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October 9, 2010 4:02:26 AM

New build for a decent gaming rig

Antec 900 case
GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7-875K 2.93GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Unlocked(going to OC 3.6ish)
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm sleeve CPU Cooler (extra fan for P/P)
MSI GTX 460 Hawk
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

Currently have a 650W EW Antec and was wondering IF I should upgrade to a 750 to be on the safe side or if the 650 would keep the system stable enough.

Any help would be appreciated, thank you.

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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
October 9, 2010 4:25:11 AM

you dont need 8 gig of ram for gaming .
4 is plenty

its also pretty easy to overclock an i5 760 , so IMO its not worth the extra cost to buy the i7 875k
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a c 122 B Homebuilt system
October 9, 2010 6:12:22 AM

Your PSU is powerful enough.
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 9, 2010 6:21:46 AM

Not sure if its good enough for two 460s, but your good for what you listed.
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 9, 2010 2:13:10 PM

Considering that his motherboard is not SLI capable, then he doesnt need to worry about adding a second card.
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 9, 2010 5:01:51 PM

Nobody throws away an Earthwatts 650. More than good enough for a single 460/470 with an OC'ed i7. (And RAID, and SSD, .... you get the picture). It's a keeper.

'Bout the RAM - Keep the 8 GBs only if you're looking at photo editing maybe. In that case, you might actually wanna add some more! For gaming, surfing & multimedia, as of now you dont need any more than 4.
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