Compatability Check for first ever build!

CPU = i3 - 540
MOBO = EVGA P55 SLI
PSU = Corsair tx-650
Memory: 4GB DDR3 1600mhz Corsair C9

Case: NZXT Lexa Blackline Blue


GPU = Galaxy GTX 460 768mb OCed (soon to add another)

(Can the tx650 take another 460 for SLI later?)

Just checking with you guys to make sure all compatible :)

Feel free to give suggestions as well! :P
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  1. The thing is, that's a dual core and more and more games run much better on quads.
    http://www.grandtheftpc.com/2010/03/list-of-quad-core-optimized-games.html
  2. The cards takes up nearly 320W at full load..... 2 of them are going to be tremendously higher if not double at full load...... since you're going to OC them , it's going to higher.....
    Plus you're going to OC your Proc too... :)
    So you definitely need a minimum of 800W Gold certified PSU.....
    And I have to agree with mosox on the quad core thing.... so you really need to work those 2 options out before you take the plunge.....
    You also need to check the Model of the Corsair RAM and make sure it's on the Mobo and CPUs compatibility list..... or you're going to have problems.....
  3. An intel quad is so much more expensive though! :P

    (withdraws several more notes from bank account)

    Okay fine. Revised system.


    ------------------------------------------------

    i5-760

    EVGA P55-SLI

    Corsair Tx650

    NZXT Lexa blackline

    Evga GTX 460 768mb Superclocked


    Any issues there? (Forget the SLI for now)
  4. Rather go AMD, but I have no idea what alyoshka is saying, the TX650 is more than enough for dual 460s plus a 760, both OCed to their max on air. the 460s take barely 150W each, the 320W he got is probably for the whole system.
  5. Phenom II X4 955
    some crossfire AM3 mobo, say ASRock 880G EXTREME3
    some CL7 or CL8 RAM, say, G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)
    Corsair Tx650
    some HD 6850
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/radeon-hd-6850-eah6850-ax6850,review-32056.html

    and you're set.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-975,2318-8.html
  6. Justification?

    I am really thinking of going 6850 now...the one less 6 pin is very useful :P


    But for the AMD switch?
  7. You can get the 760, it's good but more expensive and in gaming they're close to each other, I suggested a CPU closer to your initial price point. Also the mobo is more expensive, you need one with crossfire if you get the 6850.
  8. Timop said:
    Rather go AMD, but I have no idea what alyoshka is saying, the TX650 is more than enough for dual 460s plus a 760, both OCed to their max on air. the 460s take barely 150W each, the 320W he got is probably for the whole system.


    A Single normal nvidia 460 takes about 250Watts under load, at idle it's around 120Watts...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162058
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2010/07/12/nvidia-geforce-gtx-460-768mb-gpu-review/11

    I hope that cleared the power calculations.... if still indoubt check the site of the maker..... they recommend a minimum of 450Watts for one card.....
  9. alyoshka said:
    A Single normal nvidia 460 takes about 250Watts under load, at idle it's around 120Watts...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162058
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2010/07/12/nvidia-geforce-gtx-460-768mb-gpu-review/11

    I hope that cleared the power calculations.... if still indoubt check the site of the maker..... they recommend a minimum of 450Watts for one card.....
    http://images.hardwarecanucks.com/image//skymtl/GPU/GTX-460/GTX-460-67.jpg

    Thats clearly states
    Quote:
    Watts at socket

    which is the power consumption of the whole system (CPU+HDD+Mobo, everything) without factoring PSU efficiency.

    Heres the chart for the card alone:
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