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April 29, 2012 8:40:29 AM

Does this look like a reasonably good build?

Gigabyte SKT-1155 Z68XP-UD3 Motherboard (Rev 1.0)
Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K Unlocked Core i5 Quad-Core Processor (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache, Socket 1155)
Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1333C​9 XMS3 8GB Two Memory Module Kit
LG GH22NS 22x SATA DVDRW Drive - Bare Black
Corsair CMPSU-500CXV2UK​ Builder Series CX500V2 - 80 Plus Certified Power Supply
Antec Three Hundred Midi Case
Acer V223HQVb 21.5 inch Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black (VGA, 1920 x 1080, 20000:1, 5ms, 200 cd/m²)
Seagate ST500DM002 3.5 inch 500GB Hard Drive (Serial-ATA, 6Gb/s, 16Mb, 7200RPM)
Palit GeForce GTX 680 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0, 1056MHz/6008MHz​ Graphics Card

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April 29, 2012 8:51:02 AM

Get a 550W XFX PSU.
April 29, 2012 8:57:51 AM

azeem40 said:
Get a 550W XFX PSU.


Are you sure? Kepler is a rather power-conservative board. I don't see myself needing more than 500.
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April 29, 2012 9:18:47 AM

bemused_fred said:
Are you sure? Kepler is a rather power-conservative board. I don't see myself needing more than 500.

If you think the GTX 680 is as power efficient as the lower end Radeon 6xxx series GPUs, you are sadly mistaken. 500W is underkill and will ruin your GPU. Get 550W to be on the safe side.
April 29, 2012 9:21:49 AM

OK, that sounds like good advice. Thanks, guys!
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