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July 2, 2011 6:58:15 AM

Hi, I'm trying make a computer build that won't have a bottleneck or any other flaws in it, so I would appreciate your opinions.
Just one thing I dont know is which voltage the PSU should be.

The specs are as follows:

CPU - Intel Core i5-2500K Box
Motherboard - Asus P8P67 Evo B3
HD - Westren Digital Caviar Blue WD7500AALX 3.5" 750GB SATA3 32MB
RAM - Kingston DDR3 4096MB 1333Mhz CL 9-9-9-27
GPU - Gigabyte nVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 OC 768MB DDR5 PCIe

As I said, im not sure on the voltage for the PSU so I would appreciate your solutions.


BTW I intend to SLI with my current 9800gt GPU, and since i dont know much about how SLI works, your suggestions and tips would help alot
Cheers

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July 2, 2011 8:01:10 AM

Any decent 650w psu will do just fine. Look at Antec, Corsair, XFX, Seasonic, Enermax, or Silverstone brands.
July 2, 2011 4:32:30 PM

How can you tell? meaning how can I understand how much wattage is needed
and what do you think about the build?
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July 2, 2011 4:36:31 PM

why dont you just go for a newer DirectX 11 card, instead of trying to boost that old DirectX 9 card. it would be great in SLI, just a tad old thats all.
July 2, 2011 4:44:03 PM

But mixing the 9800gt and the 460 gtx will give me some sort of performance boost won't it?
July 2, 2011 5:17:15 PM

sparrow560_91 said:
But mixing the 9800gt and the 460 gtx will give me some sort of performance boost won't it?

yep, you could run the 9800GT as a dedicated PPU card, and the GTX460 as your main card, make sure to get the 1GB version of the GTX460 (over the 768MB version)!

[EDIT]: also what websites are you buying off?
July 2, 2011 5:20:37 PM

i would recommend filling out the form linked in my signature. now that you have the attention of folks like why_me, you should take the opportunity to see what others would do with a similar budget and needs. my initial reaction is that with the same amount of money that you are currently planning on spending, you could come away with a much more powerful system. i wouldnt necessarily make your existing graphics card the focus of your new build.
July 2, 2011 6:46:10 PM

ps3hacker12 said:
yep, you could run the 9800GT as a dedicated PPU card, and the GTX460 as your main card, make sure to get the 1GB version of the GTX460 (over the 768MB version)!


is it that big of a difference (between 1gb and 768mb) or is there another factor taken into effect here?

btw I'm not sure about where im going to buy it from. If you have any recommendations youre welcome to share...

Approximate Purchase Date: hopefully around december.

Budget Range: around 1k $

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and Movies.

Parts Not Required: All the accessories. (keyboard, speakers and such)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:None...

Country of Origin: Israel.

Parts Preferences: Intel processor, Nvidia GPU

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution:1680x1050
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