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October 10, 2011 7:31:34 AM

So I'm building a $400 rig, and here are my specs. It's $400 as I already have a new psu that was used for a week, and a hard drive, along with disk drive. So here are my specs so far.

Intel Core i5-2320 3.0ghz
4gb DDR3-1333 Ram
Palit GTX 560 1gb
WD 320gb 7200rpm HDD
Sata DVD drive
Corsair CX430 V2 430w PSU

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October 10, 2011 10:02:23 AM

Yes, the PSU will suffice, the GPU has a max power consumption of 160W which leaves you with ample supply for the rest of your rig.
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October 10, 2011 12:25:33 PM

Very good system i have a GTX 460 i would recommend however if you could squeeze a bit more into your budget and try for a GTX 560 just to stick with the newer architecture card. maybe cut down to just 4GB of RAM and invest the dividend in the newer version card.
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a b ) Power supply
October 10, 2011 12:58:07 PM

the 460 i believe is a 180W card at max consumption, the 560 is a 170W. At least according to anandtech. however, even with that slight increase in power, you will be fine with that psu. Also, the 560 is a much better card, and i would second that suggestion to move some funds around to get one. Runs cooler, and handles a great OC at lower wattage.
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October 11, 2011 1:05:09 AM

casualbuilder said:
the 460 i believe is a 180W card at max consumption, the 560 is a 170W. At least according to anandtech. however, even with that slight increase in power, you will be fine with that psu. Also, the 560 is a much better card, and i would second that suggestion to move some funds around to get one. Runs cooler, and handles a great OC at lower wattage.


Alright, I Gave up the 8gb ram for 4gb of ram and a Palit GTX 560, although not the Ti it will be great (: Even though I Reallly don't need it, my resolution is only 1600x900. I'm looking to get 60fps in most games, maybe with these specs i will be able to at full res, what do you think?
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October 11, 2011 8:43:41 AM

Fantastic glad you sacrificed a little to get the 560 its not the TI but its cool still an excellent card and yes at that resolution you should be able to easily get 60 fps, when you ready thereafter down the line you can upgrade the RAm if necessary =)
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October 11, 2011 10:24:36 AM

RAM is cheap...you could always get more with either some overtime or a weekend job. Most of the time, especially on Newegg, you can get 8GB of good gaming RAM for around $45. be patient, as that wont hurt your gaming rig as much as a good gpu and cpu combo. I would recommend the ASUS one though, if you can wait for the MIR:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I bought this, and have it stably OC'd to 950Mz. It has great coolling technology, and is actually $5 cheaper if you can wait for that MIR. Plus, it comes with a free game. I have never used Palit, but from what i hear they make a decent card, just know from experience that the ASUS is a beast! Runs at 65c max load under Kombustion Stress Test too.
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a b ) Power supply
October 11, 2011 10:31:20 AM

And I thought his only question was the PSU.
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October 11, 2011 1:49:54 PM

Asus is very good but Palit just as good as far as im aware fantastic Manufacturer i side with EVGA however as my brand of choice maybe take a look at that too.
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