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by Ryan309 / November 9, 2012 10:33 AM PST

Here are the parts I was thinking of (Any suggestions are very welcome):
Power Supply:
Optical Drive:

I have a few questions: Number 1 - I would definitely like help with that motherboard just to make sure I'm not missing out on anything or paying too much. I'm also wondering if new egg includes the instant savings for bundling the items right in the estimated total (it doesn't look like it but I can't be sure). Any knowledge is greatly appreciated (I'm looking to you Bob)

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Looks good from here and I offer the following..
by VAPCMD / November 9, 2012 10:05 PM PST
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Everything looks decent .....case looks great but a little overpriced. Suspect you can find the same functionality ....internal and external drives, fans, etc., without spending $189.

RAM....the timings (latency) are higher (slower) than most DD3 1600....the DIMMs selected show 11-11-11-30 whereas most DDR3 1600 DIMMs are 9-9-9-24 and some are 8 -8-8- 24 or even 7. Bottomline, for $75 incl shiiping, I'd look for the highest rated 8GB (X2) or 4GB (X4) DIMMs rated at 9 or better and then pick the kit that gives you your total 16GB

Here's a well rated 2 DIMM X 8GB kit with 8 latency (runs faster than 9 and 11)

Here's a well rated 2 DIMM X 8GB kit with 9 low latency (runs faster than 11)

Let us know what you ultimately choose and how it goes.


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by Ryan309 / November 10, 2012 1:04 AM PST

Yeah I was a little bit iffy about the RAM, thanks for the advice.

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New Parts
by Ryan309 / November 10, 2012 2:57 AM PST
In reply to: New PC

So I am now adding that Crucial RAM instead of the stuff I had before. I am also still wondering whether the 7970, GTX 670, or GTX 680 is the GPU I should get.... I want the best performance, but I am also wondering if PhysX and tech like that will still work with the AMD card? It's probably a dumb question, but hey I gotta ask.

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About the GPU
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 10, 2012 3:14 AM PST
In reply to: New Parts
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Another reference site...you pick what video cards
by VAPCMD / November 10, 2012 4:32 AM PST
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