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Originally Posted by ARGACE View Post

So you're saying the higher rating bought, the more $$ you save in energy in the long run?

Yes that is exactly the case. More specifically, the higher rated ones will waste less heat under measured load percentages thus reducing wasted electricity.

Hope you can find a student version. You're welcome for the suggestions biggrin.gif
Edited by Yeti Poacher - 1/31/13 at 5:51pm
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i7 2600k ASUS P8P67 Deluxe GeForce GTX 660 (OEM) G.SKILL 2x4GB 
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Intel 320 160GB SSD WD 1TB Caviar Green WD 2TB My Book External ASUS DRW-24B1ST 
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Intel 320 160GB SSD WD 1TB Caviar Green WD 2TB My Book External ASUS DRW-24B1ST 
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Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung UN46D6900 Razer Black Widow 
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NZXT 750W (White) NZXT H2 (White) Razer Mamba Mirai Mousepad 
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Your build is very good. I made a few changes to get some combo pricing, and to allow for a 120GB SSD (I have had a small one as a boot drive, and it filled up way too quickly). For the secondary drive, I went with a green drive as it won't matter with the SSD in there.

As stated before, ditch the graphics card until you can get something decent. Also, if you can get Win7 for student pricing, go that route to save $90 thumb.gif

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($90.75 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $742.64
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-31 21:05 EST-0500)
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samsung 840 samsung  Thermaltake water 3.0 win7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
viewsonic 27" Cooler master qfr cooler master 700 corsair 250d 
MouseMouse PadAudio
anker vertical ocz sony 5.25" bookshelfs 
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960t M4A89GTD-proUSB3 pny 660Ti samsung wonder ram 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1TB Samsung F3 Samsung 840 250GB LG external DVD/R 212 evo 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 ViewSonic ViewSonic VX2739wm model m Cooler Master Silent Pro 700 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Lian Li A05FNB (flipped to A05NB) Razer Deathadder Black edt. OCZ behemoth Audio Technica ATH-AD500 
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post #13 of 13
A few pointers for you. I wouldn't purchase parts that I plan to upgrade later and upgrading a mobo I would toss right out the window. Besides the one you picked is fine for anything you will use it for. Your PSU upgrades add nothing to your build, literally waste of money. More watts does not equal better in any way, shape, or form unless you have the power draw and you don't. With your upgraded graphics you can run that system overclocked to hell with a 550w easy.

Here is what I would do, keep CPU (3570k), mobo, ram. Drop GPU and SSD. Purchase a decent 500 to 550w PSU (or 650 if you must tongue.gif) and the case you want. Upgrade to the GPU and SSD later. Boom, done and you will end up with all good parts.

Also, OS..? Old version of vista? IDK whats going on there but your OS is tied to your mobo. So unless you have an unused key sitting around I would grab a copy of Win8 64 although if your scared like so many seem to be, 7 is fine.

P.S. don't let people try to brand push you to much, the stuff you picked is fine thumb.gif
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