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New gaming rig (partly) - need advice!

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November 29, 2013 12:47:25 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week

Budget Range: Below USD$500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming > Productivity

Are you buying a monitor: No



Parts to Upgrade: CPU, mobo, RAM, SSD, PSU, case

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, South East Asia

Parts Preferences: N/A

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: Win 8 64b, WoW, CoD, GTA5 (hopefully), Borderlands, etc

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Current PC is 5 years old, time to change!



Spec:
CPU: Intel Core i3-4130

Mobo: MSI Z87-G45

RAM: KHX 1600 8GB x 1 unit

SSD: Kingston V300 120GB

Case: Aerocool Strike One

PSU: Cooler Master Extreme 2 625W


Parts reusable from old system:
1TB WD HDD
500GB WD HDD
ATI HD6670
Mouse & keyboard :) 


Thank you for your suggestions!

a b 4 Gaming
November 29, 2013 1:53:53 AM

That build wont perform any better than the old machine that used the Radeon 6670

You usually wouldnt use a Z87 chipset mb designed for overclocking with a processor that cant over clock

1 x 8 gig of RAM is slower than 2 x 4 gig of RAM

The CM power supply is not 80+ rated , so its essentially a cheap cheap and bad bad choice
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November 29, 2013 7:18:03 AM

Outlander_04 said:
That build wont perform any better than the old machine that used the Radeon 6670

You usually wouldnt use a Z87 chipset mb designed for overclocking with a processor that cant over clock

1 x 8 gig of RAM is slower than 2 x 4 gig of RAM

The CM power supply is not 80+ rated , so its essentially a cheap cheap and bad bad choice


Wow, thanks for that pointer! It goes to show that always ask before you buy is a good thing!

So in this case, I switched out the mobo and RAM to these below:


Spec:
CPU: Intel Core i3-4130

Mobo: ASRock H87 Performance

RAM: Corsair Vengeance CMZ 4GB x 2

SSD: Kingston V300 120GB

Case: Aerocool Xpredator X1

PSU: Aerocool Strike X 600W


Also, how do I know how much W do I need on the PSU?


Thanks!
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a b 4 Gaming
November 29, 2013 8:25:05 AM

Youre fine with the setup.Your watts are fine! I dont really know about how much,i just use pcpicker and put an extra 150-200 watts into it! But just search how much watt each piece uses and add them up!
You wont change your 6670?
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November 29, 2013 8:46:07 AM

ThatTechGuyIn said:
Youre fine with the setup.Your watts are fine! I dont really know about how much,i just use pcpicker and put an extra 150-200 watts into it! But just search how much watt each piece uses and add them up!
You wont change your 6670?


Appreciate the input!

Yes, the HD 6670 has been with me almost 2 years, she's gonna retire early next year...

Anyway, to stretch my money further, I planned this:


Spec:
CPU: Intel Core i3-4130

Mobo: ASRock H87 Performance

RAM: Corsair Vengeance CMZ 4GB x 2

SSD: Kingston V300 60GB

Case: Aerocool VS3

PSU: Aerocool Strike X 500W


- Cut down on the SSD, games on the old 1TB drive and apps on old 500GB drive. Just pure Win 8.1 64-bit on SSD.
- That case is cheaper and still comes with front USB 3.0 but looks even uglier (Prefer simpler design...)
- Did some calculation on the W requirements, seems like I need about 300W, so cut back on previous PSU, save a bit more


Near future expansion:
Asus GTX650 2GB
Corsair Vengeance CMZ 4GB x 2
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a b 4 Gaming
November 29, 2013 8:58:59 AM

550w -550 is fine :) 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... For the ram if you live in the US!
This ram for the price is unstoppable!

Your setup seems good now!
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November 29, 2013 9:04:21 AM

ThatTechGuyIn said:
550w -550 is fine :) 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... For the ram if you live in the US!
This ram for the price is unstoppable!

Your setup seems good now!


Okay, will keep an eye out for the 550W PSU.

Yes, I wish I can buy stuff from newegg and send it all the way here without that much of a hassle it currently is now...

Thanks again!
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