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Getting a new gaming rig

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December 4, 2012 5:45:13 AM

Hey , Im planning to get a new Rig. Can someone help me and check out my components if it stable or will not bottleneck and which is better MOBO and GPU for my system? (My first PC Build)

CPU: i5-3570k (Already bought)
Motherboard : Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 (or ASUS P8Z77 M-Pro)
GPU: Palit GTX 650 Ti OC (or EVGA GTX 660 SC)
PSU : FSP Aurum 80+ Gold (600 or 700 watts)
RAM : G.Skill RipJaws 8gb 1600 (12800CL9D) 2x4
HDD : 1TB WD Black (7200rpm)

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December 4, 2012 6:22:57 AM

For PSU, don't go for higher wattage if u have no plan to SLI in the future. The modern PSU work most efficient in the 50%~80% load of the rated power. U can save some money for buying lesser powered PSU as well.

For a quick wattage calculation, refer here http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.js...
December 4, 2012 6:55:07 AM

Okay Thank you.
600W will be fine for PSU components wattage capacity loss, and future upgrade of GPU if i choose 650 Ti and overclocking. I might add other devices/peripherals.

and is there a bottleneck of RAM and MOBO/CPU?
December 4, 2012 7:17:10 AM

If u plan to upgrade in the future, just crunch in the parts that u would like to upgrade and see whether ur PSU will be able to handle.

Another pointer is that to make sure u have enough PCI-E power connectors to cater it as well.

There will be no bottleneck either from RAM or CPU for ur set-up and all are good.
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