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July 3, 2011 1:33:56 AM
July 3, 2011 2:15:09 AM

Everything was looking great until I got to the power supply. Go for a 650W for 1 GPU, or 750W if you plan on getting a second 560Ti down the road. Other than that, I would recommend those parts 100%.
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July 3, 2011 3:06:57 AM

450 can handle it though..
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July 3, 2011 3:17:37 AM

can someone link me a good 650 psu
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July 3, 2011 5:22:59 AM

Here's a build with a different CPU :

CPU & Motherboard: $333- i5-2500K & MSI P67A G45 (Great Processor & SLI/crossfire capable motherboard)

Power Supply: $55- Antec Neo Eco 520C (Great for handling a single card, but not two)
Power Consumption of 560TI

Case: $35- Sentley BlackBox Series

RAM : $41- MushKin Enhanced Silverline(2X 2GB)

HDD : $60- Seagate Barracuda 1TB or Samsung Spinpoint from Amazon

Graphic Card: $240- EVGA Superclocked 560Ti (Same)

Optical Drive: $20- Asus (Same)

Total(excluding rebates): 784 USD

Rebates: 40 USD

If you feel the need to accommodate a higher wattage power supply or cut som budget, here are some suggestion :
1. Drop to 500GB HDD (Seagate Barracuda). Save $20.
2.Drop to this combo i5 2500K & MSI P67A G43 worth $325. Save $8.

That should give decent saving to upgrade to a 750 watts power supply that can ably support SLI of 560Ti( like Antec EarthWatts 750 worth $90)

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July 3, 2011 5:44:49 AM

if i get the 2500k i dont HAVE to overclock because to overclock u need another fan and thermal paste and i just dont wanna overclock right now so could i use the 2500k and the fan it comes with and not overclock? with that motherboard also
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July 3, 2011 5:57:53 AM

troynewell47 said:
if i get the 2500k i dont HAVE to overclock because to overclock u need another fan and thermal paste and i just dont wanna overclock right now so could i use the 2500k and the fan it comes with and not overclock? with that motherboard also


To overclock, a fan need not be brought separately, the stock heatsink(fan) is sufficient if the overclock stays less than 4.2-4.0 GHz. The main job of a heatsink is to keep the processor within the thermal limits, which might damage the processor.

A good cheap heatsink like Xigmatek Gaia for $30 (comes with thermal paste) is sufficient.
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July 3, 2011 6:33:49 AM

yeh but if i get the 2500k i dont have to overclock right?
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July 3, 2011 6:48:41 AM

troynewell47 said:
yeh but if i get the 2500k i dont have to overclock right?

no, you don't need to . but if you feel that you need more cpu horsepower you can definitely overclock it .
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July 3, 2011 7:13:00 AM

Ok so its actually cheaper to get a better cpu and better mobo how suprsing haha
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July 3, 2011 3:30:42 PM

troynewell47 said:
450 can handle it though..

A 450-550W PSU will be running at ~80-90% load, which decreases the efficiency and life of the power supply. 650W gives it a bigger comfort zone, better efficiencies, and less stress (which makes us live longer too ;) )

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get ram like G-Skill Sniper(has $15 of with promo)

Agreed - buy this (if it fits in the budget) before the deal goes bad. It's solid RAM.

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To overclock, a fan need not be brought separately, the stock heatsink(fan) is sufficient if the overclock stays less than 4.2-4.0 GHz. The main job of a heatsink is to keep the processor within the thermal limits, which might damage the processor.

A good cheap heatsink like Xigmatek Gaia for $30 (comes with thermal paste) is sufficient.

+1. You can always upgrade the cooler as well; it will require a disassembly to attach the new backplate though.
Another good cooler is the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ ($30).

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no, you don't need to . but if you feel that you need more cpu horsepower you can definitely overclock it .

That's what Core 2 Quad users are doing now; since games still aren't that demanding on the CPU, OCing is still keeping the older CPUs on par with the newer ones in games. If you plan on having this build for a long time, you'll increase the usable lifespan of your computer by getting the 2500K.
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