that you have selected is for 150$ and 95$ respectively after rebate rolleyes.gif
Edited by Tarun - 3/2/12 at 9:47pm
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