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New build, seeking feedback.

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July 10, 2010 8:26:53 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week.

BUDGET RANGE: Trying to keep it ~$700

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, general use.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Monitor, Mouse, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S.

PARTS PREFERENCES: Best for the money.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe sometime in the future.

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900


About to build a new computer for my little brother and was looking for some feedback about this one. Parts I'm currently looking at are:

Case/PSU: Antec Two Hundred S+Antec earthwatts 500W

CPU/Mobo: Phenom II X4 955+MSI 870A-G54

GPU: XFX Radeon 5770

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB DDR3 1333 7-7-7-21

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB

CD/DVD: LG DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model GH24NS50 - OEM

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July 10, 2010 8:35:27 AM

It's a good build, but not sure if the PSU is powerfull enough, you may want to throw in a 550W PSU. That's just my opinion, this may be enough.
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July 10, 2010 9:15:49 AM

Looks good to go and PSU is a decent 80+ certified 500watter
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July 10, 2010 9:26:10 AM

Yep that PSU is fine.
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July 10, 2010 11:45:08 AM

For the video card you selected the minimum PSU recommended is 450 Watts. Manufacturers recommend this under ideal conditions; almost lab conditions.

To provide for aging of the caps, some future changes/mods, etc., I would go for a 600 to 650 Watts PSU. Watch Newegg's Shell Shocker deals; now 3 deals daily, for some great prices for PSUs in this range. Do buy a good brand like Corsair.
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