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what you guys think about this beginner gaming build? *need urgent help*

PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 4440 (3.1GHz)
MOTHERBOARD: MSI B85-G43 Gaming Motherboard
MEMORY: Corsair Vengeance 8GB
STORAGE: Seagate 500GB
CHASIS: Elite 431
GRAPHICS: MSI GTX 650 2GB DDR5
POWER SUPPLY UNIT: CoolerMaster 525W
OPERATING SYSTEM: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
DISPLAY: Samsung 22" LED Monitor
OPTICAL DRIVE: DVD RW 24x
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  1. The PSU is low quality first off all. Change it to Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic.

    Secondly the GPU is far too weak to be considered "for gaming".

    You should change the CPU to an fx6300 and the motherboard to an am3+ board. Use all the saved money to get a better GPU.
  2. looks like a decent build to me. you could probably upgrade to a 1TB drive for only around $5 more
  3. tiny voices said:
    The PSU is low quality first off all. Change it to Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic.

    Secondly the GPU is far too weak to be considered "for gaming".

    You should change the CPU to an fx6300 and the motherboard to an am3+ board. Use all the saved money to get a better GPU.



    gtx650 ti is too weak?? damn im misleaded
  4. You original post does not say it is a ti model. It just says gtx650. Which is not a very good card.

    I would still even change the CPU and motherboard as I previously advised and get an even better GPU. The i5 can't really stretch its legs with a 650ti so getting it over an fx6300 is pointless.
  5. ScrewySqrl said:
    looks like a decent build to me. you could probably upgrade to a 1TB drive for only around $5 more


    yeah i was thinking of that too
  6. tiny voices said:
    The PSU is low quality first off all. Change it to Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic.

    Secondly the GPU is far too weak to be considered "for gaming".

    You should change the CPU to an fx6300 and the motherboard to an am3+ board. Use all the saved money to get a better GPU.



    PROCESSOR: AMD FX 6300 (3.4GHZ)
    MOTHERBOARD: (recommend one please)
    MEMORY: Corsair Vengeance 8GB
    STORAGE: Seagate 500GB
    CHASIS: Elite 431
    GRAPHICS: MSI GTX 650Ti with BOOST 2GB DDR5
    POWER SUPPLY UNIT: CoolerMaster 525W
    OPERATING SYSTEM: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    DISPLAY: Samsung 22" LED Monitor
    OPTICAL DRIVE: DVD RW 24x


    IS THIS BETTER? :D
  7. in my opinion you should replace the graphic card with 660Ti and what about at least 120GB SSD to load your OS faster or for your games to run better
  8. oajarmeh95 said:
    in my opinion you should replace the graphic card with 660Ti and what about at least 120GB SSD to load your OS faster or for your games to run better


    This is not even remotely in his budget.
  9. mugz0312 said:
    tiny voices said:
    The PSU is low quality first off all. Change it to Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic.

    Secondly the GPU is far too weak to be considered "for gaming".

    You should change the CPU to an fx6300 and the motherboard to an am3+ board. Use all the saved money to get a better GPU.



    PROCESSOR: AMD FX 6300 (3.4GHZ)
    MOTHERBOARD: (recommend one please)
    MEMORY: Corsair Vengeance 8GB
    STORAGE: Seagate 500GB
    CHASIS: Elite 431
    GRAPHICS: MSI GTX 650Ti with BOOST 2GB DDR5
    POWER SUPPLY UNIT: CoolerMaster 525W
    OPERATING SYSTEM: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    DISPLAY: Samsung 22" LED Monitor
    OPTICAL DRIVE: DVD RW 24x


    IS THIS BETTER? :D


    Yes that is better. Look for a 970 chipset motherboard from ASUS or Gigabyte.

    I would replace the PSU with a unit from Corsair, Antec, XFX, Seasonic.
  10. tiny voices said:
    oajarmeh95 said:
    in my opinion you should replace the graphic card with 660Ti and what about at least 120GB SSD to load your OS faster or for your games to run better


    This is not even remotely in his budget.


    u read my mind! hahaha damn this budgets! help me guys..im a real newbie here..hehe
  11. Looks like a decent built. Upgrading the PSU to a higher quality unit would save you some headache down the road. For gaming try and swing the few extra bucks for a gtx 660 or 660ti, in the long run you will be very happy you did.
  12. Mobo get the asus m5a97 le r2.0
  13. tiny voices said:
    mugz0312 said:
    tiny voices said:
    The PSU is low quality first off all. Change it to Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic.

    Secondly the GPU is far too weak to be considered "for gaming".

    You should change the CPU to an fx6300 and the motherboard to an am3+ board. Use all the saved money to get a better GPU.



