SG06, i5 2400, GTX 560 — will it blend?

beatrepeat

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Hey guys! My MacBook runs TF2 like *** so I’ve decided to build a small gaming rig. I’ve been out of the whole hardware business for five years, so please excuse my lameness.

What do I want
Games for me, RAW photo processing for my wife in a smallest form factor possible.

Budget
$1000, more or less. Russian prices are a bit higher than US + tax.

Parts
I’ve decided on the following:

Silverstone Sugo SG06B 300 W case
Gigabyte GA-H67N-USB3-B3 motherboard
Intel Core i5 2400 CPU cooled by Scythe Shuriken Rev.B
Gainward 1024 MB GF GTX 560 GS GPU
2×4 GB Kingston DDR3 RAM (it’s cheap, why not?)
Seagate Momentus XT 2.5" HDD (or Seagate Momentus 7200.4 from my MacBook)
No optical drive, 3.5" cage removed
Windows 7 64-bit

I’ve read all the threads, I’ve seen German guys selling more powerful rigs with this PSU, but I’m still worried. I’ve got questions before I fork out the cash:

— Will the 300 W PSU be enough for my build? I can’t find 450 W versions of SG05/06 in Russia.

— Will the GTX 560 fit in my case? I don’t want to dremel stuff.

— Will it run TF2 in 2560×1440?

Thanks in advance!
 

kypd

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Hi,

I build a Gaming PC with the GA-H67N-USB3-B3 in a Sugo SG05.

300W PSU is enough for my i5 2500k + 2x4 Gb 1333 DDR3, and a Radeon HD6850 (Saphire)

Without optical drive, just an old Samsung 500Gb 7200rpm 3.5"

I used OCCT Power Supply Test to load the CPU and GPU, the PSU shows no failure, but intel stock cooler is not enough in this small case (Temp above 73°C)

No trouble while gaming with the HD6850 but it's a low power card when compared to same class nvidia cards !

The Sugo SG05/06 can take long dual-slot cards if needed (HD6870 definitly fit, GTX460 too) up to 9" (23cm)

If you go for a 560 ti (23cm) take one with the PCI-e power connector located on the side of the card instead of the rear...