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post #1 of 41
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I made a new thread since my other one is probably too confusing.

So I've got $350 to spend and i need a psu, mobo, ram, and graphics card.

This is what I've been considering so far:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813127031
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820227248
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817182017
Plus a 9600GT whenever they decide to release them.

Any suggestions for anything better, I am of course looking for parts that overclock well.

P.S. It doesn't matter if it goes over budget by a little.
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post #2 of 41
If you're planning to overclock decently then pick up a better CPU cooler, the Stock is junk, The E2*** series don't need much to overclock nicely so I went with just the Freezer 7, it's plenty.
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If you're planning to overclock decently then pick up a better CPU cooler, the Stock is junk, The E2*** series don't need much to overclock nicely so I went with just the Freezer 7, it's plenty.
they're cheaper than expected added to cart
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So does anyone have any experience with this ram?
never mind about that cooler its got pushpins...anyone know of a good/cheap cooler w/o pushpins?
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post #5 of 41
I tried it before it is ok. You can change ram to $40 Ballistix DDR2-800 and PSU to $55 Antec earthwatts EA500 or $60 Corsair 550VX. The ram price difference should be able to get a $45 Tunig tower.
post #6 of 41
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ok i removed the ram and added these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146565
will the tuniq fit in my atx mid tower case?
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post #7 of 41
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Originally Posted by linskingdom View Post
I tried it before it is ok. You can change ram to $40 Ballistix DDR2-800 and PSU to $55 Antec earthwatts EA500 or $60 Corsair 550VX. The ram price difference should be able to get a $45 Tunig tower.

Tunig FTW
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What kind of case do you have? In some cases, you may need to take out the air duct and may not be able to install side fan. Freezer 7 should fit most cases.
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What kind of case do you have? In some cases, you may need to take out the air duct and may not be able to install side fan. Freezer 7 should fit most cases.
ive got no problem taking out the side duct and this is the exact case i have: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16856167008R
and i was asking if the tuniq would fit
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post #10 of 41
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Originally Posted by majin death View Post
ive got no problem taking out the side duct and this is the exact case i have: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16856167008R
and i was asking if the tuniq would fit
Too bad. It doesn't have measurement.
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