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June 30, 2012 1:33:09 AM

Hi people,

I am thinking of building my own gaming pc because a lot of people say it is cheaper than buying one. I have been researching for months and this is what i got.

AsRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard.

G Skill Ripjaws F3-10666CL9S-4GBRL 4GB DDR3.

Sapphire 11200-00-20G HD7850 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card.

Intel i3-2120 Sandybridge Core i3 Dual-Core Processor.

Corsair CMPSU-600CXV2UK Builder Series 600W Power Supply.

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB.

Coolermaster Storm Enforcer Mid Tower ATX Case.

Sony AD-7261S-0B 24x Internal DVDRWRAM SATA Black Lightscribe.

My budget is only £600 and that system is a bit over. I want to know if the system is compatible. Also, can it handle the newest and upcoming games, like skyrim, guildwars 2, e.t.c.

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June 30, 2012 2:29:51 AM

RAM should be a dual channel kit of 2 x2 gig for better performance .

You can save on your psu . You can easily run that on a 500 watt unit
June 30, 2012 4:28:07 AM

Outlander_04 said:
RAM should be a dual channel kit of 2 x2 gig for better performance .

You can save on your psu . You can easily run that on a 500 watt unit

The CX600 only supplies 520W on the 12v rail.
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June 30, 2012 4:59:38 AM

azeem40 said:
The CX600 only supplies 520W on the 12v rail.


Yet another example of the things you dont know about computers Azeem .

No psu is rated solely on the wattage of the 12 volt rail
Your comment is even less than irrelevant .

A 500 watt psu will easily power this system. Its likely to draw only around 220 watts at load
June 30, 2012 5:05:14 AM

Let's take this to PM. I am not going to degrade this thread by replying to you here.
June 30, 2012 5:09:14 AM

Im not degrading you Azeem Im telling the truth .

Yoiu post prolifically on this mb but you have little experience in building computers. You had to ask how to make your case fans go .
On another occasion you couldnt remove the other side panel of you case to find the screws that allowed you to remove the hard drive cage .

It would be a mistake for people to think you had some expertise to share . Comments like your first one in this thread indicate particularly well that you dont
June 30, 2012 5:15:35 AM

And you think I care? Nope, so drop it.
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