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December 24, 2011 3:08:56 PM

Okay so i am about to start upgrading to a new computer and this site has helped a lot when coming to selection of what i am going to be building. Here is what i am starting with, i would like to add the power supply, Case and the graphics card from below to this computer; would it be possible? then i will be buying the mother board and cpu when i have more money. If you could go over everything and make sure it works. Also i would like your opinion if i should build all at once or just upgrade power supply, case and graphics first.

SLI: Maybe later
OC: Maybe late
Pnr: Hdd / moniter/ mouse/ keyboard/ os
country: Canada


GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II/OC 1GB GDDR5
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K BX80623I52500 Unlocked
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Intel Z68 Motherboard
Ram: Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Vengeance (2 x 4)
PSU: Ultra LSP750 750-Watt Power Supply
Case: Cooler Master RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Advanced ATX

I'd prefer all links to be for tigerdirect.ca :3

thank you in advance :D 

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December 24, 2011 3:58:34 PM

Keep the card reader and the optical drive if it uses SATA interface. Then, trash the Acer. ^.^"
750W is super overkill even with 550Ti SLi... 500W is more than sufficient.
FYI 550Ti is "only" sufficient for medium detail, 1680 resolution gameplay.

Even with OC, the system power is still below 500W.
"http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclock-cpu-ssd,3..."
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December 24, 2011 4:25:46 PM

KelvinTy said:
Keep the card reader and the optical drive if it uses SATA interface. Then, trash the Acer. ^.^"
750W is super overkill even with 550Ti SLi... 500W is more than sufficient.
FYI 550Ti is "only" sufficient for medium detail, 1680 resolution gameplay.

Even with OC, the system power is still below 500W.
"http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclock-cpu-ssd,3..."


if i were to get a smaller power supply and upgrade to 560ti would it be better overall?
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December 24, 2011 5:17:40 PM

If you plan on going SLi with 560Ti, I would suggest 600W PSU. For single card solution, 500W is definitely enough ^.^"
560Ti is great for medium settings at 1680 resolution and I wouldn't even recommend 550Ti for gamers... it's more like cheaper solutions for 1280x720p, more casual players.
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December 24, 2011 7:12:40 PM

updated the psu and graphics card it's on the high end of my budget we will see on boxing day :3

Any suggestions are welcome.
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December 24, 2011 7:49:03 PM

KelvinTy said:
If you plan on going SLi with 560Ti, I would suggest 600W PSU. For single card solution, 500W is definitely enough ^.^"
560Ti is great for medium settings at 1680 resolution and I wouldn't even recommend 550Ti for gamers... it's more like cheaper solutions for 1280x720p, more casual players.


Recommended nVidia minimum for 560 Ti - single - is 550W. You're safe with 700W for SLI, much less so with 600W. Now, I know that some people on Tom's got away with 600W 560 Ti SLI, but there's really no need to limit yourself so much.

The 560 Ti which the OP chose is the same one as mine and I guarantee it maxes out every recent game @35-60 fps @ 1080p. Basically, SLI would be a waste - I'd just get a single card and game on until Radeon 7000 or nVidia 600 series come out, whatever will be better bang for buck. It's fine to get a 560 Ti SLI from the start - hell, it will kick the hell out of any game today! - but please, no "later"... just don't, you will regret it. New cards will be out real soon.

Unknown (to me :D ) PSU brand - is it reliable? I'd go Corsair, Seasonic, Antec, XFX...
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December 25, 2011 2:52:29 AM

psu comes with a lifetime warranty with two way shipping for minimum downtime i don't see a problem with that :3. I will only get one 560ti so it should be fine :D  i will probably just over clock the core clock to 950 because the nice twin fans :3.
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January 1, 2012 7:33:27 PM

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