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First Time Build Help - Will it Work?

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July 19, 2013 5:10:43 PM

Hi, I need some clarity on whether this build will be compatible with one another and how long this completed computer will last. Also will 500w be a safe PSU? Thanks for the help here are the specs:

Case: NZXT Source 210 ATX Mid Tower Case
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-Bit
Optical Drive: Samsung Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive
Wireless Adapter: Rosewill RNX-NI180UB IEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0. Up to 300MBPS

Now the meat of it:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz LGA 1155 Quad-Core
Motherboard: ASUS H61M-E Micro ATX Intel LGA 1155
RAM: Team Elite 8GB 240 Pin DDR3 1333 1.5V
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500gb 7200 RPM 3.5''
PSU: CORSAI CX500M 500 Watts Modular Power Supply (Is this enough or too many for 4-5 years?)

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a c 89 ) Power supply
a b $ Windows 7
a c 123 U Graphics card
July 19, 2013 5:43:50 PM

Get an h77 motherboard. That boad requires a BIOS update to use an ivy bridge CPU and it is old.

500w is fine. This will play modern games at high settings. Don't expect to max everything though. High settings is where you will be.
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July 19, 2013 6:04:51 PM

tiny voices said:
Get an h77 motherboard. That boad requires a BIOS update to use an ivy bridge CPU and it is old.

500w is fine. This will play modern games at high settings. Don't expect to max everything though. High settings is where you will be.


Thanks for the recommendation I just upgraded the motherboard to a ''Foxconn H77MXV-D Intel H77 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard'' while staying in my budget. High settings? That's great news I was setting (no pun intended) my expectations on medium. Thanks for the information.
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a c 89 ) Power supply
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a c 123 U Graphics card
July 20, 2013 6:19:11 AM

I would not get a foxconn motherboard. Stick with reputable companies like MSI, ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte.
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