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#1 Jonathans

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 13:13

Hi Guys

I need to put a PC together for my little couzin, who wants a nice gaming PC. I've put the below parts together, but i need to know am I falling short on Power requirements? Or anything along those lines. Its been a white since ive done a PC spec, so hence my question :)

PSU: Corsair Gs600
GPU Gigabyte Nvidia GTX650 2gb
MB: Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H
RAM: Transcent aXeRam Extreme Performance 8Gb DDR3 2400+ u-DIMM
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570 - 3.4Ghz
HD: Seagate Baracude 7200.12 2Tb
HD Primary: Plextor M5 S Series 64GB

Thanks


#2 guitmz

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 13:17

i think is more than decent!

#3 OP Jonathans

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 13:19

i think is more than decent!


And will the PSU be suffice? My co-worker says it might be too small, but he isnt sure and imi not 100% how to verify either.

#4 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 13:23

I use 530W running a similar spec, its more than enough.

#5 OP Jonathans

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 13:39

Thanks guys for the input, greatly appreciated.
Hope the little bugger likes it :)

#6 guitmz

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 13:40

yeah it will be enough... he better like it! otherwise, ship it to me in brazil lol

#7 Haggis

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 13:40

Are games just gonna be stored on the HDD not the SSD?

#8 guitmz

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 13:46

i bet on hdd... not a good choice to store on ssd.. maybe just a couple heavy ones for faster startup but still, not a great idea (unless you have a 123124154534TB ssd lol)

#9 +PeterUK

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 15:44

Drop the RAM to DDR3 1600 8Gb
Better to drop the SSD being that its only 64GB and opt for a GTX 660 Ti.

#10 Jason S.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 15:47

Drop the RAM to DDR3 1600 8Gb
Better to drop the SSD being that its only 64GB and opt for a GTX 660 Ti.

drop the SSD? noooooo

#11 Open Minded

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 15:55

If you're gaming, get the GTX 660. The 650 has only 384 cores vs. the 660's 960 core count. The 650ti (768 core) is also worth looking at priced around 150 USD.

About the SSD... 2 years ago, 64 gig would have been great. 128 gig drives are too cheap to pass up these days.

#12 hckngrtfakt

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 15:56

drop the SSD? noooooo


Same thing i was thinking :laugh:

who in their right mind would recommend not upgrading to an SSD
yes, is on the small side, but even then, is more than enough for the OS

Don't drop the SSD

#13 +PeterUK

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 15:56

drop the SSD? noooooo

More GPU or have a small 64GB SSD thats going to be used as a gaming PC?

You can always get a SSD later if you partition the 2TB HDD with 128GB partition OS then you just copy that to an SSD later.

#14 Haggis

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 15:57

I Agree dont drop the SSD but i would look at a 128gb one instead

#15 LaP

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 16:00

drop the SSD? noooooo


I usually would say no but he sure will be better served by a 660 (or at the minimum a 650ti) than a ssd. The 650 non ti is mostly a htpc card, for gaming it is not great. Even the 650ti is nothing special an old 560 or 6950 is actually as good.