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I know it'll work faster, but I'll just stay it there until I get an SSD which is also on my list of upgrades down the road. I'd rather only purchase what I don't have so far and then upgrade the stuff I already have later on.
    
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post #12 of 28
good idea

don't be a money addict like me

btw ram looks good but i would actually use a different psu

preferably a hx### or seasonic or xfx###

but don't get me wrong, the tx are good psu
    
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post #13 of 28
Man looks a lot like my rig. The cooler fits fine in the 300 pretty roomy just starts crunching room if you want to install shrouds

I have the 650tx and it handles everything
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post #14 of 28
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Right now I'm considering that PSU because of the cost ($60 AR), but I'm definitely open to options to go a bit higher. I don't have the money to afford that or the RAM for another week, and since the sale ends monday on it, I'll likely go with something else.
Those are just choices for the RAM/PSU if I was to buy them right now.
    
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post #15 of 28
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Man looks a lot like my rig. The cooler fits fine in the 300 pretty roomy just starts crunching room if you want to install shrouds

I have the 650tx and it handles everything
lol... it looks really close to your rig...

no offense
    
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lol... it looks really close to your rig...

no offense
Actually it is the exact same =D now that i looked at the psu and ram
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post #17 of 28
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Yea it really is the same wow. That's quite scary, but I'm going with what I feel is best for the budget I'm on. Only difference is a Caviar Blue in place of F3.
Well, assuming I buy the same PSU/RAM, it'll be the same.
    
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Yea it really is the same wow. That's quite scary, but I'm going with what I feel is best for the budget I'm on. Only difference is a Caviar Blue in place of F3.
Well, assuming I buy the same PSU/RAM, it'll be the same.
I have no regrets with my system. But if you can afford an F3 i strongly suggest it top HDD only thing better is the Solid states. I was looking for a budget build also turned out perfect only upgrade I'll need and suggest to you down the road as games get bigger is another 5770 =) but not for a good bit.

Machine runs great i max every game and play it flawlessly
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post #19 of 28
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Got the 300 and a pair of Fans for the front ports today.

Fits together nicely, installed the fans because I was bored and wanted to jump into things. May take out soon because I'm thinking about painting the inside black (Especially if I put a window into the side one day, easier to do it now)
    
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post #20 of 28
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So when I was looking at the case, I discovered a question about the airflow. I'm just slightly unsure which way I should place the cooler in it with the fans.

Right now my airflow is 2 fans pulling in the front, one pushing out in the rear, and a second pushing in the top.

I'm just not sure if I should place the 212+ pushing into the rear or the top, or some other way that I'm not thinking of?
    
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