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January 25, 2014 9:31:06 AM

Right, first off it's a simple and quick question.. The build I am going to do isn't for terribly high end gaming but it will do good for it at the moment and I suppose it's a bit more than just level entry but it's for a friend who literally only wants to play Skyrim on high to ultra settings, the following built should be good, but I'm not exactly an expert and I've never quite wrapped my head around how PSU's work, on to my components and question:

In this build it I will be upgrading from this computer here

http://www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-660/pd?oc=cd6612&mode...

I am going to upgrade the RAM, GPU, CPU and PSU,

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Graphics-BX80646I74770-Ge...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/GIGABYTE-GDDR5-Display-Windforc...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMX8GX3M2B1600C9-Perfor...

Now the card requires a minimum of 600w to power it, and the CPU requires 84w will the following PSU be able to power these components without issue?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Builder-Series-Modular-...

It's only a quick question for a quick solution.

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January 25, 2014 10:23:40 AM

The 600 watt power supply recommendation is actually for the entire system. IOW, you should be able to run your entire system on a 600 watt power supply. That said, the Corsair 750 you linked is more than enough.

As for your proposed upgrade, that 4th Gen processor (socket 1150) will not work on that 3rd Gen motherboard (socket 1155). Look for an Intel Core I5-3570.

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January 25, 2014 5:18:04 PM

Wolfshadw said:
The 600 watt power supply recommendation is actually for the entire system. IOW, you should be able to run your entire system on a 600 watt power supply. That said, the Corsair 750 you linked is more than enough.

As for your proposed upgrade, that 4th Gen processor (socket 1150) will not work on that 3rd Gen motherboard (socket 1155). Look for an Intel Core I5-3570.

-Wolf sends


Okay, that's good but just one thing.. I didn't link a motherboard? The motherboard in the PC actually has a Intel Core i3 3240 in it, which is a socket 1150 but then again online it also says that the Intel Core i3 3240 is a dual-core CPU but not according to DxDiag which tells me it's actually a socket 1155 quad-core... strange, well the CPU is a 3rd generation quad core, so as is that is enough, I did however find I needed a replacement for the motherboard in the system, so I replaced it with http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Builder-Series-Modular-... a motherboard which is not only socket 1150 but also supports 4th Gen Intel CPU's?
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a c 86 à CPUs
January 25, 2014 5:40:03 PM

Check your links. You just said you replaced the motherboard with a power supply. hehe

I based my comments on the specs of the computer you linked. The Intel Core I3-3240 is a dual-core, 3rd Generation (Ivy Bridge) Socket 1155 processor (source).

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February 7, 2014 1:00:45 PM

Wolfshadw said:
Check your links. You just said you replaced the motherboard with a power supply. hehe

I based my comments on the specs of the computer you linked. The Intel Core I3-3240 is a dual-core, 3rd Generation (Ivy Bridge) Socket 1155 processor (source).

-Wolf sends


Ahh this was a crappy build I did when I was hadn't changed my mind, I have changed mind and done another build which I am using right now that is a beast :p  great too considering that it was YOU who replied, I'm honored XD
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