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January 25, 2011 4:36:29 PM

Hello,

So well i decided to build myself a new system. I want you to give me some adivce or tell me what should i maybe change. This PC will be mostly used for gaming, i want to run CSS with a lot of fps (i play it on low resolution). And i want to overclock it afterwards aswell, so would be nice if you could tell me how far could i go with this setup.

Mainboard S-1155 ASUS P8P67 Pro, ATX
Prozessor INTEL Core i5 - 2500K, 3,30GHz, LGA1155, Quad-Core, Boxed
PSU ATX 650 Watt, CORSAIR 650TX, 80Plus
GFX CARD ATI HD4850 512mb&256bit - keeping it from old pc for now, till i can buy a new one
DDR3-RAM KIT 4 GB, 1600 MHz, CL9, CORSAIR XMS3
CASE Midi THERMALTAKE M9
DVD-+R/-+RW SATA LG GH-22NS50, bulk,
HDD SATA II Samsung SpinPoint F4, 320 GB, 16MB Cache - from old PC


As in for CPU Cooler, the shop has only 1 S-1155 for sale, but i heard that u can use S-1156 for it aswell?
Would like to buy it from this site: http://www.ditech.at/gruppe/297/Peripherie_Plus_Kompone...

So i wan't ur advice about this Setup, i'm not sure about the PSU & RAM(maybe i should get 6GB instead as the price difference is not that big) and the CASE, would it all fit normally in?

Oh and i'm planning maybe on buying GTX 470, so i want the PSU to be good enough for the card.

Thanks

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January 25, 2011 5:32:38 PM

The Corsair PSU you listed is more than enough for the GTX 470
As for RAM, you will want a Dual-Channel 4GB or 8GB kit, not a tri-channel 3GB or 6GB kit. I went with the G.Skill 4GB DDR3-1600 dual channel kit with CL 7
For the cooler on my 2600K i went with the Hyper212+. I have my CPU overclocked to 4.5 24 x 7 using the hyper212+ and temps have not gone past 35c in any games i play, stress testing it does not go past 59c
For the Case i would go with a HAF 912 or an Antec 300, both are more than enough for what you listed.
January 25, 2011 5:57:18 PM

jonpaul37 said:
The Corsair PSU you listed is more than enough for the GTX 470
As for RAM, you will want a Dual-Channel 4GB or 8GB kit, not a tri-channel 3GB or 6GB kit. I went with the G.Skill 4GB DDR3-1600 dual channel kit with CL 7
For the cooler on my 2600K i went with the Hyper212+. I have my CPU overclocked to 4.5 24 x 7 using the hyper212+ and temps have not gone past 35c in any games i play, stress testing it does not go past 59c
For the Case i would go with a HAF 912 or an Antec 300, both are more than enough for what you listed.


DDR3-RAM KIT 4 GB, 1600 MHz, CL8, CORSAIR XMS3, so i guess this would be good?

And about the PSU, would it be good for GTX570 aswell? Coz i might buy that instead.
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January 25, 2011 6:18:56 PM

That build will last a couple years (with the exception of the video card).

It is more than sufficient for CSS I play DoDs with a similar build (but I have a gtx 570) and I get 500 fps at all times on all maps (but I turn fps_max down to 200).

I would suggest checking out the GTX 560 and maybe getting that rather than the 470.

I would however suggest that you upgrade the video card ASAP.
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January 25, 2011 6:40:07 PM

lukukz said:
DDR3-RAM KIT 4 GB, 1600 MHz, CL8, CORSAIR XMS3, so i guess this would be good?


And about the PSU, would it be good for GTX570 aswell? Coz i might buy that instead.




Yes, the RAM you chose if fine

You will be able to run a GTX 570 on that PSU but i might suggest going for a GTX 560 Ti that is due to release very soon (within a day or so)
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