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Tell me what I did wrong on this budget build.

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July 30, 2012 8:34:22 AM

Just Ordered the last part 2 min ago

This rig is for gaming with a ps2 emulator and playing skyrim

crossfire- yes

overclock- yes

kick ass - yes

cheap- yes

All prices have deals included at the time I bought them

CPU - $189.99 - i5 3570k
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

MOTHERBOARD - $89.99 - Asrock Extreme4 z77
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

RAM - $29.99 - Crucxial Tracer(LED) 4gb (2x2) 1600 ddr3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - $74 - Rosewill 750w HIVE 1(12v rail)max watt 640
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE - $60 - Logisy Acrylic clear case 3(80mm fans)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The total is $430

I have a CD-Drive, OS, and a external hdd with a 250gb hdd

Going to play on intel hd4000 till I save up for a gfx card

How good is my build? I spent alot of time planning!!!! SO PLEASE ANSWER!

some1 please find something wrong before its to late to return!



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July 30, 2012 8:40:36 AM

If you want to overclock you need an aftermarket heatsink, as the stock wont take you all that far. The most I would be comfortable with on the stock would be 3.7Ghz, and even that's dependent on how hot it gets in your particular conditions.
CM Hyper 212 EVO. $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I assume you have HDD, OS and CD drive? Because if you don't you will have to include them and it could kill your budget.


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July 30, 2012 8:56:38 AM

i would swap out the 4g for two 4 gig ram kits that at 50.00 price point like gskills arires kits. (more ram the better your games going to run..) on the mb some people like the asus efi gui over the older non gui mb for over clocking.
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July 31, 2012 1:24:47 PM

DANWIN said:
psu i gross rosewill has a background of a whole bunch of doa if you want a budget psu try this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
much better than the one you chose, ship that one out

your jking right....ive have gotten into many thread arguments with people on this forum saying not to buy that psu.... raidmax is tier 5...i thought it was a good deal to...
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July 31, 2012 1:43:39 PM

nahh man go with my raidmax or corsair
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July 31, 2012 2:15:19 PM

isn't 750w a bit much for just that build?
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July 31, 2012 2:20:14 PM

not really unless you plan to upgrade in the future?
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