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$850 Compatibility Check & Opinion

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May 11, 2012 5:41:24 PM

Hello, I'm new to building PC's though I have a decent enough knowledge. I just wanted to run this by the community and get some feedback. I'm going to be mainly using this for gaming and multi-media purposes.

My biggest issue checking if the graphics card listed is compatible with the rest of the system. (Power supply is my concern)

I'm really sorry if I'm not following the appropriate template, first time user :( 

Thank you guys in advance!

System (Bundle):

-Core i5/H67/4GB/1.5TB/Blu-ray SuperCombo

Graphics Card:

-EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

I also thought I'd double up in the RAM for good measure so I thought I would add on another:

-CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TW3X4G1333C9

Total cost ends up being roughly $800 after rebates. I already have a monitor, Windows 7, and the accessories.
Games I'm looking to run are Diablo 3, Skyrim, Fallout @ Medium to high settings.

So do you think this is good value? Does it all match up or do I have some tweaking to do? Again thank you guys so much and please don't go to hard on me, I'm still learning!


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May 11, 2012 7:16:24 PM

should be fine.

Raidmax power supply is potentially a little iffy.
May 11, 2012 7:51:35 PM

That works but I'd drop the blue ray and get:


COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119233
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant


---------------------The 560ti is overpriced and the 7850 is one of the best bang for buck cards right now. :bounce: 

XFX FX-785A-CNFC Radeon HD 7850 Core Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814150608
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy


AMD Gift - Dirt SHOWDOWN Gift Coupon
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-$59.99 Saving


---------------------------better PSU and there is a sale going on now 15% off--------------
PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III 600W Modular 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 ...
Item #: N82E16817703036
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7D-8GBRL
Item #: N82E16820231308
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy


Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136769
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package Black SATA Model AD-7280S-0B - OEM
Item #: N82E16827118067
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
-$13.00 Combo


Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
Item #: N82E16819115072
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157279
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
-$18.00 Combo


Newegg Promotional Gift Card - $10.00
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Subtotal: $836.92

This has a better mobo/PSU/CASE/CPU. This will play any game out on high to ultra. This is not an SLI type set up and is geared to let you Overclock your CPU/GPU as it is needed in time. I'd add a CPU cooler, ssd, and blue ray later.