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October 22, 2011 12:31:33 PM

Hey,I'd like to know if there's anything in this build that could cause problems:

Motherboard - ASROCK H61M-VS B3 H61 Chipset
Ram - Kingston 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ CL9 KVR1333D3N9/4G
HDD - Samsung 1TB=1000GB 7200RPM 32MB SATA F3 HD103SJ
GPU - XFX ATI Radeon 6850 HD-685X-ZNDC 1GB GDDR5,XXX Edition
DVD - LG GH22 SATA x 22 Black
Case - Hec CompuCase 66RC black (NO PSU)
CPU - Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5 2310 Socket 1155 6MB 2.9Ghz 95W Tray + stock cooling
Power Supply - Antec EarthWatts EA500D 500Watt 80Plus (Is it enough?)

I just want to make sure it doesn't die so fast like my previous system (which was a generic case+300w generic PSU that caused a lot of problems)
I will most likely get this build unless someone can find any obvious flaws.
Thanks!

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October 22, 2011 12:43:00 PM

nothing especially wrong with it.

the 6850 can get by on a smaller PSU (the Antec 380 will run it!), and I'd suggest a true quad core i5-2400 if you can swing the $50 difference. also the H61M/U3S3 from AS Rock (probly $15 more) adds USB 3 and SATA 3 ports for future upgrades.
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October 22, 2011 12:48:24 PM

Thanks for your reply.
In my country the price difference is $30 for the Asrock which is a little bit too much for me at the moment,however i can get a 2400 for just extra $12 so i might just do that.
Thanks again!
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October 22, 2011 1:08:01 PM

Looks pretty good except that case is listed as fans optional. You might want to check that out. That video card also recommends a 550 W power supply. You should spend just a bit more and get a larger power supply. Antec's are good.
Good luck

EDIT: I just noticed Screwy's reply about the power supply. I got my information here, http://xfxforce.com/en-us/products/graphiccards/HD%2060...

But if he wants to use a smaller PSU I guess that's a personal choice.
I personally don't go cheap on a PSU especially when using an expensive GPU.
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October 22, 2011 1:14:07 PM

^the 6850 shouldnt need more than 28 amps on the 12v rail.
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October 22, 2011 1:29:34 PM

DelroyMonjo said:
Looks pretty good except that case is listed as fans optional. You might want to check that out. .


What does that mean? Do i need to add fans?
Also is the Antec TRUE POWER TRIO 550W good?
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October 22, 2011 2:37:10 PM

-I'm concerned about the short warranty on the MoBo.

-I'd try and find $25 for 2 x 4GB GB of RAM .... ya wanna install RAM in pairs.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That case is about $60 US and fort hat price, I'd be getting the Illusion
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-You have an H61 chipset and a discreet GFX card, nota combination one sees very often. Read about the limitations of H61 here:
http://www.ukgamingcomputers.co.uk/difference-between-h...

-Ya really don't save a significant amount of money going below 550-650 watts
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 22, 2011 2:57:15 PM

I have an H61 board myself, with a 6850. If you're going super budget build ($600 or less) I recommend it. The AS Rock H61M/U3S3 has an added controller for 2 USB 3 ports and 2 SATA 3 ports on the motherboard, but as long as you are otherwise willing to stick with SATA 2 on the other boards, and don't need multiple GPUs, RAID, or overclocking, the H61 is a fine budget gaming board.
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