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October 16, 2011 5:54:35 PM

I want experienced builders to help me balance the build out (e.g. point out if there's too much RAM or too weak GPU). I wouldn't like the price to rise much.

CPU - Core i5 2500k
GPU - GTX 460
MOBO - P8P67-M (I don't want SLI or Crossfire)
RAM - KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX
HDD - WD CB 500 16 SIII
PSU - Chieftec BPS 550C (not many alternatives localy)
CASE - Zalman Z9 Plus
FAN - CM Hyper 212 Plus

P.S.: I'm gonna play games, do video editing, CADing, Photoshopping and WinRARing.

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October 16, 2011 7:44:55 PM

For video and photoshop you will be better off with a Z68 motherboard . That will let you use the cpu's quick sync features

no idea what your RAM is but it looks like 1600MHz 2 x4 gig which should be fine if its 1.5 volt or less

The chieftec psu might be local but its also rubbish .
October 21, 2011 3:10:29 PM

Thanks for the reply, Outlander.

Anyone else? :o  Geez!
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October 22, 2011 12:07:03 PM

Is Chieftec BPS-550C really that bad?
October 22, 2011 12:18:50 PM

phreek said:
Is Chieftec BPS-550C really that bad?

Yes, never skimp on the psu. It is the wisest investment to make. Remember when a psu goes bad,it has a nasty habit of taking other components out with it. Look for one from a reputable brand such as Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, Silverstone XFX etc......... Make sure that it has a minimum of an 80+ efficiency and active pfc.
October 22, 2011 1:23:22 PM

I have 2 alternatives locally: Chieftec BPS-550C and FSP Everest (and Epsilon) 600. Both have been reviewed and recommended by Tom's Hardware...
(different wattages though)
October 22, 2011 1:33:33 PM

why not order online? (just out of curiosity)
October 22, 2011 1:46:04 PM

When I wrote ''locally'' I meant in my country. Ordering from abroad would almost double the price. Both PSUs I mentioned cost here (Ukraine) about $100.

Currently I have this in mind. Price went way up :s

CPU - Core i5 2500k
GPU - Radeon 6950
MOBO - P8P67 or P8Z68-V
RAM - Mushkin 997005 (2x4 1600 1.5v)
HDD - WD CB 500gb 16 SIII
PSU - Chieftec BPS 550C (FSP Everest 600w)
CASE - Zalman Z9 Plus
FAN - CM Hyper 212 Plus

I dunno if I *need* Quick Sync, and I'm also unsure whether to buy gtx 460 or 6950. Currently I have 1440x900 resolution, planning to upgrade to 1900 later... maybe... The most demanding game I play (GPU wise) is STALKER COP, and I'd like to stably run it at 60 fps on a 1440x900 (and hopefully 1900x1080) monitor.
October 23, 2011 6:45:32 PM

I have Antec High Current Gamer 750 and Antec TruePower Quattro 850 available in local shops. Isn't it an overkill to buy such a PSU for my build?