Newegg diy build

first of all sorry for my lack of computer knowledge.

I'm on a budget of 500$ and I'm planning on building a new gaming pc. I've been looking on newegg and found a great deal on a diy kit:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.679894

I'll also be adding a radeon hd 6870, and another 4gb of ram.

1. should i trust the power supply that comes with the case, and if not what sort of power supply do you suggest i get?

2. should i trust any of those components? it seems like they just threw in the cheapest stuff they could find in order to get a good price.

3. the graphics card says that it's for pcie 2.1, will it still work with a pcie 2.0 slot?

4. will the graphics card be bottlenecked by the cpu or ram.

5. do you suggest a different graphics card? will it even fit in the case? ill only be running games on 1600 x 900 resolution.

6. is 4gb of ram sufficient? Do i really need the extra 4gb?

7. is it all compatible with each other, and would i need to buy anything else?

8. would there be much room for future upgrades?
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  1. Logisys PSU's are crap, with all the stuff you want to add +a better PSU this combo is much better and will handle your resolution fine http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.692053 it has quality components and all you have to add is a cheap DVD drive.
    Version 2.1 cards work fine in 2.0 slots and 4GB ram is enough for most things.
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    1. should i trust the power supply that comes with the case, and if not what sort of power supply do you suggest i get?

    its JUNK ! get this (below) it will run a quad core and most mid tier GPUS's
    XIGMATEK NRP-PC Series ACXTNRP-PC402 400W $35 +$2 shipping
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817815007

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    2. should i trust any of those components? it seems like they just threw in the cheapest stuff they could find in order to get a good price.


    yes, most of the stuff is cheap, but it works for the most part. What were you expecting a $212
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    3. the graphics card says that it's for pcie 2.1, will it still work with a pcie 2.0 slot?

    yes in most cases
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    4. will the graphics card be bottlenecked by the cpu or ram.

    the CPU will bottle neck the GPU you selected.
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    5. do you suggest a different graphics card? will it even fit in the case? ill only be running games on 1600 x 900 resolution.

    depends on what type of games you play
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    6. is 4gb of ram sufficient? Do i really need the extra 4gb?

    4GB's is plenty for gaming
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ram-memory-upgrade,2778.html
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    7. is it all compatible with each other, and would i need to buy anything else?

    yes compatible, but crappy
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    8. would there be much room for future upgrades?

    only 1 PCIe x16 slot so not CF/SLI
    only 2 RAM slots so adding another 4GB of ram means chucking what in the combo and add 2 x 4 GB sticks
    only SATA 3
    won't handle x6 core cpu's or bulldozer.

    When you talk budget build you usually sacrifice upgradability.

    if you fill out this form (copy and re-post)
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
    do you need an OS included in the $500 budget?
    any re-usable parts from and old computer?
  3. Here's a build that should game well at resolution 1600X900:

    HDD & Optical Drive: $62- Seagate Barracuda 1TB & LiteOn

    CPU: $125- i3 2100

    Motherboard: $55- Biostar H61 (Lacks USB 3.0 & SATA 6GB/s ports)

    RAM: $27- GSkill NS 2X2gb

    PSU: $44- Antec Earthwatts 430

    GPU: $175- Sapphire Radeon 6870

    Case: $30- Xigmatek Asguard II

    Total (Excluding rebates): $519

    rebates: $20

    if you need usb 3.0 & sata 6 gb/s consider this cpu + mobo combo worth $200
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