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Any compatibility issues, bottlenecking, or anything else?

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August 3, 2012 5:15:30 AM

Budget pc specs for under $600:

Case: NZXT Gamma Classic Series
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Western Digital 500gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: XFX Double D HD 6870 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Corsair Builder Series cx500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO: Gigabyte B75 lga 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ok, first are there any issues such as compatibility, bottlenecking, not enough power, etc.? Then is it worth the extra money to get the dual fan version of the gpu? Finally, should I go with that cpu + mobo or should I go with this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ? Thanks!
August 3, 2012 5:28:21 AM

Ok is that gpu worth the extra money rather than just the single fan version? And I'm pretty sure I can but I want to make sure the mobo you just gave me, I can crossfire right?
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August 3, 2012 5:53:30 AM

Jordannn15 said:
Ok is that gpu worth the extra money rather than just the single fan version? And I'm pretty sure I can but I want to make sure the mobo you just gave me, I can crossfire right?


Yes a full H77 ATX will allow Crossfire.

There's actually a $30 rebate with that video card so you will actually be paying $154.99 for it.
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August 3, 2012 5:54:25 AM

No, he will be paying $184.99 because it is not an instant rebate.
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August 3, 2012 6:04:46 AM

Jordannn15 said:
I'm actually going to go with this mobo: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00863R2K4/ref=ox_sc_a...

And according to the newegg recommended psu calculator with my setup and I'm going to go with the single fan version of the 6870, I can use a 400w psu and be ok. Is that true?


No - a 400W will really be stretching it. A single 6870 requires minimum 500W, if you want Crossfire you will want a 600W or a 650W.
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August 3, 2012 6:09:38 AM

No, it requires a minimum of a GENERIC 500W. They don't tell you that in the manufacturer's website. If you see the power consumption in benchmarks, it is less than 300W for the whole system.
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August 3, 2012 6:14:59 AM

No, not that one. Get an XFX 450W and you can.
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August 3, 2012 6:22:19 AM

Yes, that one will power a 6870 easily.
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August 3, 2012 6:27:25 AM

Ok guys thanks going to order tomorrow!
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August 3, 2012 6:28:45 AM

Best answer selected by jordannn15.
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