$700 - New Gaming Build

Hi guys. This is a new build, which I found on Evetech Solutions (they build custom PC's in South Africa)
Please note that I'm not planning to overclock nor running SLI.

Max Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Processor: Intel Core i3 2130
Motherboard: Asus P8H67 V
Graphics Card: Gainward GTX 560 Ti Phantom 1Gb
Memory: Corsair 8Gb 1333Mhz
Hard Drive: Seagate 500Gb
Power Supply: Corsair CX500W

Please rate this rig. I don't plan to do gaming any higher than 1920 x 1080. What do you guys think?
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  1. Its an alright build but i would go for either 4GB DDR3 1600 mhz or 8GB DDR3 1600mhz
  2. Emelth said:
    Its an alright build but i would go for either 4GB DDR3 1600 mhz or 8GB DDR3 1600mhz


    P8H67 V has 1333Mhz slots. No 1600Mhz slots. And if I want 1600Mhz slots I will need to get a P67 which busts my budget.
  3. oo nice catch didnt notice that
  4. Looks good and like lots of fun, can I suggest a 6950 1GB. It is likely cheaper than the phantom by a few dollars and if you chose a good model it will overclock just as well with great results
  5. There's no real world usage difference going DDR3 1600 from DDR3 1333...
  6. spentshells said:
    Looks good and like lots of fun, can I suggest a 6950 1GB. It is likely cheaper than the phantom by a few dollars and if you chose a good model it will overclock just as well with great results


    Not cheaper in South Africa. The Phantom goes for R2600, while the 6950 1GB goes for R3100 - 3300. Quite a big jump
  7. Might just be me but i would go with a PSU higher than 500 watt. Just to keep it from working to hard and cover and future upgrades i.e. SLI , more drives, etc...
    I hate when i find someones PC is unstable due to a weak PSU.
  8. ntrceptr said:
    Might just be me but i would go with a PSU higher than 500 watt. Just to keep it from working to hard and cover and future upgrades i.e. SLI , more drives, etc...
    I hate when i find someones PC is unstable due to a weak PSU.


    I was thinking of rather buying the Zalman ZM600 HP. 600W Modular PSU, and I've read good reviews about it too.
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