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Ok heres my... I own this psu and its modular and runs my system flawlessly. Its on rebate now so check it out!!!!! Trust me spending a little more , sometimes gets u alot more!!!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207002
It was earlier suggested and that is definitely what I am going with!! Thanks for the confirmation on this PSU.

Keep 'em coming.
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To OP:
If there's any way you could hold off until BD's release, you'll have a much easier to upgrade rig.
What do you mean by "much easier to upgrade"?

Is BD going to keep AM3 socket? I am hearing it will be AM3+ and not backward compatible?????
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This suggestion makes me extremely skeptical. Pairing the 965 125W with an extremely weak (3+1) power phase (3+1 should never be used for >95W TDP processors, despite all ratings - and in fact most 3+1s only rated for 95W by ASUS & Gigabyte) on an MSI board and heatsinkless. I know many horror stories of MSI boards blowing up on 125W processors overclocked and stock speed alike, on better power phases (such as 4+1) that even have heatsinks on.
And you can definitely get better RAM than 1333 CL9 for $43.
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This suggestion makes me extremely skeptical. Pairing the 965 125W with an extremely weak (3+1) power phase (3+1 should never be used for >95W TDP processors, despite all ratings - and in fact most 3+1s only rated for 95W by ASUS & Gigabyte) on an MSI board and heatsinkless. I know many horror stories of MSI boards blowing up on 125W processors overclocked and stock speed alike, on better power phases (such as 4+1) that even have heatsinks on.
And you can definitely get better RAM than 1333 CL9 for $43.
Ha ha ha!! Its nice to know im not perfect!! I am not sure i could have made it through the day with out u putting me down. Lmao ,, since you are nothing to me i guess i will live!!HE HE HE , ANYWAYS JUST IDEAS IN HIS PRICE RANGE ,NOT ANYTHING IN STONE , I do agree , not taking any advice on here as golden, do some research on your own!!! Sorry if i offended the elite !!!
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Just concerned about users' safety here. Don't want anyone to come back here saying their motherboard blew up and then raise the blame finger on somebody after then
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Just concerned about users' safety here. Don't want anyone to come back here saying their motherboard blew up and then raise the blame finger on somebody after then
Your neck must get tired holding up that big head of yours! I did notice you seem to get testy when someone post,s anything you dont agree with! I was only pointing out items i thought were in his price range. Lmao I forgive u after all u are from canada!!
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Greetings earthlings.

I hope to get some advice, opinions and alternatives for my gaming rig on the budget (~$500). Not looking for the top of the line but plan to keep it and be able upgrade it in the future (desired features: overclocking and cross fire). Favorite games Starcraft II, Half-Life, Crysis, Day of Defeat, Civ
Get a heavy shader card, Starcraft just totally bombed my card, denied and said, NO when Blizzard released the December update.

My cards couldn't handle the game no longer at maximum graphics, problem was that the shader coding was messed up during the update, along with EVERYONE else.

If anyone wants to tip me how I can get back to ULTRA shaders which I've been using ever since I've bought it.. feel free to reply.



PS- I've tried to overpower it with pure SLi power, but no, failed.
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Ok ok i have had enough!! Lmao !!

FOR THE RECORD THE CPU I MENTIONED FOR THIS MOTHERBOARD IS SUPPORTED .. HERE IS THE LINK TO THE MSI.... WEB PAGE BUT DONT TAKE MY WORD FOR IT CHECK IT OUT SCOUT!!

http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-MSI/GF615M-P31.html
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Ok ok i have had enough!! Lmao !!

FOR THE RECORD THE CPU I MENTIONED FOR THIS MOTHERBOARD IS SUPPORTED .. HERE IS THE LINK TO THE MSI.... WEB PAGE BUT DONT TAKE MY WORD FOR IT CHECK IT OUT SCOUT!!

http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-MSI/GF615M-P31.html

http://eu.msi.com/index.php?func=pro...9&maincat_no=1
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