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Check this build please (if it would work, power supply wise)

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April 2, 2012 12:08:04 AM

GPU: Gtx 550ti
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU: Intel Sandy Bridge G620
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Ram: G.skill dual channel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: Corsair 500W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Basically will it be able to run that and still be able to get a CPU upgrade? I was gonna upgrade to a i3 Ivy Bridge after it was released and what not...thanks.

EDIT- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Here's another PSU choice $49.99 same as the corsair, it's a antec earthwatts 650w 80 plus certified...would that be overkill?
a c 118 B Homebuilt system
April 2, 2012 2:42:22 AM

Yes. it will work. Make sure you get a z68 chipset motherboard, they're probably your best bet for future compatibility with Ivy Bridge.

You probably will not be able to run 2 550 TI in SLi with a 500watt PSU (at least I wouldn't.) But yes, for just one, thats plenty.

I'd consider going higher clock speed than 1333mhz ram, it wouldn't cost much more (8 bucks or so) for comparable 1600mhz rated RAM. The reason for this is Ivy Bridge is reportedly going to officially support RAM speeds up to 2133mhz.

See here http://flyingsuicide.net/news/exclusive-ivy-bridge-ram-...
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April 2, 2012 3:09:33 AM

Would a 650W PSU be overkill and what would happen if I chose to use the 650W PSU when my config only needed 500W?
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a c 118 B Homebuilt system
April 2, 2012 3:11:31 AM

Yes 650 would be overkill. Although, your computer is only going to take what it needs. So for example, if you put a 1000 watt power supply on your system, and it only needs 230 watts, its not going to hurt anything.

Generally, when selecting a power supply, you want to figure out how many watts your computer needs and increase that by a factor of 30 percent. 500 watts meets that requirement.
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