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January 3, 2013 2:40:03 AM

Im looking to build a new computer, mainly for games

Motherboard: AsRock Z77-Extreme 4
RAM: 1600 Mhz(8Gx2) G.Skill-Ares
SSD: Intel SSD-330 SATA3 120G
HDD: Seagate SATA3 1TB
GPU: 2GB Radeon HD 7870 Gigabyte
CPU: Intel i5-3570K
PSU: Thermaltake TR2 700W
Case: Coolermaster SGC-1000

This build costs me about $1000 in Aus, i can spend a bit more but nothing drastic

My question is: will this be good enough to run planetside 2 for example, on decent fps? Should I look to get an i7 instead?

Will that power supply be enough if i feel like adding another graphics card in the future?

Any tips are appreciated thanks

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January 3, 2013 4:15:33 AM

find a better psu the tr2 is a very poorly made 1 thermaltake farm out there psu manufacture to different companies so different models are different quality and the tr2 is 1 of the poor 1s.
pick somthing by antec, seasonic, corsair or coolermaster.
550-650w will be more than enough for a single card setup while 750w will be enough for sli/crossfire.

amd use crossfire to name there multi card setup
while nvidia use sli...

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January 3, 2013 6:31:59 AM

i5's are normally better for strictly gaming as far as I understand. i7's are better for workstations, so you should be perfectly fine using an i5. And yes, Planetside won't be an issue with those specs.
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January 3, 2013 8:49:44 AM

HEXiT said:
find a better psu the tr2 is a very poorly made 1 thermaltake farm out there psu manufacture to different companies so different models are different quality and the tr2 is 1 of the poor 1s.
pick somthing by antec, seasonic, corsair or coolermaster.
550-650w will be more than enough for a single card setup while 750w will be enough for sli/crossfire.

amd use crossfire to name there multi card setup
while nvidia use sli...


Thanks for your reply, I read reviews before i picked the psu http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermaltake-TR2-... this one said it was good.

Ill get a 750W at least, cheers
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January 10, 2013 9:04:32 AM

Best answer selected by laz10.
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January 11, 2013 1:29:56 AM

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The Thermaltake TR2 700 W is manufactured by FSP; it is actually a rebranded FSP700-80GHN(85) unit, which is also sold as the FSP Epsilon 85 Plus 700.

like i said they farm them out... i hope you looked up the FSP epsilon as well...
not all there psus are poor. i have a toughpower 850watt myself so they do have the odd decent 1. just not very many. in this case i should have checked my facts as i was goinf off past history of the tr2, but it seems that this psu is actually pretty decent. sorry about that...
anyways good luck and thanx for selecting my answer.
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