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August 6, 2011 4:40:43 AM

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?I...

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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August 6, 2011 9:03:00 AM

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?I... 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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August 6, 2011 3:03:33 PM

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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=N82E168...

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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,...
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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-advic...
do you need an OS included in the $500 budget?
any re-usable parts from and old computer?
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