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March 15, 2011 8:20:18 PM

Hey guys im new here. :D  anyways i just bought my parts for my budget build(first build too) and im wondering if my parts are not bottle necking and that they are good quality parts. i researched a tons but im skeptical about the psu (raidmax) :( 

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

APEVIA CF12SL-UBL 120mm Blue LED Case Fan 7.99

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

MSI N450GTS-M2D1GD5/OC GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card 124.99

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

AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - C3 Revision HDZ555WFGMBOX 89.99

actually got combo deal with gpu :D 

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

A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600GB2G9-2G 47.99 combo with psu :( 

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

RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular LED Power Supply 39.98

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

ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM 17.99

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

ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard 118.99

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

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 59.99 :D 

im thinking about returning the psu and ram and maybe get a corsair psu combo deal or if not a corsair power supply and some gskill 1600 ram.

i just dont want to fry my computer with that raidmax :(  Help guys!

March 20, 2011 8:04:37 PM

-PSU
By the looks of things, I'd go with a different power supply. The Raidmax you picked is alright, just not great. Also you don't need that much power. The newegg PSU calculator overestimates, so you'd be fine with something like a 450 or 500 watt psu (you're well within the clear with those). I'd recommend the 500 Watt from Corsair: all their stuff is quality.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139018


-RAM
For your ram, you could probably go with some 1333 G.skill ripjaws. You won't notice the difference between 1333 and 1600 ram, so save some money there.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231275

-MOTHERBOARD
Looking at what you picked, for a budget build it seems quite excessive. The board itself nice, but too much money for a budget build. Also, it has 2 PCI2.0e16 lanes, and unless you are going to definitely SLI then you don't need that many. And if you were planning to in the future I wouldn't recommend doing it with the GTS 450. I'd recommend the following as it has good ratings, and has all the bells and whistles you should need, and it's much cheaper:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130293

-HARD DRIVE(S)
I notice you didn't list these in your parts. Do you already have some? Either way I'd always recommend at least 2 hard drives; one for your data and one for backup. The things that are most likely to fail in your computer are the hard drives.

...otherwise everything else seems just fine. I like the HAF, fun computer case!
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March 21, 2011 3:04:06 AM

thanks so much for your feedback. yeah im going to return the psu and get the corsair psu(probably the 500w). the mother board i got im actually quite happy with and its temps are real cool. the ram i have i was able to get the timings to 9-9-9-24 but i can set it to 1033 but idk?yeah i got the gts450 more for a single gpu card. i have a 1tb hardrive and a 250 gig back up:D 
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