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November 28, 2012 1:55:18 AM

Hey guys,
I've recently taken up a PC building test for a friend, and I needed to double-check that all the parts selected are able to work with each other. I've checked as much as I can think of, and just need to get someone else's opinion before we go ahead with the purchase. The parts would be bought from either PC Case Gear and shipped or from MSY and picked up directly, depending on the price.

If you have a suggestion to change / add a part, please do say so.

Case:
Coolermaster RC-371

CPU:
i5 3570K

GPU:
Powercolor Radeon HD 7850 2GB

Motherboard:
Gigabyte GA-H77-D3H-MVP

HDD:
1TB Western Digital Black (WD1002FAEX)

RAM:
Kingston ValueRAM 2x4GB kit 1333MHz DDR3 (KVR1333D3N9K2/8G)

PSU:
Thermaltake Litepower 700W

DVD Drive:
Samsung 24x DVD Drive (SH-224BB/BEBS)

OS:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I'm also using a D-Link DWA-131 Wireless N Nano Adapter for wireless internet once the computer is all set up and running. Not too flash on wireless connections with desktops, so I'm not too sure about this one. Wired connections are the last resort but it is preferred to have wireless.

Thanks for any help, it's really appreciated.
a b B Homebuilt system
November 28, 2012 2:07:56 AM

I wouldn't go for that power supply either though. Thermaltake doesnt churn out the best units out there.
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November 28, 2012 2:21:28 AM

Thanks for the help guys.

The problem is if I were to use the PSU you highlighted it'd be twice the price of the one I have. I've been personally using a Litepower 700W for about 2 years now, and its still working perfectly fine. Is there any other PSU you could recommend for a bit cheaper?
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 28, 2012 2:23:54 AM

I'd also suggest a better psu. One of these for a one gpu setup
xfx pro550w http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&vpn=P1550SXXB9&m...
or
corsair cx500w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

One of these if you plan to crossfire later
corsair tx650 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
corsair tx750 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
A good 650w psu would be enough for a hd 7850 cf setup but the corsair tx750 is only $5 more so you should probably get that one.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 28, 2012 2:41:34 AM

My bad you live in Australia. I'll try and find something for you.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 28, 2012 2:47:49 AM

This if you don't plan to add a second gpu
antec 520w http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

This for crossfire setup
antec 650w http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 28, 2012 3:41:05 AM

oh nice... just i think he should get corsair there psu's are phenomenal
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November 29, 2012 4:44:22 AM

Best answer selected by jD529.
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