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October 14, 2013 4:33:04 AM

Hi,

I'm trying to build a gaming PC for a flat mate for under £700. I've got the following. I was wondering what people thought of my build? My only major concern is that I have not provided enough power in my power supply. Is there anyway to check?

Intel Core i5 3470 3.20GHz £145.00
Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Intel® 1155 £81.95
HIS HD 7950 3072MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card 173.99
G.Skill 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX Memory £57.98
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Processor Cooler £26.70
Corsair Builder Series CXM 600W Modular 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX/EPS PSU £55.72
Coolermaster Haf 912 Case £63.00
Kingston Technology 120GB Solid State Drive 2.5-inch V300 SATA 3 with Adapter £68.59
LG (24X) DVD Rewriter - OEM £17.35
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£690.28

Also if there is anything I've missed then let me know.

Steve

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October 14, 2013 5:21:00 AM

Well a SSD is not needed as far as that goes.
Personally it is something you add into a build if the budget allows it if not leave it out. Plus it can always be added at a later date. It is some what of a pain having to reinstall the OS but other than that it can be had later when your flat mate has more money.

Really the only thing he would gain from a SSD is faster OS load times that is about it.

Is the memory you picked a single stick or a 2x4gig kit? If single look for a two stick kit as that will give him better performance running in dual channel mode.
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October 14, 2013 5:50:05 AM

bryonhowley said:
Well a SSD is not needed as far as that goes.
Personally it is something you add into a build if the budget allows it if not leave it out. Plus it can always be added at a later date. It is some what of a pain having to reinstall the OS but other than that it can be had later when your flat mate has more money.

Really the only thing he would gain from a SSD is faster OS load times that is about it.

Is the memory you picked a single stick or a 2x4gig kit? If single look for a two stick kit as that will give him better performance running in dual channel mode.


its 2 4 gig sticks because of better performance :)  . I just changed the build slightly so it included a SSD. I didn't think anyone had read my post yet!
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