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Budget gaming PC. Need feedback

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July 13, 2012 8:54:50 PM

This is at the maximum budget for me.

Case
Cooler Master K-350 Advanced 3.0

PSU
700 watt Cooler Master RS-700-ASAB GX-Lite series 220v

CPU
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40 GHz

MOBO
Asus Motherboard P8H77-V LE

RAM
8GB DDR3 Corsair

HDD
500 GB SataIII

GPU
Nvidia GTX560 TI

COOLING
Coolermaster GeminII Copper Aluminum 6 Heatpipe Cooler 2X120MM LGA775 Socket AM2 S939 S940 S754

Win7 home 64bit.


Need some feedback.

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a b 4 Gaming
July 13, 2012 9:10:07 PM

a few problems:

Unlocked CPU on a budget non overclocking MOBO is problem #1. the gx lite isnt the best of psus either, as long as you aren't planning to sli or something, it can possibly be fine.
July 13, 2012 9:14:30 PM

Im not SLIing anything. A single 560 TI is fine for me.
And I am not going to OC anything.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 13, 2012 9:20:15 PM

if you arent going to overclock, my recommendation would simply be to remove the cpu cooler(and use the stock intel one) and possible cheapen the cpu to a i5-3450/i5-3550 and dump the rest of the money into a better gpu(or upgrade the quality of the psu if possible. doing so, you can probably easily turn the gtx 560ti into a gtx 570 at the least, and the gpu as a gamer is always the most important piece in a build.
July 13, 2012 9:32:56 PM

I'm getting my stuff from one of those computer sites that give you options how to put your system together. I got the 3450 and the cooler is now a

-Gigabyte Volar CPU Heatsink LGA775 AM2 120MM Fan 1500-2000RPM 18-23DBA

If twinpic is giving me the correct info.

I could change the 560TI for a 570 Twin Frozr II 1280 MB.


PSU became a Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 1000W. There are no other options :\
a b 4 Gaming
July 13, 2012 9:36:05 PM

wickys said:
I'm getting my stuff from one of those computer sites that give you options how to put your system together. I got the 3450 and the cooler is now a

-Gigabyte Volar CPU Heatsink LGA775 AM2 120MM Fan 1500-2000RPM 18-23DBA

If twinpic is giving me the correct info.

I could change the 560TI for a 570 Twin Frozr II 1280 MB.


PSU became a Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 1000W. There are no other options :\



there's no need for apsu that high, its just because i don't have a reference store to use, i cant really recommend a psu upfront(I can tell this build probably isnt in the U.S, as people who tend to use coolermaster psus are from foreign countries who lack options, I should know because i helped a few foreign friends build their computers as well)



ALSO BE AWARE that that cpu cooler isnt designed for lga 1155. look for a cpu cooler that lables lga 1155 as a compatable motherboard. if not use the stock intel one intel gives you
a b 4 Gaming
July 13, 2012 9:40:31 PM

price wise, take the downgrade to a 7850, the price difference between the 7850 and the gtx 570 is ridiculous, as they perform similarly(570 is only slightly better) but the 7850 runs cooler and uses up less energy from the psu.
July 13, 2012 9:48:03 PM

So the 7850 with the 700 watt one or the 1k one?
a b 4 Gaming
July 13, 2012 9:50:39 PM

wickys said:
So the 7850 with the 700 watt one or the 1k one?


the lower one, as I would expect even a coolermaster psu of that level at least can run a 7850. the 7850, unlike the 560ti and the 570 uses only 1 6 pin power connector, so realistically, it doesn't take a lot of power on the psu.
July 13, 2012 9:55:22 PM

It seems a cooler option got updated to a CM Hyper 412 Slim.
Would that be a good option?
a b 4 Gaming
July 13, 2012 9:57:45 PM

wickys said:
It seems a cooler option got updated to a CM Hyper 412 Slim.
Would that be a good option?


if you arent using an overclocking CPU, the only point of a cpu cooler is to have a silent fan. I personally havent dove down too far into cpu coolers, so I wouldn't know if one is more silent than the other.
July 13, 2012 10:08:34 PM

Reviews says its excellent. But I just need to know for sure wether the 700 Watt PSU will definitely handle this setup. If not I'm going with the 1k one. I don't want sudden power failures and having to dissassemble my pc to replace it.
a b 4 Gaming
July 13, 2012 10:20:39 PM

in a normal build, the whole build in general could run off a 450w psu of good quality probably a 700w version of a lesser quality psu should do fine.
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