SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Some gaming, school, possibly some photoshop
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, tigerdirect, amazon
PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type
OVERCLOCKING: Yes (Mild overclocking) SLI/CROSSFIRE: NO
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600x900
Hi. I just wanted to know if these parts will fit together. Also I have not made a decision yet, but I am thinking of swapping the 5770 for the 4890. I heard that the 4890 consumes a lot of power. Will the 500w psu suffice?
Looks good to me. You listed mild overclocking. I would suggest a cheap and good aftermarket cooler like the Hyper212+. Currently out of stock at newegg, but you should be able to find it somewhere else just as cheap or wait until it is back in stock.
A 500w should be sufficient for a single card. However you may be able to find some sweet deals through this weekend on a better PSU.
Ok thanks for the help. I ended up going with the setup that I put up. The mobo is a bit too expensive for me and I couldn't switch out the psu for a bigger one. I hope that the ram I chose is compatible with the mobo. It seems like a quite a few people had some issues with ram compatibility. I also got one more question. Do I need to have a cooler to overclock? I just want to overclock it slightly without changing the voltages or anything like that. Would it be safe w/o it and also would the 500w psu be enough to overclock?