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Hey, still semi new to Overclock.net, but i love coming here, so much great information!
Ok so I am just about to build my first custom computer from scratch. I have a gaming computer with the specs below that ive done some small mods with, new cpu cooler, kama bay mount, i took everything down and rewired it for better airflow, etc. Medium level stuff IMO
The build will be for a couple things: gaming, overclocking, little photoshop and some video editing too, standard stuff i guess.


I'm getting an unbeatable deal on the first components, so they can not be changed
i7 875k
Intel DP55KG Extreme Series P55
Patriot Viper II Series, Sector 5 Edition PVV34G2400C9K 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 2400MHz
Noctua u12p Cooler




My egg shopping cart so far:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.413253
HAF 932
500 GB hdd combo = 170+25.00 shipping

What I still need:
Video card (either the 470 or the 480)
PSU ( just enough power for the build, no future upgrading, no sli, only what you see here)

(my only periferals are going to be the 4 HAF case fans and 2 noctua fans, i think all of these will plug into the mobo?)


please help me find the right deal on these last 2, im sure a lot of you can relate to me when i say i already have that queasy feeling in my stomach that im spending too much. I would love to find the 480 for something non insane, id say if i could get it for $400 or less, I would just go for it

Power Supplies are definitely my weakest subject, i've been reading what I can, but unfortunately all of this has to be a little rushed for some complicated reasons, so i yield to your knowledge forum
i did find this combo, which i dont think isnt wonderful, isnt terrible either.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.408304



I have a 620w HX Corsair in my current rig, my original plan was to gut it out and get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817255040 to keep my current rig able to use if needed, but have every intention of retiring this computer, time has just taught me that its good to have a backup, i still have my 2001 dell in my closet. I think it has 512 ram and a 20 gig HD, but when/if i need it, it turns on and works well. a true lifesaver.

sorry for this getting TL;DR, i just figured the more you know, the better you can help. I have also considered (along with gutting the 620 HX) i could gut my 8800gts512 from this computer until i see an amazing deal on the 470 or 480, i check these forums every day, but i wasnt quite ready to pull the trigger when that 480@dell post came up



any help will be much appreciated, I'm really ready to go with this, but im ok waiting a little bit to make the right choices, thanks for your help in advance
Edited by !ender_ - 6/10/10 at 8:10pm
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Pulling the 620HX from the old rig is a good idea as it should be fine for a 470. Here's a link for an EVGA 470 $308+shipping after BCB but if you're willing to wait it can be had for less.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=E145-0470
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my only concern with ripping the 620 is that its been on pretty much 24/7 for 3 years already, how long are these expected to last?

forgive me for being such a noob, but how does bing cb work exactly, i see a lot of people talking about it, im signing up for it now but are you supposed to just buy something then they give you more money to spend online or ?
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Well Corsair has a 5 year warranty so I expect you should be fine...although PSU do disintegrate over the years.

Here is a good guide on PSU, with more links at the bottom: http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...take-psus.html
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Originally Posted by !ender_ View Post
my only concern with ripping the 620 is that its been on pretty much 24/7 for 3 years already, how long are these expected to last?

forgive me for being such a noob, but how does bing cb work exactly, i see a lot of people talking about it, im signing up for it now but are you supposed to just buy something then they give you more money to spend online or ?
Corsair power supplies are very good quality but if anything happens it should still be under warranty. As for bcb, you sign up and buy something through the sponsored link through bing. After 60 days you can have the cash deposited into your paypal account.
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thanks for the tips so far guys, based on what youve said, the main thing im thinking is that this computer lasted me for just about 3 years, and has been overclocked the whole time. this new one may have to last the same or longer ill spend a few hours today looking for psus on egg and see what kind of value i can get, and report back

its looking like what i will probably do is include my psu (replacement or for the new computer) in this order, and then hold out a little for a deal on the 470, since it would be seperate shipping anyway

i see a lot of those open box deals on newegg, is that a nice way of saying "used" or is it just no one really knows? seems like a pretty big price drop most of the time

also for bcb... when bcb directs you to a site, but it doesnt show the little logo when you are about to buy... how to do you know its going to work? that seems risky
Edited by !ender_ - 6/11/10 at 6:05am
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500gb Barracuda 2x LiteOn CD+DVD R/W Windows 7 64 LG Flatron 23" 1920x + 19" Acer 1280x 
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1998 Logitech 1000w Corsair Custom HAF 932 Roccat Kone 
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