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February 24, 2013 11:29:41 AM

for some time i have been thinking about building my own PC for general use and for gaming,
i have looked around and found parts which have had decent reviews but unsure if the setup is good.
Build
Case- Cooler Master RC-430-KWN1 Elite 430 Midi Tower with Window#
PSU - Corsair Builder Series CX 600
RAM - Corsair 8GB DDR3 Vengeance
Motherboard -Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Motherboard
CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 965 - 3.4 GHz
GPU - Asus Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 DirectCU
HDD - standard 500GB
Disk drive - LG 24x Bulk DVDRW Internal DVD Drive
also using Win7.

i can get this setup for under £500

any opinions and suggestions are appreciated

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February 24, 2013 12:47:14 PM

I personally think it's pretty good for a budget build. The only thing I would really suggest is to bump up your video card to a GTX650 TI instead of a "non-Ti". If you are gaming this will help you quite a bit for a small extra cost. With gaming it is all about GPU performance. The difference between the non-ti and ti is double the Stream Processors, and double the Texture Unit.
February 24, 2013 1:33:06 PM

I would also look for a diff. psu.. the builder series has been complained on a bit. I am not personnally experienced with builder series but have heard alot of hype.
consider this one... you should not need 600w for that setup...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321077062449?ssPageName=STRK:ME...

You could shop around, but stay with brands like seasonic,corsair,antec,xfx
500w should be more than enough for your build.

Sorry, thought that was a 500w psu. still lots to choose from in 500 watt range like...

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

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

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

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February 24, 2013 1:42:29 PM

i think i will go for the GTX650 Ti considering it only £20 more than the GTX650.
does the GTX650 TI need a power supply?

+ the PSU you recommended is a 700w? i have found a Seasonic S12II-520 520W ATX12V here http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seasonic-S12II-520-ATX12V-Stand...

also would the upgraded GPU need a Power supply? and does the PSU have the additional cables for it?
February 24, 2013 1:49:49 PM

Exminer said:
i think i will go for the GTX650 Ti considering it only £20 more than the GTX650.
does the GTX650 TI need a power supply?

+ the PSU you recommended is a 700w? i have found a Seasonic S12II-520 520W ATX12V here http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seasonic-S12II-520-ATX12V-Stand...

also would the upgraded GPU need a Power supply? and does the PSU have the additional cables for it?


That is what I thought I was linking...lol. I am not sure about the psu supply to the gpu... look at the specs forthe gpu and see if it requires a 6 pin lead from psu.

Either way, the psu should come with one at least and maybe two leads

and no additional power should be needed, that psu would run my z77 mobo with my i7 cpu and 660ti,maybe even in sli
February 24, 2013 2:35:36 PM

i just checked out the specs of the GPU on the ASUS site and is says 'up to 150W1 additional 6 pin PCIe power required', but also checked out the Seasonic S12II-520 520W and says it has a six-pin video card power connecter, so im guessing it should be alright?

this should put cost just over £506.

any other suggestions to the build?
February 24, 2013 5:19:08 PM

Exminer said:
i just checked out the specs of the GPU on the ASUS site and is says 'up to 150W1 additional 6 pin PCIe power required', but also checked out the Seasonic S12II-520 520W and says it has a six-pin video card power connecter, so im guessing it should be alright?

this should put cost just over £506.

any other suggestions to the build?



Looks good to me...
February 24, 2013 9:19:40 PM

A GTX650 and GTX650TI both require a 6 pin PCI-E Power connector from the power supply. A 500W PSU is more than enough for your system. You could get away with a 450W really, but that Seasonic 520W would be a good unit to buy to allow for future upgrades.
February 25, 2013 11:19:03 AM

I just ordered the parts for the build + a different Hdd,

thanks for the suggestions

im sure if i run into any problems i'll be back..

February 25, 2013 6:30:42 PM

Exminer said:
I just ordered the parts for the build + a different Hdd,

thanks for the suggestions

im sure if i run into any problems i'll be back..



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