700$ Gaming PC Build

Corsair Builder Series CX V2 430-Watt:


MSI Intel H61 (B3) Chipset ATX DDR3 1333 Intel ? LGA 1155 SATA3 and USB 3.0 A&GbE ATX Motherboard - PH61A-P35 (B3):


Intel Core i5-2500K Processor:

2330.4$ + shipping

SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 6870:


Seagate Barracuda 7200 500 GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s 16 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST500DM002:


Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98:


cooler master 690 ii advanced:


= $715.75

Solid build? Any suggestions? Any tips on a first timer?
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  1. I recommend you go to a i5 2400 BECAUSE your H61 board "CANT OC"...

    What i recommend you to do,
    Get a Asus Maximus Z68 for $175 and go with i3 2120 and than upgrade you a Ivy Bridge later...
  2. You can't run a 6870 on a 430w psu , you have to have a 500w minimum.
    The motherboard should be a Z-68 chipset;

    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    You have some good parts selected and you should not be skimping on the motherboard and psu.
  3. Im getting the 500W one, since it is cheaper than 430W with amazon prime.
  4. Just remember that 500w is the recomended minimum requirement so if you were able to get even a 550w it would be good , it never hurts to have a little extra.
  5. I betcha that 430 Watt corsair would run the 6870
  6. I KNOW the corsair 430 watt will run a 6870
  7. jaehwanie said:

    Yes it does look good , Gigabyte makes some good motherboards , I have one I'm using now and I have always used Asus but I liked the features of this one.
  8. I just can't see running a Pc with a 430w power supply just besause it could run a 6870 even though the manufacturer recomends a 500w psu. The OP wants to do some overclocking and there will be a need for additional watts.
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