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Gaming pc for a friend. Is it balanced?

Keep in mind, no overclocking and on a budget.

http://imgur.com/HApNTJD

PSU: XFX Core Edition 450W (Suggested here http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1704397/psu-ocing.html )

Edit: Also virtual machines. That's why I used 16gb

2nd edit: Should I tell him to wait until winter when amd will probably launch new gpus?
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    Don't need 16gb of RAM. 8gb is perfectly sufficient. An extra 8gb is just a waste of money on a PC like that.

    An SSD is also an odd choice. Surely it would be better to forgo the SSD in favour of a more powerful GPU or CPU?

    Also, that PSU is not powerful enough. You need at least 600W to allow for futureproofing. A Corsair TX 650 would be a good choice. If you don't want/need to futureproof, then 450W would probably be fine. But hopefully you'll undertake my suggestions as follows, which will require more than 450W...

    If you halved the RAM to 8gb, and got rid of the SSD, you could get a 3570 instead of a 3350p, which I (and probably most, if not all, of the forum members) would suggest - even if you're not planning on overclocking. You may also be able to upgrade the GPU with the money saved from cutting the SSD and RAM.

    EDIT: Also, why would your friend be using VMs? Either way, 8gb would be sufficient, even when using VMs.

    EDIT 2: The words "SSD" and "Budget" should never be used in the same sentence. Unless you say "I'm on a budget, therefore I shall not be getting an SSD" :P
  2. Also most b77 mb only have one intel 6g Sata port. If your going to use an Ssd and hard drive get a h77 mb with two intel 6g ports.
  3. JRAtk94 said:

    EDIT: Also, why would your friend be using VMs? Either way, 8gb would be sufficient, even when using VMs.


    Not necessarily. It depends on what he is doing with those VM's. I routinely have 11GB absorbed. Host, and 3 VM's.
    If just one at a time, then yes...8GB would be enough.
  4. skanthp1 said:


    2nd edit: Should I tell him to wait until winter when amd will probably launch new gpus?


    "waiting" = never buying anything. There is always something new on the near horizon.
  5. USAFRet said:
    skanthp1 said:


    2nd edit: Should I tell him to wait until winter when amd will probably launch new gpus?


    "waiting" = never buying anything. There is always something new on the near horizon.


    yea haha so true
  6. Thanks for your replies, but the SSD is gonna stay because well, the loading times and booting and response is just great and he specifically wants SSD. Ram also stays cause he will run more than one vm's (bot farming). Does 3570 and gtx 660 ti offer a big difference?
  7. skanthp1 said:
    ... more than one vm's (bot farming)....


    ???
  8. USAFRet said:
    skanthp1 said:
    ... more than one vm's (bot farming)....


    ???


    Meaning he's going to use it for games to farm gold/experience where multiple instances of a game refuse to launch when in the same environment
  9. JRAtk94 said:
    Don't need 16gb of RAM. 8gb is perfectly sufficient. An extra 8gb is just a waste of money on a PC like that.

    An SSD is also an odd choice. Surely it would be better to forgo the SSD in favour of a more powerful GPU or CPU?

    Also, that PSU is not powerful enough. You need at least 600W to allow for futureproofing. A Corsair TX 650 would be a good choice. If you don't want/need to futureproof, then 450W would probably be fine. But hopefully you'll undertake my suggestions as follows, which will require more than 450W...

    If you halved the RAM to 8gb, and got rid of the SSD, you could get a 3570 instead of a 3350p, which I (and probably most, if not all, of the forum members) would suggest - even if you're not planning on overclocking. You may also be able to upgrade the GPU with the money saved from cutting the SSD and RAM.

    EDIT: Also, why would your friend be using VMs? Either way, 8gb would be sufficient, even when using VMs.

    EDIT 2: The words "SSD" and "Budget" should never be used in the same sentence. Unless you say "I'm on a budget, therefore I shall not be getting an SSD" :P


    Here it states that 3570 really shows its teeth when it comes to overclocking but there isn't going to be any with this stock cooler or this psu. And a better cooler+better psu+3570 is going to cost ~100 euros more.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1636529/3350p-3570k-fps-difference-stock.html
  10. Who would actually build a PC specifically for bot farming? That's ridiculous.

    As such, I will never return to this thread.

    Good day, sir.
  11. JRAtk94 said:
    Who would actually build a PC specifically for bot farming? That's ridiculous.

    As such, I will never return to this thread.

    Good day, sir.


    It's more of a referral system but yeah.
  12. So does anyone else suggest a better psu? I have two contradicting opinions..

    Edit: Problem solved.
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