Advice Please.

Hi all,
I'm planning to build a new rig and I've chosen the parts.
The parts I'm using are:

MOTHERBOARD: ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z ROG Motherboard - Micro ATX, Socket H2 (LGA1155), Intel Z68.

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K BX80623I52500 Unlocked Processor - Quad Core.

RAM: Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 XMS 8GB DDR3 RAM.

HDD: Western Digital WD5000AAKX Caviar Blue Hard Drive - 500GB.

GPU: ASUS ENGTX550 TI DC TOP/DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5.

PSU: Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 Power Supply - 750 Watts.

MONITOR: Acer S230HL Bmii 23" Class Widescreen LED Backlit Monitor.

ODD: Asus DRW-24B1ST 24X Internal DVD Burner.

CASE: Thermaltake VM20001W2Z Armor A60 Gaming Mid-Tower Case.

And BTW I'm wondering if I was to SLI, should I buy an 850W PSU [the GPU min. wattage is 400W].?
Any kind of advice or response is appreciated.
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  1. Minimum wattage is 400 watts for the entire system. You will be fine with a TX750V2.
  2. jsc said:
    Minimum wattage is 400 watts for the entire system. You will be fine with a TX750V2.


    So that means that 750w is enough for SLI?
  3. A 550ti SLI will only need a 600. A 650 at most. I'll suggest the 650TX V2 from Corsair.

    But that's beyond the point. Your build seems all wrong. Is this a gaming build? What's your budget? Are you likely to buy this week, or just doing research for the foreseeable future?
  4. calguyhunk said:
    A 550ti SLI will only need a 600. A 650 at most. I'll suggest the 650TX V2 from Corsair.

    But that's beyond the point. Your build seems all wrong. Is this a gaming build? What's your budget? Are you likely to buy this week, or just doing research for the foreseeable future?



    Yep, it's just a reseach for the foreseeable future. And what do u mean by "Your build seems all wrong"?
  5. if your budget allows, how about a radeon hd 6870 or a gtx 560 ti?
    take a look at this month's best graphics cards for gaming
  6. de5_Roy said:
    if your budget allows, how about a radeon hd 6870 or a gtx 560 ti?
    take a look at this month's best graphics cards for gaming



    Yeah, I always longed for Asus ENGTX 560 Ti but its a case of budget getting ahead of desire. But thanx though.
  7. varun706 said:
    Yep, it's just a reseach for the foreseeable future. And what do u mean by "Your build seems all wrong"?
    If it is a gaming build, you'll need a better price performance ratio. Which means much better graphics card for your monitor and a less (unnecessarily) powerful PSU.

    A GTX 560ti/Radeon HD 6950 1GB will fit the bill better with a Corsair CX 430 V2 or an Antec neo 520.

    EDIT: Even looking at SLI'ing the 560ti or XFiring the 6950 you wont be needing a 750 Watt PSU :)
  8. calguyhunk said:
    If it is a gaming build, you'll need a better price performance ratio. Which means much better graphics card for your monitor and a less (unnecessarily) powerful PSU.

    A GTX 560ti/Radeon HD 6950 1GB will fit the bill better with a Corsair CX 430 V2 or an Antec neo 520.

    EDIT: Even looking at SLI'ing the 560ti or XFiring the 6950 you wont be needing a 750 Watt PSU :)



    OK then . will try to add another GTX550Ti
  9. I'd just get a 600w and go 560ti than SLI 550tis. By the time, the new cards are out. Buying a new 550ti is kinda pointless
  10. if 560 ti is too pricey then there are other choices (from higher performing to lower): nvidia gtx 460 1gb, amd radeon hd 6850, amd radeon hd 5770. (there's hd 6790 too but it draws more power than hd 6850)
    550 ti imo is overpriced for its performance and 2x 550ti might not be a good idea.
    new amd 7xxxx series is coming out in december, nvidia's 6xx in q1 2012, both are built using 28 nm process and are supposed to perform better than the current cards.
  11. BTW, Varun, are you in India, 'coz if you are, then NVidia is just not an option for you because of their inordinate pricing :(
  12. OK now can anyone suggest me a GTX 560 or 560Ti card above 900MHz[Core clock] under 200$ or 10000 Rs.
  13. calguyhunk said:
    BTW, Varun, are you in India, 'coz if you are, then NVidia is just not an option for you because of their inordinate pricing :(



    Should I go for AMD/ATI cards then?
  14. Most electronic gadgets and automobiles are inordinately highly priced in India. PC hardware is no exception. Discrete GPU'S, are the worst even by those standards.

    What's your overall budget in Rupees? A lot of companies charge differently in different countries.

    Like say Corsair is a much better option in India than Antec.

    You can get the 6950 1GB for the same price as a stock reference 560ti.
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