1000$ MIDRANGE gaming BUILD check

Hi this is my first build (which I have redesigned like 10 times). I just need a confirmation of whether this would work or not and if it doesn't what should I replace.

This is a NON OC, but I wouldn't mind potentially CFn the 6850's in the near future, should I opt for a better PSU?


ASUS P8H67-M EVO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI


Intel Core i5-2300 Sandy Bridge 2.8GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor


G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-


XIGMATEK ACXTNRP-PC602 600W ATX12V Ver.2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified


PowerColor AX6850 1GBD5-DH Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready


SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

DVD/CD Drive:

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM


ASUS VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers
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  1. You don't need 600W, 400 would be fine since youre not overclocking. I'd save money there and bump the CPU up to i5-2400.


    That would suit nicely, you can get it for $25 after the rebate too.
  2. ahh I don't know about that, website says 500+W for a 6850? and, from what I thought, the difference between an i5 2300 and 2400 is not that great?
  3. It's not a huge difference but it's only like $10 or something.
  4. yeah the 600 w is for a future 6850 CF as well. and I have decided to change the cpu and mobo and go with a 955 be with an asus m5a99x and upgrade to BD after release (well after as I don't want to pay inflated prices, i figure the 955 gives me a year and half before a needed upgrade) - which also means I will probably end up OC'ing the 955.
  5. With overclocking and crossfire i would go 650-750W.
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