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    you wont need any sata cables, the mobo should come with 4 of them. That would save ya some $$. Other then that, looks good and should last, later down the road he can just drop in a i5 or i7.. maybe get a Z77 board, so in 2 years he can drop in a Ivy bridge cpu
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    Thanks for the reply! I didnt know what would come with the cables, but you probably saved him $10!

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    The antec is better, a lot of whining complaints on the corsair...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crapxxas119 View Post
    The antec is better, a lot of whining complaints on the corsair...
    http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s...d.php?t=589708

    The Corsair is listed; the Antec is not. I don't want to say that this list is the end-all be-all of PSUs to get, but I tend to prefer things recommended by a website I know. :P.

    I don't know if the V2 makes a large difference, though.

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    I would recommend you putting the money you save from the sata cables and 20 more dollars and just get a 6870 it will run better and faster then the graphics card you have and maybe changing out that mobo (i.e fining a better deal) some thing like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.882765 as it is made by asus and i would go with asus over ecs (or what ever its called) anyday
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    The budget limit is pretty final, but i am going with the asus mobo combo.
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    okay but see if you can try to get the 6870 in there he will like it alot better
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    Im trying to stick with a lower wattage psu, adding a 6870 will end up adding $30-$40 to the already slightly overbudget build.

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    A 430W (my suggestion) or the 450W you originally suggested will run a 6870 and an i3 2100 fine.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161389

    If you can slip that in somehow, it would be a good upgrade over the 7750. That being said, the 7750 is plenty if he only wants to play games on lower (talking BF3 and Skyrim here) settings.

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    To save a little i switched case to the rosewill challenger... Looks pretty solid for the price.
    Now the total is at $540.

    And i also changed the gpu to a cheaper 6850. This means the total is $560 with a $10 rebate.
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    Yea its a good case
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    My friend found a really cheap desktop with an i3 so he wants to just upgrade psu and gpu instead of complete build from scratch... Any disadvantages?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crapxxas119 View Post
    My friend found a really cheap desktop with an i3 so he wants to just upgrade psu and gpu instead of complete build from scratch... Any disadvantages?
    just the obvious ones like not having hand picked parts that fit together perfectly

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    Assuming this is an OEM desktop, you could get a budget set of RAM, budget motherboard, budget case. It'll work, but you could probably get better building it yourself.

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    what i3 cpu and what else comes with it?
    Main Rig:
    Cpu: i5-3570k 4.4 @ 1.36 Mobo: Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 Ram: 8GB 1600 mhz G. Skill ram GPU: MSI Twin Frozer 7950 HDD: 2 Raid 0X320 gb 7200rpm 1X2tb 5900rpm SSD: 128gb Crucial M4 Dvd: Blue Ray Super Drive Case: Corsair 300r HSF: Hyper 212+ (P/P) PSU: OCZ ZT 650 Watt psu Monitors: 23" LG IPS 1080p 20.6" LG LCD 1680X1050

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    My PC runs nice and cool and the PSU powers everything perfectly (specs in sig). Your budget was similar to mine (I spent about $610 not including HDD/OS) and mainly because I chose the Double D 6870 so I could get some cooler temps if I overclock.

    Do understand that if you decide to overclock you *may* need to upgrade your PSU. I guess I'll find out.
    Case: Xigmatek ASGARD II || CPU: i5-2500k (Stock at 3.3GHz) || MoBo: BIOSTAR TZ68A+ || PSU: Antec EarthWatts 430W 80+ BRONZE || GPU: XFX Double D Radeon 6870 1GB || RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)

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    Its an i3 2100.
    The case probably wouldnt be able to cool the 6850...

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    Cooling on a stock graphics card shouldn't be a problem. I had a crappy case from HP that didn't give my 4890, which is a much hotter card than the 6850, temperature problems.

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