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Please help, my new build gaming machine.

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July 27, 2012 12:29:22 AM

will they work or compatible? is 600w enough to run these?

Thank you!!! :wahoo: 

Cpu: i5-3570k

Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO

Mobo: ASUS P8Z77-V

Memory: ADATA DDR3 1600Mhz 8GB

GPU: XFX AMD Radeon HD 7850

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB GB

PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX600

Case: Cooler Master HAF 922

OS: windows 7 ultimate 64bit


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July 27, 2012 12:37:24 AM

First off - I wouldn't waste the money on Windows 7 Ultimate. Home Premium is all you need, you can use the difference and upgrade your GPU to a Radeon 7950. What's the budget here?
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July 27, 2012 7:01:08 AM

Troll's build is good, but why not get the Antec NEO ECO 520W?
July 27, 2012 7:54:42 AM

Overall this looks like a great build to me! The i5-3570k and the Radeon 7850 working together will work great for gaming. I'm also a big fan of the case, and the HDD is very solid. ASUS makes very nice motherboards, so I don't think you can go wrong there. The hyper 212 EVO performs awesome for its price range.

The only things I would change would be the OS (ultimate is really not needed for a gaming rig, maybe if your job requires it somehow, I don't know). Go with Home Premium like g-unit1111 said and save some money to pump into the graphics card.

The other thing I would consider changing would be the PSU. My motto is, "Don't skimp on the power supply." A bad power supply can ruin your build. Not that that is a bad power supply for a single-GPU setup, I personally would just put a little more cash in that part of the build, get something a bit nicer.

Good job so far!
July 27, 2012 7:58:12 AM

Barely uses any power the 670. 520W is plenty.