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Is my PC good enough for the next few years? Any bottleneck?

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May 12, 2013 8:27:08 PM

Hey guys so Im building my own PC for the first time. Dont really know much about PCs so I wanna ask that is my PC good enough for the next few years? Is there any bottleneck?

Mobo: Gigabyte Motherboard GA-B75M-D3H
Case: Cooler Master CM Storm SCOUT II BLACK
HDD: Seagate 500GB 3.5" SATA HARD DRIVE 16MB CACHE
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX 650 WATT POWER SUPPLY
Memory (RAM): Corsair Vengeance®-8GB 1600Bus Memory
CPU: Intel® Core™ i3-3470 3rd Generation Processor
GPU: Inno3D GTX 660 2 gigs.


So Im already stretching my budget for the GPU, cant buy any pricier than this CPU :s.

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a b V Motherboard
May 12, 2013 8:36:14 PM

What is your budget first of all? And if you're not from the US then what is your country of origin and what store are you buying from?

I'd stay away from that power supply - Cooler Master power supplies are trash. I'd also stay away from the value RAM.
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a b V Motherboard
May 12, 2013 8:37:49 PM

the i3 is a slight bottleneck, as games are going to be requiring more cores in the future (especially with PS4 having 8 x86 cores)

curt back to a Corsair CX 500W PSU and a Rosewill Challenger U3 case. Switc to an AMD FX 6300, and a 970 motherboard. you should also be able to afford 8gb of DDR3-1600
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May 12, 2013 9:18:22 PM

g-unit1111 said:
What is your budget first of all? And if you're not from the US then what is your country of origin and what store are you buying from?

I'd stay away from that power supply - Cooler Master power supplies are trash. I'd also stay away from the value RAM.
My budget is 750 USD. I dont think where I live there are some known or official stores. I'll consider them 'random'. And no I dont live in USA.

I think I'll be able to buy Corsair PSU. 500 watt PSU will be enough to power this PC? And I think I'll stick CM Storm Scout 2 cause it is the best case available here. i3 3210 3.2 ghz is the only Processor which is good and cheap here same with the mobo. If a 500 watt psu is able to power this PC then I can get Corsair vengeance 8gb ram. Can I run games like BF3 on this rig?





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http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/283384-33-read-first
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a b V Motherboard
May 13, 2013 4:24:34 AM

what country are you in?

I still think you should try to get a 4 Core processor if at all possible. (FX 4300/6300 re simiarly priced to an i3, and roughly match its ability in games. Beat it in multithreaded applications and games.
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May 13, 2013 10:08:43 AM

ScrewySqrl said:
what country are you in?

I still think you should try to get a 4 Core processor if at all possible. (FX 4300/6300 re simiarly priced to an i3, and roughly match its ability in games. Beat it in multithreaded applications and games.
I managed to fit a i5 3470 and a Corsair vengeance 8GB 1600 mhz in this budget. Are silverstone PSU good for gaming. I can get a Silverstone PSU. If they are not good for gaming then I could get a Corsair VS550. (I heard its not good ;s)

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May 13, 2013 11:22:57 AM

silverstone is good for gaming
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May 13, 2013 11:25:39 AM

ScrewySqrl said:
silverstone is good for gaming
K thanks! Do you think that a 500W PSU be able to power my rig?

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a b V Motherboard
May 13, 2013 1:06:41 PM

yes, the 500W would be able to run up to a 670 or 7950 in the modern generation of PSUs
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