Is this a good setup.. first build

hey, this is my first build so could you tell me if this is going to work and improvements. My budget is kinda tight so nothing which will add value unless necessary and its main purpose is for gaming. (btw spilers contain links)

CPU: Intel i5 3470


Graphics card: Gigabyte AMD HD 7850 2gb OC


RAM: 8gb (2x4gb) Corsair memory vengence black 1600 MHz XMP dual channel


Fan: Cooler master hyper 212 EVO


PSU: Corsair CX 500W


Case: Fractal design Core 1000 micro-ATX case


HDD: Seagate 1TB SATA 3 OEM


DVD: DVDRW Liteon OEM


Motherboard: Asus P8H61-MX Micro-ATX


OR shall i get this motherboard

MSI H61M-P31 Micro-ATX



Thank you in advanced
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  1. Nice build...
    XFX Make better power supply,or the Corsair TX instead.
    You want a H77 motherboard for that CPU.
  2. allanitomwesh said:
    Nice build...
    XFX Make better power supply,or the Corsair TX instead.
    You want a H77 motherboard for that CPU.


    Ok, thanks. I upgraded my motherboard to an
    MSI H77MA-G43


    And the is the power sufficient or is it a must? because i already went £20 over budget with the motherboard
  3. Drop the Evo since your cpu is clock blocked. That'll save some.
  4. I tend to recommend ASRock motherboards and Seasonic PSUs, but your build looks pretty solid. What about this MB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157329. It has more features. Corsair does sell good power supplies (and Seasonic manufaturers them), but I would get this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151093. Its a great power supply and modular too.
  5. J_E_D_70 said:
    Drop the Evo since your cpu is clock blocked. That'll save some.


    The evo is already cheap, its only around £20 but thanks anyway
  6. Your money :) but that would make up the 20 you went over on the mobo. The Evo doesn't do much since you're not overclocking. Well, it might help you always reach max turbo on single threaded apps. /shrug
  7. Yeah,drop the cooler if money is tight,it's a luxury.
    Motherboard is fine. You can get one with more features though,but I think you're operating on price.
    You can easily run an XFX 450W. Recommended wattage accounts for shoddy power supplies, so it's much higher than necessary.
  8. allanitomwesh said:
    Yeah,drop the cooler if money is tight,it's a luxury.
    Motherboard is fine. You can get one with more features though,but I think you're operating on price.
    You can easily run an XFX 450W. Recommended wattage accounts for shoddy power supplies, so it's much higher than necessary.


    Sorry for the late rep... but on the gpu's description it says that 500w is needed for the system. If u go on the link it will sho you.
  9. Yes,but like i said,this accounts for shoddy psu's that are likely to be bought by unsuspecting customers. A HD 7850 wont use more than 150w and thats pushing it hard.
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