Compatibility with PSU

My first custom gaming pc build. Havent brought components yet...Total amount was $763

Operating System: 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium
Case:Antec One Hundred Ice Gaming Case
CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core
PSU:SILVERSTONE Strider Plus ST50F-P 500W ATX 12V v2.3 & EPS 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77M-D3H Motherboard H77 Express
Hardrive::Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Video:SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (100314-3L )
Memory: Crucial CT2KIT51264BA1339 RAM 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) - DDR3
Optical Drives:LiteOn 24X iHAS124 DVD-Writer - Black - Internal Bulk


[im 90% sure everything outside the case is compatible but the Power Supply Unit...

can anyone help out?]
EDIT****** 100% compatible :D
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  1. They will all work!
  2. A very good power supply that is 100% compatible with your selected components. A brand and model I would recommend.

    You really just have to worry about having enough power not if a power supply is compatible with modern components. You are fine to overclock or even add more hard drives and even upgrade your graphics card to all but the most powerful models in the future with that PSU.
  3. Get a decent brand like Antec, xfx, seasonic, corsair instead of silverstone.
  4. mubin said:
    Get a decent brand like Antec, xfx, seasonic, corsair instead of silverstone.

    Silverstone IS a decent brand. The original OEM is FSP which makes great power supply units.
  5. anort3 said:
    A very good power supply that is 100% compatible with your selected components. A brand and model I would recommend.

    You really just have to worry about having enough power not if a power supply is compatible with modern components. You are fine to overclock or even add more hard drives and even upgrade your graphics card to all but the most powerful models in the future with that PSU.


    lol Ill add more hardrives later in the future. Can i add graphic cards too? and also will this all fit in my case lol this only thing i havent really thought about..
  6. Silverstone has been a better than decent brand longer than Antec, XFX or Corsair has sold power supplies.
  7. sintxd said:
    lol Ill add more hardrives later in the future. Can i add graphic cards too? and also will this all fit in my case lol this only thing i havent really thought about..

    Your case has more than enough room to fit those cards in sli configuration.
  8. amuffin said:
    Your case has more than enough room to fit those cards in sli configuration.


    Okay good to here my first build was a success! oh wait does the mother board have room for wireless wifi card? or do i need to be wired?
  9. sintxd said:
    lol Ill add more hardrives later in the future. Can i add graphic cards too? and also will this all fit in my case lol this only thing i havent really thought about..



    You can upgrade to a much more powerful graphics card but no that's not enough power for running 2 in Sli.

    Here is a list of all the graphics cards and their power requirements. This assumes a generic low quality power supply. You are good with the 500w Silverstone for up to a card with about a 550w requirement.

    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

    Edit: Ok actually 2 x 550 Tis in Sli only needs 500 watts. You would be fine going Sli with that card.
  10. Actually i dont see that much review of silverstone like the others. They are well known as top to me. I will check for silverstone next time.
  11. mubin said:
    Actually i dont see that much review of silverstone like the others. They are well known as top to me. I will check for silverstone next time.



    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page998.htm

    Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, XFX, Silverstone, Enermax, OCZ and Antec are all good with their currently produced models.
  12. anort3 said:
    You can upgrade to a much more powerful graphics card but no that's not enough power for running 2 in Sli.

    Here is a list of all the graphics cards and their power requirements. This assumes a generic low quality power supply. You are good with the 500w Silverstone for up to a card with about a 550w requirement.

    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

    Edit: Ok actually 2 x 550 Tis in Sli only needs 500 watts. You would be fine going Sli with that card.



    Well picking graphic cards is hard for me ._. I DON'T WANNA BOTTLENECK!
    my price range for gc is 100-200

    i chose this gc ASUS geforce TX550 Ti because I built this pc to play guild wars to which minimum requirement is

    2GB RAM
    NVIDIA GeForce 7800, ATI Radeon X1800, Intel HD 3000 or better (256 MB of video RAM and shader model 3.0 or better)
    25 GB available HDD space


    which my current pc doesnt have. BUT I was thinking of getting Radeon HD 7850....[*EDIT]

    A nvidia version of a HD 7850.. because AMD doesnt support intel CPUs...
  13. Any gtx 460's?
  14. With that cpu there will be no bottleneck for 2 gtx550i.
  15. The HD 7850 is a MUCH better card than a 550 Ti.

