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May 24, 2014 2:47:45 AM

I'm new here and i have a question. I want to build a desktop with following specs.

CPU: AMD FX-8350 Black Edition (PC3-14900 (DDR3-1866))
Moaderboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 (AMD 990FX)
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Tactical BLT2C4G3D1608ET3LX0CEU
Grafics: MSI Radeon R9 290 Gaming 4G
SSD: Crucial 2.5" M500 240GB
HD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST2000DM001, 2TB
Power: Cooler Master VS V550S
Cooler Master CM 690 III Closed

My question is of this compartments going to work well with each other?

I will be grateful if you can help me.

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May 24, 2014 3:04:47 AM

Yup, that'll all work nicely, you've got a good build there.
My only concern is the 550W PSU. At first I wasn't happy about the brand, though that seems to actually be a pretty good model. However, you're also cutting it pretty fine with 550W on a 275W GPU + 125W CPU. If you're never going to do any overclocking then you're probably fine. But both that CPU and GPU draw some serious power if you want to start overclocking. In which case you might be better looking at a 650W unit.

You can get a nice Corsair HX-650W from Newegg for $90 after MIR (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
Or, if you don't mind an older model with lower efficiency (still decent quality, just older design), the TX-650 for $70 after MIR: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Otherwise, all good!
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May 24, 2014 3:09:07 AM

Oh... I should have said that the (cheaper) TX-650 I listed isn't modular, so bear that in mind too.
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May 24, 2014 3:11:08 AM

Actually, turns out I'm an idiot and the TX-650 is actually $80 after MIR. In which case spending the extra $10 for a newer design, higher quality (HX series), gold efficiency and modular PSU is a no brainer. Ignore the tx-650 suggestion.
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May 24, 2014 4:06:15 AM

@rhysiam, Thank you very much for your quick answer! I will look further for a bigger PSU. Indeed, I think it's smarter to take a bigger PSU because if i want to expand my GPU performance later i will run short on my 550W
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May 24, 2014 4:08:42 AM

Thanks for the best answer, you're most welcome.

BTW - You can't run 2x290s from a 650W PSU. If you want that option down the track, you'd need an 850W PSU, and possibly look to 1KW if you want to do some overclocking too.
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May 24, 2014 7:57:47 AM

rhysiam said:
Thanks for the best answer, you're most welcome.

BTW - You can't run 2x290s from a 650W PSU. If you want that option down the track, you'd need an 850W PSU, and possibly look to 1KW if you want to do some overclocking too.


Thx! I found another motherboard: MSI 990FXA-GD80, it's a bit cheaper and i think also good enough. regard to PSU i will buy the big one indeed
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