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August 8, 2011 11:19:36 PM

I have everything set up and ready to order. Been wondering if Everything I have thus far is 100% compatiable and an ideal system under 500$

I'm getting this bundle that includes an .

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

AMD Phenom II x2 560 Callisto 3.3ghz cpu

ASUS M4A88T-M LE AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBNS

GTX 260 gpu : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

575w PSU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The case I'm getting for it will be a mid tower, the OS will be windows 7 pro 64 bit. As for a dvd burner I might just buy a used one locally. So is this a good set up? Will there e heat/bottleneck concerns?

I plan to play cod black ops, gta iv, dragon age 2, l4d2

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August 9, 2011 12:29:14 AM

I think you will seriously regret getting that PSU.
Some reviews of other logisys square metal boxes:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Logisys-PS350MA-...
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Logisys-PS600A12...

You will need to spend at least ~$25 more to get one that will last more than 5 minutes:
Rosewill Green 530W 80Plus $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you can get Win 7 Pro 64bit for cheap, or unless you have some specific reasons for getting that edition/version then I would suggest saving your money there and getting Home Premium.

GTA IV is a game that likes to have four cores, especially at high resolutions, so depending on your resolution, unless you can work a quad core into the budget you might have a bit of difficulty with that game.
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August 9, 2011 1:33:03 AM

I really need a new psu? Explain, yours has four eggs, the one I picked has four eggs.

And I might unlock the third and fourth core in that amd.
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August 9, 2011 7:42:39 PM

Newegg reviews are not a good gauge of quality. But even if you dig a little deeper into those newegg review, there are over 100 1star reviews, whereas there are only 38 for the Rosewill.
Logisys don't make high quality PSUs that are worthy to be used in almost any computer, let alone one with a high end, power hungry gaming graphics card.

If you had read even one of the hardwaresecrets links that I provided you would have a better idea why it would be a bad idea to take the risk with any Logisys 'PSU'.

Spending the extra $25+ now you will save yourself money and problems down the road. Because if it fails spectacularly you may have to replace all kinds of other components within your PC. Spending more on a PSU also makes it much more likely that you will have a more stable and usable system.

If we were to take the label of the Logisys 575W PSU at face value and assume that they are accurate/reliable, which they aren't. Then it only has one 25A 12V rail. 25*12=300W. No self-respecting high quality manufacturer of PSUs these days would label a PSU with a 25A 12V rail as anything more than a 400W PSU.

If I haven't convinced you maybe you will want to read this:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/low-cost-psu-pc-power-sup...
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August 10, 2011 2:26:11 AM

Oh I did read it, they described how that log isn't good for intensive gpu's. I already factored in that rosewill and I'm getting it. xD Thanks for the help I appreciate it. How would you judge the other aspects of the build I'm getting?
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August 10, 2011 4:30:07 AM

Faytvii said:
Oh I did read it, they described how that log isn't good for intensive gpu's. I already factored in that rosewill and I'm getting it. xD Thanks for the help I appreciate it. How would you judge the other aspects of the build I'm getting?


If it means anything, I agree 100% with silvune. A PSU is extremely important in a system...
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August 10, 2011 4:44:01 AM

For 2 gtx 460 hawks i need to pay 440 $. In my country a better card like a gtx 580 jumps to 580 $....
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August 10, 2011 4:44:37 AM

Yeah, I can't undercut the gpu. But I'm having a hard time deciding if I should get that Phenom II or a cheaper Athlon x3.
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August 14, 2011 3:32:26 PM

Best answer selected by Faytvii.
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August 14, 2011 3:32:56 PM

Thanks. That PSu worked great.
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