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    The links in your post are broken. Would you kindly correct them? ><

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    Yeah, I'm going to second Snowbunz. Pls fix links bb.

    Also, there was no need to add "Girl Gamer's". Here in the tech center we honestly don't care if you're male, female, walrus, unicorn, etc. We just want to help build you a pc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phanein View Post
    Yeah, I'm going to second Snowbunz. Pls fix links bb.

    Also, there was no need to add "Girl Gamer's". Here in the tech center we honestly don't care if you're male, female, walrus, unicorn, etc. We just want to help build you a pc.
    Nah, It's all pink! (Reference to the lounge)

    I think it outta be better to just give your budget and we'll throw you a bone.
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    Aww, poop. I just copy and pasted from another forum, but I copied the posted comment rather than copying the code.

    It's fixed now!

    I actually already bought everything except the MoBo, HDD, case, and OS. I made a last minute change to this MoBo which was only $6 more for two extra RAM slots with a capacity of 32 GB rather than 16 GB, and an extra GPU slot, just in case I decide I want to upgrade in the future.

    I'm not looking for suggestions on the last parts I need, unless they aren't compatible. I just want to verify that all the parts will work together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phanein View Post
    Also, there was no need to add "Girl Gamer's". Here in the tech center we honestly don't care if you're male, female, walrus, unicorn, etc. We just want to help build you a pc.
    There's nothing wrong with my title, but rather within yourself.

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    That PSU is a big no-no. A 600W for 44USD?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnOwBunZz View Post
    That PSU is a big no-no. A 600W for 44USD?...
    Can you specify why?

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    Your PSU is the part that needs to be the most reliable part in your PC. The difference between a good and a bad one is that the bad one takes out more than your PSU alone. In most cases they take everything with them. Good ones don't do that.

    Prices are a direct reflection of this. This is for nearly everything PC Hardware related.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnOwBunZz View Post
    Your PSU is the part that needs to be the most reliable part in your PC. The difference between a good and a bad one is that the bad one takes out more than your PSU alone. In most cases they take everything with them. Good ones don't do that.

    Prices are a direct reflection of this. This is for nearly everything PC Hardware related.
    I'm not sure I agree with your assessment.

    It has four eggs out of five with over 3k reviews. I will take my chances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnOwBunZz View Post
    That PSU is a big no-no. A 600W for 44USD?...
    I don't even think she'll need the 600W PSU for the 7770 & 8320

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    http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

    Tier 5, it says so on newegg's own forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnOwBunZz View Post
    http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

    Tier 5, it says so on newegg's own forum.
    That list was compiled in 2008. Technology has improved since then. Is it still relevant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TuxedoSam View Post
    That list was compiled in 2008. Technology has improved since then. Is it still relevant?
    Last Update of this list was on 09/26/2013

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phanein View Post
    Last Update of this list was on 09/26/2013
    I was just about to delete my comment, but I am too late.

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    I'm going to read all or most of the one egg reviews. I don't really want to go through the trouble of returning it, but if I find substantial evidence of computers exploding, I will reconsider.

    In the meantime, does anyone have a better suggestion of a 600W PSU that's cheap and reliable?
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    I only go for PSUs that are at least 70USD or more... So... What's your definition of cheap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnOwBunZz View Post
    I only go for PSUs that are at least 70USD or more... So... What's your definition of cheap?
    Inexpensive-cheap. It can be quality-cheap as long as there won't be a chance of it exploding my computer when it decides to die. It would also be nice if the wattage its labeled as is the actual wattage it contains. I suppose I'm fine with 500W, but I wanted to leave room in case I upgrade my PC in the near future to a stronger gaming rig. I don't really want to replace parts if I don't have to.

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151096

    I don't think I can find any better for that price atm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnOwBunZz View Post
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151096

    I don't think I can find any better for that price atm.
    Ok, thanks!

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    Why not spend a little more money (I think like $4-$5) and get a R7 260X. It's the equivalent or slightly better than the 7790.

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    Honestly if you're going to be solely gaming.

    I'd recommend the core I3 4430. It has hyper threading, and in gaming benchmarks It actually plays on the same level as higher end Intel chips. So no bottleneck.

    Also it uses significantly less power than that AMD cpu.

    Memory, Here is a great deal on the G.SKILL Trident 8GB (2 x 4G 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...tem=20-231-621

    G skill is renown for producing high quality memory for reasonable prices.

    With that you just saved 40$ off your current chips, you can put that towards a better gpu.

    Which I will recommend the R9 270x.

    As for your psw. You'll want to use the evga 500B. It's 50$ and will power your pc. The reason that psw has so many reviews is because it's the alotted amount for every psu in that line.

    Price doesn't always affect quality. Because my Ocz 550W in my old rig has been running almost 24/7 hooked up to a i7 920/gtx 470 and it's been running without a hiccup for 3 years now.. that psu was only 55$.

    You will always roll the dice when it comes to ordering pc parts online. Sometimes you just get a bad one, but there's thousands of people placing orders everyday, maybe only a handful of them will actually take the time to leave a review.. you can't always believe what you hear.
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    I already bought everything. I'm just waiting on the MoBo, HDD, case, and windows 7 to arrive. Also, I spent $130 on the CPU, not $160.

    Trey, that RAM suggestion is 8 GB less than the RAM I purchased, which I also got like $20 off of the full price. I basically bought everything during sales and used coupons.

    Thanks for the help. I'll prob post pictures when I build it.

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    Why the hell did you cheapen out on components?

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    I don't think $700 is that cheap for what I need it for. I don't play extremely intensive games. I don't need an overkill PC.

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