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May 27, 2012 3:49:29 AM

Im new to this site and im hoping to see if these would work together if I were to buildmy own gaming PC. Im trying to build a gaming computer for about $200 to $300 less than a prebuilt gaming computer. These are the components: http://picgoes.in/v/jUwiY.png anything missing or anything need to replace? please help me
May 27, 2012 4:05:50 AM

Well at a glance, you have an AMD motherboard with an Intel CPU, that will not work, you must match up the socket type of the motherboard and CPU otherwise they will not connect. Second thing is you have listed a triple channel RAM kit, there are not many triple channel motherboards/CPU's out there, make sure if the motherboard says dual channel you get a dual channel kit. Third is more a preference than will/wont work, Apevia isnt known to make very reliable power supplies, your PSU is an important part of the system, a bad one can kill everything, dont go cheap on it get a corsair, XFX, or other highly reviewed and rated PSU.
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May 27, 2012 4:55:28 AM

Thanks for the help, i selected a few new items based on some other suggestions on different forums. Would this perform well as a gaming computer? http://picgoes.in/v/WAy6z.png (the case has a built in fan and my psu was very high for one card, even though i may upgrade)
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May 27, 2012 5:07:41 AM

brendanflynn said:
Thanks for the help, i selected a few new items based on some other suggestions on different forums. Would this perform well as a gaming computer? http://picgoes.in/v/WAy6z.png (the case has a built in fan and my psu was very high for one card, even though i may upgrade)


It would run for about 10 seconds before the power supply exploded , so do you have a fire extinguisher?

It really helps to use the format suggested in the thread at the top of the forum about how to ask for advice . Then we dont have to guess
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May 27, 2012 5:13:39 AM

sorry guys im new to this and i dont know a ton about building computers, ill get the new psu thanks GI_Jones
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May 27, 2012 5:15:50 AM

Outlander_04 said:
It would run for about 10 seconds before the power supply exploded , so do you have a fire extinguisher?

It really helps to use the format suggested in the thread at the top of the forum about how to ask for advice . Then we dont have to guess


Geez..talk about exageration. There might just be a loud pop, with sparks flying everywhere...and smoke....and fire...blown fuses...melted components, stuff like that. Then again, maybe it will explode, but either way for $19.99 it will be a cool show. :sarcastic: 
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May 27, 2012 5:21:41 AM

GI_JONES said:
Geez..talk about exageration. There might just be a loud pop, with sparks flying everywhere...and smoke....and fire...blown fuses...melted components, stuff like that. Then again, maybe it will explode, but either way for $19.99 it will be a cool show. :sarcastic: 


small personalized explosion with flame ?

Brendanflynn go read that thread I suggested you look at . You will wind up with a better answer if you ask the right questions .
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May 27, 2012 5:22:29 AM

brendanflynn said:
sorry guys im new to this and i dont know a ton about building computers, ill get the new psu thanks GI_Jones

No problem. The GTX 570 does draw quite a bit of juice, and the average psu just isnt up to the task, so you've made a good decision. Honestly, no exageration...that unit wouldnt have been able to even boot the pc. Would hate to see someone get a new system only to find it didnt run.
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May 27, 2012 5:34:04 AM

brendanflynn said:
Alright I found this one, for $50 would you say its good? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


No! In the picture of the back of the power supply you see a red switch. If it has that, avoid at all costs. I'll link to another thats ok..not as good as forst to but will do the job. Otherwise, check Neweggs daily email sales or Shell Shocker (on home page) sale which change daily, they have good powersupplies on sale all the time. Look for an Antec, Corsair, OCZ, PC power & Cooling, Seasonic or XFX brand, or Rosewill "Hive" series
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May 27, 2012 5:36:36 AM

Outlander_04 said:
small personalized explosion with flame ?

Brendanflynn go read that thread I suggested you look at . You will wind up with a better answer if you ask the right questions .

Outlander, do you think the OP could get away with the Corsair CX500?.
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May 27, 2012 5:58:58 AM

Only 34 Amps on the 12 volt rail is running fairly close . I think it would run but its not ideal
This seasonic 520 is $60 and has 40 amps on the 12 volt rails
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I suspect answer is probably to ditch the GTX 570 for a newer generation graphics card
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May 27, 2012 5:11:01 PM

Outlander_04 said:
Only 34 Amps on the 12 volt rail is running fairly close . I think it would run but its not ideal
This seasonic 520 is $60 and has 40 amps on the 12 volt rails
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I suspect answer is probably to ditch the GTX 570 for a newer generation graphics card

I am not a big fan of more than 1 +12v rail PSU's, back when the graphics cards didnt pull enough to need both rails power then it was a nice back up if one rail failed you could use the other untill you got a replacement PSU, now if one rail fails your in the same boat as a single rail. Not only that but multiple rails tend to have larger differences in output voltages, its easier for them to regulate a single large output.

Preferences aside I wouldnt suggest anything less than 600w for todays non-sli gaming rigs just for upgrade ability. This is a solid PSU, have had one in my main gaming rig now for 3 years and it powered everything from a GTS 450 to a HD 6850 and now is feeding a GTX 670.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Trust me spending the extra on a more than suffiecient solid brand name PSU will pay off in the long run.
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May 27, 2012 6:53:40 PM

jim45682 said:
I am not a big fan of more than 1 +12v rail PSU's, back when the graphics cards didnt pull enough to need both rails power then it was a nice back up if one rail failed you could use the other untill you got a replacement PSU, now if one rail fails your in the same boat as a single rail. Not only that but multiple rails tend to have larger differences in output voltages, its easier for them to regulate a single large output.

Preferences aside I wouldnt suggest anything less than 600w for todays non-sli gaming rigs just for upgrade ability. This is a solid PSU, have had one in my main gaming rig now for 3 years and it powered everything from a GTS 450 to a HD 6850 and now is feeding a GTX 670.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Trust me spending the extra on a more than suffiecient solid brand name PSU will pay off in the long run.


Ya, that was the first one I suggested, seems like good value for the money. I built my dad a pc a few months ago and used the CX430. I was really impressed with the unit, and had my rebate back in 28 days.
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May 27, 2012 9:03:03 PM

GI_JONES said:
Ya, that was the first one I suggested, seems like good value for the money. I built my dad a pc a few months ago and used the CX430. I was really impressed with the unit, and had my rebate back in 28 days.


Corsair is quality stuff, cost a bit more but worth it imo, if i were building a system i would cheap out on the CPU before I would cheap out on the PSU.
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