New Build Check, Please!

Looking at a new build on a budget. Tell me what you think!

Also, will a 550 watt PSU be enough?

Also, with the processor bottleneck the gpu?

Opinions are appreciated!

Case --------------------- Antec 300
Power Supply ---------- OCZ 550 watt
Motherboard ----------- ASRock Extrem3 AM3+
Processor Intel --------AMD Phenom II x4 980 Black
Graphics Card --------- nVidia GTX 660ti
RAM --------------------- G.SKILL Ripjaws X 2x4Gb
Hard Drive 1 ----------- Mushkin 120gb SSD
Hard Drive 2 ----------- old 750 gb hdd
OS ----------------------- Windows 7 Home Prem x64
Moniter ------------------ 37 in LG TV
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More about build check please
  1. Cooling Device:
    Cooling device not included - Processor Only

    Make sure you have a cooler. that Chip does not include one.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065 $29.99 with 10 dollar rebate.
  2. Oh, I have an old copper fan zalmann that I plan on using!
  3. Ok, cool.. i like the older Zalman coolers myself as well. Often they clip directly onto the AM3 stock brackets.
  4. AlderonnX said:
    Ok, cool.. i like the older Zalman coolers myself as well. Often they clip directly onto the AM3 stock brackets.


    Thats exactly what it does!

    Any thoughts on PSU watt usage?

    And what about the CPU bottlenecking the GPU?
  5. I use a 550 watt with my build, now a 550ti GPU uses less juice then a 560Ti but you should be well within limits

    http://images10.newegg.com/BizIntell/tool/psucalc/index.html 483 watts??
  6. chayes said:
    Looking at a new build on a budget. Tell me what you think!

    Also, will a 550 watt PSU be enough?

    Also, with the processor bottleneck the gpu?

    Opinions are appreciated!

    Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER or NZXT Source 210 Elite
    Power Supply: OCZ 550 watt
    Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3 or GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 or GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 or ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
    Processor: i3 2120
    Graphics Card: MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti
    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X 2x4Gb
    SSD: Mushkin 120gb SSD
    Hard Drive 2: old 750 gb hdd
    OS: Windows 7 Home Prem x64
    Moniter: 37 in LG TV

    There you go.
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