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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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  1. Looks like a really good build to me.
  2. Is the PSU too much though? Or too little?
  3. 550W would be enough, but 650W will cover you if you ever want to add another 560Ti for SLI.
  4. I've heard people around here tend to run SLI 560Ti with 650W, so you'll probably be fine.
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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.


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