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Prefer standard ATX. Also preferably needs to be from BB since i have ~ 400 in giftcards from there. as far as psu goes not a real brand preference but want it to ideally be semi or fully modular and I like asus-gigabyte for mobos. will be in a mid size case with 16 gb of ram and a evga gtx 760. color scheme is blue-black though color is by no means a deal breaker.

Ideally i want psu to be in 90-100 dollar range and mobo 130-160. Id like the ability to overclock or add a second gfx card in the future but realistically I probably wont. I just want something that will overall be rock solid and reliable as this build will hopefully last me 4-6 years.
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post #2 of 8
I'd rather see you use those gift cards for other things because their selection and their prices suck big time (to put it bluntly).

Are you going to be buying online from them, or are you going to be going into the store? I don't have any experience trying to use gift cards to order stuff on Best Buy's website.
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post #3 of 8
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Probably in store as its a 5 min drive and I still work there (for the next two days). Now yeah normally I wouldn't but my computer fund went to new house furniture and in that furniture deal I ended up with a 800 dollar best buy gift card. Unless I'd want to wait a few months for more money to come in (don't really want to Best Buy is my only option. Just so you know my reasoning behind this.

Quick edit. I know selection sucks, but I can at least price match any large online dealer.

quick edit 2. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Enthusiast+TX750M+ATX12V+%26+EPS12V+Power+Supply/4152469.p;jsessionid=68A96241F7ED8812099F389E998A5E57.bbolsp-app03-170?id=1218456913726&skuId=4152469&st=corsair%20tx750m&cp=1&lp=1

believe this is the psu i have settled on.
Edited by luckyduck - 8/24/13 at 12:26am
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post #4 of 8
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Originally Posted by luckyduck View Post

Probably in store as its a 5 min drive and I still work there (for the next two days). Now yeah normally I wouldn't but my computer fund went to new house furniture and in that furniture deal I ended up with a 800 dollar best buy gift card. Unless I'd want to wait a few months for more money to come in (don't really want to Best Buy is my only option. Just so you know my reasoning behind this.

Quick edit. I know selection sucks, but I can at least price match any large online dealer.

quick edit 2. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Enthusiast+TX750M+ATX12V+%26+EPS12V+Power+Supply/4152469.p;jsessionid=68A96241F7ED8812099F389E998A5E57.bbolsp-app03-170?id=1218456913726&skuId=4152469&st=corsair%20tx750m&cp=1&lp=1

believe this is the psu i have settled on.

 

See, this is why I hate Best Buy for PSUs. The TX750 is $109.99 shipped from Newegg.com, and then there's a $20 rebate available making it $89.99.

 

Anyway, what are you going to have for a video card? Another question I have is, will you have more than one video card? Will you be overclocking the card(s)? A 750W PSU like this could be unnecessary overkill thereby costing you more money than you may actually need to spend.

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post #5 of 8
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Undecided on 2nd card or not, however this computer will last me 5+ years likely so adding a 2nd card needs to be something i have to consider now. Current card is a gtx 760. and yeah buying from bb sucks but hand is kinda forced on that frown.gif
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post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by luckyduck View Post

Undecided on 2nd card or not, however this computer will last me 5+ years likely so adding a 2nd card needs to be something i have to consider now. Current card is a gtx 760. and yeah buying from bb sucks but hand is kinda forced on that frown.gif

Yeah, you sure are an unluckyduck. smile.gif

Anyway, will you be overclocking the video card(s)?
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post #7 of 8
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at some point in time yes, though unlikey going to up voltage. at this point in time now i actually have the parts and have assembled my comptuer and am typing on it as we speak. 750 watt psu may or may not have been overkill but im happy at any rate. sometimes piece of mind can go a long ways tongue.gif
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post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by luckyduck View Post

at some point in time yes, though unlikey going to up voltage. at this point in time now i actually have the parts and have assembled my comptuer and am typing on it as we speak. 750 watt psu may or may not have been overkill but im happy at any rate. sometimes piece of mind can go a long ways tongue.gif

Yeah, I like peace of mind too because then my mind can be at peace. However, I also like spending the least amount of money possible and when it comes to PSUs, I also like to maximize the average efficiency by getting the best fit for the system. Although, when you're at the evil mercy of Best Buy, you have to make compromises. At least you weren't forced to get some junker.
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG 
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Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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