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Going to build my first gaming Rig, need opinions!

Hey fellas', So I've finally gotten the opportunity to build a gaming Rig.
So I just need some opinions on the build I'm doing, mind you I'm keeping it to a budget, so suggestions are welcome!
The Specs follow;
Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor G860
GeForce GTX 660 EVGA SuperClocked
ATX Motherboard Z77 PRO3
Rosewill REDBONE U3
Antec VP-450 450W
WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB RAM (x2)

Also I don't need DVD drive, and monitor since I have a spare ones lying around. Let me know what you guys think!
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  1. Two concerns that jump out at me are these:

    1) Your CPU may bottleneck your GPU. It's close - you may get no problems, but remember that it's good to futureproof for new builds to save you from buying more parts sooner than you'd like. Consider upgrading to a higher performance CPU such as an AMD FX 4300 or an Intel SandyBridge 2500k

    2) Your PSU is quite small in size. In a few years when you upgrade you may find that it isn't quite large enough. In fact you may even encounter those problems when you first order the parts. I'd recommend upping the power to at least 500W for, again, futureproofing.
  2. Amd phenom 965 is the way to go
    Hd 7870XT is better then gtx 660
    Fm3+ motherboard, for example asrock good p/p
    450w from a good brand is enough
  3. Yeah as I said 450W is on the edge, it completely depends on what final parts he chooses. Generally, older parts such as the phenon series take up more power than newer ones so that's something to take into account
  4. Even a hd7970 can run on a 450w psu
  5. Agonyworm said:
    Two concerns that jump out at me are these:

    1) Your CPU may bottleneck your GPU. It's close - you may get no problems, but remember that it's good to futureproof for new builds to save you from buying more parts sooner than you'd like. Consider upgrading to a higher performance CPU such as an AMD FX 4300 or an Intel SandyBridge 2500k

    2) Your PSU is quite small in size. In a few years when you upgrade you may find that it isn't quite large enough. In fact you may even encounter those problems when you first order the parts. I'd recommend upping the power to at least 500W for, again, futureproofing.


    It makes zero sense to plan a rig for later purchases. Zero. There is no such thing as making a build completely future proof. The only way to ensure a build's longevity is to not limit expansion options and to evolve your build as you go along.

    The 2500K is a generation old now, and is about to become two generations old, you never want to pay any kind of money - whether it's $500 or $5000 for old hardware. Always get the latest hardware you can - that is one way to ensure a build's longevity. But planning because you think you might be purchasing something later on is a very bad idea. A Pentium G860 won't bottleneck a 7850, but go with an Ivy Bridge Pentium G2120 - for under $100 it bests even an overclocked 965 and FX-4300.

    Quote:

    Even a hd7970 can run on a 450w psu


    Depends on the quality of the PSU - a junk 450W PSU will not be able to run a 7970, but a high quality 450W PSU like a Rosewill Capstone or a Seasonic S12 II 430W will be able to. But I'm on the side of having more wattage than you need doesn't hurt your system at all (it doesn't) but having too few or the bare minimum wattage will - and I've seen what happens there. It's not pretty.
  6. g-unit1111 said:
    Agonyworm said:
    Two concerns that jump out at me are these:

    1) Your CPU may bottleneck your GPU. It's close - you may get no problems, but remember that it's good to futureproof for new builds to save you from buying more parts sooner than you'd like. Consider upgrading to a higher performance CPU such as an AMD FX 4300 or an Intel SandyBridge 2500k

    2) Your PSU is quite small in size. In a few years when you upgrade you may find that it isn't quite large enough. In fact you may even encounter those problems when you first order the parts. I'd recommend upping the power to at least 500W for, again, futureproofing.


    It makes zero sense to plan a rig for later purchases. Zero. There is no such thing as making a build completely future proof. The only way to ensure a build's longevity is to not limit expansion options and to evolve your build as you go along.

    The 2500K is a generation old now, and is about to become two generations old, you never want to pay any kind of money - whether it's $500 or $5000 for old hardware. Always get the latest hardware you can - that is one way to ensure a build's longevity. But planning because you think you might be purchasing something later on is a very bad idea. A Pentium G860 won't bottleneck a 7850, but go with an Ivy Bridge Pentium G2120 - for under $100 it bests even an overclocked 965 and FX-4300.

    Quote:

    Even a hd7970 can run on a 450w psu


    Depends on the quality of the PSU - a junk 450W PSU will not be able to run a 7970, but a high quality 450W PSU like a Rosewill Capstone or a Seasonic S12 II 430W will be able to. But I'm on the side of having more wattage than you need doesn't hurt your system at all (it doesn't) but having too few or the bare minimum wattage will - and I've seen what happens there. It's not pretty.


    Do you think a 430W ThermalLake is good enough for a Sapphire Radeon 7750?
    I might not need to buy a new power supply if not.
  7. For hd 7750,a 430w psu from thermaltake is enough.

    I ran a hd 5750, which uses more watt, on a no-name 400w psu...
  8. Best answer
    pinoyguyben said:

    Do you think a 430W ThermalLake is good enough for a Sapphire Radeon 7750?
    I might not need to buy a new power supply if not.


    430W will be enough, but Thermaltake is not a recommended PSU manufacturer. Get this instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151074
  9. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817121094
    Huge rabate though....
    Platinum, 550w. For that price realy good deal

    Or ~20$ cheaper, bronze from xfx(quite good brand).
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013
  10. Also is a Geforce 6100SMv1.0 an ATX board (I'm using a temporary case)
  11. Thanks everyone, I've finalized my build, wish me luck!
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