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New Build, Sufficient Power Supply/CPU Cooler?

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January 19, 2012 11:41:06 PM

Hey,
Okay so I am upgrading my current computer. I want to be able to run all these components and SLI two GTX 460's.

Here are the parts.

1. MSI P67A-G43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard ($100)

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



2. Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model PGD38G1333ELK ($36)

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



3. Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K ($220)

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



4. PNY VCGGTX4601XPB GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card ($130)

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


I was wondering if this cooler would be good enough to overclock the i5 CPU to 4Ghz?

EVGA M020-00-000234 Superclock CPU Cooler ($50)

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

And will this PSU be able to run all of that? I know that I will need the 4 pin to PCIe connectors, I have them.

Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply ($72)

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

If that cooler is not good enough, which one could I get that's better for equal or lesser value. I have a mid atx case, so as much as I want a CM Hyper 212 Cooler, it wont fit. Same with the PSU, equal or lesser value, also I would prefer a PSU that isn't green ( have a see through side panel thing lol)


Anyway, thanks for your help!

Arlen10
January 19, 2012 11:43:44 PM

Oops, I am getting mixed up with a different PSU. This one I wont need the 4 pin to PCIe connectors for.

My bad!
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January 20, 2012 12:07:44 AM

I just got that cooler and it's been great so far. It cooled my PC to like 10'C cooler than my previous fan was.

I don't think I would go with a lot of the stuff you'd picked out so far. These would be better choices:

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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And will this PSU be able to run all of that? I know that I will need the 4 pin to PCIe connectors, I have them.


That will handle everything you need fine.
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January 20, 2012 12:11:21 AM

g-unit1111 said:
I just got that cooler and it's been great so far. It cooled my PC to like 10'C cooler than my previous fan was.

I don't think I would go with a lot of the stuff you'd picked out so far. These would be better choices:

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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And will this PSU be able to run all of that? I know that I will need the 4 pin to PCIe connectors, I have them.


That will handle everything you need fine.


I want to SLI two GTX 460's. I already have one, now I am buying the other. The motherboard I chose is what I want, and that RAM is too expensive. Rather stick with what I chose. Do you think the PSU I chose will work good? Is there one that isn't green? lol. Thanks.
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January 20, 2012 10:08:08 AM

Ignore the "Green" in the PSU model name. It doesn't really mean anything. It is a good power supply.

This one, before rebate, is a little more expensive, but it is built by Seasonic, one of the best manufacturers in the business:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 20, 2012 11:23:56 AM

^ A better choice, has all the neccessary 6 pin connector's for SLI
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January 20, 2012 11:48:38 AM

Delta is also one of the best manufacturers of PSUs...

But the XFX is the better choice as it has four PCIe connectors, which will be required for a system with two GTX 460s. Which the Antec Earthwatts Green EA 650 does not have.
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January 20, 2012 2:19:52 PM

Best answer selected by Arlen10.
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