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July 9, 2012 6:35:47 PM


I just got my Corsair CX600 and my Radeon HD 6950 in the expectations i can use them to upgrade my dell inspiron 570.

Turns out the opposite way, neither of them fit in them and if i manage to "fit" one of them in the cables to the hard drive and the disc drive are barely long enough.

So i am now planning to build my first costum build together with some friends that know a little bit more about pc builds than me.

btw the reason i'm changing is because i'm a hardcore gamer that is getting sick of the inspiron 570 and the low fps even on low settings.

Any suggestions?

The site i'm buying off:

(sorry it's a belgian site)

The budget right now will be around 800 euro's, but in the vacation i am going to work a little bit so the budget may increase a little over while. I can also wait to get the best match with the components i already have.

Additional preferences:The case i would like:

I also want a 500 GB hard drive to start of with.

Another one i want to put in:

Thanks in advance and i'm sorry for the dutch site.

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July 9, 2012 6:59:55 PM

If your build is € 800, I wouldn't spend 1/4 of it on the case. A similar case to the Obsidian would be the Fractal Design Define R3, which is like € 50 cheaper.

Try something like this:

Case: - € 99,21
Motherboard: - € 136,90
CPU: - € 228
Cooler: - € 36
RAM: - € 53,90
Hard Drive: - € 84

Total: € 638,01

You can use the difference to Crossfire that 6950.
July 9, 2012 7:18:35 PM

Thankk you g-unit :) 
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July 9, 2012 7:29:46 PM

One more thing, the CX600 only has 600 watt, will it be sufficient for that set-up?
July 9, 2012 7:33:15 PM

figarot12 said:
One more thing, the CX600 only has 600 watt, will it be sufficient for that set-up?

Actually I'm not entirely sure. The minimum requirements for the 6950 are 550W, if you want to Crossfire it, maybe go for a 700W or 750W, but stick with Corsair or Seasonic as your PSU.
July 9, 2012 7:38:24 PM

I don't need the crossfire, a single card is perfect for me.