New Build Check, Please! Tags: New Build Hard Drives New Build Systems Product Last response: March 24, 2012 1:53 AM in Systems Share chayes March 24, 2012 1:12:38 AM 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 More about : build check AlderonnX March 24, 2012 1:19:56 AM 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=N82E168... $29.99 with 10 dollar rebate. chayes March 24, 2012 1:21:58 AM Oh, I have an old copper fan zalmann that I plan on using! Related resources Please check my new build - Forum Help New Build : Please Check Compatibility - Forum Ok new build for the wife check please - Forum New build 1000$ please check - Forum Please check my new build for capability and reliability - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer AlderonnX March 24, 2012 1:24:34 AM Ok, cool.. i like the older Zalman coolers myself as well. Often they clip directly onto the AM3 stock brackets. chayes March 24, 2012 1:33:54 AM 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? AlderonnX March 24, 2012 1:39:21 AM 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... 483 watts?? e56imfg March 24, 2012 1:53:57 AM 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumPlease check my FIRST new build rig ForumNew Build please check it over for me! :D ForumPlease check my new build ForumPlease Check my new build ! ForumPlease check my new build before I order. ForumNew Build , please check and advice. ForumGaming/Recording Build ... Pretty Nervous... Please help me check ! ForumNew build 3770k please check (one more try) ForumPlease Check My First Build ForumCheck & RATE my new BUILD please ^^ ForumMy new Gaming build . Please check . ForumPlease check this build , I'm new to this... ForumNew Build, any good? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !