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August 16, 2012 11:26:12 AM

I was wondering if all of these components would work together and I am looking for a suitable power supply.
I5-2500k
ASUS P8H61-M Intel H61 mATX Motherboard - LGA1155 socket
radeon-hd-7970

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August 16, 2012 11:32:17 AM

Yes, they will. Although it's not the best combination...that CPU can be overclocked, but that motherboard won't let you do it. Go for a Z68 board, or better yet get an Ivybridge CPU and a Z77 board.

GPU is good, you'll not have problems with that.

A 600W PSU would do you. Don't get a cheap PSU, it can be fatal to your system. Go for a branded one...Enermax, Seasonic, Be Quiet!, Silverstone, Corsair, XFX...
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August 16, 2012 11:32:20 AM

Those components will fit together, but are not very optimized for each other.

That 2500k can be upgraded to a 3570k for a small bump in price and comes with the typical Ivy benefits (Bit faster, lower power draw, PCI-3).

H61 motherboards are quite old and wont let you overclock (which is why you get a k series CPU), and lack many of the features (SATAIII, USB3, PCI-3, more stuff with 3's on them) of modern motherboards. You want a Z77 motherboard.

Graphics card is pretty good, make sure to get one from a good manufacturer, I suggest Gigabyte, ASUS, MSI or Sapphire.

A 650W power supply should be plenty for your needs. This one is from a good brand and should serve you just fine.
Corsair Enthusiast 650W, 80+ Bronze non-modular. $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 16, 2012 11:32:44 AM

Thank you I will look into the motherboard.
August 16, 2012 11:46:34 AM

Ok I have decided to go with a 650 watt power supply and change my motherboard to the AsRock Z68 Pro3 Gen3 Motherboard.
Thanks for the help
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