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Alright, I'm building a new rig for one of my friends. The maximum spending limit is around $1150. So far, this is what I have:

C2D E8400 3.0ghz - $205.80

Gigabyte DS3L - $89.99

G.SKILL 4gb RAM - $79.99

Seagate Barracuda 750gb - $159.99

ARTIC Freezer Pro 7 - $31.99

Nvidia 8800gtx (Evga) - $339.99 ($289.99 with rebates)

Samsung DVD+RW - $26.99

CM eXtreme Power 550W - $59.99

CM 690 case - $74.99

Total - $1069.72 (without shipping)

I believe thats it.

My only concern is the PSU. I'd hate ruin a good rig with a cheap power supply.
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post #2 of 4
Yeap. That Coolermaster isn't up to the task.

Check this Corsair unit:
http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-vx-5...205852646.html

For $84.99 (and free shipping), it's better than the Coolermaster, and more powerful also (41A on a single 12V rail, while the Coolermaster has 2 12V rails of 16A each... )

When you take shipping into consideration, the price difference isn't that much (59.99 + ~8.00 shipping = ~$68 for the Coolermaster, v. $84.99 for the Corsair).
    
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I would get a 8800gts g92 or get a used 8800gtx for like 200, but thats just me, no big deal.
    
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Agree gtx is overpriced compared to he g92 gts. Plus they are comparable in performance.
The PSU will be enough at stock with a gts, but I wouldn't overclock with it. With a gtx you'll need a better psu as they are power hungry beasts
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