Changed my mind.. want to go with something better

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[strike]APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: By Monday, 6/1 BUDGET RANGE: 800-1000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, but NOTHING heavy (crysis, gta iv)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: any sites with the cheapest prices


OVERCLOCKING: Yes. SLI OR CROSSFIRE: In the future after DX 11 cards are out

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Quiet PC

This is what I came up with:
CASE:
COOLER MASTER ATCS 840 RC-840-KKN1-GP Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
PSU:
SILVERSTONE ELEMENT ST75EF 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
MEMORY:
Crucial Ballistix Tracer 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory with LEDs - Retail
MOTHERBOARD:
MSI 790FX-GD70 Socket AM3/ AMD 790FX/ DDR3/ A&2GbE/ ATX Motherboard
CPU:
AMD HDZ720WFGIBOX Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition 2.8Ghz Socket AM3 95W 2.80 GHz Desktop Processor Retail
CPU HSF/COOLER:
Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 120mm SSO CPU Cooler - Retail
DVD Burner:
Sony Optiarc AD-7240S-0B SATA DVD Burner Black Drive Bulk
HDD:
WESTERN DIGITAL WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA 7200 RPM 32MB Buffer Hard Drive Bulk
VIDEO CARD:
ASUS EAH4870 DK TOP/HTDI/512MD5 Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 PCI Express x16 (2.0v) Video Card Retail


Total After Rebates = $1029.80 (If I added/subtracted everything correctly)


Somethings I want to say...
* I dont need HD4870 1gb or GTX 260 I dont play heavy games, I only do casual gaming, and also don't want to spend too much on a graphic card now, I can wait for DX 11, as of now I only play few games and my resolution is 1680x1050 which I think the 4870 512mb will be enough
*I needed something really quiet, so I went with the full tower case, coolermaster case, read reviews that it is quiet.
* Is that motherboard worth it?
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The Case is pretty pricey, you can get a storm sniper coolermaster or a Haf 932 for cheaper than that.

The PSU will be a more noisier than a 750w pc power cooling.

Crucials haven't been very successful on being a brand for lasting a long time but, have been pretty fast. Check out OCZ / G.skills / Mushkin in a CL: 8/7.

Motherboard, ( couple Combo's )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.190878

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.190879


You will only need a 650tx to run that 1 card.
 

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Thank you for the reply.
I did take a look at those 2, not really a big fan of the mesh/grill and LEDs look although I realize you can turn them off, I wanted something closed/stealth look like the ATCS 840

The reason I went with the crucials was due to it didnt have any extended RAM coolers on it like the G.SKill, and I am putting in a huge HSF i thought it might be a problem?

Can you provide some specific memory with good timings?
This is the one with extended coolers:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231200

The PSU I thought would be quieter due it having larger fans compared to the PC power cooling.

On anandtech it said that PC and Power cooling PSU is quiet, but when temperatures go up the fans start to kick in and it becomes loud??

Am going with the 750+ because I wanted to SLI higher end cards in the future.

The ASUS in the first link you posted seems to be a very good board. I ll consider that also especially due to combo discount
 

fullmetall

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Well you speak of higher end cards sli'ing you might need something else.

The reason i chose the 750w pc power is 10dba vs.s the 20dba on the silverstone.

dont get me wrong though, the silverstone is a good quality brand but, i just think theres better choices for gaming.
750tx/750w pc power cooling are my choices,

you your talking about sli'ing something like a gtx 285 then go with a 850tx, but, if your sli'ing 4870's, the 750w's is where you need to be,

any where from 4870 cf/4890cf/gtx 275 sli would be in the 750w range.

The first board choice is ok but, $60 more than the 790gx.
 

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You don't need a 790FX board, the 790GX would be fine for you.

If you don't do any intense gaming, chances are a HD 4770 or Hd 4850 would be enough for you at that resolution. The 4870 is about right if you want to play crysis on high settings for that res.

The PSU you chose is decent, but I would also go with the 750TX instead. The PCP&C 750w does get a little loud when loaded up, but you would have to really load it up, like to 70% or so. To do that you would need to be running two 4890's in crossfire or something similar. Cards are moving to the 40nm manufacturing process, which is far more efficient than the current 55nm process. A 750w PSU will be enough to power two high end GPU's when DX11 cards come out.

As far as the ram goes, there are lots of options for good ram with standard sized heatsinks. I am assuming you are purchasing from the US and newegg works, but if not then you should provide links to where you would shop.
Good ram options:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227297
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146828
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146777
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227286
The other options previously linked are good too.

 

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Don't let anyone convince you not to get the case you want. Cases are of preference and let me tell you If I can choose any case it would be that one.
 

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Well yea, it looks like a nice psu macabre, idk why you brung it up in the thread but, it looks well built for a multi-rail and a good modular price on a 800w. To much for the OP's rig though
 

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Customer reviews are not very meaningful on a PSU, you should rely on reviews from established sites that know how to properly test a PSU, such as Anandtech, JonnyGuru, HardOCP, ect. Some Rosewill PSU's have excellent customer reviews, but once they are placed under the real tests that these sites perform, the PSU's fail miserably.
 

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CPU
https://www.antaresdigital.com/customer/product.php?productid=16135&cat=282&page=1"
MOBO
http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-EX58U4P
PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817703009
RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227375
OR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231247
CASE
http://www.compsource.com/pn/RC840KKN1GP/Cooler_Master_110/
NOCTUA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608007
HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284
DVD
https://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10010321


Going to re-use my 8800GTS till dx11 cards are out, i dont play anything as of now that my 8800GTS cannot handle