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First Budget Gaming Rig!

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June 24, 2012 6:24:54 PM

Hi everyone, this is my first attempt at a budget gaming rig. Mostly looking to play modded Skyrim, Civ5, DeusX:HR and Witcher 2. How is it looking?

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Approximate Purchase Date: This Summer

Budget Range: £600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet, Movies

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: novatech.co.uk; amazon.co.uk; aria.co.uk; ebuyer.com

Country: UK

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: No (First rig)

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1080p

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Intel Core i5 2400 Processor (Bundle)
2 x 2GB DDR3 1333Mhz Memory (Bundle)
Intel H67 Chipset Motherboard (Bundle)
£220

Asus 1GB GeForce GTX 560TI DirectCUII PCI-E Graphics Card
£169

Corsair Carbide Series 300R Mid-Tower Gaming Case (Black)
£61

Novatech PowerStation Black Edition 750W Silent ATX2 Modular Power Supply
£65

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATAIII 6Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive OEM
£50

Liteon IHAP122-19 22x Internal IDE DVDRW Black Bare PATA + Software
£18

Total: £583

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Many thanks!
Tom.

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June 24, 2012 7:40:11 PM

All good except the power supply. The 560Ti only needs a 500 watt power supply (less in most cases), so to give yourself some head room go with 550- 600 watts, but get a good name brand. The part that supplies proper wattage and voltage to your whole system is no place to crap out with questionable parts. Get an Antec, Corsair, XFX, Seasonic, OCX, or PC Power & Cooling unit with at least an 80+ bronze rating. Something like this would be fine: http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/powersupp...
or
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/powersupp...
June 24, 2012 9:30:16 PM

GI_JONES said:
All good except the power supply. The 560Ti only needs a 500 watt power supply (less in most cases), so to give yourself some head room go with 550- 600 watts, but get a good name brand. The part that supplies proper wattage and voltage to your whole system is no place to crap out with questionable parts. Get an Antec, Corsair, XFX, Seasonic, OCX, or PC Power & Cooling unit with at least an 80+ bronze rating. Something like this would be fine: http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/powersupp...
or
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/powersupp...


Thanks for the quick reply!

So would this be alright?

And 4GB RAM won't be a bottleneck for games?

Thanks again.
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June 24, 2012 9:37:37 PM

ADifferentTom said:
Thanks for the quick reply!

So would this be alright?

And 4GB RAM won't be a bottleneck for games?

Thanks again.


Yes 4gb can be a bottleneck for games...Especially bf3 and gta 4 (If you play those) i buddy of mine had terrible stuttering with lack of ram and as soon as he put in another 4 it ran as smooth as butter.
June 29, 2012 11:40:48 PM

ADifferentTom said:
Thanks everyone!


Your welcome! :) 
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