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April 14, 2012 6:13:08 PM

So i'm building my first new computer on a budget (500$)~ to be exact and I was wondering if my motherboard and PSU will be able to handle everything.

Here's my Specs:

CPU: i5 2400
Graphics Card: GTX 560
RAM: 8 gig

I'm planning to use my 300 gig harddrive from my old comp and other than that I think I got the important stuff down. (no DVD player)

The power supply I'm going to use is
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And the motherboard is
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm a bit worried because I'm not really a techy person and last thing I would want is for this computer to not run after waiting 1 week for it.

I'm not planning to overclock this computer. I'm only upgrading so that I can play D3/Guildwars 2 with my buddies on high settings now that D3 is finally coming out ^^.

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April 14, 2012 6:18:57 PM

Power supply is not something you want to skimp on.

I used to recommend the Corsair CX series, but after reading about CWT, I've decided not to. Get this PSU. A bit more expensive, but will be good.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 14, 2012 7:28:19 PM

make sure you get 1.5v ram


you can buy 1.6v ram by mistake



dont buy a cheap power supply


nearly all your components are plugged directly into it. if the psu has problems say bye bye pc

cause it could take every major component with it
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April 14, 2012 7:38:16 PM

If you already have that Rosewill PSU then it will probably work. However it is a really low end model and not really something I would want in my computer. If a power supply dies it can take the rest of your computer with it when it goes. The power supply is the single most important part of your computer.

If you still are looking to buy a power supply the OCZ recommended by Rolli59 is a great deal.
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April 14, 2012 7:47:23 PM

gary1 said:
Power supply is not something you want to skimp on.

I used to recommend the Corsair CX series, but after reading about CWT, I've decided not to. Get this PSU. A bit more expensive, but will be good.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Plenty of the Corsair CWT manufactured power supplies are as highly rated as the Seasonic manufactured ones.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page447.htm

This may be helpful if you have not seen it.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page541.htm
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April 14, 2012 8:05:41 PM

Dude, just tell us your budget. We will put something together for you. You can look over the parts, we price tag it. and you go shop the parts and build it!
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April 14, 2012 11:41:54 PM

Best answer selected by jiykong.
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April 14, 2012 11:43:39 PM

gary1 said:
Power supply is not something you want to skimp on.

I used to recommend the Corsair CX series, but after reading about CWT, I've decided not to. Get this PSU. A bit more expensive, but will be good.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thanks for the link, I realized that there was a 20 dollar coupon for it XD so it was marginally more expensive than the rosewill.

Next time I'mma definite post my budget on the forums here and get a better idea on what to buy.

Thanks to all for your help
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