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July 26, 2012 5:08:59 PM

Hey guys, I am a first time builder and needed to clear a few things up with my build:

I already have a hard drive, case and optical drive from an old pc.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

Mobo: ASRock Z77 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

GPU: SAPPHIRE 11188-22-20G Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (OC Edition)

Im going to get a 500W modular PSU because my case sucks. Is 500W enough and how much heat will these components release do i need super good airflow? Are all the components compatible, do you have any suggestionS? Also would i need to do anything extra with BIOS or whatever, anything else i need to know is appreciated. thanks in advance!

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July 26, 2012 5:48:07 PM

Good selection of components - everything is compatible. A 500W PSU, if it's a good one, will be just fine for this build.

Also, you don't need to worry about updating the BIOS before installing the 3570 because it's a Z77 motherboard and already compatible with that CPU.
July 26, 2012 8:17:55 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey