I5 3570K set up

Hi guys. First post on this forum, is this fine for a budget set up with the i5 3570k processor?

Processor : i5-3570K
RAM : Kingston 1333 Mhz 8GB
HDD : 1 TB SATA Western Digital Caviar
Cooler/Heatsink : Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Graphics card : Sapphire HD 7850
Case : Cooler Master HAF 922
PSU : Cooler Master GX 550W

Unsure on whether to add a sound card. Besides that though, this is pretty decent for a budget set up right?

Thanks!
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  1. yea it is but i would change that psu to a corsair,antec
  2. Check the memory as most of the Kingston memory is running at 1.65v and you don't want to run at that with the 2nd and 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors. Also I agree with skitz on the PSU but I would add SeaSonic and XFX. I really like the SeaSonic M12II 620w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095 which comes with a 5 year warranty. As far as a sound card unless you are a real audiophile dont worry about it as the most of the bards today will come with 7.1 audio off the board.
  3. IntelEnthusiast said:
    Check the memory as most of the Kingston memory is running at 1.65v and you don't want to run at that with the 2nd and 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors. Also I agree with skitz on the PSU but I would add SeaSonic and XFX. I really like the SeaSonic M12II 620w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095 which comes with a 5 year warranty. As far as a sound card unless you are a real audiophile dont worry about it as the most of the bards today will come with 7.1 audio off the board.


    Would you suggest a Kingston 1600 MHz then? Or are you suggesting Kingston ram cards are ill advised aand I should look elsewhere? Like a Corsair 1600 MHz 8gb ven. twin?

    And yes I've switched PSU's to an Antec VP550, only one tthat stays in the price range. Is that fine? Cheers.
  4. IntelEnthusiast said:
    Check the memory as most of the Kingston memory is running at 1.65v and you don't want to run at that with the 2nd and 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors. Also I agree with skitz on the PSU but I would add SeaSonic and XFX. I really like the SeaSonic M12II 620w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095 which comes with a 5 year warranty. As far as a sound card unless you are a real audiophile dont worry about it as the most of the bards today will come with 7.1 audio off the board.


    Would you suggest a Kingston 1600 MHz then? Or are you suggesting Kingston ram cards are ill advised aand I should look elsewhere? Like a Corsair 1600 MHz 8gb ven. twin?

    And yes I've switched PSU's to an Antec VP550, only one tthat stays in the price range. Is that fine? Cheers.
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