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Wow, if they are ok with that, then that would be very cool.  Is Computer Alliance a local store for you then?

Its not a local store, I live in Brisbane QLD, which is my Computer Alliance was good for me as i could drive to it and pick up all the gear.
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Its not a local store, I live in Brisbane QLD, which is my Computer Alliance was good for me as i could drive to it and pick up all the gear.

 

Oh.  I was only hoping to find a better PSU for less than the cost of the 775W Thermaltake Toughpower XT.  So far, I'm not succeeding because Computer Alliance's selection is small.  So, if your parents decide that they don't want to loan you the use of their credit card, then I'd go with the Toughpower XT.  I mean, it's a very nice modular PSU at a decent price as compared to their other offerings.  Otherwise, we might be able to find something better for about the same price (maybe even slightly lower) from other stores like PC Case Gear.


Edited by TwoCables - 1/13/13 at 9:58am
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Oh.  I was only hoping to find a better PSU for less than the cost of the 775W Thermaltake Toughpower XT.  So far, I'm not succeeding because Computer Alliance's selection is small.  So, if your parents decide that they don't want to loan you the use of their credit card, then I'd go with the Toughpower XT.  I mean, it's a very nice modular PSU at a decent price as compared to their other offerings.  Otherwise, we might be able to find something better for about the same price (maybe even slightly lower) from other stores like PC Case Gear.

No worries, dont sweat it too much. I realise how much overkill the 775W really is now, but i do like the extended fan/cooler 30second run time feature it has to cool down the rig after it has been turned off.

And with the addition of what Adridu has said, i might be changing my entire build design. Especially seeing as money is a big factor for me with this build.
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With this setup would you be able to find a Motherboard like the MSI Z77 MPOWER board that has built in wifi and bluetooth??(not so much bluetooth), because my room is located in an awkward spot far from our home router and used Wifi with my old laptop.

Well, you have a few options:

- get the GA-Z77X-UD3H-WB WIFI ($189) same motherboard with PCIe WiFi/Bluetooth card and 2oz Copper PCB



See, the card is very tiny and that's a more powerful and more versatile option than the integrated WiFi on the Z77 MPower



- get a cheap WiFi USB stick like this



But that would be even less powerful than the MPower integrated so I would just go with the Gigabyte w/WiFi. thumb.gif
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Well, you have a few options:

- get the GA-Z77X-UD3H-WB WIFI ($189) same motherboard with PCIe WiFi/Bluetooth card and 2oz Copper PCB



See, the card is very tiny and that's a more powerful and more versatile option than the integrated WiFi on the Z77 MPower



- get a cheap WiFi USB stick like this



But that would be even less powerful than the MPower integrated so I would just go with the Gigabyte w/WiFi. thumb.gif

Cheers! Really new to building PCs, probably should've guessed there would be the same Motherboard with the Wifi add on.

EDIT: also I edited one of my old posts but you probably didnt see it. What Case would you recommend for this new build? That might be cheaper but also alittle more flashy LEDs etc.
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Here's the updated build with the Gigabyte WIFI motherboard if you'd like to:

PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Havik 140 ($69.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H-WB WIFI ($189.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: G.Skill Ares F3-1866C9D-8GAB 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 ($55.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($329.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Corsair Carbide 200R ($79.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($95.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($19.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($169.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $1348.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-14 05:08 EST+1100)

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EDIT: everything was on PCCaseGear except memory, so switched to 1866 Ares for $6 more, looks good to me now.

EDIT: for the case the Corsair Carbide 200R is great, best bang/buck case on PCCaseGear to me. thumb.gif - updated the list.
I had to input some of the parts manually under the "Custom" menu since they weren't listed.
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Here's the updated build with the Gigabyte WIFI motherboard if you'd like to:

PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Havik 140 ($69.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H-WB WIFI ($189.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: G.Skill Ares F3-1866C9D-8GAB 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 ($55.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($329.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($95.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($19.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($169.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $1348.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-14 05:08 EST+1100)

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EDIT: everything was on PCCaseGear except memory, so switched to 1866 Ares for $6 more, looks good to me now.

Thanks smile.gif I was just thinking, How much more beneficial is it to put another 7950 into the rig and how much strain does it put onto it?
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Thanks smile.gif I was just thinking, How much more beneficial is it to put another 7950 into the rig and how much strain does it put onto it?

One 7950 will be able to play anything you'd like to throw at it. If you ran eyefinity, CF would probably help, but that doesn't seem the case. rolleyes.gif

Two will give you +9000 epeen tho. If you're considering opting for another 7950, I'd just put that extra money towards one 7970 tongue.gif
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How much more beneficial is it to put another 7950 into the rig and how much strain does it put onto it?

A 7950 Crossfire would have a scaling of 1.6x ~ 2.0x (according to Guru3D) and you would need a 700W+ power supply (Guru3D).
You can read the whole article to learn more about 7950 Crossfire. thumb.gif
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/radeon_hd_7950_crossfire_review_2_and_3_way,19.html

But it is absolutely not needed as of now, for single-screen 1080p gaming at least.
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One 7950 will be able to play anything you'd like to throw at it. If you ran eyefinity, CF would probably help, but that doesn't seem the case. rolleyes.gif

Two will give you +9000 epeen tho. If you're considering opting for another 7950, I'd just put that extra money towards one 7970 tongue.gif

Who doesnt love a massive epeen? I was just thinking with the extra money from my $1600 budget i could put it towards more performance.
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A 7950 Crossfire would have a scaling of 1.6x ~ 2.0x (according to Guru3D) and you would need a 700W+ power supply (Guru3D).
You can read the whole article to learn more about 7950 Crossfire. thumb.gif
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/radeon_hd_7950_crossfire_review_2_and_3_way,19.html

But it is absolutely not needed as of now, for single-screen 1080p gaming at least.

Thanks, just looking at my available options smile.gif and the case looks good cheers!

Also which 7970 would you recommend to get off of PC Case Gear, ones that are available and unavailable.
Edited by GIitched - 1/13/13 at 10:32am
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