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April 20, 2011 1:17:12 PM

Will the 450W PSU in this case handle this configuration? I'm planning on using integrated video and external USB3.0 drive for storage.

Is there a better memory selection for this setup?

Thanks for your feedback.

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http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...


1 ASUS P8H67-M EVO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

1 Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor 1 G.SKILL

Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL

1 Corsair Performance 3 Series CSSD-P364GB2-BRKT 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

1 LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

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April 20, 2011 2:00:17 PM

Memory selection is fine.

PSU wise it depends on the brand. There's a major difference btwn a cheap 450W PSU and a good 450w PSU.

A 450W seasonic for example can run it fine, while a 450w diablotek would not.

If you're in the US, newegg has a great deal on their x650 for $100 right now, which puts it at the same price as their 460W 80+ gold.

Use promo code EMCYTZT412
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you want a cheaper PSU, this Earthwatts 430 is $45, and fine for your system.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 20, 2011 3:00:22 PM

Do you already have the parts you've listed? I would advise against the 2500K for an H67 setup, since you can't OC on the H67 boards.
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April 20, 2011 3:09:12 PM

boiler1990 said:
Do you already have the parts you've listed? I would advise against the 2500K for an H67 setup, since you can't OC on the H67 boards.


My plan is to OC the on-board GPU. The small form factor is a critical requirement, as a result I need to keep the power consumption/heat as low as possible.
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April 20, 2011 6:22:20 PM

Why not purchase an inexpensive dedicated GPU? I don't see your plan.
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April 27, 2011 1:04:53 AM

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