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February 23, 2012 5:19:08 PM

Hello, first time builder here looking for put together a decent gaming rig for around $1200. I have a couple questions about my current proposed build.

1. Is everything compatible?
2. If I eventually add another 560ti, can the PSU handle it?

Thanks for your help!

Case: Cool Master CM690 II
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical: LG DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total Cost: $1,205.98 (with shipping)

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February 23, 2012 5:37:01 PM

Everything looks good to me. I will suggest you get some low profile RAM and get rid of those heatsinks. They sometimes interfer with the CPU cooler.

750 watts will be plenty to SLI 2 560's together. Especially a Corsair TX750, one of the best built PSU's on the market.
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February 23, 2012 5:43:56 PM

RomanJ said:
Hello, first time builder here looking for put together a decent gaming rig for around $1200. I have a couple questions about my current proposed build.

1. Is everything compatible?
2. If I eventually add another 560ti, can the PSU handle it?

Thanks for your help!



1. yes, everything is compatible
2. and yes, the PSU would be able to handle it

* i'd recommend having some front USB3.0 these days and swap your motherboard and case with these instead:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Antec Three Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded 2 x USB 3.0: $70

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0: $150

(only $20 more than your case/mobo combo)
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February 23, 2012 5:44:03 PM

neal0790 said:
Everything looks good to me. I will suggest you get some low profile RAM and get rid of those heatsinks. They sometimes interfer with the CPU cooler.

750 watts will be plenty to SLI 2 560's together. Especially a Corsair TX750, one of the best built PSU's on the market.


Thanks Neal, any particular brand of RAM you would suggest?
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