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Working with 1500 budget buying sometime next week would like to know what needs to be changed.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=13330431

Thank you in advance.
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Dump the non ref 5870, either find a ref 5870 or get a 6950.
There are probably better cpu coolers in that price range, Ven X, TRUE, Megahalems.
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cooler - most cooler master units arent that great and really just look cool. you can find better coolers for $70 like the H50 or a noctua, megahalems etc.

GPU - the 5870 is old tech now. for $249, the GTX560 Ti is beating the 6950 (which is ~$280-300) its really the most performance you can get for ~$250. here is an MSI GTX560 Ti TwinFrozr II OC with a ~10% OC out of the box and the nice MSI cooler that should let you hit 1ghz without probelms. The GTX560 with a good OC is competing with the GTX570

PSU - Kingwin could be replaced by a better unit for less than $130. an Antec Neo Eco 620 would run your rig. the Antec True power New 750w is an awesome unit for $120 or an Antec TPN 650w is an amazing!!!! PSU for $89 and will run circles around the kingwin. seasonic units are awesome, but will be a bit more pricey.

your case, CPU, board and ram all look like great pieces of hardware enjoy
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Working with 1500 budget buying sometime next week would like to know what needs to be changed.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=13330431

Thank you in advance.
  1. Drop the Kingwin PSU and replace it with a Seasonic. You only need a 500W if you plan on sticking with your current hardware for a while, but I'd recommend this if you plan on upgrading in the future.
  2. Replace the 5870 with either a GTX 470, GTX 560 TI, or 6870.
  3. Intel SSDs are old(er) technology. If you have the money, grab a Crucial C300 or Sandforce 12xx based drive.
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...another PSU recommendation:

XFX 750x black edition
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alright i made some changes to the build...

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=13330431
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What resolution is your monitor?
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Maybe it's me but I prefer the F3 over the Caviar Blacks...

faster and cheaper.
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alright i made some changes to the build...

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=13330431
MMM, much better...also, if you like the Antec 1200, check the Dark Fleet-85 out.
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that psu is tits dude never seen it looks like it should be powering the Preditors ship lol
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