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December 17, 2010 7:08:17 AM

hi is everything compatible here do you forsee any problems? I live in South africa and this is a budget build for photoshop and web design these are the components

Intel® Core™ i7 870 - 2.93GHz Quad Core, Socket 1156, 8MB L3, Intel DMI Interface, 45nm, x64 Support Intel VT, 3 Year Warranty

MSI® Intel H55 Chipset P31 - Intel i3/i5/i7 Socket 1156 series @ Front Side Bus : QPI 6.4GT/s - PS/2 KB&Mouse

Transcend® JetRam™ High-Performance 2GB DDR3-1333 240-Pin Module : CL9, 6-Layer PC Board, Life-Time Warranty X2


Thermaltake LitePower™ 500Watt, 8cm Low Noise Fan-2900R.P.M, ATX 12V 2.2, Dual +12V output circuit


Seagate® Barracuda™ 7200.12 Series - 500GB Serial ATA II (SATA2) Plus - Serial ATA 300 (3Gbps) With 16MB Cache @ 7200RPM - NCQ


SAMSUNG® BX2035 LED LCD - 20" Wide, 16:9 HD, 1600x900, 2ms Response Time, 5,000,000:1 Contrast Ratio, 250cd/m² Bright - D-SUB, DVI


GIGABYTE® X2 ATX Chassis - Black - Side Vented Panel - 4x 5.25" & 6x 3.5" Bays - Tool Free Design - 1x 120mm Fan - No PSU


I heard that its not good to put an i7 870 on an h55 board why? Im going to use onboard graphics for the moment and add a low end graphics card later there will be NO gaming, I heard that the onboard graphics is only on when you have an i3 or i5 is that true? and someone told me it was not advisable to use a gigabyte odin 585 watt PSU because its single rail is that true?

please i really need your help now urgently i have to order the PC today!

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December 17, 2010 2:50:07 PM

I am not 100% sure but I do believe that in order to use intel's integrated graphics, you will need an i5 or i3 because the graphics processor is now on the CPU. That means that you are limited to dual core options. You might as well just grab a cheap discrete graphics card for under $50 now and save yourself the hassle.

Also, a single rail in a PSU is usually regarded as being a good thing. This way, you can't overload one of the rails accidentally by connecting too much to it. This shouldn't be a problem for you though since you aren't gaming with high end graphics.
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December 17, 2010 2:56:30 PM

That's correct, you will need to use any i3 processor, i5 (any dual core series, excluding the quad 750 or 760) as they have their own built-in GPU.
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