    You can compare any cards you want here.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/541?vs=549

    A good quick reference hierarchy chart here.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html


    That power supply is still fine for an HD 7850.
  16. Depends on if it fits in OP budget anort... :( I got a 550ti too Q.Q at least it plays every game I own very well (MW3 and Killing Floor, and apparently D3 as well)
  17. sintxd said:
    Well picking graphic cards is hard for me ._. I DON'T WANNA BOTTLENECK!
    my price range for gc is 100-200

    i chose this gc ASUS geforce TX550 Ti because I built this pc to play guild wars to which minimum requirement is

    2GB RAM
    NVIDIA GeForce 7800, ATI Radeon X1800, Intel HD 3000 or better (256 MB of video RAM and shader model 3.0 or better)
    25 GB available HDD space


    which my current pc doesnt have. BUT I was thinking of getting Radeon HD 7850....[*EDIT]

    A nvidia version of a HD 7850.. because AMD doesnt support intel CPUs...



    You can run an AMD graphics card just fine with an Intel CPU. The graphics card does not care one bit what CPU it is used with. Just like you can use an Nvidia card with an AMD CPU.
  18. anort3 said:
    The HD 7850 is a MUCH better card than a 550 Ti.

    You can compare any cards you want here.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/541?vs=549

    A good quick reference hierarchy chart here.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html


    That power supply is still fine for an HD 7850.



    yeah but isnt a HD 7850 to much for my i5 cpu ?
  19. Doesn't work that way buddy :)
  20. What about this?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948&Tpk=sapphire%206870
    its look fine for you in your budget and more powerful than gtx550ti
  21. amuffin said:
    Doesn't work that way buddy :)



    but wait....my i5 cpu takes 77w

    and graphics card takes 450 IF i get HD radeon 7850 ...

    thats 527w....my power supply only has 500 w O:
  22. You're looking at system wattage, the actual card doesn't draw that much. :)
  23. sintxd said:
    yeah but isnt a HD 7850 to much for my i5 cpu ?


    No, hd7850 is not too much for i5-3450. Even it can handle more gpu power.
  24. amuffin said:
    You're looking at system wattage, the actual card doesn't draw that much. :)



    Oh really?....HOLY.

    so i can get HD Radeon 7850? hm....thats a bit much for my budget...so ill get SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (100314-3L )
  25. mubin said:
    No, hd7850 is not too much for i5-3450. Even it can handle more gpu power.



    so what do u think graphic settings i can play on guildwars2 if i get HD 6870? Low? middle?

    will this be good on a 23" monitor? also will my motherboard be able to use it? im be having a 64-bit windows 7 home premium

    Minimum System Requirements for Guild Wars 2

    Windows XP Service Pack 2 or better
    Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, Core i3, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or better
    2GB RAM
    NVIDIA GeForce 7800, ATI Radeon X1800, Intel HD 3000 or better (256 MB of video RAM and shader model 3.0 or better)
    25 GB available HDD space
    Broadband Internet connection
    Keyboard and mouse
  26. @1900x1080 res you will get 40-60fps on high setting for sure. Graphic requirement is very low for that game. Even intel igp can handle too.
  27. mubin said:
    @1900x1080 res you will get 40-60fps on high setting for sure. Graphic requirement is very low for that game. Even intel igp can handle too.



    1080...thats HD..and high settings..wow thanks. this more then imagined Q.Q lol well acutally the graphics might change later on. Well thanks everyone! will start pruchasing parts one by one
  28. Buy hdd capacity as you need. 1TB/2TB. And you dont need to think about shader model. HD6850 supports shader model 5.0 All latest gpu supports 5.0.

    But hdd you can buy 1TB and a small capacity ssd. SSD is faster than hdd and windows, games, programs loads faster from it. Look for this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820227725

    If you have more money to spare, then go for little higher capacity.
  29. mubin said:
    Buy hdd capacity as you need. 1TB/2TB. And you dont need to think about shader model. HD6850 supports shader model 5.0 All latest gpu supports 5.0.

    But hdd you can buy 1TB and a small capacity ssd. SSD is faster than hdd and windows, games, programs loads faster from it. Look for this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820227725

    If you have more money to spare, then go for little higher capacity.



    Well SSDs are expensive but do I need need them to play guildwars2? or does my pc have already enough to HDD space or memory for it?

    If not I will probably consider getting one. price range 50-90
    and compatible with my parts...ALSO can i have the hardrive I have already and have two SDDs solid cards ? will my build be able to manage that?
  30. You can add ssd later. But guildwars 2 dont need ssd to run. This game will run fine without ssd. If you are tight on budget, then dont need to get it. Stay on hdd.
  31. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  32. mubin said:
    You can add ssd later. But guildwars 2 dont need ssd to run. This game will run fine without ssd. If you are tight on budget, then dont need to get it. Stay on hdd.



    well crappers I been saying HD6850....i meant hd6870 lol my bad also im getting a 1TB Black Caviar and MAYBE Crucial M4...but i heards its for macs...so yeah i dont want a mac still choosing
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