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June 9, 2012 4:01:36 PM

I will be playing BF3, cod, recording and editing. I already have a hdd. This is at about the max of my budget

CPU-$120- Phenom II 965
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819103727

Motherboard- ASUS M5A97 EVO AM3+ AMD 970 $114.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131757

Video Card- EVGA GeForce GTX480 $209
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce [...] roduct_top

RAM-Gskill 2x4GB $47
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231314

Case- CoolerMaster HAF 912 $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] =haf%20912

Power- CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CD/DVD Burner- $18
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827106289

Total: $640 without Windows 7
740 with windows 7
will the OC feature on the mobo work with this CPU?

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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
June 9, 2012 5:22:31 PM

Looks solid actually. What's your resolution?
a b B Homebuilt system
June 9, 2012 7:13:49 PM

Lol, why didn't you just reply on your original post? Anyway I'm a little hesitant on the PSU choice, the GTX 480 is power hungry. Other than that, yup looks good for an AMD build.
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June 9, 2012 9:05:19 PM

do i need a more powerful PSU? if so what?
a c 91 B Homebuilt system
June 9, 2012 9:38:14 PM

Should be fine. The 480 is power hungry but shouldn't need more than a 500w for one. Even though the TDP for the 480 is 250w. Plus the 965's 125 puts you at 375w and maybe 25w more for the rest of the system. You should be fine. Maybe a 600w would be needed if you want a safety net.
June 10, 2012 12:12:17 AM

Oh I do have a 600 That is the wronge link
a b B Homebuilt system
June 10, 2012 1:58:49 AM

aznshinobi said:
Should be fine. The 480 is power hungry but shouldn't need more than a 500w for one. Even though the TDP for the 480 is 250w. Plus the 965's 125 puts you at 375w and maybe 25w more for the rest of the system. You should be fine. Maybe a 600w would be needed if you want a safety net.


It's a matter of how many watts the PSU can throw at the 12V rails. I looked it up, and the CX500 can put 408W toward the 12V rails. That leaves roughly 150W for not only the CPU, but all the other things in your system that use 12V. It might be fine, but it would seem to be pushing it to me. But if he's going with the 600 watter, then there's no need to worry.
a c 91 B Homebuilt system
June 10, 2012 5:21:06 AM

The CPU+GPU would be pushing that PSU quite close to load. I wouldn't try chancing the PSU running constant load.
June 10, 2012 11:44:25 AM

Should i get a 700w or a 650w? Do you know any that would work and be good but notnexpensive
a c 91 B Homebuilt system
June 10, 2012 6:41:03 PM

600w is fine. The CX600 would be perfectly fine.
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