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    Planned budget gaming rig, what do you guys think?

    Hey guys bit of a newb at this but this is my propsed rig. Any suggestions/comments would be greatly appreciated. Also is the 700w psu going to be overkill? I am planning on upgrading in the future.

    CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K

    CPU Cooler: Xigmatek HDT-S963

    Motherboard: Asus P8P67 LE (Rev. 3)

    Memory: 4GB DDR3 1333mhz (2x 2GB)

    Hard Drive : 500GB S-ATAIII 6.0Gb/s

    Optical Drive: 22x DVD±RW DL S-ATA

    Graphics card: NEW! ATI Radeon HD 6790 1GB

    Sound card: Onboard 7.1 Audio

    Internet: Wireless 802.11G PCI card

    PSU: 700W Xigmatek

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    Re: Planned budget gaming rig, what do you guys think?

    Not bad, but the PSU is way overkill and the GPU underwhelming.
    What budget do you have ? Do you have peripherals and a license for Windows ?
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: Planned budget gaming rig, what do you guys think?

    Cheers for the reply!

    My budget is about £550 that setup that has taken me up to £531. Do you think i should just upgrade the PSU when and if i need to in the future?

    Yeh all peripherals and windows licences are sorted.

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    Re: Planned budget gaming rig, what do you guys think?

    Have a look at this thread,
    http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-hardwa...s-guide-3.html
    particularly the last post to this.
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/buy...de-july-2011/2
    But using your i5 and moBo
    Society's to blame,
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    Re: Planned budget gaming rig, what do you guys think?

    Awsome info wish i'd seen that before i started all this haha.

    Ok so if I get a 500w psu and put the extra money into a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1GB?

    That puts me up to 545 what do you think?

    Cheers for all the info btw!

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    Re: Planned budget gaming rig, what do you guys think?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ludhaa View Post
    Ok so if I get a 500w psu and put the extra money into a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1GB?
    That would be a far better bet

    EDIT: is that CPU cooler compatiable with S1155 motherboards? The Novatech website suggests not (but I haven't checked more than that), so it may be worth swapping for a AC Freezer 13 or Gelid Tranquillo for £20 and £24 respectively.
    Last edited by Skulltrail; 04-08-2011 at 10:58 AM.

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    Re: Planned budget gaming rig, what do you guys think?

    Change the CPU cooler for the coolermaster Hyper212+.

    Change the HDD for the Samsung F3 1TB.

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    Re: Planned budget gaming rig, what do you guys think?

    How much is the Xigmatek and is it the captive cable version?
    I'd suggest a 550W or 650W Antec TruePower as their modular to easy installation, aid cooling and give adapability for your upgrades. Both sub-£70 at Scan and well reviewed.

    Tranquillo can be had for £20.

    Remember as you improve the gfx card you'll need the right connectors on the PSU. Also don't fall into the trap of under-spending on the PSU. Even the most experienced of us have tried it in the past and suffered as a result.
    I'd suggest thinking Corsair Builder-series or the equivalent as a minimum.

    +1 on the F1 HDD. It's not cost effective to go smaller.

    Also do you really need the WLAN card? Will a cable not reach?
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    Re: Planned budget gaming rig, what do you guys think?

    DDR 1600MHz is the price/performance sweet spot if you can hit it...

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4503/s...he-best-ddr3/6

    I take it a case is not needed?

    Also wouldn't it be better to install an N wireless card for the future?

    Are you bothered about QuickSync or Virtu?

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