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PSU and mobo check

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#1 OS51


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Posted 08 December 2013 - 01:38 PM

Building a system, this is what I've got so far, I'm wondering mainly if the PSU and mobo are okay for this stuff (my first build):


IN WIN GT1 Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive


ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS


Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus - 500W Power Supply 


G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL


AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6300WMHKBOX


Cooler Master Sleeve Bearing 120mm Silent Fan for Computer Cases, CPU Coolers, and Radiators (Value 4-Pack)


XFX Double D FX-787A-CDFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support ...




The total price, including shipping, taxes, and Windows 8.1 64-bit OEM is $788.35 from newegg.com.


Am I good, BC?



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#2 DJBPace07


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Posted 09 December 2013 - 07:30 AM

The mobo, CPU, and PSU look alright.  If you think you may want to use multiple GPU's, or planning on getting a more powerful GPU, you might want to consider getting a higher capacity power supply as 500W is the minimum required for a Radeon 7870.  Then again, if you are wanting multiple GPU's, you may want to consider a 990FX motherboard chipset.



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