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What do you think of these components for a budget gaming PC

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October 8, 2012 5:37:52 PM

Hi, I kept these four parts on amazon cart since june and waited for prices to drop. Three of the them got price reduction and the fourth just got a discount that i think will be temporary. That's why a want to order the parts now unless you guys suggest me to wait until black friday next month. (there are other reasons why i waited and why i want them now, but if the black friday discounts worth it, then i will wait even more)

The parts are:
Intel i5-3550 $195
ASUS P8B75-V $100
ASUS HD7850-DC2-2GD5-V2 $220
Corsair 2X4GB 1600mhz C9 $38
The PSU is Corsair TX650 v2 which will be bought locally.

The PC will be my first build for gaming mainly. No overclocking intended. Purchasing will be from one store only (amazon) to reduce shipping costs.
Do you guys suggest any changes or am I good to go? I'm ready to spend little more if the performance increase worth it.
October 8, 2012 5:40:05 PM

should be fine.

I'll suggest the Corsair CX 430W over the 650, just for money saving. the 430 is plenty for a single 7850
October 8, 2012 5:57:10 PM

I too think that 650 is too much but it's the cheapest form the TX series. I searched about the CX series months ago and it doesn't seem to have many supporters.
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October 8, 2012 7:23:33 PM

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id suggest this. made by seasonic and is based off of their s12ii/m12ii platform.

I'll consider that. It'll depend on what available on the local market however, so i'll note for any alternatives suggested if i found it.

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Get this RAM instead - has low profile heat sinks

For some reason, Amazon seems to not sell any G.Skill rams. However, is the low heat sink needed for stock cpu heatsink user? Corsair has these two low profile ones for $40 and $42.

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Also using the 3470 will be a better CPU than the 3550S.

I'll use 3550 not 3550S



Thanks to all of you for helping
October 8, 2012 8:41:18 PM

the 3470 is a lot cheaper than the 3550 and performs just as well.

just get gskills. you shouldnt be paying more for the same thing
October 8, 2012 9:01:32 PM

TheBigTroll said:
the 3470 is a lot cheaper than the 3550 and performs just as well.

just get gskills. you shouldnt be paying more for the same thing

Are sure about that? I know nothing about cpu performance and effectiveness on games.
Nevertheless, for now 3550 is actually cheaper by $5 in Amazon. But i think it's a temporary discount.
October 8, 2012 10:01:42 PM

TheBigTroll said:
the 3470 is a lot cheaper than the 3550 and performs just as well.

just get gskills. you shouldnt be paying more for the same thing


Actually it looks like the 3550 and 3470 are about a $4 difference according to PC Part Picker.
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