Hi, I've recently been taking some notes on gaming computers and am working on preparing to buy one. The budget is minimal (Below $500) and this is what I got so far. Will this suit light to medium gaming? (Graphics don't matter that much to me.)
Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD
AMD FX 6100 6-Core Processor, 3.3 6 Socket AM3+ - FD6100WMGUSBX
6-core 3.3 gHz
(comes with fan)
2x4gb (8gb) Crucial DDR3 204-pin
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti (1 gb)
Cooler Master 480W
Integrated into Motherboard
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500gb SATA 6gb/s
Any advice or confirmation would be great! Thanks in advance!
Also, have any suggestions for fans? (where and how many?)
The 550TI is not a good GPU. For the same price the Radeon 7750 destroys it, and the 7770 is way better for like a $20 difference.
Where Cooler Master's faults lie are with the fact that it tends to slap a lot of false labels and certifications on their power supplies (their 500W PSU actually puts out about 350W with 12V amps). It's essentially false advertising at its' finest. And they repeatedly do it and get away with it - like Lance Armstrong.