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September 23, 2013 7:26:11 PM

Hey guys, I'm looking to build a entry level gaming PC, being that I'm not a hardcore gamer but I wanted something that wasn't wasting my time when it did come to playing games.

Just wanted to make sure I made OK choices and that all the parts will work well together

Motherboard: MSI B85-G43

RAM: 8GB DDR3 1600

CPU: i5 4430

VIDEO: GTX760

HDD: 1Tb WD BLUE

PSU: Themaltake Smartpower Bronze 650w

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September 23, 2013 7:47:39 PM

I'm not sure about your choice of psu, because Thermaltake's Smartpower series isn't listed here:
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

Your other components look good, and could be considered midrange rather than just entry level.

What case are you putting these into, though?
September 23, 2013 7:56:22 PM

MauveCloud said:
I'm not sure about your choice of psu, because Thermaltake's Smartpower series isn't listed here:
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

Your other components look good, and could be considered midrange rather than just entry level.

What case are you putting these into, though?


The PSU comes from one of my local suppliers MSY (Australia) , seems to be more Aust based..

http://www.thermaltake.com.au/products-model.aspx?id=C_...

As for the case, I'm not 100% sure at the moment, do you think is something I should greatly consider beforehand?


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September 23, 2013 8:22:03 PM
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Well, running the parts outside a case is technically possible, but not a good idea for long term. You'll want to make sure the case has sufficient airflow and isn't too cramped for your parts (most gtx 760 cards are unlikely to be a problem, but there is this monster: http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/50733-gv-n760oc-4gd that some cases would have trouble fitting, and there might be a case out there that has components that would even interfere with cards shorter than the motherboard)

Based on the specifications and images, that Thermaltake Smartpower looks like a good choice.
September 23, 2013 8:29:13 PM

MauveCloud said:
Well, running the parts outside a case is technically possible, but not a good idea for long term. You'll want to make sure the case has sufficient airflow and isn't too cramped for your parts (most gtx 760 cards are unlikely to be a problem, but there is this monster: http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/50733-gv-n760oc-4gd that some cases would have trouble fitting, and there might be a case out there that has components that would even interfere with cards shorter than the motherboard)

Based on the specifications and images, that Thermaltake Smartpower looks like a good choice.


Lol yeah, ok fair enough, I will just be getting a case today when I pick up the parts, so I will make sure then.

Thanks a lot for your help!
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