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August 12, 2011 7:15:57 PM

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

GeForce GTX 570

Intel Core i5-2500k

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Fan

Corsair 650W PSU & Samsung 1TB 7200 HDD

GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 & CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM

I'm building this for my little brother, and I just want to make sure that this will work well together. The budget is between $900-$1000 and I'm trying to get the best value for my money. I was also hoping to get a lower power consumption rate, but that doesn't seem to be possible.

Are there any ideas on how to make this better? Are there any bottlenecks I'm not considering? And Do I really need a 650w PSU?

Thanks everyone.

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August 12, 2011 7:40:50 PM

Looks like a really good build to me.
August 14, 2011 1:10:12 AM

Is the PSU too much though? Or too little?
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August 14, 2011 2:11:32 AM

550W would be enough, but 650W will cover you if you ever want to add another 560Ti for SLI.
August 14, 2011 2:23:22 AM

I've heard people around here tend to run SLI 560Ti with 650W, so you'll probably be fine.

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August 14, 2011 4:35:12 AM
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Wyko said:
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

GeForce GTX 570

Intel Core i5-2500k

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Fan

Corsair 650W PSU & Samsung 1TB 7200 HDD

GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 & CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM

I'm building this for my little brother, and I just want to make sure that this will work well together. The budget is between $900-$1000 and I'm trying to get the best value for my money. I was also hoping to get a lower power consumption rate, but that doesn't seem to be possible.

Are there any ideas on how to make this better? Are there any bottlenecks I'm not considering? And Do I really need a 650w PSU?

Thanks everyone.


For a single gtx 570 set up look at this...

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GIGABYTE GA-Z68P-DS3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B

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Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-620 620W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

***For a dual card set up then look at this

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GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Virtu, Touch BIOS, Smart Response SSD, 2-Way SLI, HDMI

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Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

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Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory with heatshield Model PSD38G1600KH

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $239.99 - $219.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card3

***Larger case for dual cards and cpu h/s...

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Tower-Case-RC-912-K... $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-912-KKN1)

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10... $28.57 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-Cache-Desktop-H... $59.79 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5 inch Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive HD103SJ

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-SATA-Internal-Drive-AD-7260S... $19.99 Free Standard Shipping (3-5 days)
Sony 24X SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive AD-7260S-0B - Bulk (Black)

August 14, 2011 5:04:42 AM

Best answer selected by Wyko.
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