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April 22, 2012 9:11:20 AM

Hello I would like to know if the PSU will supply enough power to these components + if the graphics card does well with the processor :

CPUIntel Core I5 2500k 3.3 GHz

RAM : 8 GB Ram

GRAPHICS CARD : Nvidia GeForce Gtx 480

PSU : 700W PSU

MOTHERBOARD : Asus P8H61 PLUS H61 S1155/DDR3/SATA3/ATX Motherboard

Thanks!

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April 22, 2012 9:21:20 AM

'700W' is so vague. Give brand and model details.

That CPU is wasted on the motherboard. It cannot be overclocked. Either get a better motherboard or drop down the CPU. The GTX480 will work well with a i3 2100 or higher without being bottlenecked.
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April 22, 2012 3:48:49 PM

Agreed, the CPU is wasted on an H61 chipset, you may as well step down to an i5-2400, you're paying 30 more bucks for that "K" (overclockability) you can't take advantage of.

Also, the brand and quality of the PSU matters, not all 700 watt PSUs are created equally. However, in terms of pure wattage, 700 watts greatly exceeds how much you actually need. 500 watts is more than enough for a single video card.
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April 22, 2012 4:13:18 PM

nekulturny said:
Agreed, the CPU is wasted on an H61 chipset, you may as well step down to an i5-2400, you're paying 30 more bucks for that "K" (overclockability) you can't take advantage of.

Also, the brand and quality of the PSU matters, not all 700 watt PSUs are created equally. However, in terms of pure wattage, 700 watts greatly exceeds how much you actually need. 500 watts is more than enough for a single video card.



I might aswell get a Intel core i5 2500 instead of i5 2500K.
Also, do you suggest a good 100-120 $ motherboard with 4 slots of Ram(32 Gigs max), LGA 1155?
and btw im getting an MSI R6870 Hawk Graphics card instead of the GTX 480.

Thanks!
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April 22, 2012 4:16:06 PM

Sure thing:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And yea, the 6870 is a nice choice.

Theres no reason to be afraid of overclocking, and the price difference is only 10 dollars. But you're the one that has to be happy with your computer not I. But that board will support overclocking.
April 22, 2012 4:19:38 PM

Thanks!Do you know if Newegg ships to a country in europe called Malta?
That's where I live and it's difficult buying stuff from outside our country!
Thanks for your help and time!
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April 22, 2012 4:21:13 PM

Ov3rkiLL said:
Thanks!Do you know if Newegg ships to a country in europe called Malta?
That's where I live and it's difficult buying stuff from outside our country!
Thanks for your help and time!


I honestly don't know, I would try to find a merchant more local, but if you can find that model motherboard, its a good choice. Where are you purchasing your other parts from?
April 22, 2012 4:36:34 PM

nekulturny said:
Thats the one, but dang its a lot more expensive.


Yes its much more expensive ;(
Il try to find one from Amazon,Should i try that are seller refurbished like this one?:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ASRock-Z68-Extreme3-Gen3-LGA115...

Do you have any other good motherboard maybe i find them on ebay?
Thanks!
I have to buy all of my parts from ebay :( 
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April 22, 2012 4:46:31 PM

I'd be careful buying things on ebay. Its a gamble. I looked at the pictures of the board, its obviously been used, and one one of the mountings is damaged, however, assuming theres nothing else wrong with the board that the seller didn't mention, he/she is right, it shouldn't affect its functionality. The socket looks like its in good shape, no bent pins.

As far as other good boards, I would stick to Asus, or Asrock with a Z68 chipset, if you're buying from Ebay.

H61/67 chipsets were the subject of a recall, while they're fine to purchase now from a known to be reputable merchant today, the problem with ebay, is you're hoping its not some mom and pop shop trying to pull a fast one on you trying to unload a defect product that wasn't replaced under the recall.
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April 22, 2012 4:48:19 PM

Can't argue about the price. All I know about "pounds" is how many wife always wants to lose. But that board does have USB 3.0. :) 
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April 22, 2012 4:50:00 PM

Chaz21 said:
Can't argue about the price. All I know about "pounds" is how many wife always wants to lose. But that board does have USB 3.0. :) 


Well 112 pounds is quite a bit of money, I think the equivalent in US dollars is close to 200 bucks.
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April 22, 2012 4:50:49 PM

nekulturny said:
Well 112 pounds is quite a bit of money, I think the equivalent in US dollars is close to 200 bucks.

:ouch: 
April 22, 2012 4:53:26 PM

nekulturny said:
That one Chaz linked to you does have 2x USB 3.0.



Ohh, my bad then.

So i guess that motherboard is a good one with these:

I5 2400 3.1 Ghz

8 GB Ram

500 Watt PSU :  rodid=9168" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.klikk.com.mt/#scatid=2:catid=22:p rodid=9168

With this case : http://www.scanmalta.com/eshop/coolermaster-elite-430-b...

MSI r6870 Hawk

Thank you guys very very much for your pacience and help!
I hope my build will be a successful one!
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April 22, 2012 6:01:21 PM

For a single 6870 video card yes 500 watts is enough (thats where most of the power draw comes from), for 2 of them, probably not.
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April 22, 2012 6:05:52 PM

Ov3rkiLL said:
Thanks!So 500 Watts is enought i guess?

With PSU's the Amps are really more important than the Watts. The OCZ 500w on your site has 2-12v rails with 18 amps on each. Personally I like a little more "overhead" than 18 amps but I'm unable to determine the amps on the Coolermaster Elite 500Watt PSU but I imagine it's the same.
April 23, 2012 5:10:25 PM

Ok Thanks!
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