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    same form factor, so i guess it should fit.
    get a tube of termalpaste when you order your parts, and a cleaning kit ( example: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/37...?tl=g8c123s248 )
    since i guess the cooler you have now its been used before ( if so the paste thats been on it is used and you need to aply new ) , if its new and unused disregard the TIM and cleaners.
    and by the way, there is 4 difrent models of the "x" series of PSU from corsair.
    http://www.corsair.com/us/power-supply-units.html

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    Why great advice,I'm really enjoying myself in this.im reading as much as possible and have downloaded the guide to build your own PC.

    Instead of the 7970HD what about 2x7950's crossfire?

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    order a antistatic wrist band when you order your parts, unless you have one.
    static + electronics = POFF

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    Intel® Core™ i5-2310 Processor - Already owned
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    IF he wants to upgrade on this chino, he have to switch out the PSU ( for a graphic card upgrade )

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    A 760W PSU is more than enough for a 7970 Crossfire, kkn. Don't worry about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chino View Post
    A 760W PSU is more than enough for a 7970 Crossfire, kkn. Don't worry about it.
    If he won't OC... but it would be very close to the lower limits anyway...

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    While future proofing is a good thing, let's try not to overthink things. With a tight budget as this we're not going to drop in a 1000w PSU either. It's his first gaming build after all. Besides a single 7970 runs most if not all games at decent settings.

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    Do try to see if you can get combos.. They should be cheaper.. If not, if you have some1 you know travelling to US and, returning back, you can ask them to get the components from Microcenter.. They have the cheapest deals!! If you have a 7970, you can always go for MVG.. It should have no problems playing any modern games (for me, if it can run Crysis 3 maxed out, it more than future proof!! Cause it can't get more futuristic and, awesome than tat. ). Also, I feel a 760W PSU should be fine for the build.. In case you have any plans of having a crossfire set up, you may have to get a MVF and, a 850W PSU should suffice your needs.. However, you can always go for crossfire 7850 even on MVG.. Please do look for combos.. It may help you out in your budget..
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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array Silver Wolf PC Specs
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    Just thought I would mention, although you already have a case since your a MAC user why don't you take a look at some Lian Li cases sure it's always going to be a Windows box but at least you can make it physically look like a MAC lol. Just some food for thought if your interested

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