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July 16, 2012 6:20:01 PM

Hi guys, this is my newly built semi-budget gaming pc build..

cpu: intel i5-2500K,
gpu: nvidia gtx 560 ti,
mobo: gigabyte h61,
ram: 8 gb kingston 1333mhz ram,
psu: aerocool strike x 800W,
cpu case: aerocool strike x gt (7 orange fans, 2 red fans installed)
cpu cooler: CM Evo TX3

so, what do you guys think of my build? :) 

i know, my mobo cant support OC, and i should have gone for the i5 2500 non K,
but, in my vanity, i bought the K version just because it's only 30$ more than the 2500 non k...heheh

so, again, what ya guys think of my semi-budget gaming pc build? :sol: 
July 16, 2012 6:48:30 PM

i5-2500k on h61 chipset and hard drive the one from your old build sata2?
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July 16, 2012 6:51:04 PM

the great randini said:
i5-2500k on h61 chipset and hard drive the one from your old build sata2?


kinda,yeah...
im gonna chg my mobo later though, cuz 2500K on an h61 is kinda awkward :) 
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July 16, 2012 7:08:41 PM

800W is overkill for a single card -- you only need 500W for the card you´ve listed.
July 16, 2012 7:09:27 PM

should just get a z77 board and 1600mhz ram
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July 16, 2012 7:18:06 PM

jemm said:
800W is overkill for a single card -- you only need 500W for the card you´ve listed.


im gonna sli my gtx 560 ti in 3 months though.. :)  then next year, see my budget, imma upgrade to a new gpu..
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July 16, 2012 7:19:16 PM

DarkOutlaw said:
should just get a z77 board and 1600mhz ram


hehe, i think ill do that...for now, my budget has been depleted from buying this i5 2500k and 560 ti...
the h61 chip is actually from my last i3 build...
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July 16, 2012 7:22:34 PM

bad choices all around here.

Nothing wrong with the H61 chipset -- just not with a K-series chip and a GPU.

800W is overkill, and I have never heard of Aerocool, so a much lower, high quality PSU is recommended...too much GPU is bad, because you waste power an dgenerate extra heat if you aren't operating in the peak efficiency range (50%-75% of rated power tends to be the peak efficiency)


However, you've already bought what you have.
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July 17, 2012 12:27:15 AM

ScrewySqrl said:
bad choices all around here.

Nothing wrong with the H61 chipset -- just not with a K-series chip and a GPU.

800W is overkill, and I have never heard of Aerocool, so a much lower, high quality PSU is recommended...too much GPU is bad, because you waste power an dgenerate extra heat if you aren't operating in the peak efficiency range (50%-75% of rated power tends to be the peak efficiency)


However, you've already bought what you have.


oh no... :(  so what do you suggest i do?
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July 17, 2012 2:43:02 AM

well, what you have will certainly WORK -- even though aerocool isn't going to be the highest quality PSU, your system is certainly not straining it -- and higher wattage psus tend to be better from 2nd class companies than their low end. You cant overclock your overclockable chip, so its more just that money was wasted slightly on the PSU and CPU.


If you want to upgrade later, I'd invest in a Z77 motherboard, and a 500-600W PSU from Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, or XFX. (500-550 for single GPU, 600-650 for two GTX 560ti's)
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July 17, 2012 3:36:46 AM

ScrewySqrl said:
well, what you have will certainly WORK -- even though aerocool isn't going to be the highest quality PSU, your system is certainly not straining it -- and higher wattage psus tend to be better from 2nd class companies than their low end. You cant overclock your overclockable chip, so its more just that money was wasted slightly on the PSU and CPU.


If you want to upgrade later, I'd invest in a Z77 motherboard, and a 500-600W PSU from Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, or XFX. (500-550 for single GPU, 600-650 for two GTX 560ti's)


thx for your opinion bro..but this review http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cases/display/aerocool...
says that its an ok psu with the 80 plus silver doing its job...this psu also is sli compatible..
so, when i get my z77 mobo, i can slightly oc and add 2nd gtx 560 ti right?
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July 17, 2012 3:41:29 AM

yes. exactly
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July 17, 2012 3:59:51 AM

ScrewySqrl said:
yes. exactly


thx a lot bro!
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