New System Build Help ~ $700

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:

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: I would prefer Intel.

Overclocking: I dont know 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. :]


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks again.
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  1. what you gonna do for a case
  2. 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. :]
  3. kool should be sastified
  4. so its a decent build then? everything is compatible and such?
  5. 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?
  6. u could upgrade to corsair 650tx for 89.99 everything else is fine
  7. 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?
  8. you could, but don't need to. 550W is fine. 650 is overkill, unless you want to sli, but your mobo only has one PCIex16.
    lots of reviews, lots of happy people. comes with a raidmax 2yr warranty.
  9. 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 all the reviews on it are good....
  10. i would stick the main suggestion Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, XFX, Silverstone

    OCZ is good power supply 550w should be plenty
  11. idk im kinda skeptical.....650 is overkill 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....???
  12. So 550W is enough to power this whole system then?
  13. Best answer
    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.
  14. i believe its a 560...but thanks for the info. it is greatly appreciated. :]
  15. Best answer selected by spenceone.
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