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Is this build good enough? First-time builder

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July 12, 2013 11:07:21 AM

Hey guy, I just wanted to see if any one could have a look at the components I have chosen for my first build to see if they are any good. Thanks.

CPU: Intel i5-3570
CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper TX3
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB
Motherboard: AsRock Z75 Pro3
GPU: Asus GTX 770 Direct CU II OC
Case: Zalman Z5
HDD: Western Digital AV 250GB 7200rpm
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B5ST
PSU: Coolermaster GX600W
July 12, 2013 11:17:33 AM

First thing I would change is the power supply the GX600 is garbage. Get something from Seasonic, XFX, or Corsair. Since it looks like you don't plan on overclocking(locked cpu) I would go with a newer Haswell based cpu like the 4570 or 4670 with a socket 1150 motherboard.
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July 12, 2013 11:19:59 AM

What is your budget and what games are you playing? Also what resolutions and settings do you want to be playing them on?
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July 12, 2013 11:30:59 AM

bignastyid said:
First thing I would change is the power supply the GX600 is garbage. Get something from Seasonic, XFX, or Corsair. Since it looks like you don't plan on overclocking(locked cpu) I would go with a newer Haswell based cpu like the 4570 or 4670 with a socket 1150 motherboard.

Which PSU would you recommend?

lolzorz said:
What is your budget and what games are you playing? Also what resolutions and settings do you want to be playing them on?


£800, Games like Skyrim with mods, BF3 and Watch Dogs (when it's out).

Res: 1920 x 1080, 1920 x 1200
Settings: mid to maxed.
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July 12, 2013 11:35:15 AM

Do you want the option to SLI that 770 later on? Is there a budget for the PSU?
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July 12, 2013 11:39:26 AM

bignastyid said:
Do you want the option to SLI that 770 later on? Is there a budget for the PSU?


I'm not going to SLI for atleast a couple of years & there is a budget £70 or less.
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July 12, 2013 11:42:16 AM
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July 12, 2013 12:02:17 PM

bignastyid said:
GoldFishBP said:


Is the Corsair CX series any good and I'm ordering everything from Amazon


They aren't great but not bad either, they are about the best you can get on a small budget, anything cheaper is usually garbage(baring sales and clearance items). The XFX is a better unit and is available on amazon for 70.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0045L5LGI/?tag=pcp0f-21


Alright then.
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