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January 4, 2013 5:32:23 PM

First of all, forgive me if I have posted this in the wrong section.

So I am on a very tight budget, and want to build a new system, primarily for gaming. Here's what I have selected. Will these choices/combinations work for me?

- Intel Core i5 3450
- Intel DB75EN Motherboard
- HIS HD 7770
- Cooler Master Extreme II 525W Power Supply
- Corsair Vengeance 4GB DDR3
- Cooler Master K380 Casing
- Seagate 500GB HDD

The PSU is a bit of a compromise because of my budget. I know it does not deliver the 525W it mentions, but I would like to know if is any good.

Secondly, and perhaps most importantly, is the GPU good, in terms of durability? I bought an HIS HD 5750 along with a Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 500W ( about 14 months back, and it died on me (started showing artifacts) in about 13 months; a month after the warranty expired! And the card did not even overheat, neither did I ever OC it. It just...died.
I was really heartbroken, because honestly speaking, I am not a rich guy - I had to save for months before I could buy that "budget" gaming card. So it would really kill me if this card goes bad too.

Please help me out.

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January 4, 2013 5:47:30 PM

Where do you live and what is your budget? Also have you already bought any of these parts?
January 4, 2013 5:55:04 PM

I am from Pakistan, and my budget is not more than Rs.60000. That's about 615 USD. And no, I have not bought any of these parts yet. Thought I would take opinions first :) 
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January 4, 2013 6:35:05 PM

I have no idea if you can get these in your country or what they cost there but maybe try to get a corsair cx500w psu and asrock b75m motherboard if it's cheaper than the intel motherboard
Are you getting these parts from a website or a local store? I'd stay away from the cooler master psu. If you can't get the corsair psu get an antec or xfx. I have to go now but if you are buying from a website you could post it and I could look around it later to see if you could get something better.
January 5, 2013 7:19:03 AM

Here are the sites from where I may buy. They have a very limited selection of PSUs, and those even a little better than the Cooler Master one are way too expensive for me.