ASUS GTX560 TI DirectCU2?

i got this as a birthday present just recently and im building a computer around this peice of hardware.

So far i have these parts in mind

CPU
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition

MOBO
?

RAM
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3

PSU
?

basically i need a mobo that supports quad core phenom ii and 8 gig of ram.
and i am unsure of watts needed to supply power
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  1. there are tons of mobo for the cpu you mention above from vendors like Asus, gigabyte etc. you can look up their sites and see which mobo that have the features that you want. as for PSU nvidia recommends 500w (non-generic) with GTX560 Ti. if you want to be on the safe side go at least for 550w unit. if you're going to overclock your rig you might want more wattage than that. corsair and anteq are few reputable maker for PSU
  2. @ OP - before we can start shooting some suggestions, we need to know how much you PLAN on splashing on the mobo, PSU...case+ cpu cooler maybe?

    Personally, I'd suggest getting an NZXT Hale90 550W 80+gold PSU or maybe a corsair HX series. If you got some more cash than that, you could get a thermaltake toughpower grand 650W modular PSU :)

    post back with your budget and then we can move on from there.

    BTW , Welcome to the forums newcomer!
  3. Thanks for the reply!
    I have 350$ now and more later if needed im not going to need the best of the best, i just dont want to bottleneck the GPU and have a stable system to play CSS and maybe GTA IV. im not a complete wizard on pc's but i just wanted a sort of mid range reccomendation on the mobo. as for future modifications for the system such as overclocking and what not, will not be nessesary unless i need the pc a bit faster in which i doubt.

    note.
    i know the 8gigs of ram is a bit overkill but i got it for 30$ from a friend

    EDIT

    i found a nice case for myself with inbuilt psu 500w.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156062
    ????? it would save an odd 50$ if i got this but 500w might not be enough
  4. I like Asus, as they are reliable, and have had a good sport with the reviews;

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131736 - $190
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131735 - $230

    PSU;
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020 - $100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207014 - $90
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153131 - $160(gold rated)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088 - $140 (gold rated)


    8GB meh...i remember a time where you had 2GB as a standard for any rig. Now anyone without 4GB is a good laugh by most techies/enthusiasts.

    STAY AWAY FROM THAT RAIDMAX PSU - it aint of good build and i've read of that psu blowing up on most peoples faces.
  5. ^^^Those recommendations are unnecessarily expensive IMO.

    I would recommend an AM3+ motherboard so you have an upgrade path for the future. For the PSU a 500w from a good brand like Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, etc. will be fine.
    I would buy the following myself;
    GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3 AM3+ 990X Motherboard - $140
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128510

    Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $65
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066

    Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W 80 PLUS BRONZE Power Supply - $55
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044

    Do you actually have the CPU already?
    If you don't care about SLI you can save $50 or so on the motherboard with something like this;
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131767
  6. thanks everyone for helping and i think i have found the right mobo, as jyjjy suggested a non sli motherboard and that is exactly what i need as for the psu i rang up my local pc store and they have a 600W thermaltake for 50$ so im happy.

    PS 8 gig is big for me right now im running a hand me down pc pentuim 4 1 gig of ram 250meg of video yadda yadda
  7. Thermaltake is not a good brand, especially their low end models. I highly recommend the PSU be the one component you do not ignore recommendations on. It's possibly the most important component in terms of quality and the hardest for someone without knowledge to tell the good from the bad. Get the Antec unit I linked. It's very high quality, has all its power available on the +12v rail and is a nice deal with the promo code.
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