Compatibility Check! ASAP!

Thanks to everyone who helped me with any questions I had, and helped me choose parts. Now I just need to know if these things will work together well (also, will the power supply power it all?):


HIS H575F1GDG Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail $144.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retail $90.99

ASUS P7P55 LX LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $119.99

COMBO: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail AND Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM $186.98

COMBO: Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I7860 - Retail AND G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retail $370.98

T13-1115 :: Coolmax CU-700B Power Supply - 700-Watt (from CompUSA.com, not newegg.com like all the others) $49.99 (after MIR)

TOTAL: $963.92


If you have any additions or substitutions (or thoughts in general), please let me know ASAP. I plan on ordering these items tonight!
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  1. Drop you second set of RAM (you don't need 8GB) and your PSU for this Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750 W PSU. You don't want to trust your new system to a Coolermax PSU.
  2. I wouldn't need 8GB of RAM? Even if I am either doing lots of video editing or playing graphics intense games?

    And the real reason I had chosen the Coolermax was because it was significantly cheaper. I'm trying to keep it as far down as possible. What would be a good wattage to use for this system, anyway? I was just making a guess at 700.
  3. Lots of video editing might justify it, but 4 should do the job nicely. Gaming doesn't need 4 and won't need 4 anytime soon.

    A 500-600W PSU will be more than needed.

    For gaming, an intel i5-750 is plenty, for photo editing it will do as well.

    However, you put an uberweak GPU in a system with very powerful other parts. Use the money saved in the above steps to get a better graphics card, a 5850 would be great. A fast CPU and big RAM memory mean nothing when they're not paired with a good GPU, especially in gaming where the GPU is by far the most important component.
  4. would this be an acceptable psu?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016

    also, the 5850 is VERY expensive. the ones I saw on newegg were $300. that poses a problem for my budget, especially because i still have yet to get a monitor (also, I am coming from an old system, with a gForce 7600 in it, so pretty much anything will be an improvement)
  5. It certainly would be a nice PSU.

    Yes, it's highly expensive. That's why I'd recommend to cut on parts that are stronger than needed (CPU, PSU) to get some budget set free. If a 5850 is out of reach, you can always go for a 5770 rather than a 5750, that's not that much of a price increase. Later on, when more budget becomes available, you can add another 5770 in crossfire for a nice performance boost.
  6. While games are important to me, I really am looking forward to having the hyperthreading technology with the i7 instead of the i5 (I did quite a bit of research whilest deciding). Being a student, I often have multiple programs open at once, many of them very processor and memory intensive. I think that I will take off the second set of RAM, and if I need it later on, I can always get more. Even the 5770 seems a bit pricey, but I might go with it, now that I have switched from a motherboard with usb 3.0 to a cheaper on without, and dropped the second memory set. I still need to get a good monitory, otherwise my new gpu wont do me any good, so it mostly depends on that.
  7. No, don't get the BP PSU.

    See the form in my sig, and it will be easier to help you out.
  8. Also, just drop down to a 750 with a micro-ATX board to save some money and upgrade your PSU and GPU

    Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215

    ASUS P7P55-M LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131605
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