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Is there any bottleneck in this build???

Mobo : Asus P8H77-M
Processor : Intel i5-3450
RAM : Corsair 4GB (1600 Mhz)
GFX Card : XFX 7770 1GB DDR5
HDD : Seagate Barracuda 500GB
SMPS or PSU : Corsair CX500
Cabinet or Case : Cooler Master RC-310

Are there any bottlenecks in this config??
And i read many issues with 7770 having coloured lines and shutdown while playing directX games.....
Is it true??? If yes..pls suggest any gfx card...
PS: i do not have any more bucks left
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  1. No, you will not have to worry about bottle necking most GPU's with the i5-3450, especially the 7770.

    Also, I suggest at least going with 8GB RAM, that is the minimum I would suggest for any PC.
  2. is it true that HD 7770 has so many issues.... particularly this GFX card among the 7000 series??
  3. I would read the user comments on Newegg and see if they bring up anything about it. Could have been a driver issue that has since been fixed.
  4. Your build is reasonable.
    Since it looks like you are building a gaming pc, I might budget more on the graphics card and less on the cpu.
    The graphics card is all important for a gamer, perhaps on a 2 to 1 cost ratio.

    You could use the slightly cheaper 3350P, the "P" does not have integrated graphics which you don't need.
    Or... why not consider a strong dual core with hyperthreading like a i3-3220 along with a stronger graphics card. Perhaps a 7850 or GTX660.
    Most games can only use 2-3 cores.
    If you live near a microcenter, check out their cpu prices. a i3-3220 is $99, a 3470 is $150.
    Ram is cheap, and intel cpu's do not benefit significantly from faster ram. Can you manage 8gb(2 x 4gb) of DDR3-1333 ram?

    Corsair CX500 is good. But the less expensive CX430 will run a graphics card as good as a 785 or GTX660.

    I think you can save $50 or so with a B75 motherboard like this asrock unit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157362

    How much will you pay for a case? That is a good place to economize.

    Lastly, how much drive storage will you need initially? Consider buying a 120gb ssd up front, and deferring on the hard drive to the time you need more storage.
    120gb will hold the os and a handful of games. It will make everything you do feel so much faster.

    Update your post with links to where you might buy, perhaps we can do better.

    I have no clue about 7770 problems, they are likely driver or monitor issues.
  5. i have a consideration on GTX 650 Ti...are nvidia drivers more reliable over ati drivers??
    and also will my corsair cx500 will be able to handle this gfx card...
  6. @geofelt i heard that i3 is a sandy and hence it cannot run pcie 3.0 and RAM over 1333Mhz..
    as i am living in INDIA i cannot buy from NEWEGG nor would i like to buy online... My current build costs me upto 40000 INR which is about 800$..
  7. Manikandan Pradeep said:
    i have a consideration on GTX 650 Ti...are nvidia drivers more reliable over ati drivers??
    and also will my corsair cx500 will be able to handle this gfx card...



    Yes the 500W PSU will be able to handle the 650Ti without any problems. Don't worry about the drivers, both Nvidia and AMD have very reliable and timely driver support. Stick with the Core i5 for your build.
  8. my build costs me around $800.. how much it would cost in US.
  9. Manikandan Pradeep said:
    my build costs me around $800.. how much it would cost in US.


    Does that really matter, can you buy from US stores?
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    Manikandan Pradeep said:
    @geofelt i heard that i3 is a sandy and hence it cannot run pcie 3.0 and RAM over 1333Mhz..
    as i am living in INDIA i cannot buy from NEWEGG nor would i like to buy online... My current build costs me upto 40000 INR which is about 800$..

    The i3-3220 is ivy bridge. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116775
    If a sandy would suit you better, do not worry about pcie 3.0 or 1333 ram.
    Even top graphics cards are not impacted by pcie 2.0. Think 1% perhaps.
    And sandy/ivy bridge are not dependent on ram speeds for real app or fps performance.
    Read this: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4503/sandy-bridge-memory-scaling-choosing-the-best-ddr3
    Here is a handy table of psu recommendations for many graphics cards:
    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
    As to NVidia vs. amd, there are fans on both sides.
    I happen to like the NVidia drivers better, but both work.
    It seems that amd is winning fps benchmarks, but perhaps Nvidia is winning smooth play.
    Here is an interesting article on that: http://techreport.com/review/23981/radeon-hd-7950-vs-geforce-gtx-660-ti-revisited
    If you play primarily one game, then point to a card that excels in that game. Otherwise, do not beat yourself up about the decision. You get what you pay for at most price points.
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