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June 29, 2014 11:02:32 AM

Hi! Just had a question about gaming for the next yr or so on my current rig.
(keep in mind I built this for $500 due to a low budget)
i5-4690
gigabyte GAz97-sli
G.skill 8gb ram (1x8)
Gtx 660 oc Twin Frozr
corsair h100 (non I)
seasonic x series 850w fully modular.
for hd I just have an old cavier black 160gb I will be buying an ssd within the next couple months.
My biggest question is do you feel i'm set for gaming for at least the next yr? the 660 I picked up was only 60 bucks no issues still has 2 yrs on warranty. (buddy was gonna sell me his 680 cheap but his other build fell through). ive really just been playing dayz SA (but I know its not optimized well lol)
im not sure if I was going to pick up another 660 and run SLI or if I would just sell it for a quick buck and go with a 770 later or get whatever is new and shiney when I upgrade.
Oh and I purchased the z97 in a bundle deal lol so yes I know it works for oc but the cpu doesn't. I got the ram cpu and mobo for 380 bucks so I couldn't pass it up.
June 29, 2014 11:03:58 AM

oh and the reason it was only 500 is bc I had a few of the items from my old rig ha ha really just new cpu mobo ram gpu and paid 80 bucks for my obsidian 800d
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June 29, 2014 11:48:40 AM

850 watt is too much for that system a 550 to 600 watt is enough ..and get a 2 x 4gb ram instead of 8 gb for better performence. gtx 660 is a good card and i think u will fine for the next yr ..may be u have to turn of the shadows and antialising a bit but that doesn't makes a great difference in grafix...
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June 29, 2014 1:14:18 PM

thanks prit I had the 850w already lol so I just threw it in. I was going to sell the 8gb and pick up a 2x4 (well attempt to sell lol) but I think what ill end up doing is just saving up and getting another 8gb
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June 29, 2014 2:01:11 PM

yes u can do that but i must tell u adding another 8 gb will not improve your fps in games...currently you are using 160 gb of hdd so i will recommend u to buy another 1 tb in the future upgrade ....by the way 60$ for a gtx 660 is awesome a new one would cost u around 180$ - 190 $...i wish i could get something like that for the same price :p ... happy gaming :) 
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June 29, 2014 2:05:25 PM

Well got a buddy trading me his adata xpg 2x4 1600 cl9 for my gskill woot so now ill be back to dual channel he he
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June 29, 2014 2:10:24 PM

Lol I got a few buddies who buy the latest stuff every chance they get so I hunt for leftovers ha ha. This is the first cpu
've ever bought new. I definitely need a new hhd, I'm picking up a 120g Samsung 840 for 70 bucks so ill use that for a few programs (windows etc.)then upgrade the hhd to a 1tb.
I figured for a budget build I'm pretty happy and now that I'm getting 2x4 ram I'll be a bit happier
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June 29, 2014 2:22:34 PM

lucky u :D  those are some pretty good leftovers :p 
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