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Budget Gaming PC

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August 2, 2012 11:05:43 PM

I was looking at this computer...

Before you say it, I know it would be cheaper to self build but I just want to buy it.
I was thinking, get the stock pc, upgrade the 500W Xigmatek and the 4GB Ram to 4GB Corsair DDR3 1600mhz Vengeance, that just about keeps it under £500.

Then when I get enough money add another 4GB Corsair DDR3 1600mhz Vengeance. Equaling 8GB Ram and 500W Xigmatek on that stock PC.

Here are my questions:
Will it overheat with 500W?
Is the motherboard good?
Is the video card good?

Also i'm only looking to play modern games on medium settings, that's why the entry level video card doesn't bother me...


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August 3, 2012 4:52:48 AM

My only concern is the inclusion of the Xigmatek PSU. I would recommend spending the extra for the Corsair - the Xigmatek will work (if you absolutely cannot budget the Corsair) but... well, look at these reviews of each
JonnyGuru on the Xigmatek
and DriverHeaven on the Corsair 650W
I only linked the conclusion pages...
BTW you don't need 650W, 500W would be plenty - it's the quality that concerns me.
Hope it helped