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October 19, 2010 4:40:23 PM

Hi everyone at Tom's Hardware!

This is my final build (the one I would like to purchase in a short period of time). The reason for why I'm posting here is that I would like to know if these parts are compatible/ or not compatible with each other:

ZOTAC GEFORCE GTX 480 1536MB PCI-E DVI/HDMI
SAMSUNG DVD±R/RW/RAM DL 22X SATA
DESKSTAR 7K1000.C 1TB 7200RPM SATA/300 32MB
CORSAIR 6GB DDR3 XMS3 INTEL I7 9XX PC12800 1600MHZ CL9 (3X2GB)
INTEL CORE I7 950 3.06GHZ 8MB S-1366
COOLER MASTER MIDITOWER CM 690 II ADVANCED ATX BLACK

For example, does my PSU support my motherboard and vice versa? Because I'm really confused in this ATX12V/EPS12V business (link to psu and mobo down bellow):

ASUS P6X58D-E X58 S-1366 ATX
http://www.asus.se/product.aspx?P_ID...DbB&templete=2

CORSAIR AX 1200W PROFESSIONAL SERIES MODULAR PSU
http://www.corsair.com/products/ax1200/default.aspx

:??:  Q1 - Does my power supply support my motherboard and vice versa (such as the right type of CPU and MOBO power connections/cables?

Professional advice/help is required!

Best Regards
/M9A2
October 19, 2010 4:55:50 PM

I would go with a 1000hx as psu because a non-modular psu is horrible.

I'd get a higher end case because a budget case for abuild like this is pathetic frankly.

The ram bavman mentioned isn't better than the dominators but it's faster at stock so it may be a better choice.
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October 19, 2010 4:57:39 PM

Thanks for your feedback bavman!

So what you're saying is simply that my CPU and MOBO power connections/cables are all compatible with my PSU and therefore I don't have do worry about this ''issue''?
October 19, 2010 4:59:51 PM

I think I'll buy an Antec Twelve Hundred case sometime in the future. This is because I'm already ''way'' over my budget. Thanks thou for you feedback Somebody_007!
October 19, 2010 6:24:01 PM

If you're already over budget then here are some hcnages to save you money while keeping performance higher or on par.

GPU: 0.7gb 460 sli(auite a bit faster and cheaper than a 480, but no upgrade path.) opt for the 1gb if you can afford it though.

get the ram bavman mentioned

Drop down to a corsair 850hx or 850tx if it's to expensive.

Get an asus sabertooth x58 mobo which uses better parts but has less useless features to sum up.

Hope that puts you more in the budget range you're looking for ;) 
October 19, 2010 7:53:05 PM

If he's gonna go with a 460 than get another one later i dont think a 850w psu will be necessary.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-460-sli...

according to this test done a while back, 2 in sli on an i7 will consume 470...so a corsair 650tx would be good enough and will save around $40ish.
October 19, 2010 8:45:46 PM

I would get 2 right of the bat really but still you're right 650w will do I'd go for a 750w to ensure the possibility of heavy OC and upgrades because 460s have great potential.

I'd still get the 750hx though non-modular PSUs are a mess.
October 19, 2010 8:48:07 PM

Somebody_007 said:
I would get 2 right of the bat really but still you're right 650w will do I'd go for a 750w to ensure the possibility of heavy OC and upgrades because 460s have great potential.

I'd still get the 750hx though non-modular PSUs are a mess.

I'm not rich and still ''new'' to computers = This might be a bad combination, still I'm willing to try my best.
Why do I want a 1200W PSU = Because in the future I might buy another one.

But obviously you guys are telling me that this a ''good build'' - that will work, right?
October 19, 2010 9:09:13 PM

I meant getting 2 460s 0.7gb of the bat which is cheaper than the 480 you originally mentioned. Now you're orgignal build will work and it's pretty good but there money wasted if you are concerned about money make the changes I stated to get a better build for less.

If you still disagree just get your original build and waste the money ^^
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