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post #21 of 22
Originally Posted by W_Tillmans View Post

Some questions:

1. Not sure what the difference between these PSU units really is. I have seen corsair fall of the radar, but have heard Seasonic, antec, xfx, etc.are good at this point. He does not plan on going crossfire/sli anytime soon. I think ~600w should be more than enough.

2. I understand that RAM has speed an timings, but fail to see how Ballistix @ 1866, with 9-9-9-27 timings is faster than the RAM I have posted. Any clarification would be great!

3. Is the 970 a large upgrade for ~$20 over the 290x? I know this is probably a battle between nvidia vs amd fans, but any links to reviews would be great (I know google, right).

4. Not to worried about fan ventilation right now. Should be adequate with stock fans, although I may throw in a few that I have laying about.

Thanks again!
then yes 650w or so should be fine,but there are some 750w models going for around 50usd

a 970 is sidegrade and whenever i reaches more than 3.5GB would have stuttering.

there are some cases with good enough airflow from stock,maybe just research about which case could be useful for your needs
post #22 of 22
9 Hours left on a better HDD deal, grab it: http://www.tigerdirect.com/sectors/category/deal-of-the-day.asp - $85 AR 3TB

I'd go with a <$35 CPU fan and wait for memorial day sales as well. Browse newegg sales till then for ram etc, anything 1866MHz^ with decent cas latency will do with no noticeable difference in performance ( http://www.anandtech.com/show/7364/memory-scaling-on-haswell/7 ).

Alternate mobo to save money: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157528&cm_re=1150_motherboard-_-13-157-528-_-Product
or 1 w/a free RAM combo:
(checked all the reviews, nothing to worry about)

Save $50 on the case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146190&cm_re=s340-_-11-146-190-_-Product

Use the savings and bump the SSD to the 850 pro - 10 year warranty and some other improvements I can't recall over the EVO. Then use the rest to upgrade GPU if possible.

Another option: get the XFX version of that card and register it for a lifetime warranty.
Edited by scorpinot - 5/22/15 at 5:01pm
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