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Yay or Nay on this build?

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April 23, 2014 4:38:49 AM

Hello there!

A family member has asked me to make up a build for good gaming (within $800-$1,000AUD) and after a bit of picking I've came up with this.:

CPU: Intel Core i5 4570 LGA1150 - $228
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H/B85 - $90
RAM: G Skill 8G(2x4G) DDR3 1600Mhz - $98
HDD: Western Digital Blue 1TB SATA3 - $65
PSU: Corsair CMPSU-750CXM - $135
GPU: Sapphire R9 270X 2GB GDDR5 OC - $225
and of course a full ATX case & disk drive.

I've selected a bigger PSU so that he can upgrade to more HDDs & SSDs in the future.
Are these good combinations of parts/would you change anything?

Thank you,
Jason.

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April 23, 2014 4:45:09 AM

That's a nice system imo. It should handle anything you can throw at it games wise.

If you wanted to get the *maximum* games performance for your money you might want to look at dropping down to a cheaper i5, and putting the money into a faster graphics card (e.g. a 280x or GTX 770 if you can find one at a good price).

PSU is good- It's something allot of people skimp on so good choice there!
April 23, 2014 4:52:56 AM

cdrkf said:
That's a nice system imo. It should handle anything you can throw at it games wise.

If you wanted to get the *maximum* games performance for your money you might want to look at dropping down to a cheaper i5, and putting the money into a faster graphics card (e.g. a 280x or GTX 770 if you can find one at a good price).

PSU is good- It's something allot of people skimp on so good choice there!


Awesome. Thank you for the reply, Speed Demon!
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