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March 2, 2011 4:03:19 PM

Hi,

I´d like to build my first gaming PC. I´ve chosen some components but I am not 100% sure if they are compatible. There are many good recomended builds here on this site but the thing is, that many components have usually higher price here in Slovakia and some are not available. That´s why I hade to make some alternative choices. Could you check my list of chosen components and give some suggestions? Thank you.

Approximate Purchase Date: the closer the better

Budget Range: max. 780 USD After Rebates

System Usage: gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Country of Origin: Slovakia

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.hej.sk, http://www.alza.cz/EN/

Parts Preferences: no preferences

Overclocking: No

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Parts:

Motherboard: Asus P7P55D
http://www.alza.cz/EN/asus-p7p55d-d133935.htm

CPU: Intel core i3-550
http://www.alza.cz/EN/intel-core-i3-550-dual-core-d1708...

CPU cooler: XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283
http://www.alza.cz/EN/xigmatek-gaia-sd1283-heatpipe-coo...

graphics: 2x MSI N460GTX-SE CYCLONE
http://www.alza.cz/EN/msi-n460gtx-se-cyclone-1gd5-oc-md...

case: EUROCASE MiddleTower N800
http://www.alza.cz/EN/eurocase-middletower-n800-cerna-d...

Fans: 2x ARCTIC FAN 12 PRO
http://www.alza.cz/EN/arctic-fan-12-pro-d126980.htm

Power supply: CORSAIR CX500
http://www.alza.cz/EN/corsair-cx500-d202097.htm

Memory: KINGSTON 4GB KIT DDR3 1600MHz CL9-9-9-27 HyperX blu Edition
http://www.alza.cz/EN/kingston-4gb-kit-ddr3-1600mhz-cl9...

Hard drive: WESTERN DIGITAL Caviar Green 1000GB 64MB cache
http://www.alza.cz/EN/western-digital-caviar-green-1000...

Optical: reusing an old DVD-ROM: LITE-ON COMBO SOHC-4836K

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Is the 500W power supply strong enough? Is it reasonable to have 2x graphic cards?

March 2, 2011 4:15:19 PM

I'd reccomend upgrading to a high quality 600W PSU for sli , but your motherboard isn't SLI compatible, maybe get the p7p55d pro
March 2, 2011 4:22:49 PM

You arent going to be able to run 2 GTX 460s off of a 500CX, you will need a good 650W unit for that. Look for a 650W unit from Seasonic, XFX, Corsair, or Antec. That site looks to have a good deal on the Seasonic SS-750HT
http://www.alza.cz/seasonic-ss-750ht-f3-d167080.htm
March 3, 2011 10:59:40 AM

Hi hunter315,

Thanks for your suggestion. I´ve made some changes in selected components due to budget restrictions. Could you check if these parts are compatible and if it will work? Thank you.

Budget Range: max. 700 USD After Rebates

Parts:


Motherboard: MSI P55-GD55 (cca 102$) (it should have SLI so I can add another graphic card later)
http://www.alza.cz/EN/msi-p55-gd55-d146075.htm


CPU: Intel core i3-550 (125$)
http://www.alza.cz/EN/intel-core-i [...] 170818.htm


CPU cooler: XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 (30$)
http://www.alza.cz/EN/xigmatek-gai [...] 195076.htm


graphics: EVGA GeForce GTX460 External Exhaust (196$) (I plan to add another one later)
http://www.alza.cz/EN/evga-geforce-gtx460-external-exha...


case: EUROCASE MiddleTower N800 (25$)
http://www.alza.cz/EN/eurocase-mid [...] 161427.htm


Fans: 2x ARCTIC FAN 12 PRO (9$)
http://www.alza.cz/EN/arctic-fan-12-pro-d126980.htm


Power supply: CORSAIR TX650 (90$) (you suggested Seasonic SS-750HT on that site from which i plan to buy but it is not available there anymore - it was a good deal, you were right)
http://www.alza.cz/EN/pocitacovy-zdroj-corsair-tx650-d8...


Memory: KINGSTON 4GB KIT DDR3 1600MHz CL9-9-9-27 HyperX blu Edition (50$)
http://www.alza.cz/EN/kingston-4gb [...] 202309.htm


Hard drive: WSEAGATE Barracuda 7200.12 1000GB SATA II (64$)
http://www.alza.cz/EN/pevny-disk-seagate-barracuda-7200...


Optical: reusing an old DVD-ROM: LITE-ON COMBO SOHC-4836K

Total: 691$
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