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April 3, 2011 7:30:25 PM

hi...


my 1st time here...i am planning to have a gaming rig to play high end games and have come up with the specs below...any changes or is it gud enuf for 3-4 years to comeby....

Core i7 2600K -
Coolermaster V6GT -
Asus P8P67 Pro motherboard -
Corsair/Kingston 4GB DDR3-1333 x1 -
MSI GTX570 1.28GB DDR5 -
Hitachi 1TB hard disk -
Liteon DVD writer -
Silverstone Strider Plus 850W power supply -
Coolermaster HAF912 casing -

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April 3, 2011 7:36:12 PM

My only concern is the power supply.

thats the one place you should not skimp. Get a good unit like a corsair, xfx or seasonic. 850w is also overkill, unless you plan on adding a second GPU.
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April 3, 2011 7:44:55 PM

Silvestone is one of the top power supplies you can buy but with 1 x 570 you only need 550 watts. If you plan to SLI in the future keep the 850. It's a great unit.

DDR3 1600 cas 8 or 9 is best for Sandy Bridge.
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April 3, 2011 7:45:07 PM

Well for starters, you're missing a video card. What is your budget on this anyways? Silverstone is a fantastic brand, I would gladly take that over an XFX power supply any day (850 watts might be overkill though).
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April 3, 2011 7:47:44 PM

Toxic72 said:
Well for starters, you're missing a video card. What is your budget on this anyways? Silverstone is a fantastic brand, I would gladly take that over an XFX power supply any day (850 watts might be overkill though).




its the msi............
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April 4, 2011 1:27:18 AM

Oh there it is, guess I missed that. The 2600K is probably overkill, you could buy a 2500K and save some cash. The power supply is also more than you need unless you intend to run SLI later (which you may want to in order to keep running games at full settings).
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April 4, 2011 1:34:52 AM

Why are you guys hating on the Striders. The Silverstone PSU's are high quality. Before you start to bash on companies others don't suggest. Do your research. Great choice ammar, the Silverstones are pretty cheap when it comes down to the strider series.

Great by standards of Hardware Canucks, only negative is the shipping but XFX's shipping is 6$ as well.
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...

Great review by PC Perspective
http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=1061&type=expert&p...
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April 4, 2011 1:40:17 AM

One person hating is not you guys.......... I stated it's one of the best brands around as did Toxic. I always mention Silverstone as one of my recommended brands.
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April 4, 2011 1:43:55 AM

Sorry didn't notice it was just welsh anort, I just did a quick skim. Sorry.
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April 4, 2011 1:48:40 AM

NP man. He may not have access to the brand across the pond or just not be familiar with it.
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April 4, 2011 3:31:18 AM

2500k will do everything you want for games (especially if you OC it past 4.5GHz), bloody hell - a i5 760 would do the job. Take the money you saved on the CPU and buy an EVO or DELUXE motherboard OR Perhaps you'd rather a fast 60GB SSD...
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