    PROCESSOR: AMD FX 6300 (3.4GHZ)
    MOTHERBOARD: (recommend one please)
    MEMORY: Corsair Vengeance 8GB
    STORAGE: Seagate 500GB
    CHASIS: Elite 431
    GRAPHICS: MSI GTX 650Ti with BOOST 2GB DDR5
    POWER SUPPLY UNIT: CoolerMaster 525W
    OPERATING SYSTEM: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    DISPLAY: Samsung 22" LED Monitor
    OPTICAL DRIVE: DVD RW 24x


    IS THIS BETTER? :D


    Yes that is better. Look for a 970 chipset motherboard from ASUS or Gigabyte.

    I would replace the PSU with a unit from Corsair, Antec, XFX, Seasonic.



    how about the 970A-DS3 motherboard? and i will chg the psu to corsair :D
  14. MDXX said:
    Mobo get the asus m5a97 le r2.0


    The LE version of that board is pretty junky. It doesn't even have VRM heatsinks and suffers form overheating similar to the MSI g43 970 chipset board.
  15. Best answer
    mugz0312 said:
    tiny voices said:
    mugz0312 said:
    tiny voices said:
    The PSU is low quality first off all. Change it to Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic.

    Secondly the GPU is far too weak to be considered "for gaming".

    You should change the CPU to an fx6300 and the motherboard to an am3+ board. Use all the saved money to get a better GPU.



    PROCESSOR: AMD FX 6300 (3.4GHZ)
    MOTHERBOARD: (recommend one please)
    MEMORY: Corsair Vengeance 8GB
    STORAGE: Seagate 500GB
    CHASIS: Elite 431
    GRAPHICS: MSI GTX 650Ti with BOOST 2GB DDR5
    POWER SUPPLY UNIT: CoolerMaster 525W
    OPERATING SYSTEM: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    DISPLAY: Samsung 22" LED Monitor
    OPTICAL DRIVE: DVD RW 24x


    IS THIS BETTER? :D


    Yes that is better. Look for a 970 chipset motherboard from ASUS or Gigabyte.

    I would replace the PSU with a unit from Corsair, Antec, XFX, Seasonic.



    how about the 970A-DS3 motherboard? and i will chg the psu to corsair :D


    That is a great board and the change to Corsair will be a big upgrade.
  16. mugz0312 said:
    tiny voices said:
    oajarmeh95 said:
    in my opinion you should replace the graphic card with 660Ti and what about at least 120GB SSD to load your OS faster or for your games to run better


    This is not even remotely in his budget.


    u read my mind! hahaha damn this budgets! help me guys..im a real newbie here..hehe

    for the PSU check this:
    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Gaming-Series-GS600-Supply/dp/B00AMLKA84/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389365314&sr=8-1&keywords=corsair+gs600

    and if you like my idea check this SSD:
    http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Digital-2-5-Inch-SV300S37A-120G/dp/B00A1ZTZOG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1389365380&sr=8-3&keywords=kingston

    and for the gpu, sorry i mean 650ti check this:
    http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Dual-Link-Graphics-01G-P4-3650-KR/dp/B009KUT322/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389365538&sr=8-1&keywords=gtx650ti
  17. oajarmeh95 said:
    mugz0312 said:
    tiny voices said:
    oajarmeh95 said:
    in my opinion you should replace the graphic card with 660Ti and what about at least 120GB SSD to load your OS faster or for your games to run better


    This is not even remotely in his budget.


    u read my mind! hahaha damn this budgets! help me guys..im a real newbie here..hehe

    for the PSU check this:
    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Gaming-Series-GS600-Supply/dp/B00AMLKA84/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389365314&sr=8-1&keywords=corsair+gs600

    and if you like my idea check this SSD:
    http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Digital-2-5-Inch-SV300S37A-120G/dp/B00A1ZTZOG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1389365380&sr=8-3&keywords=kingston

    and for the gpu, sorry i mean 650ti check this:
    http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Dual-Link-Graphics-01G-P4-3650-KR/dp/B009KUT322/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389365538&sr=8-1&keywords=gtx650ti


    That PSU is overpriced and way more than he needs.

    An SSD really isn't in the question here.

    He is talking about a 650ti BOOST which is better than the 650ti you linked by a decent amount.
  18. ok so to finalize this..it should look like this:

    PROCESSOR: AMD FX 6300 (3.4GHZ)
    MOTHERBOARD: ASUS 970A-DS3
    MEMORY: Corsair Vengeance 8GB
    STORAGE: Seagate 500GB
    CHASIS: Elite 431
    GRAPHICS: MSI GTX 650 2GB DDR5
    POWER SUPPLY UNIT: Corsair 525W
    OPERATING SYSTEM: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    DISPLAY: Samsung 22" LED Monitor
    OPTICAL DRIVE: DVD RW 24x
  19. tiny voices said:
    oajarmeh95 said:
    mugz0312 said:
    tiny voices said:
    oajarmeh95 said:
    in my opinion you should replace the graphic card with 660Ti and what about at least 120GB SSD to load your OS faster or for your games to run better


