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March 27, 2012 9:09:19 AM

Hi all,

This is the system configuration that i am planning to buy,

PSU: CORSAIR-CX430V2-80-PLUS-Certified-Power-Supply-CX430-V2



MotherBoard:ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard



GPU :NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550Ti


Processor: Intel Core I5 2500k

CABINET : Master Cooler

RAM: 4GBx2 1333HZ

I already possess HardDisk, Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard

Please review it , and let me know if there are any changes required

Thanks:) 

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March 27, 2012 9:46:25 AM

Yeah, all compatible. Only thing I would tell you is if you wait for Kepler, there will be a much better GPU at the same price soon.
a b B Homebuilt system
March 27, 2012 9:47:32 AM

How much do you have to spend?

given the overall quality of the system, the GPU seems a little weak. I'm sure overall performance could be improved if we know a budget and exactly what parts you need.

in particular the motherboard is quite high end, as is the CPU. while the gpu is somewhat lacking.
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a b B Homebuilt system
March 27, 2012 9:55:56 AM

Anand1201 said:
Hi all,

This is the system configuration that i am planning to buy,

PSU: CORSAIR-CX430V2-80-PLUS-Certified-Power-Supply-CX430-V2



MotherBoard:ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard



GPU :NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550Ti


Processor: Intel Core I5 2500k

CABINET : Master Cooler

RAM: 4GBx2 1333HZ

I already possess HardDisk, Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard

Please review it , and let me know if there are any changes required

Thanks:) 

Yes. You need to get a larger wattage PSU. Your 550 Ti needs 400 watts alone (minimum). Your CPU uses about 100 so now you are already short 70 watts. I'd look for a 600-700 watt unit. Hope this helps. Good luck with your build.
a b B Homebuilt system
March 27, 2012 10:04:10 AM

Chaz21 said:
Yes. You need to get a larger wattage PSU. Your 550 Ti needs 400 watts alone (minimum). Your CPU uses about 100 so now you are already short 70 watts. I'd look for a 600-700 watt unit. Hope this helps. Good luck with your build.


Not true. the corsair PSU he listed will be fine. a little stretched, but its a competent enough PSU to handle the job.

a 700w PSU would be enough for a dual GPU system, and a 550ti is relatively low end.
a b B Homebuilt system
March 27, 2012 10:14:11 AM

welshmousepk said:
Not true. the corsair PSU he listed will be fine. a little stretched, but its a competent enough PSU to handle the job.

a 700w PSU would be enough for a dual GPU system, and a 550ti is relatively low end.

With a recommended minimum requirement of 400 watts (per NVidia). I'd say he'll be very stretched. He'll just be asking for trouble. Just my opinion though. :) 
a b B Homebuilt system
March 27, 2012 10:15:45 AM

minimum 400w is for the WHOLE system.

there's not a gpu available that will consume 400w.
March 27, 2012 3:54:28 PM

+1, welshmousepk. 700w will be OVERKILL.I can run a fancy system with 2500k and gtx 680 with a 700w.
a b B Homebuilt system
March 27, 2012 4:13:00 PM

Hell - as long as the OP is happy with no overclocking of his 2500k or GPU or SLI'ing in the future he'll be perfectly fine with his 430w PSU. If he is of course.....
March 28, 2012 4:29:14 AM

welshmousepk said:
How much do you have to spend?

given the overall quality of the system, the GPU seems a little weak. I'm sure overall performance could be improved if we know a budget and exactly what parts you need.

in particular the motherboard is quite high end, as is the CPU. while the gpu is somewhat lacking.





My budget for GPU is about 150$
a b B Homebuilt system
March 28, 2012 4:34:48 AM

I meant for the whole system. cutting money on other components and putting it toward the GPU would help make a better PC. Having individual budgets is pointless.
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