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Is this a good specs for budget gaming at 1600x 900

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October 29, 2011 10:44:53 AM

intel i5 2400
intel DZ68DB
4gb corsair value select 1333mhz
cosair cx 430
msi gtx 560
seagate 500gb sata 3gb/s
zebronics reaper cabinet(chosen because it is dam cheap in my area)
monitor already brought acer S200HQL..microsoft mouse and keyboard also brought
i dont whether ssd has to be buyed ..pls give me suggestions whether the ssd has to be buyed..
a b B Homebuilt system
October 29, 2011 11:11:53 AM

You don't need an SSD for gaming. The specs you posted seem sufficient for modertae gaming. I don't see any problems.
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October 29, 2011 11:12:00 AM

Yes, at 1600 x 900 you can run a lot of games.
BTW HDD prices are really high because of flood, so I would wait it out hopefully and see if things get back together over in Thailand.
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a c 90 B Homebuilt system
October 29, 2011 11:13:37 AM

Hello vishalaestro;

SSD not required for a budget gaming system.
Core i5-2400 CPU / GTX 560 GPU is a strong combination for a 1600x900 monitor.
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a c 90 B Homebuilt system
October 29, 2011 11:19:48 AM

vishalaestro said:

cosair cx 430
msi gtx 560
Your Corsair CX430 PSU has enough power for your system but it only has the 1 PCI-e power lead for video cards.

And your MSI GTX 560 has a requirement for 2x PCI-e power leads.


So you'll end up using the Power Cable in the video card accessory pack for the 2nd PCI-e power lead.

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October 29, 2011 2:14:19 PM

thanks .. tell me a budget psu for this specs ..video conversion will also be done with this system thats the reason why i chose z68 chipset as i can use quicksync i chose z68 board..is there a huge difference between quick sync and cuda..
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a c 90 B Homebuilt system
October 29, 2011 2:17:10 PM

Im actually OK with the CX430. It has enough power - just needs a power cable adapter.

But if the price of the Corsair CX500 is close that model does have two PCI-e power leads for your video card.
No power cable adapter would be necessary - makes your case interior look neater and more organized.
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October 29, 2011 3:35:15 PM

what about cuda(nvidia gtx 560ti) vs quick sync(intel hd 2000) ..im not a heavy convertor occasional..but is there a heavy difference between those..because instead of z68 chipset i would invest in h67 chipset not h61 because of usb 3 is wanted..the remaining money i can invest in buying a gtx 560ti with a corsair 500cx psu which is powerful than gtx 560..is this a good idea..
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October 29, 2011 4:43:48 PM

Vishalaestro,you dont have to go with that mobo you could just get a usb 3 card?
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a c 90 B Homebuilt system
October 29, 2011 6:00:34 PM

The GTX 560 (not Ti) is a good match for gaming on 1600x900 resolution.
Cuda/QuickSync is not a requirement for video encoding - it just helps video encoding go faster. If your software is Cuda enabled the GTX 560 will help out nicely.

My suggestion is to stick with the GTX 560, i5 2400 and Corsair CX 430 and get a H67 motherboard.
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October 29, 2011 6:12:04 PM

@WR2
I'm building a similar gaming rig as vishalaestro for playing at the same resolution of 1600x900.
I wanted almost the same specs as vishalaestro but I'm not sure if i'll have the money to get an i5 and a gtx 560. I think i'll have to drop down to and i3 to get a 560 or stick with the i5 and get a 460 or 550ti. On what should i compromise ???
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a c 90 B Homebuilt system
October 29, 2011 6:19:11 PM

@ nepaliboy;
My vote would be going with the GTX 560 or Radeon HD 6870 which ever is less expensive, with the Core i3 and H61 motherboard.
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October 30, 2011 1:59:48 AM

WR2 said:
The GTX 560 (not Ti) is a good match for gaming on 1600x900 resolution.
Cuda/QuickSync is not a requirement for video encoding - it just helps video encoding go faster. If your software is Cuda enabled the GTX 560 will help out nicely.

My suggestion is to stick with the GTX 560, i5 2400 and Corsair CX 430 and get a H67 motherboard.

if i choose an h67 mobo..then i will have funds remaining as i planned for budget of z68 mobo ..with that cost can i get a gtx 560ti and the same corsair 500cx psu
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a c 90 B Homebuilt system
October 30, 2011 2:58:09 AM

If you can fit it into your budget there is no reason not to get the better GPU & PSU.
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October 30, 2011 3:31:21 AM

what about psu is this enough for gtx 560ti
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a c 90 B Homebuilt system
October 30, 2011 3:33:44 AM

Plenty of power.
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October 30, 2011 10:34:23 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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October 30, 2011 12:37:09 PM

Best answer selected by vishalaestro.
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