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Is This Good Enough For A Gaming Rig? Help please

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August 1, 2011 7:32:55 AM

Going to most likely build a gaming rig, needed some help though. This is going to be my first build I just wanted some help from some experts :wahoo: 
i5-2500k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
AsusP8Z68-V LE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hec Blitz Black Steel Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Raidmax Hybrid 2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Some corsair ram (probably xms3 cause frys sells it for 20$ :sol:  )
Either an Evga gtx 460 or gt520
Maybe a corsair h60 not sure.
Going to do some overclocking also.

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August 1, 2011 7:42:18 AM

Buy a gtx560ti and if you want to sli two cards you will need a better motherboard as this one has 1 4x PCI-E sli and that cripples the performance of the card and forget about the h60 cooler. At list for now, invest in a better video card and a better PSU.
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August 1, 2011 7:43:04 AM

Please change the power supply. I would go for the 460 because there's one at $120 after MIR on newegg right now. You will only need around 400-500W and at that range.. you should choose from either Antec or Corsair. Don't skimp out on your power supply, it will do you no good. Your case is pretty much $50 after shipping. You can take a look at the Rosewill Challenger or Antec 300 which is $50 after $10 MIR. The rest looks good. Make sure your RAM is 1600MHz to hit that sweet spot for Sandy Bridge processors. I bought 4gb 1600Mhz for $20 at Fry's after rebate. You won't need aftermarket heatsink if you don't plan to overclock. The i5-2500k is absolute beast in overclocking. You will be fine pushing it to 4.0 with stock. Don't think you even need to bump the voltage either.
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August 1, 2011 7:46:37 AM

CPU : OK Kseries ( overclokable)
MOBO : get P8p67 ( overclokable)
PSU : Raidmax Hybrid 2 is bad , you need PSU from good brand like Corsair, XFX, Seasonic, Anteq, Thremaltake, etc minimum : 500W
RAM : OK
VGA : GTX 460 but i prefer to GTX560 or Radeon HD6950
COOLER : h60 not sure. option hyper 212+ or Noctua NH-D14

ooo .. oo ... sorry, i'm just just friend of expert :D 
maybe some expert will be different suggestion.

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August 1, 2011 8:26:30 AM

ionut19 said:
Buy a gtx560ti and if you want to sli two cards you will need a better motherboard as this one has 1 4x PCI-E sli and that cripples the performance of the card and forget about the h60 cooler. At list for now, invest in a better video card and a better PSU.

The problem is I only have 500usd so do you know if there are any good psu's for $50-$60?
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August 1, 2011 8:43:56 AM

Also anyone know if there is a cheap psu that will support sli? Preferably around 50-70?
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August 1, 2011 10:25:38 AM

Yes, but you're better of with this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... It's 60$, also the one that henydiah suggested is 5$ cheaper on new egg. The reason i recommended this more expensive model is because of a larger fan witch should give better cooling and lower noise.

You can also check newegg for similar products from antec that are around the same price and offer single rail witch means less things to go wrong. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also none of these PSU's will support dual card configurations. You need to invest a little more for that.

If a gtx560Ti not non Ti does not fit into your budget, gtx460 is your best choice from the ones you mentioned. You can upfate later on to something faster.
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August 1, 2011 12:17:31 PM

Buy Antec 300 case and Antec Green Eartwatt 500
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August 1, 2011 2:26:01 PM

So what are the exact specs of a psu that I need to get in order to support sli? Sorry I'm new to the gpu scene.
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August 1, 2011 4:42:40 PM

Best answer selected by Amuffin.
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August 1, 2011 5:22:11 PM

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