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PC Build Does it work??

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January 23, 2012 7:44:15 PM

I am building my first gaming PC and i wanted to know if i am doing things right. My parts
i5 2500k
EVGA Ge Force gtx 550 ti
asus z68 lx mobo
Hyper Genesis 2x4 (8gb) ram 1600
Ultra LSP750 750-Watt Power Supply
1 tb hardrive (haven't chosen yet)

i was wondering if it will work. Thank you
Kevin Kudukis

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January 23, 2012 8:16:30 PM

yes but get g skill memory
January 23, 2012 8:31:44 PM

ok....thank you...i apprecaite it
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January 23, 2012 8:43:06 PM

The system will work but if you call this a gaming pc then your priorities are slightly off..a GTX 550ti isn't good at running most games on medium settings. You need to get a 500w psu,...only 2x2gb of ram, a cheaper motherboard and invest more in the GPU..preferably a GTX 560 or 6870 at the very least. If you can afford $200-$230 on the GPU then get a GTX 560ti or Amd 6950 1 or 2gb.

The 750w psu isn't needed unless you have 2 video cards...the 8gb ram isn't needed for gaming...4gb does the same thing if you are on a tight budget...the motherboard rarely does anything unless you are truly going to use the features of the higher models. Save the money and focus more on the GPU and CPU (your choice is excellent).
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January 23, 2012 8:51:52 PM

The Ultra LSP 750 is a low end PSU with low efficiency (claims 78% on Tigerdirect). It only has 540W combined on its +12V rails (which a more important indicator of power than the number on the label).

Better unit:
XFX Pro 650W Core Edition 80Plus Bronze
January 23, 2012 8:52:36 PM

I wouldn't trust an Ultra PSU to power my system safely. Try this PSU from a reliable brand:

XFX Core Edition PRO650W (P1-650S-NLB9) 650W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply $89.99

Also try RAM from Crucial, who have very low failure rates:

Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT51264BA1339 $39.99
January 23, 2012 8:53:55 PM

ok thank you
January 23, 2012 9:02:48 PM

how about a
Coolmax MP-550B Power Supply - 550W, 80 Plus, 120mm Fan, 115V ~ 230V, core i3/i5, i7, Aluminum
OCZ ModXStream Pro Power Supply - 500-Watt, Modular, Dual +12V Rails, SATA, 80Plus
January 23, 2012 9:02:50 PM

I forgot to mention that if you plan to overclock, it might be wise to get an aftermarket cooler. Maybe one of these will work for you:

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+ $44.99

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7
January 23, 2012 9:04:42 PM

I trust OCZ over Coolmax, but I think you are better off getting the XFX PSU.
January 23, 2012 9:10:36 PM

ok thank you....i apprecaite the help