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should i worry about open box? how extensive are the risks?
I'd avoid open box if possible. It sounds like you won't have spare components about, and that could slow down your build if you have to make a run to Frys/Microcenter/whatever to pick up a $2 cable, you know?

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Its one thing to avoid skimping and quite another to needlessly waste money on a psu that he does not need. A 750w psu is probably double what he actually needs. Quality 500-600w psu will be more than enough. I'd say antec truepower series. Saves almost $100 is rock solid high quality product and is ample for the ops needs.

Cant argue with the rest of the advice above. will be a nice little rig for your first good luck with the build
I did go a bit heavy on the PSU, but I wanted to give some room to grow with the stuff I selected. 750w means that if he ever wants to upgrade, he'll have some headroom available for it with the PSU.
    
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I did go a bit heavy on the PSU, but I wanted to give some room to grow with the stuff I selected. 750w means that if he ever wants to upgrade, he'll have some headroom available for it with the PSU.
750 means he can grow big time, I dont see any situation where the op would need more than 650max with a decent psu you can run multi gpu fine.
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I was lookin through some of the reviews and stuff for newegg and I saw a video of the cooler that i'm going to get (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-065-_-Product). in the video he takes it out and it looks huge, plus he mentions you have to make sure your case is large enough to fit it. will that lian li case be a problem? it looks somewhat small, and i wouldnt want to have that be an issue as i finish my build!
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I was lookin through some of the reviews and stuff for newegg and I saw a video of the cooler that i'm going to get (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-065-_-Product). in the video he takes it out and it looks huge, plus he mentions you have to make sure your case is large enough to fit it. will that lian li case be a problem? it looks somewhat small, and i wouldnt want to have that be an issue as i finish my build!
The lian li I recommended?
It won't be a problem.
There are MUCH bigger coolers
The case is like 8.5 in. wide and the cooler is about 6.4
Great choice on the Lian Li.
They're like the Mercedes of computer cases.
Edited by Shomiyamu! - 4/14/11 at 8:21pm
    
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The lian li I recommended?
It won't be a problem.
There are MUCH bigger coolers
The case is like 8.5 in. wide and the cooler is about 6.4
Great choice on the Lian Li.
They're like the Mercedes of computer cases.
haha yup! yeah i personally made sure the case had really good reviews and would make for a relatively simple, user friendly build. thanks btw
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I was lookin through some of the reviews and stuff for newegg and I saw a video of the cooler that i'm going to get (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-065-_-Product). in the video he takes it out and it looks huge, plus he mentions you have to make sure your case is large enough to fit it. will that lian li case be a problem? it looks somewhat small, and i wouldnt want to have that be an issue as i finish my build!
I have the Hyper 212+ myself. I love it. It does seem quite large when you pull it out of the box... The type of thing that makes you feel good about your choice. And if you follow the link in my sig you'll see great installation instructions and a list of others who are fans of this cooler. One of the best deals in computing.
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post #47 of 50
Keep:

Motherboard
Power Supply
Processor

Change:

Hard Drive (STAY AWAY FROM WESTERN DIGITAL)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-299-_-Product

RAM (Buy 2 of these, dual channel has little benefit and save money)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820134784

Video Card (Great Card)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121375
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Originally Posted by Speesgety;13133269 
Keep:

Motherboard
Power Supply
Processor

Change:

Hard Drive (STAY AWAY FROM WESTERN DIGITAL)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145299&cm_re=500gb_hard_drive-_-22-145-299-_-Product

RAM (Buy 2 of these, dual channel has little benefit and save money)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134784

Video Card (Great Card)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121375

No.
2gb ram?
Spinpoint > whatever that is lol
Motherboard is MSI...
955 overclocks as well has the 965 does.
That power supply is overkill.
    
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Hard Drive (STAY AWAY FROM WESTERN DIGITAL)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-299-_-Product

RAM (Buy 2 of these, dual channel has little benefit and save money)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820134784

Video Card (Great Card)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121375
WD make great drives why stay away from them? but regardless samsung f3 is the was to go at the moment $/performance wise.

2gb of cheap nasty ram your joking right I checked the OP and this isnt a build for his nan. he wants to play demanding games.

GPU isnt bad if it hits around your budget point nice and quiete.

there is plenty of good advice from others above so I wont pick out specifics but most of the above post is either trolling or missinformed.
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Hey man just wanted to point out to you that the 965 is on sale for the same price as the 955 right now.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103727

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