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a b 4 Gaming
March 13, 2011 5:38:41 PM

hi I'm going to build my own gaming PC for the first time but not sure what PSU i would need for the setup, also if there would be any problems with any conflicting components thanks for taking the time to look over.

GFX card: Asus GeForce GTX 480

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz
CPU COOLER: Corsair A50

MOBO: Asus P8P67 PRO Intel P67 (Socket 1155)

CASE: Antec 1200 Twelve Hundred

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 6GB

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

HD: Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB

OP: Samsung SH-S223C/BEBE 22x DVD±RW

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March 13, 2011 5:49:32 PM

a good 650w should be efficient, and it should give some room for over clocking. For SLI 480's I would reccomend a 700w-750w, with 2 6pins and 2 8pins.

Antec, Corsair, Seasonic and XFX are good manufacturers

Your system seems pretty good, if you have the money I would recommend windows 7 pro, just because you most likely wouldn't be able to play Crysis, or Crysis:warhead without xp mode.
a b 4 Gaming
March 13, 2011 5:59:50 PM

your case is a bit big for what your gonna put in it. save a few quid and get the smaller 900 mk2. it looks just as good and you will get more efficient airflow over your components. (also leaving a little extra for a better o.s.)
as said a 650w psu will be fine for a single card setup...
as for running games. xp mode is a good idea but not needed for crysis (i have 7 ultimate and dont run either version in xp mode)
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March 13, 2011 6:15:36 PM

really! I learn things new everyday thanks HEXiT
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a b 4 Gaming
March 13, 2011 8:02:21 PM

HEXiT said:
your case is a bit big for what your gonna put in it. save a few quid and get the smaller 900 mk2. it looks just as good and you will get more efficient airflow over your components. (also leaving a little extra for a better o.s.)
as said a 650w psu will be fine for a single card setup...
as for running games. xp mode is a good idea but not needed for crysis (i have 7 ultimate and dont run either version in xp mode)


thanks for that i am now going to get the case you recommended will the components i have chose all run well together?
a b 4 Gaming
March 13, 2011 9:00:17 PM

I don't know who caught that, but P67 is not triple channel. It is dual channel.

You should be getting a 4gb kit (2x2gb) or an 8gb kit (2x4gb).
Drop the 480 GTX, it's way to power consuming and runs way to hot. You should look at the 560 Ti. Much cheaper but still could easily be overclocked to the 480/570's level.

Motherboard to look at, check out the Asrock Extreme4 P67.
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1098/pg2/asrock-e...
March 13, 2011 10:39:37 PM

...nice catch, but I didn't know the asrock extreme4 was out yet, it's definately not at Newegg.

The p8p67-M Pro which is a micro atx version of the one the OP is using is 149.99 I don't think you could get any cheaper than that, for a multi-GPU board with sata III and USB 3.
a b 4 Gaming
March 13, 2011 10:57:29 PM

Most cards are dual-slots now. IE 6850/460 1GB/6870/6950/560Ti ETC ETC. There are no single slot version of them because they run hot. Micro-ATX is way to small to fit 2 dual slot cards. Just saying.

the Extreme4 P67 has all of the features of that board in ATX form with 3 PCI 16x 2.0 slots.
a c 237 4 Gaming
March 14, 2011 2:48:36 AM

The 480 is a bit "outdated". I'd look at the 570 in that price range. $320 with Just Cause 2 and Mafia II
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'd take the Scythe Mugen 2 over the A50
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

RAM - 4GB (2 x 3GB) or 8GB (2 x 4GB) not 6GB .... triple channel is for 1366 systems not 1555/56. Also skip the useless tall heatsinks which are just there to "look cool". Go low profile to avoid CPU heat sink interference issues.

CAS 9 $98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CAS 7 $149
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The 1200 is a great case, but the new version of the 1200 is the DF-85 (same price).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The 1200 and DF-85 are specifically manufactured to take CPX form factor PSU's. To not take advantage of what this form factor (runs extremely cool and extremely quiet) has to offer would be puzzling. It gets a 10.0 performance rating from jonnyguru.com With a 480 or 570, adding the 2nd card in the future in SLI, would put you in 850 watter territory. With just one, I'd do a 650 watter but since the CP-850 is the same cost as the decent 650 watters, the CP-850 is the obvious choice.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Read the reviews:

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article971-page7.html

Quote:
The Antec CP-850 is a superlative power supply by almost any standard. Its electrical performance is up at the level of its more expensive brethren, the Signature 650 and 850, and Seasonic's flagship, the M12D-850: Voltage regulation is extremely tight for all the lines at all loads, and the ripple noise is amazingly low.

The [CPX form factor] is an obviously unfair advantage for the CP-850... but what of it? Antec has used an integrated systems approach for its CP-850 and its best cases, and if that approach is an advantage over all other case/PSU combinations, then, all the more power to Antec!

For the quiet-seeking computer gaming enthusiast, the CP-850 (along with any of the [four] compatible cases [1200, DF-85, P193, P183) is something of a godsend. Fantastically stable power, super low noise at any power load, long expected reliability due to excellent cooling, modular cabling, and all at a price that's no higher than many high end 6~700W models. That you're limited to one of [four] well-executed high cases from Antec — one mostly for silence (P183), one mostly for gaming (1200 [& DF-85]) and one that's really an ultimate everyman case (P193) — is not exactly a hardship either.

The CP-850 is non-standard, but compelling, and in its typical application, as powerful and quiet a PSU as anyone will ever need.


http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

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the CP-850 will be flat out untouchable. It is completely unmatched by any ATX unit on the market I can think of. You'd have to spend twice as much as this thing costs to find the next best thing, performance wise.

March 18, 2011 1:20:21 AM

aznshinobi said:
Most cards are dual-slots now. IE 6850/460 1GB/6870/6950/560Ti ETC ETC. There are no single slot version of them because they run hot. Micro-ATX is way to small to fit 2 dual slot cards. Just saying.

the Extreme4 P67 has all of the features of that board in ATX form with 3 PCI 16x 2.0 slots.


Yes, I realize that most cards are dual slotted, but i could have swore on my life that you could get away with a Multi-GPU setup on mATX :??:  . Oh well, as long as the OP gets the help he needs...
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