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March 31, 2012 8:46:41 AM

Hello people, I am creating a new computer, and I just wanted to see if this all will work out, see if you can find any holes in it, or things that I should change (:

GPU- EVGA GeForce GTX 550ti
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU- Intel Core i3-2100 3.1ghz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO- GIGABYTE GA-H61M-S2H
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case- Rosewill CHALLENGER
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

PSU- Antec Basiq BP500U
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HHD- Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 500gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thank you ;D

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March 31, 2012 9:25:27 AM

Negative on that PSU. Antec is a great brand, but Basiq is their crappiest line. Its not very efficient and will create heat. You want something that is bronze certified or better.

The one suggested above me is a good choice, but if you have the money I would go higher yet. The PSU is one of the most important parts in your build, particularly if you plan to overclock, etc. Seasonic, Corsair, and Antec all have some decently priced bronze models. Any of their models over 400w would handle your build.

Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D Green 430W -$54
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Browse around though, because the prices fluctuate on them all a bit. Corsair and Antec in particular often do $20 rebates that they actually honor.
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