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New System Build Help ~ $700

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May 18, 2011 4:28:33 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: 600 to 700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mostly for gaming and general use.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: I would prefer Intel.

Overclocking: I dont know how.....so probly not.

SLI or Crossfire: NO

Monitor Resolution: Not too sure...

Additional Comments: Heres the build im looking at. Im at $685 without, 660 with promo codes. Any suggestions on where i can improve or save a little cash would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time. :]

BUILD:

SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-222AB - OEM
Item #: N82E16827151233
$20.99

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136073
$44.99

MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ...
Item #: N82E16814127565
-$5.00 Instant
$249.99

OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817341022
-$15.00 Instant
$69.99

G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBNS
Item #: N82E16820231396
$39.99

MSI H61M-E33 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813130588
$69.99

Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52400
Item #: N82E16819115074
$189.99

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May 18, 2011 4:35:27 PM

what you gonna do for a case
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May 18, 2011 4:53:31 PM

That is the case i was gonna get....but its on amazon with free shipping...the one on newegg is $10 for shipping....i was just gonna order the case and the hardware at the same time. :]
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May 18, 2011 4:58:06 PM

kool should be sastified
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May 18, 2011 5:05:46 PM

so its a decent build then? everything is compatible and such?
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May 18, 2011 6:29:26 PM

only thing im worried about is the graphics card needs a minimum of 500W....and iv got a 550w for the build....this is not going to give my PSU any kind of trouble is it?
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May 18, 2011 6:31:23 PM

u could upgrade to corsair 650tx for 89.99 everything else is fine
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May 18, 2011 6:35:46 PM

that would be nice but im not looking to spend too much more....i guess i will look into it. But will a 550W work out or should i just bite the bullet and get the 600/650W?
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May 18, 2011 6:59:04 PM

wow a 530W would even work? I was always told not to skimp on the power supply but if a 530 will work with no problems i will give it a try....plus all the reviews on it are good....
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May 18, 2011 7:00:02 PM

i would stick the main suggestion Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, XFX, Silverstone

OCZ is good power supply 550w should be plenty
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May 18, 2011 7:20:23 PM

idk im kinda skeptical.....650 is overkill huh....like i said the GPU needs a minimum of 500w.....and i really dont need a PSU to fry a new system....ur sure it wont suck up all the power...the CPU needs 95w even....???
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May 18, 2011 8:31:55 PM

So 550W is enough to power this whole system then?
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May 18, 2011 10:56:34 PM

yes. the 500W requirement is for the whole system, and is because of incredibly crappy PSUs that advertise 500W and explode at 300W.

the actual power need on a 460 is about 24 amps on the 12v rail, for the whole system, the OCZ 550w has two 25 amp 12v rails, so Its good all around.
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May 19, 2011 12:34:52 AM

i believe its a 560...but thanks for the info. it is greatly appreciated. :]
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May 19, 2011 12:35:06 AM

Best answer selected by spenceone.
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