Build Compatibility

Hey guys, I am a first time builder and i was thinking of building this PC.

I already have a Case, Hard drive 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)

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)

PSU: Going to be buying a 500W modular PSU because my case sucks. 500w enough?

The 6950 needs 2 x 6 pin if i get a psu that says 2 x 6+2pin PCI-E Power - what does it mean and will my psu have the correct cables etc for the 6950.

Also is everything compatible ,will i need to do anything extra with BIOS stuff or whatever. Thanks in advance guys.
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  1. SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V v2.3 $59.99

    is my favorite and will run any single graphics card solution (well a 480 will push it)
    to let you know:
    Radeon HD 6950 & 6970 review
    Quote:
    Our test system is based on a power hungry Core i7 965 / X58 system. This setup is overclocked to 3.75 GHz.
    Measured power consumption Radeon HD 6950
    System Wattage with GPU in FULL Stress = 312W
    Subjective obtained GPU power consumption = ~ 158 Watts
  2. Anonymous said:
    SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V v2.3 $59.99

    is my favorite and will run any single graphics card solution (well a 480 will push it)
    to let you know:
    Radeon HD 6950 & 6970 review
    Quote:
    Our test system is based on a power hungry Core i7 965 / X58 system. This setup is overclocked to 3.75 GHz.
    Measured power consumption Radeon HD 6950
    System Wattage with GPU in FULL Stress = 312W
    Subjective obtained GPU power consumption = ~ 158 Watts


    +1 looniam I love the value on that SeaSonic PSU.

    Yes Donkster22 it should come with the power connections for the video card you are looking at.

    If you are thinking about overclocking you are going to want to add in a 3rd party HSF. The Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo is a great value and should work well for a minor overclock of the Intel Core i7-3770K
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