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i have seen a few raidmax psus come into the shop i work for....the few i have seen were failing.....dont know how long they were in service and half werent kept properly airdusted so take what i say with a grain of salt. i know for a fact the shop i work for does not discount windows 7 at all. we buy from a store and dont mark up but the customer pays what we pay nonetheless. unless shops have a maps deal with microsoft they dont get deals on windows 7 even if they buy in bulk.

There are many places you can get a genuine windows 7 OS for cheap. Look around because paying retail for that is ludicrous!!! mad.gif

One example of windows 7 for cheap locally 100% legit
http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=20146937&cat=22&lpid=&search=
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Thanks I will have to check into that.

Let me know if you have any questions on the APU. PM me if you have any questions. It is the best setup in the 400-500 range. Good luck! thumb.gif
Edited by Jester435 - 4/25/12 at 8:38pm
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What did you mean about handling 1 not both. I was planning on sli later on will that psu not be enough?
Thanks I did not know about no tax on amazon I'll have to check into that.

i was just saying that the psu is pretty good, but i have a dual gpu card that uses 300 watts so there is no way i can power both my cards, but that psu i think could handle 2 560 if there is no OCing anything.
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post #13 of 77
Do yourself a favor and get rid of that raidmax. It is so important to have a quality power supply.
I just did a quick search through the power supply section of ocn and not too many people would approve of that raidmax hybrid.

http://www.overclock.net/t/909463/raidmax-hybrid-730w
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if you haven't purchased the GPU yet, i would highly recommend the nvidia GTX 480 since it is a stronger card than the GTX 560, 560 Ti and 560 Ti 448 cores version. for the price of 209.99 brand new at newegg.com, you cant go wrong with it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130759

http://www.hwcompare.com/10982/geforce-gtx-480-vs-geforce-gtx-560/

and i'd rather go with a quad core intel processor (sandy bridge / ivy bridge, i personally dont trust AMD CPUs)

good luck with your purchase.
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Check out my build. You could save a little money on the mobo by going with the M5A97 or even the M5A97 Evo has a few extra features and is still cheaper than the mobo u had in mind.

I highly recommend the GTX 460 too. I game on high/ultra settings @ 1360x768 no problem. Just make sure you get the 1 GB, 256 bit version of the card. They can be hard to find, but it's a great card and still cheaper than the 560. I got lucky to snatch mine up when I did. Can't find it anywhere now.

Personally, I would use the difference to buy a more solid PSU. The 1 you picked out has decent reviews, but usually with PSUs, you get what you pay for. Spend a little more and go with a name you can trust. Maybe something like this.

And....my friend's, friend's, cousin told me, there are ways to get Windows 7 without paying devilsmiley.gif ...
 
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if you haven't purchased the GPU yet, i would highly recommend the nvidia GTX 480 since it is a stronger card than the GTX 560, 560 Ti and 560 Ti 448 cores version. for the price of 209.99 brand new at newegg.com, you cant go wrong with it.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130759
http://www.hwcompare.com/10982/geforce-gtx-480-vs-geforce-gtx-560/
and i'd rather go with a quad core intel processor (sandy bridge / ivy bridge, i personally dont trust AMD CPUs)
good luck with your purchase.

$500 dollar budget..

you saw spend $209 on GPU and go intel??

Intel and budget build dont go together..
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$500 dollar budget..
you saw spend $209 on GPU and go intel??
Intel and budget build dont go together..

not right, for 500 bucks i was able to pull off a whole PC (office use) i7 2600k, 8gb ram, 320gb hdd, and GT 440 1gb, 450watt psu, case, wifi card. i smell an AMD fan rolleyes.gif
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Hi I have been trying to put together a gaming pc on a budget of around 500.00 for my 15 yr. old son and would greatly appreciate any advice.
This is a little over budget and doesn't include case or Hard Drive
Here is what I have come up with :

Motherboard : Asus M5A99X EVO

Processor : Phenom II X4 960T

Graphics : Asus GTX560

PSU : RaidMax Hybrid 2 630W

RAM : G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8Gb

OS : Windows 7 Home Premium


what do you exactly have and will reuse and what do you want do you want only those items that you have post above

and firstly replace the motherboard with a Asus M5A97 @ $88.88 NCIX US and if you have CF in mind then grab a Gigabyte 990FX-UD3 @ 119.99$ for i guess Newegg
secondly the Gpu replace it with a 6870
and lastly the PSU replace it will what Xd_1771 told

wait for your reply buddy and ya forgot to mention would 500$+ be ok before MIR it will be at 500$ and max 10$ extra after Mir redface.gif
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what do you exactly have and will reuse and what do you want do you want only those items that you have post above
and firstly replace the motherboard with a Asus M5A97 @ $88.88 NCIX US and if you have CF in mind then grab a Gigabyte 990FX-UD3 @ 119.99$ for i guess Newegg
secondly the Gpu replace it with a 6870
and lastly the PSU replace it will what Xd_1771 told
wait for your reply buddy and ya forgot to mention would 500$+ be ok before MIR it will be at 500$ and max 10$ extra after Mir redface.gif

I have a case, hard drive and dvd drive but would like to get new ones but I dont see staying around 500.00. I would like to stay closer to 500 but may go to 600. I have already looked at the
m5a97 but it does not support sli and I was thinking later on he could get another card if he needed more performance.
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not right, for 500 bucks i was able to pull off a whole PC (office use) i7 2600k, 8gb ram, 320gb hdd, and GT 440 1gb, 450watt psu, case, wifi card. i smell an AMD fan rolleyes.gif

but he's right, your describing a GREAT computer but a 440 is not a gaming gpu. the 560 he's looking at will play any game he throws at it with very decent fps, where the 440 will struggle. I have %100 percent faith in the rig he has put together.

even the psu (I know ocn, it not the best) but my wifes computer has the 530w version and it powered my 965 be at 4.0 with a 560 and a corsair h50 for 6 months. now in her rig it has over 700 hours in sims 3 powering a phenom x3 and a 9800gt on top of the time in my rig.

just some food for thought
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