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I'm building a PC for my sister for her birthday, but I've hit a snag. All she'll use this thing for is gaming.

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811163171

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115078

SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227395

Memory will be 4GB (or 8, not sure yet) of Corsair XMS3. The SSD will be the only drive in the system, since it will be used for a few games and mostly internet browsing.

I want a dedicated GPU in this system, I'm leaning towards a 560ti, since I'm betting there will be a price drop in the future, and for now the CPU graphics will do what she wants. The case I have chosen has a 450w PSU in it, which I *think* is enough for a 560ti. There is also a variant of the case that has a 300w PSU in it, will that be enough for a 560ti?

PS: While I'm asking, any suggestions for an aftermarket CPU cooler? No overclocking will be done on this thing, but I'd like something quieter and or more efficient than stock cooling.

EDIT: Darn it, put this in the wrong forum... probably should have put this in the PSU forum
Edited by PriestOfSin - 7/19/11 at 3:47pm
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post #2 of 6
I strongly recommend not using the PSU that comes with a computer case unless it's widely-recognized as a good PSU (which is rare).

However you are right: a quality 400-450W power supply will be more than enough. That is, a quality unit. This is her birthday gift, so make it a good one.

Speaking of making things better, why not get her the Vertex 2 instead of the slower original Vertex?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227705 $184.99


Here are some very good PSUs which will have more than enough power for this system if you put a GTX 560 Ti in it:

Edited by TwoCables - 7/19/11 at 4:08pm
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post #4 of 6
This is the same PSU internally, only it costs much less:

520W Antec High Current Gamer for $54.99 shipped

On top of that, there is a 10% off promo code: Julsv10 This makes it $49.49 shipped.
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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post #5 of 6
If you're not going to overclock, the stock cooler should be sufficient. But if you're dead set on going aftermarket cooling, your options are going to be very limited to low-profile CPU coolers because the PSU location is directly above the CPU in that case.
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post #6 of 6
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Potentially stupid question, but won't I have to stick with SFX PSUs in this case?

EDIT: http://www.overclock.net/small-form-...su-review.html

I got the impression from this thread that the PSU inside that case was decent.
Edited by PriestOfSin - 7/19/11 at 7:01pm
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480GB PNY SSD 500GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2 SSD 3TB Seagate Barracuda 7,200RPM 240GB Kingston SSD 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Cryorig H5 Universal Windows 10 Home 64-bit Seasonic 750W 80+ Gold Phanteks Eclipse P400 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 1700 @ 3.8 1.3v Asrock X370 Taichi EVGA GTX1080Ti SC Black 16GB G.Skill DDR4-3200 CL 14 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
480GB PNY SSD 500GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2 SSD 3TB Seagate Barracuda 7,200RPM 240GB Kingston SSD 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Cryorig H5 Universal Windows 10 Home 64-bit Seasonic 750W 80+ Gold Phanteks Eclipse P400 
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