Will this work? Are these components compatible?


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



Motherboard: Asus P7P55D

CPU: Intel core i3-550

CPU cooler: XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283

graphics: 2x MSI N460GTX-SE CYCLONE

case: EUROCASE MiddleTower N800

Fans: 2x ARCTIC FAN 12 PRO

Power supply: CORSAIR CX500

Memory: KINGSTON 4GB KIT DDR3 1600MHz CL9-9-9-27 HyperX blu Edition

Hard drive: WESTERN DIGITAL Caviar Green 1000GB 64MB cache

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

Is the 500W power supply strong enough? Is it reasonable to have 2x graphic cards?
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  1. I'd reccomend upgrading to a high quality 600W PSU for sli , but your motherboard isn't SLI compatible, maybe get the p7p55d pro
  2. 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
  3. 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


    Motherboard: MSI P55-GD55 (cca 102$) (it should have SLI so I can add another graphic card later)

    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)

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

    Fans: 2x ARCTIC FAN 12 PRO (9$)

    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)

    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$)

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

    Total: 691$
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