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Low-end 1st build.

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September 16, 2012 7:58:52 PM

So I am building my first Gaming PC this week and I wanted to know If I have a good build or if i have some bottlenecks. These are my components:

CPU: I5-2500K- [...] 6819115072
GPU: HIS Radeon HD 6950- [...] 6814150549
MoBo: Intel BOXDZ68DB LGA 1155- [...] Tpk=dz68db
RAM: G.SKILL Value Series 8GB- [...] 6820231422
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 320GB 7200 RPM -
PSU:500W -
Case: APEX Vortex 3620-

These are all the parts I'm buying for now, I might add a SSD later on but for now this is it. Feel free to tell me whats wrong with this build and btw my budget is around 600$ thank you!

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September 16, 2012 8:22:38 PM

Your links are not working for me.

From the description, all looks OK, except for possibly the cpu.
Do you have a link, or the brand/model.
The last place to economize is with a cheap psu.
It will not deliver advertised power, and can damage anything it is connected to if it fails.
Here is a tiered list of psu's. Pick a tier 1 or 2 unit. You need at least a 500w unit with two 6 pin connectors.

If you live near a microcenter, they will sell you a 2500K for $160: