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zkkaiser

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Alright. I like to consider myself pretty computer savvy, but in this case, I need some assistance.

What I am doing is building a PC from scratch (mostly)

Im buying a case, motherboard, graphics card, RAM, Processor.

What I need to know is how big of a PSU I will need, and if the components can function to their full potential together.
I currently have a 680 Watt PSU laying around I can add to my system, as well as a 1TB HD and a generic CD Burner/DVD reader.

Here are my parts im purchasing:
Mobo: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157176
Case: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811103033
Gfx Card: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150518
RAM: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231277
Processor: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103849

Any advice on anything really would be greatly appreciated. I am on a budget, I would like to spend as little as possible, save the graphics card and processor.
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The "bigness" of a PSU is largely irrelevant.
680w should be more than plenty, but if it's a poor quality brand, it's not worth putting it in. Cheaper brands so far as PSUs go tend to take the entire system out with them when they go bang.

What do you want to do with the computer?
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Im a huge gamer, so Im looking to do some heavy duty gaming.

Thanks for the info on the PSU, thats saves me 60 bucks.
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If you are building a gaming PC? I would consider a Intel socket 1155 build

A benchmark page you can play about with, > http://www.anandtech.com/bench/CPU/50

Your CPU choice is about 19 on the list.

Click on the CPU name to get a full review, hover over notes for the test rig.
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I know my CPU isnt the best thing out there, Im going with it because I dont have a lot of money to spend so I want to get the fastest I can for the cheapest, I was originally going to get an intel quad core, then changed my mind when I saw the hexa core for only a bit more
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No game will benefit from having a slower hexacore processor over a faster quadcore processor... I'd agree with iammykyl and go with Intel for a gaming build.

Also, Neil was pointing out that you need to verify if the PSU you currently have is of quality before using it. What brand is the PSU?
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Its a K Power 680 Watt

Never heard of the brand =/
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I wouldn't trust my brand new build with that PSU... Get something reliable like this.
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Alright thanks for that info, helps a lot.
Not trying to be a pain, but is that 650Watt guaranteed to work with my system? I dont want to order it and have my build not power up, lol

Trying to save money, or spend as little as possible, I added this to my cart

Edited by zkkaiser, 25 February 2011 - 09:04 AM.

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Raidmax is another very poor PSU brand. There's a reason why it's so much cheaper than the Corsair! The PSU is the last place you want to skimp on, because a bad PSU can die rather quickly and take other components with it. And yes, the Corsair PSU I recommended will work with your system.
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Alright! Thank you very much!
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