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June 29, 2010 1:46:54 PM

Hi

I'm thinking of building a gaming computer, and I have chosen some components but I have some questions

-Is the rig any good for gaming?
-Is the power supply sufficient?




-Case : Cooler Master Elite 333 - Tour midi - ATX - pas d'alimentation ( ATX / PS/2 ) - noir - USB/Audio

-power supply : Arianet Stealth 600W "Silent" ATX Power Supply for AMD and Intel Motherboards 20Pin + 4Pin

- Motherboard : Asus P7H55-M Intel H55 (Socket 1156) DDR3 PCI-Express Micro-ATX Motherboard

- processor : Intel Core i5 750 2.66Ghz (Lynnfield) (Socket LGA1156) Processor - Retail

- Ram : 2* Arianet 2GB (1x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C9 1333MHz Single Channel Module

-hardrive : Samsung HD502HJ F3 500GB 3.5" SATA II Hard Drive

-DVROM drive : Samsung SH-B083L 8x Internal Blu Ray ROM/DVD±RW SATA Drive - Black

-graphics card : Arianet GeForce GTX 465 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card

-sound card : Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio 7.1 PCI-Express Sound Card

-wifi: Edimax WiFi LAN PCI Card 802.11b/g 54Mbp

OS : windows 7 home premium

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June 29, 2010 2:01:44 PM

It's not that great.

First, you've got a tiny case. That'll hamper the air flow, which is extrememly important for that GPU, as it puts off a lot of heat.

Second, you're got a really poor quality PSU. Make sure to get a quality one from Corsair, Antec, Silverstone or SeaSonic. Or if your budget is really tight, OCZ.

Third, that board isn't that great. I'd get an Asus P7P55D-E Pro.

Fourth, it'd be better to get a kit of two 2 GB sticks of RAM. You should also be looking for either 1333 mhz CL 7 or 1600 mhz CL 7.

Fifth, the new GTX 4xx cards aren't worth the money. I'd highly recommend spending a little more and getting an HD 5850.

Finally, sound cards are basically worthless. Onboard sound is excellent and free. Try it out first. If you can tell a difference, add the card later.

To get morse specific advice, fill out the form in the link found in my signature. With specific information, we can give specific advice.
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June 29, 2010 2:14:23 PM

Thanks for answering so quickly,
could you give me a list of equivalent parts for the same price my budget is pretty limited 800-900£ max

-What case can you recommend for around about 30-40£?

-how much power would I need for the rig?

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June 29, 2010 2:23:45 PM

BUDGET RANGE: 900£ max

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, watching dvds, surfing the net
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Aria.co.uk , Misco.co.uk COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel processor, Geforce graphics card

OVERCLOCKING : Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: best performance for best price, quiet

I hope this helps
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June 29, 2010 2:34:42 PM

Another quick question,
do I need to buy cables to connect everything if so which ones?
thanks
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