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January 16, 2012 7:09:47 PM

Case: LIAN LI PC-V352R Black Aluminum MicroATX Desktop Case

Mobo: ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Power Supply: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Modular Active PFC

OS Storage: Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F90GB3-BK 2.5" 90GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Drive: PLEXTOR 24X Internal DVD Super Multi Drive 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model PX-L890SA LightScribe Support - OEM

Cooling: COOLER MASTER Intel Core i5 compatible GeminII S RR-CCH-PBU1-GP 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

GC: EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I72600K

Heres the thing, for the CPU, it was suppossed to be core i5 Sandy Bridge 2500k but newegg just ran out, and other sites are too expensive, I was wondering if I used a core i7 Sandy Bridge 2600k, will my 600w power supply still be alright for my build, even if I overcloaked a little bit more.(I am not planning to go SLI anytime soon, just building enough to run BF3 on ULTRA)

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January 16, 2012 7:28:20 PM

If you happen to live near a Microcenter, they have the i5 for $179.99. There is a box at the top of the page to see if you have a nearby location. http://www.microcenter.com/index.html

The PSU will be fine although Coolermaster is not the best even though it is Bronze certified. You'll note the relatively low amps on the 12 volt rail compared to others. This one is high quality and a better price. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 16, 2012 7:43:30 PM

tlmck said:
If you happen to live near a Microcenter, they have the i5 for $179.99. There is a box at the top of the page to see if you have a nearby location. http://www.microcenter.com/index.html

The PSU will be fine although Coolermaster is not the best even though it is Bronze certified. You'll note the relatively low amps on the 12 volt rail compared to others. This one is high quality and a better price. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Thanks for the reply, bad part is I'm way out in Hawaii, so no Microcenter out here.
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January 16, 2012 7:45:25 PM

I would get the corsair tx 650w or 750w psu. They also come in modular versions but those are slightly more expensive. Cooler master psu's aren't that good, companies are good are: corsair, antec, seasonic, xfx.
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January 16, 2012 7:56:21 PM

Yeah I would go with Muffin's suggestion the 580GTX is like 220+ TDP all by itself, you can verify that here at time with the GPU charts that they have. I would be in the 700 to 800 class to be safe you have some scalability.
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January 16, 2012 8:47:31 PM

Thanks alot guys, I got the info I needed
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January 16, 2012 8:47:54 PM

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