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April 30, 2011 1:22:40 PM


First Post/ PC build...Just want to check compatibility with you guys before I go ahead. Current PC's got an integrated geforce 7050 (lol) so this should be quite a difference. Heres the specs:

Core i5 2500 3.3GHz
2x Corsair 2GB DDR3 1333MHz
Gigabyte GA-P67A-D3-B3 P67 Socket 1155 7.1 Channel HDAudio ATX Motherboard
MSI GTX 460 Cyclone OC
Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
Casecom 6788 Mid
Be Quiet 530w PSU

Already got hdd and optical drive. May need to rethink psu and motherboard but I believe they should be ok. Oh and all parts are from ebuyer.


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April 30, 2011 3:34:35 PM

Looks good, I would definitely reconsider that power supply though. That's a pretty nice setup - wouldn't trust it it to that off brand PSU. Also, you might want to go with higher wattage in case you decide to upgrade anything in the near future.
April 30, 2011 3:38:20 PM

Cool thanks. I forgot to mention that I only play at 1440x900 so its not like a massive monitor that im using as well. I will look into other psu's.

Thanks for the reply
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April 30, 2011 10:50:49 PM

I agree with chief. I'd check out a different brand psu. I know it's kinda pricey, but this TX 650: is an excellent PSU as you can see by the reviews.
Also, are you getting the i5-2500 or the i5-2500k? there is a big difference in that the 2500K allows for HUGE overclocking potential, whereas he 2500 is limited to a few hundred mhz.
May 1, 2011 5:36:20 AM

Jica.......... can i suggest you something else? The i3 2100 is like 75$ cheaper than i5. Does admirably in games. Put that 75$ in a better GPU. The 6950 2 gb will serve you nice. If you want nv, think GTX 560 ti is another good option.
*note how the average performance is close between 2400 and 2100.
May 1, 2011 6:26:00 AM

if you don't mind waiting, i suggest you wait until the new Ivy Bridge and bulldozer chipsets