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need help with first time build.

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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  1. 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?
  2. i have bought the cpu, mobo and case. i already had the other parts from my previous pc
  3. 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
  4. 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?
  5. 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
  6. 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?
  7. Best answer
    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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