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[CPUs]Please,Rate My Gaming PC

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January 29, 2012 1:51:02 PM

Hi!I want to buy these parts to build my new gaming rig :) 
Will the CPU and GPU bottleneck,will a 500W PSU be enough,and will i be able to play MW2,CoD 4 and WoW maxed out?
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CPU: Intel Core i5 2400 4x 3.10GHz So.1155 BOX - 153€
http://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/info/p688675...

GPU: 1024MB Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 Aktiv PCIe 2.1 x16 (Lite Retail) - 118€
http://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/info/p684144...

RAM: 4GB TeamGroup Elite DDR3-1333 DIMM CL9 Dual Kit - 21€
http://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/info/p681027...

HDD: 320GB Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAJS 8MB 3.5" (8.9cm) SATA 3Gb/s - 66€
http://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/info/p149735...

MOBO: ASRock H61M-GS Intel H61 So.1155 Dual Channel DDR3 mATX Retail - 43€
http://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/info/p734548...

Case: MS-Tech CA-0130 Midi Tower ohne Netzteil Klavierlack schwarz - 21
http://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/info/p730277...

PSU: Xilence 500W Rev3
http://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/info/p633129...

DVD-RW Drive: Samsung DVDRW SATA 22x SH-222AB bare / black - 16€
http://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/info/p738466...

Monitor: 18,5" (46,99cm) Samsung WIDE LED S19A300N schwarz - 83€
http://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/info/p758515...

Keyboard & Mouse: Perixx Corded Desktop Periduo 206 Tastatur+Maus Schwarz Deutsch USB - 10€
http://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/info/p636027...

Speakers: LogiLink Aktivboxen SP0005 2.0 System 4W RMS Schwarz - 7€
http://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/info/p671905...

573€

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January 29, 2012 2:22:51 PM

It looks reasonably well balanced and a fair deal for your budget.

The one part I would change is the power supply.
A PSU of uncertain quality is not the way to balance your budget, and Xilence does seem to be an iffy unit.

You will pay a bit more for a quality brand, but you can then be certain of getting the full advertised power, and no damage to your pc from a failing or marginal psu.

500w is the recommended size for a 6850.
My short list of quality brands would include Seasonic, Antec, XFX, Corsair, and PC P&C.
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January 29, 2012 2:30:54 PM

geofelt said:
It looks reasonably well balanced and a fair deal for your budget.

The one part I would change is the power supply.
A PSU of uncertain quality is not the way to balance your budget, and Xilence does seem to be an iffy unit.

You will pay a bit more for a quality brand, but you can then be certain of getting the full advertised power, and no damage to your pc from a failing or marginal psu.

500w is the recommended size for a 6850.
My short list of quality brands would include Seasonic, Antec, XFX, Corsair, and PC P&C.

Thanks for the tip and one more question:
Will the i5 2400 and 6850 bottleneck.
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January 29, 2012 2:42:34 PM

There will always be a bottleneck, one will always be faster than the other, the only problem is if it is a large difference. In your case i'd say they were a nice balance.

could you get a P motherboard or a Z motherboard as the H can't OC at all, your 2400 can OC a bit, and you are paying for the onboard GPU usage which you won't need.
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January 29, 2012 2:46:15 PM

NikkiDennis6 said:
Thanks for the tip and one more question:
Will the i5 2400 and 6850 bottleneck.


I don't much like te way we use the term "bottleneck" It implies that one slow component will reduce the performance of the other.
What I see here is that an upgrade from the 2400 or 6850 will not bring a great deal of improvement unless they both are upgraded in concert.

If you were to do that, your budget would be higher, hence the current reasonably balanced system

If you were to play one game exclusively, then perhaps the balance of parts might be different.

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January 29, 2012 2:53:30 PM

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January 29, 2012 3:12:42 PM

geofelt said:
I don't much like te way we use the term "bottleneck" It implies that one slow component will reduce the performance of the other.
What I see here is that an upgrade from the 2400 or 6850 will not bring a great deal of improvement unless they both are upgraded in concert.

If you were to do that, your budget would be higher, hence the current reasonably balanced system

If you were to play one game exclusively, then perhaps the balance of parts might be different.

Well i meant to play CoD 4,MW2,MW3 and BF3 on Maximum Settings...
And for the PSU,i picked a 500W Inter-Tech Coba NitroX Xchange 80+ Certified
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January 29, 2012 4:18:33 PM

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