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August 4, 2013 11:43:46 AM

the parts i have :
  • gpu : asus hd 7770
  • cpu : intel i5 4570
  • MoBo : asus h87m-e
  • ram : corsair 1600mhz 8 gb (4gb x 2 )
  • psu : 600w cooler master gx lite (i have a feeling that it's not very good, is it?)
  • case : armaggeddon triton (w/t 4 120mm & 1 140mm fans)
  • hdd : 2 x 500gb 5400rpm
    questions:
  • 1 is it good?
  • 2 do i need anything else ?
  • 3 will it work?
  • 4 considering i have a 1600x900 monitor, what gpu should i get as an upgrade?

    any opinion would be appreciated.
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    a b Ĉ ASUS
    August 4, 2013 11:56:09 AM

    I would get a 7870 or 660 depending on which is cheaper where you are. A good site to use is pcpartpicker.com. That should get you 1080p ultra at 60fps in most games.

    Another nice upgrade would be an SSD. A good sized one will let you put your OS and you fav 8-10 games on it and the speed will blow you away. Again use pcparticker to find the cheapest models. The Sandisk Ultra Plus is a good buy right now imo

    Everything seems like it should work together. Have you already bought the parts?
    August 4, 2013 12:12:30 PM

    i have bought the cpu, mobo and case. i already had the other parts from my previous pc
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    a b Ĉ ASUS
    August 4, 2013 12:16:13 PM

    Your instinct on the psu is accurate. Not a great PSU. Listed as a tier 4 on the grading system linked below. Use this list as a guideline on what psu to get. Shoot for at least tier 2b, ideally tier 2.

    http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
    August 5, 2013 3:25:18 AM

    jimthenagual said:
    Your instinct on the psu is accurate. Not a great PSU. Listed as a tier 4 on the grading system linked below. Use this list as a guideline on what psu to get. Shoot for at least tier 2b, ideally tier 2.

    http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx


    shit! i opened the packaging and have brought it back to my home country. should i trade it in or should i just keep it?
    a b Ĉ ASUS
    August 5, 2013 11:33:37 AM

    Rafeed Iqbal said:
    jimthenagual said:
    Your instinct on the psu is accurate. Not a great PSU. Listed as a tier 4 on the grading system linked below. Use this list as a guideline on what psu to get. Shoot for at least tier 2b, ideally tier 2.

    http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx


    shit! i opened the packaging and have brought it back to my home country. should i trade it in or should i just keep it?


    If you can't trade it in then it's fine. While the PSU is not top notch quality, as long as you don't stress it it'll do fine. I have a CM eXtreme running in an older rig of mine and it does fine. I only use liked 25% of its power though :p 
    August 5, 2013 11:57:44 PM

    stickmansam said:
    Rafeed Iqbal said:
    jimthenagual said:
    Your instinct on the psu is accurate. Not a great PSU. Listed as a tier 4 on the grading system linked below. Use this list as a guideline on what psu to get. Shoot for at least tier 2b, ideally tier 2.

    http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx


    shit! i opened the packaging and have brought it back to my home country. should i trade it in or should i just keep it?


    If you can't trade it in then it's fine. While the PSU is not top notch quality, as long as you don't stress it it'll do fine. I have a CM eXtreme running in an older rig of mine and it does fine. I only use liked 25% of its power though :p 


    a single gtx 770 shouldn't stress it too much, right?

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    a b Ĉ ASUS
    August 6, 2013 12:18:57 PM
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    Apparently your PSU supports 45A on the 12v rail to give you 520W on the 12v rail

    Under a reference 770 + i5 + board + stuffs, you shouldn't hit over 400W usage. It should be fine with a 25% left over power but again the quality on the PSU might be an issue

    Just saying though, you don't need a 770 for 1600x900 gaming. A 760 would already be enough to get you Ultra in every game except the very most demanding




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