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    Pictures! My Build in Progress!

    Here they are. The Build is still not 100% Still need a Stand alone GPU.

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    more to come in a few mins.
     
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    Stay away from Rosewill psu's! Go with quality, its the heart of your new rig. Corsair, Silverstone, pc power & cooling and OCZ are a few good names to look for. :toast:
     
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    oh wow, that bad huh. Well I will take your advice!
     
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    yep it is ... go with the ones listed above :toast:
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    They're not that bad, but if you're bying a high end system you might as well get a high end PSU as well.

    This entire OMG A CHEAP PSU WILL KILL THE COMPUTER AND YOUR DOG!!!11!!!!! thing isn't exactly true anymore.
     
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    Yes, they are the bad. Ive had 2 in the past 18 months FAIL! I WILL not recommend Rosewill to anyone, ever.
     
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    I call bad luck there.
     
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    Maybe. I wouldnt take a chance with a build of that level though. :toast: Every brand has lemons. I have a brand new Silverstone 850 @ RMA.
     
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    Agreed. Also, when you're spending cash anyway you might as well pump in some more. :)
     
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    If your looking for a good psu at lower pricing look at brands like Cooler Master or Thermaltake.
     
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    found a modular OCZ 700W thats about $10 more. Thanks for the advice, the less problems I have the better. I'm just worried about getting something DOA
     
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    Might I suggest i5 750 and a P55 board, will be similar priced and a bit better. Or if you're set on AMD go for a 955 and a cheaper 790fx like the MSI GD70. You won't really see a difference between the 965 and the 955, should have similar overclocking potential. A 5850 will perform ~10% slower than the 5870 for 25% less money. So if you're on a lower budget you have better options.
     
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    wow, thanks for all the replies. i would change my mind about the motherboard, but I have had my eye on that crosshair iii for a while and I'm a bit attached to it, lol:laugh:.

    The PSU, I really do want modular, or at least semi-modular. I want cable management to be a breeze... as well as a good 'breeze' in terms of air flow.

    As for people getting items DOA, you got me paranoid and I took my new SSD and popped it in my laptop just to see if it worked... it did thankfully, :rockout:

    I'm real excited about my build and can't wait to complete it. I'm giving it 2 or 3 more months for completion. Just grabbing up parts as the money comes, bills are first though:banghead:
     
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    Your setup is going to be similar to the one I just built:toast:. Few words of advice..

    -Before you checkout at newegg, google "newegg promo codes" and do a quick search to see if anything your buying happens to be on there (I saved $30 on my 5870 etc...)

    -get the Corsair PSU...the packaging alone is almost worth the price...its shipped in a mini fortress & you can tell its high quality stuff.

    Good luck and have fun!
     
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    I'll keep an eye out for more deals, the psu is def the next on my list and I want good quality. i dont care if it lights up, just want it modular. I need to save up a bit to get it now.

    I do love using the newegg promo codes, and am on their email list and get them all the time. Ive probably saved $100 so far.
     
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    Got the case, think im going to paint the inside to match the outside. I like it, the thumb screws are a bit tough to work without a screwdriver though, ?? anyway I can deal with it.

    I installed the HDD into the HDD Cooler and slipped it in the 3.5 bay. nice fit and looks good.
    Waiting on a 2.5 to 3.5 bay adapter for my SSD, its on the way.

    I also have a LITE-ON DVD burner drive that got good reviews and can do just about anything except read and burn Blu Ray. no big deal atm.
    and finally 2 ULTRA KAZEs for the case and the Megahalems

    I think I have decided to go with a the 700W OCZ ModXStream Modular PSU. looks baller and its OCZ.

    anymore thoughts or comments?

    but ummm yea. WHAT ELSE SHOULD I BUY! lol.
     
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    Ram, PSU, and Megahalems ordered. w00t!
     
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    ran into some funding problems so I went the budget route and got a ASUS M4A78T-E 790GX.
    It has onboard gpu and sound. I will have to get the card I want in a couple months when the new cards come out and current prices drop. It will do for the time being.

    so the ASUS M4A78T-E 790GX and AMD 965BE is on it's way. woo hoo!
     
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    woot, pictures.
     
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    even chieftec :D
     
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    SeaSonic PSU FTW they make many of the insides for the psus listed above.
     
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    weird how I just posted pics and people are still on PSUs. lol
     
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    I had too I am sorry lmao ... but the puter looks slick and sick
     
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