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Budget Gaming Build for Friend

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October 12, 2012 10:08:06 AM

Hi there these are the parts i was looling at for him to get. Could someone give me feedback onto the build.

CPU - i3 3220 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo - Asrock B75 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Ram - Kingston 4gb - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hdd - WD cavier blue 500Gb
PSU - FSP 500W 80 plus certified - http://www.fsplifestyle.com/product.php?LID=1&PSN=60
Case - Butfenix Alpha - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU - Brand new HD 7770 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... OR used 6850-6870
OS - Windows 7 hp 64 bit
October 12, 2012 10:50:30 AM

It looks fine to me, although I'd have gone with a cheaper case. and that PSU looks like it's overkill for such a system, so you can probably get a cheaper model there too.
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October 12, 2012 11:39:49 AM

Much better 7770 IMO :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Everything else looks great, PSU isn't that overkill, especially if you get a decent overclock going on the GPU. Do you really need a 64bit OS if you are only using 4GB of memory? Unless your friend is looking to get another 4GB (Which is good for gaming) later on, there is no real use to the 64 bit version, unless you are using an old key.
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October 12, 2012 12:03:52 PM

I still say that I think that the PSU is overkill, but I'll agree with the rest of what you said.
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October 12, 2012 12:21:06 PM

Overkill PSU.
Spending too much on case.
Use the money saved from the PSU and Case on a better GPU.
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October 12, 2012 12:22:29 PM

I have never heard of the company that makes your PSU but if you have used there PSU before they should be fine.
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October 12, 2012 12:24:47 PM

FSP is a decent brand IIRC, I'm just worried about it being overkill. It's more like what I'd expect to use with a much higher end video card.
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October 12, 2012 12:30:52 PM

Kiowa789 said:
Overkill PSU.
Spending too much on case.
Use the money saved from the PSU and Case on a better GPU.


He would save less than$20, not enough to step up in AMD, and really just not worth it.
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