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Will this system work?

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October 28, 2010 10:36:51 AM

I asked my friend for a list of specs for a new computer and he gave me this.
Intel i5 760 2.8 ghz
4G Kit ddr3 G.Skill-Ripjaws 1333
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
G-B P55A-UD3
Hitachi (Japanese Brand) SATA 500G
Raidmax Ninja
A-Power 680watt

I asked if everything was compatible and he said maybe so I got worried that I would be wasting money so I ask will the system work?

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October 28, 2010 1:22:12 PM

That will work, but I'm not sure that the PSU is going to be a very good one. You only probably need a 500watt one for starters, try and get a better brand (Antec, Corsair, OCZ, Coolermaster, XFX......) The rest of that stuff is compatible. Dont forget your optical drive!! Not expensive. $20 or so, maybe £12-15/euros......
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October 28, 2010 1:49:11 PM

If ya want USB 3 / SATA 3 compatability for future use, I'd switch to an Asus board.

ASUS P7P55D-E w/ Intel i5-760 Combo - $125

Up to DDR3-1600 for better overclockability

OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 Model CAS 6 OCZ3P1600C6LV4GK - $82 (inc. free 4 GB Flash Drive)

EVGA 01G-P3-1372-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked 1GB

With a $15 difference between a 500 GB and 1000 GB drive, I'd invest in the larger. Brand not really significant, pick the one that best fits your apps, but avoid lemons like the 7200.11 (7200.12 is fine, the 11's had a firmware issue)

Case / PSU - Antec Nine Hundred + EA650 Power Supply - $99
$40 off w/ promo code EMCZYNT58, ends 11/1

CPU Cooler - Scythe Mugen 2 - 2100

TIM - MASSCOOL G751 Shin-Etsu Thermal Interface Material

Optical Drive - ASUS Black SATA 24X Burner with E-Hammer Software LightScribe Support - OEM
10% off w/ promo code EMCZYNW77, ends 11/3