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First time building a PC. Gaming budget PC at £541 total.

Specs:

TP-Link TL-WN881ND 300Mbps Wireless N PCI Express Adapter

Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 Motherboard (AMD 970/SB950, DDR3, 6 x S-ATA 600, ATX, PCI-Express 2.0, USB 3.0, Socket AM3+)

AMD FX6300 Black Edition 6 Core (3.5/4.1GHz, 8MB Level 3 Cache, 6MB Level 2 Cache, Socket AM3+, 95W, Retail Boxed)

Logitech K120 Keyboard - UK Layout

CiT 600W 12cm Silent Fan Dual Rail Power Supply - Black Edition

LiteOn IHAS124-04 24x SATA Half Height Internal DVDRW Drive - Black

WD 1TB 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive - Caviar Blue

CiT Black Widow Mesh Gaming Case with Black/Blue Interior and 12cm Blue LED Fan

G.Skill 8GBXL Main Memory DDR3 8 GB PC1600 CL9 Ram Kit 2x 4 GB
Asus VS228DE 21.5 inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD LED Monitor (1920x1080, 5ms, VGA)

Sapphire Dual-X Radeon R9 270X OC 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card with Boost

Trust Raina 2.1 Subwoofer Speaker Set - Black

What do you guys think?
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  1. CryMeAnEngine said:
    Specs:

    TP-Link TL-WN881ND 300Mbps Wireless N PCI Express Adapter

    Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 Motherboard (AMD 970/SB950, DDR3, 6 x S-ATA 600, ATX, PCI-Express 2.0, USB 3.0, Socket AM3+)

    AMD FX6300 Black Edition 6 Core (3.5/4.1GHz, 8MB Level 3 Cache, 6MB Level 2 Cache, Socket AM3+, 95W, Retail Boxed)

    Logitech K120 Keyboard - UK Layout

    CiT 600W 12cm Silent Fan Dual Rail Power Supply - Black Edition

    LiteOn IHAS124-04 24x SATA Half Height Internal DVDRW Drive - Black

    WD 1TB 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive - Caviar Blue

    CiT Black Widow Mesh Gaming Case with Black/Blue Interior and 12cm Blue LED Fan

    G.Skill 8GBXL Main Memory DDR3 8 GB PC1600 CL9 Ram Kit 2x 4 GB
    Asus VS228DE 21.5 inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD LED Monitor (1920x1080, 5ms, VGA)

    Sapphire Dual-X Radeon R9 270X OC 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card with Boost

    Trust Raina 2.1 Subwoofer Speaker Set - Black

    What do you guys think?


    Perfect, but get an 80+ Bronze or better PSU. Corsair and XFX has good PSUs. Saving you trouble here, get a modular PSU as well.
  2. Andrew Buck said:
    CryMeAnEngine said:
    Specs:

    TP-Link TL-WN881ND 300Mbps Wireless N PCI Express Adapter

    Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 Motherboard (AMD 970/SB950, DDR3, 6 x S-ATA 600, ATX, PCI-Express 2.0, USB 3.0, Socket AM3+)

    AMD FX6300 Black Edition 6 Core (3.5/4.1GHz, 8MB Level 3 Cache, 6MB Level 2 Cache, Socket AM3+, 95W, Retail Boxed)

    Logitech K120 Keyboard - UK Layout

    CiT 600W 12cm Silent Fan Dual Rail Power Supply - Black Edition

    LiteOn IHAS124-04 24x SATA Half Height Internal DVDRW Drive - Black

    WD 1TB 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive - Caviar Blue

    CiT Black Widow Mesh Gaming Case with Black/Blue Interior and 12cm Blue LED Fan

    G.Skill 8GBXL Main Memory DDR3 8 GB PC1600 CL9 Ram Kit 2x 4 GB
    Asus VS228DE 21.5 inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD LED Monitor (1920x1080, 5ms, VGA)

    Sapphire Dual-X Radeon R9 270X OC 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card with Boost

    Trust Raina 2.1 Subwoofer Speaker Set - Black

    What do you guys think?


    Perfect, but get an 80+ Bronze or better PSU. Corsair and XFX has good PSUs. Saving you trouble here, get a modular PSU as well.


    Problem is I'm already pushing it with this build in terms of my budget, which was initially £500.
  3. Trust us. The power supply is one thing you don't go cheap on, if you do you're at a fire risk. Maybe have a look at something like this, it's enough wattage, 80 plus rated and well priced. Never used it so read some reviews before buying! http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00DZ6R9GE/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1403910707&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX110_SY165
  4. CGurrell said:
    Trust us. The power supply is one thing you don't go cheap on, if you do you're at a fire risk. Maybe have a look at something like this, it's enough wattage, 80 plus rated and well priced. Never used it so read some reviews before buying! http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00DZ6R9GE/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1403910707&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX110_SY165


    So it's not necessary to get a 600W psu ?
  5. Not for a 270x. 500W on a good PSU should be enough, 600W would be ok though and tbh probably better for the future, if you can afford a 600W 80+ bronze PSU then get one, 500W SHOULD be ok
  6. CGurrell said:
    Not for a 270x. 500W on a good PSU should be enough, 600W would be ok though and tbh probably better for the future, if you can afford a 600W 80+ bronze PSU then get one, 500W SHOULD be ok


    Well considering that 600W 80+ bronze cert psu are twice the price. I think I'll settle on the 500W thanks :)
  7. What I'm trying to say: a 500W certified PSU will output power more efficiently and safely than a non certified 600W PSU
  8. But I should still consider buying a 600W psu? Could I get one say one year from now or in a few months? I don't think I will be adding anything to the build anytime soon. I am planning on getting a second 270x for crossfire, but in like 2 years or something.
  9. Best answer
    CryMeAnEngine said:


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139048 Go modular. What Gurrell is saying is it is much better to get an 80+ Bronze PSU, because 80+ Bronze means that it is 80% or more efficient at 20% power draw, 50% power draw (Usually the highest effieciency, and where you would be) and 100% power draw. You never want to cheap out on a power supply. If one thing goes wrong with it, your whole system could short, and you could be short over $600.
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