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FIgured id drop a list since i was bored...Comes to a total of 998 If you can use Pccasegear for the gpu and case.


WOW thanks for doing that! Sadly we will only buy from our local store being Centrecom and use he online store as an outline or parts and cost. Wish we could use online stores, so much more to consider (cases, powersupplies ect) Also the Kingston hyperX ssd 128GB, has better write speed than the samsung, I wanted the Samsung ssd with my build but he explained to me why I shouldn’t go with the samsung...........
thanks for your time.
post #32 of 62
You will get conflicting advice, usually from brand loyalty, then price, or whatever the PC is most used for...
Remember, your friends are more likely to help if they approve of your build.
Computer users can get quite "tribal" with brand loyalty, bit like football teams.
All the best. thumb.gif
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Go with an Asrock board, I think your "computer guy" is either stuck in the old days or does not know what he is talking about.

Nvidia has Physx, which really doesn't matter since only about 10-20 games utilize it. You should really be looking into FPS, right now, AMD GPUs are the best by far for price/performance. The 7950 is not even comparable to a 660 TI. A 660 Ti is about a 10-20% decrease in FPS. AMD has fixed most of their driver issues with this release
Ahh I thought so thumb.gif

ASUS is still top tier compared to AsRock.
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post #34 of 62
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thanks for everyone advice and opinions ect.

Will keep you guys posted on whatever we're thinking of doing with eh build if/and when it happens
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So over the upcoming school holidays I have talked to Billy's mum about the computer build.
This is what we're looking at so far which is relatively the same as mine except for the case and the CPU is the i5.



My question is what Power Supply will suit us best for our build so far.
Power Supplies list click Here
Later on we will add a GPU seeing as the GPU exceeds the $1,000 limit....its not a urgent requirement.


Hopefully the onbaord graphics will run GTA SA SAMP "decently".

Sometime later we might add either a: 2TB WD Green Harddrive for storage (like my setup) or just get a 1TB portable.
Edited by Tim Milano - 3/26/13 at 10:35pm
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For a build that incorporates an i5-3570K and a single GTX 660 Ti, the most cost-effective PSU of decent quality is the Corsair CX430 v3 Bronze.

If you want to get a somewhat-better PSU for a bit more money, the Antec HGC 520w would be the next step up.

Lastly, if you ever anticipate going with 2x 660 Ti cards in a SLI configuration, the PSU I'd pick would be the Corsair TX650 v2.
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For a build that incorporates an i5-3570K and a single GTX 660 Ti, the most cost-effective PSU of decent quality is the Corsair CX430 v3 Bronze.

If you want to get a somewhat-better PSU for a bit more money, the Antec HGC 520w would be the next step up.

Lastly, if you ever anticipate going with 2x 660 Ti cards in a SLI configuration, the PSU I'd pick would be the Corsair TX650 v2.
Antec HGC 520w
^^^^This PSU will be in the "good enough" zone yes? And it'll have the right connectors....and it's one of those type when when you only plug in what you need. I say that because in so pictures it has cables but this one it doesn't...so it a modular PSU I think? Im no pro.....

No, we will not be adding another GPU with our build or in the future.

thank you very, very much for your input. And thanks for selecting PSU's from the website I provided thumb.gif
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Antec HGC 520w
^^^^This PSU will be in the "good enough" zone yes? And it'll have the right connectors....and it's one of those type when when you only plug in what you need. I say that because in so pictures it has cables but this one it doesn't...so it a modular PSU I think? Im no pro.....

No, we will not be adding another GPU with our build or in the future.

thank you very, very much for your input. And thanks for selecting PSU's from the website I provided thumb.gif

The Antec HGC 520w is certainly a high-quality model (based on Seasonic's S12II platform), and I wouldn't hesitate to put one in my own personal rig. However, it has all fixed cables and is not "modular" (i.e. the type where you plug in cables to the PSU as needed).

While it's not modular, it will have more than a sufficient amount of cables to power everything in the rig you outlined + that single GTX 660 Ti video card to be added later. Here's a breakdown of the cables it has, along with their lengths:

- 1x 20+4 pin ATX (520 mm)
- 1x 4+4 pin EPS12V CPU (630 mm)
- 2x 6+2 pin PCIe (530 mm)
- 3x SATA (525 mm+145 mm+145 mm)
- 3x SATA (545 mm+140 mm+140 mm)
- 3x 4-pin Molex (520 mm+145 mm+145 mm) / FDD (+145 mm)
- 3x 4-pin Molex (545 mm+140 mm+140 mm)
Edited by svenge - 3/28/13 at 3:36pm
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The Antec HGC 520w is certainly a high-quality model (based on Seasonic's S12II platform), and I wouldn't hesitate to put one in my own personal rig. However, it has all fixed cables and is not "modular" (i.e. the type where you plug in cables to the PSU as needed).

While it's not modular, it will have more than a sufficient amount of cables to power everything in the rig you outlined + that single GTX 660 Ti video card to be added later. Here's a breakdown of the cables it has, along with their lengths:

- 1x 20+4 pin ATX (520 mm)
- 1x 4+4 pin EPS12V CPU (630 mm)
- 2x 6+2 pin PCIe (530 mm)
- 3x SATA (525 mm+145 mm+145 mm)
- 3x SATA (545 mm+140 mm+140 mm)
- 3x 4-pin Molex (520 mm+145 mm+145 mm) / FDD (+145 mm)
- 3x 4-pin Molex (545 mm+140 mm+140 mm)

Hmmm not modular thats not a problem. Just was hoping there'd be less cable management to deal with if it was "Modular".

I have pretty much the same Rig which consists of:
GTX660TI gigabyte sc
Kingston hyper x 120gb SSD for operation system and programs
2TB WD GREEN for storage
Intel 17 3770k with normal fan
Thermaltake overseer case - 3 fans
some gigabyte z77-udh5???? cant remember exactly
LG dvdv drive
and Kingston 8gb 16000mhz ram

and a thermaltake 800 watt psu - So now Im thinking its overkill by far but I said I wanted just in case for the extra card but playing off my TV with 1680 x 1050 Resolution, its not worth it.
And my mums electricty bill was $550 LOL thats pretty higher I guess.
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They also have a Corsair VS550 550W for $65 compared to the Antec High Current Gamer 520w for $83.
Im like WHAT!? :/ because your getting 30 more watts for less price (even though I don't really need the power)

So they both do the job, stay quite, can be mounted on the bottom Faced-down with the fan blowing air out of the case.
Then wouldn't I go with the cheaper one?

And Another Question:
I just Realized whats the difference between these RAM's?
They're al Corsair, same brand, and 2x 4GB for $69
Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Low Profile Vengeance - Black (CML8GX3M2A1600C9)
Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Vengeance - Cerulean Blue (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B)
Corsair DDR3 8GB (2x Vengeance 4GB) 1600MHz CL9 (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9)

And this is $82 2x 4GB:
Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 2133 CL11 Vengeance (CMZ8GX3M2A2133C11B)

So yea now I got to figure out what RAM I should get.
Edited by Tim Milano - 3/29/13 at 3:53am
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