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erocker

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#3
Windows 7 and the PSU first. Get a 5 series card later.
 
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#4
get the PSU and the card imo and use the rearm feature on windows :D

just reinstall after 120 days its win win.
 

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CMPSU-650HX, Radeon HD 5770, and Seven Transformation Pack (just kidding).
 
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#6
OS and PSU then the card
 

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Cooling Laptop \\ H100i
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#7
If you are a student, get the Windows 7 student price, wait for a 5770 to come out in second hand market and jump for it, leaving you with enough money for the 650HX ;)
 
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Video Card(s) XFX Radeon HD 6870 1 GB
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Case Cooler Master Storm Scout
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#8
If you are a student, get the Windows 7 student price, wait for a 5770 to come out in second hand market and jump for it, leaving you with enough money for the 650HX ;)
i am in high school. how can i get a student price?
 

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#11
Don't Buy Windows 7. hahaha. Hardware is better than Software
 

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#12
Wouldn't bother with the power supply FOR NOW if your rig is running fine currently with the 3870 as it consumes more power than the 5770.