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January 26, 2013 7:58:48 PM

Building a PC for my friend, whose budget is 600€. I'm just wondering what you think. It's for gaming, and i was wondering:
-Is the PSU strong enough?
-Can i get better (or the same) for less?
-Will it all go together?

Thanks!

What i'm thinking:

Case: Aerocool Strike-X ONE advance (not gonna change it, because it's the cheapest on our website)
GPU: Asus GTX650-E-1GD5
CPU: AMD FX-4170 4.2GHz
CPU COOLER: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Evo (is it compatible with the MOBO and CPU?)
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3
RAM: Silicon Power DDR3 (2X 4GB)
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB
PSU: LC power silent Giant LC6550GP2 V2.2 Green Power 550W (powerfull enough?)
Thermal Paste

Will this run game like Crysis or Far Cry 3 On max settings?
Thanks!

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January 26, 2013 9:12:48 PM

Never heard of your PSU , and since you havent given a link Im going to guess and say its junk . Use only 80+ bronze or better power supplies . 450 watt would be enough

I would tend to use the FX 4100 and just overclock it to 4170 speeds. In all other ways they are identical , or if you can afford it then the FX 6300 which uses less power and gives better performance

Make sure the RAM is 1.5 volt or less

Gaming performance is dependent on your graphics card, and your screen resolution more than anything else . High resolutions screens have more pixels for the graphics card to calculate so games run slower or you have to reduce detail settings. The 650 loooks like a decent budget card butits not going to play games like BF3 on high image setting at 1080p
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2012/10/04/ev...
For around the same price a Radeon 7770 gives a little better performance
January 26, 2013 9:22:14 PM

No, it will not run crysis or far cry 3 at maximum settings with a 650, that is with a 1080p monitor, see if you can get a 650 ti or 7850 from amd(the 7850 being the best choice).
That psu is junk, it's made by great wall.
Get a decent one from corsair,xfx, seasonic, antec, pc power and cooling,fsp,ocz within 450-500w.
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January 26, 2013 9:59:00 PM

That power supply is complete crap - you should definitely not purchase it.

You don't need the extra thermal compound - your fan will come with some good solution.

What store are you buying from? If you post that it will help to suggest parts.
January 26, 2013 10:03:55 PM

gustafangus said:
Psus from Corsair and so on cost 2X more than that... not in my budget sorry What about just getting a case with a built-in 500W PSU?

http://www.onyougo.com/inter-tech-eterno-h3-octagon-rtx...

As for the GPU i think this one is good enough, like outlander there said...

http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/HD7770DC1GD5V2/

The ram is 1.5V



The gpu is good, the ram too.
But it's wise to get a better psu, i doesn't have to be from corsair, there're other good brands too, but the one you listed isn't good.
It will power a 7770, but if you can find a better one within the price, it will be better.
January 26, 2013 10:11:13 PM

What is the price of the corsair CX 430 ?
January 26, 2013 10:22:28 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zLAB
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zLAB/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zLAB/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£95.94 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£51.78 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Constellation ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.82 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£199.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£43.98 @ Novatech)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £556.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-27 00:22 GMT+0000)

total: £556.91 this is gonna pwn

January 27, 2013 10:20:42 AM

What are your opinions on the Cheiftec A-135 aps-500s?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's 60€.

Either that or the Spire Black dragon 500 500w

http://www.mimovrste.com/artikel/2400004111/q=napajalni...

And I'm ordering from MIMOVRSTE, a slovenian company, where i had good experience before.

http://www.mimovrste.com/

Thanks, Iceclock for some ideas, but here in Slovenia those things aren't as cheap than in USA, UK... although you definetely changed my mind on some things...

Oh, Iceclock, are you talking about this MOBO? http://www.mimovrste.com/artikel/2380005018/q=GigabyteG...

Tell me what you think of it! Thanks!
January 27, 2013 1:44:14 PM

yeah looks, good but that ps isnt good.

id stick with corsair. xfx. seasonic. antec. pc power and cooling,. be quiet brands.

January 27, 2013 1:45:07 PM

looks good except u need a better powersupply and want 2x2 ram kit not 1x4gb stick


January 27, 2013 4:15:15 PM

well atleast thats an improvement. id go with that cx500 :) 

January 27, 2013 4:52:08 PM

Well thanks for your help, as for the ram i'm building this for someone whose not that picky anyyway :) 

Will the CPU n MOBO fit together?

January 27, 2013 4:53:13 PM

ah yes it will.

January 27, 2013 5:15:47 PM

gustafangus said:
What are your opinions on the Cheiftec A-135 aps-500s?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's 60€.

Either that or the Spire Black dragon 500 500w

http://www.mimovrste.com/artikel/2400004111/q=napajalni...

And I'm ordering from MIMOVRSTE, a slovenian company, where i had good experience before.

http://www.mimovrste.com/

Thanks, Iceclock for some ideas, but here in Slovenia those things aren't as cheap than in USA, UK... although you definetely changed my mind on some things...

Oh, Iceclock, are you talking about this MOBO? http://www.mimovrste.com/artikel/2380005018/q=GigabyteG...

Tell me what you think of it! Thanks!


Chefitec is another brand that makes garbage power supplies. You don't want to skimp if you can help it. That Spire one also looks pretty sketchy. Don't go cheap on the power supply otherwise it will likely blow up on you and take your system out with it. Tread carefully here. I'm searching that site to see if I can find anything but man those prices... :ouch: 
January 27, 2013 11:30:24 PM

yeah the corsair works great. doesnt mean that it worked for 4 years that it couldnt of blew up ur pc parts. somethimes thats like playing russian roulette with ur pc

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