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June 4, 2012 6:00:58 PM

Just trying to build a compact desktop for gaming. I already have an OS (Win7), an HDD (1TB Caviar Black), an optical drive, and a case.


Powercolor 6850 GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Earthwatts 380w Green PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.Skill 1333 Value RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock H61M-DGS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Pentium G630 CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Cost+Shipping=$350


Will the power supply be enough? I'm not planning on maxing Skyrim or BF3. Not planning on overclocking or XFire/SLI anytime, either.
a b 4 Gaming
June 4, 2012 6:06:44 PM

It should run the 6850, but I am not entirely sure. Maybe try the 430W version to be safe.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 4, 2012 6:21:35 PM

The 380w is more than adequate for that setup. I'm running a more power hungry HD5850 OC'd with basically the same setup.

However, I would encourage you to go with a 500w now for future upgrades.

You also want two sticks of ram so you can run in dual channel mode instead of single channel mode.
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June 4, 2012 7:56:32 PM

The CX series is not particularly well made; as a result, they are about 50 watts less than advertised.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 4, 2012 8:17:58 PM

The version 2 (V2) are better. But they are not as high quality as that 380w antec, it's bronze rated.
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June 4, 2012 8:29:37 PM

So what would you recommend? I'd prefer not to go over 350 dollars.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 4, 2012 9:47:42 PM

Get the CX500, it's decent, it has a 3yr warranty. Newegg page says 5yr warranty but that's wrong.
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