    This is not even remotely in his budget.


    u read my mind! hahaha damn this budgets! help me guys..im a real newbie here..hehe

    for the PSU check this:
    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Gaming-Series-GS600-Supply/dp/B00AMLKA84/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389365314&sr=8-1&keywords=corsair+gs600

    and if you like my idea check this SSD:
    http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Digital-2-5-Inch-SV300S37A-120G/dp/B00A1ZTZOG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1389365380&sr=8-3&keywords=kingston

    and for the gpu, sorry i mean 650ti check this:
    http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Dual-Link-Graphics-01G-P4-3650-KR/dp/B009KUT322/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389365538&sr=8-1&keywords=gtx650ti


    That PSU is overpriced and way more than he needs.

    An SSD really isn't in the question here.

    He is talking about a 650ti BOOST which is better than the 650ti you linked by a decent amount.


    So sorry i didn't see it.

    and the SSD just an idea if he would more better performance\

    by the way, here let him check this two PSUs:

    http://www.corsair.com/us/power-supply-units/vs-series-power-supply-units/vs-seriestm-vs650-650-watt-power-supply.html

    http://www.corsair.com/us/power-supply-units/cx-series-psu/cx-series-cx600m-modular-atx-power-supply-600-watt-80-plus-bronze-certified-modular-psu.html
  20. PROCESSOR: AMD FX-6300 (3.5GHz)
    MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte 970A-DS3
    MEMORY: Corsair Vengeance 8GB
    STORAGE: Seagate 1TB
    CHASIS: Elite 431
    GRAPHICS: MSI GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB DDR5
    POWER SUPPLY UNIT: Corsair CX Series 600W
    OPERATING SYSTEM: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    DISPLAY: Samsung 22" LED Monitor
    OPTICAL DRIVE: DVD RW 24x

    IS THIS BUILD OK?
  21. mugz0312 said:
    PROCESSOR: AMD FX-6300 (3.5GHz)
    MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte 970A-DS3
    MEMORY: Corsair Vengeance 8GB
    STORAGE: Seagate 1TB
    CHASIS: Elite 431
    GRAPHICS: MSI GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB DDR5
    POWER SUPPLY UNIT: Corsair CX Series 600W
    OPERATING SYSTEM: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    DISPLAY: Samsung 22" LED Monitor
    OPTICAL DRIVE: DVD RW 24x

    IS THIS BUILD OK?


    That PSU is from the CX line from Corsair and isn't the best but it will do.The 500w version would be more than enough if it is any cheaper.

    That setup looks fine. I would get win 8.1 simply because it is better in every way. Games are proven to run faster on it and there are benchmarks to prove it.
  22. tiny voices said:
    mugz0312 said:
    PROCESSOR: AMD FX-6300 (3.5GHz)
    MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte 970A-DS3
    MEMORY: Corsair Vengeance 8GB
    STORAGE: Seagate 1TB
    CHASIS: Elite 431
    GRAPHICS: MSI GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB DDR5
    POWER SUPPLY UNIT: Corsair CX Series 600W
    OPERATING SYSTEM: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    DISPLAY: Samsung 22" LED Monitor
    OPTICAL DRIVE: DVD RW 24x

    IS THIS BUILD OK?


    That PSU is from the CX line from Corsair and isn't the best but it will do.The 500w version would be more than enough if it is any cheaper.

    That setup looks fine. I would get win 8.1 simply because it is better in every way. Games are proven to run faster on it and there are benchmarks to prove it.


    do u think its worth swapping the GTX 650 Ti BOOST for a HD 7870? i got a fairly good deal at a local store for about the same price.
  23. If you are able to get a good deal then definitely go for the 7870, its stronger.
  24. mugz0312 said:
    tiny voices said:
    mugz0312 said:
    PROCESSOR: AMD FX-6300 (3.5GHz)
    MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte 970A-DS3
    MEMORY: Corsair Vengeance 8GB
    STORAGE: Seagate 1TB
    CHASIS: Elite 431
    GRAPHICS: MSI GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB DDR5
    POWER SUPPLY UNIT: Corsair CX Series 600W
    OPERATING SYSTEM: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    DISPLAY: Samsung 22" LED Monitor
    OPTICAL DRIVE: DVD RW 24x

    IS THIS BUILD OK?


    That PSU is from the CX line from Corsair and isn't the best but it will do.The 500w version would be more than enough if it is any cheaper.

    That setup looks fine. I would get win 8.1 simply because it is better in every way. Games are proven to run faster on it and there are benchmarks to prove it.


    do u think its worth swapping the GTX 650 Ti BOOST for a HD 7870? i got a fairly good deal at a local store for about the same price.


    Yes, the 7870 is considerably more powerful than the 650ti BOOST.
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