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July 15, 2011 2:38:52 PM

I'm looking to build my first gaming pc in the next week or so and i just wanted to run some of the parts i've found by you guys to see if they are compatible with each other.

Case: Raidmax Helios ATX-819 WB
PCU: I5 2500k
PSU: Raidmax Hybrid 2 RX-630 SS 630W
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 4gb 2x2
HD: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM

I'm clueless when it comes to motherboards and i've heard that raidmax isn't a very reliable psu but the items above all come in a DIY deal from newegg for $560.

As for a GPU i was thinking about either a 6870 1GB or a 560 ti, which would you guys suggest. (no crossfire or sli) Also si there a difference between sapphire, xfx, etc....

Add the GPU and OS and i come in around $800 which is my budget.

So just look over the parts and tell me if they're compatible or if something is seriously flawed.


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July 15, 2011 2:57:12 PM

Generally Raidmax PSU are considered unreliable. Recommended companies include Corsair, Antec , etc

Here's a build based on your suggestion:

CPU & Motherboard : $333- i5 2500K & MSI P67A G45

HDD & Optical Drive : $52- Seagate Barracuda 500 GB & Samsung

OS: $95- Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64 bit)

RAM: $44- Gskill Ripjaw 4GB (2X 2GB) . (Has $9 off with promo code)

PSU: $55- Antec Neo ECO 520

GPU: $235- EVGA GTX 560 Ti

Case: $36- NZXT Gamma Series

Total (Excluding Rebates): 849 USD

Rebates: 45 USD

GTX 560Ti is more powerful than 6870, but both are good card at their respective price.
July 15, 2011 4:46:00 PM

Best answer selected by mwelch02.