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Build Advice £900 Gaming build

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by lucky.hendrix, 4 Jul 2011.

  1. lucky.hendrix

    lucky.hendrix New Member

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    Hi guys,
    First of all, it's my fist post on this board and so far I've enjoyed reading it a lot!
    My old PC is reaching the end of it's life and I figured it is time to think to replacement. Here's what I have so far, it's mainly based on the May buyer's guide :

    Budget: around £900 it's not a hard limit
    Main uses of intended build: Gaming, a little bit of video/photo editing (not much really).

    MB: Asus P8P67
    CPU : i5-2500K
    SSD: Crucial M4 64Gb
    HDD : Samsung spinpoint F3 1 Tb
    GPU: MSI 560Ti twin frozor OC
    RAM: 4Gb en 1600 Mhz not yet decided more precisely
    PSU: Aerocool 650W HorsePower (brought over from my previous build)
    Case: Antec One hundred
    OS: Windows 7 Pro 64bits (Student license it cost me less to buy the pro edition than the family edition)
    Cpu Cooler : Thermaltake Frio

    Native monitor resolution : 1680x1050
    Overclock : Yes, I will try to at least :D not too much experienced in this field yet.

    One of my main worry is : is it a good idea to use use my old PSU, I mean it is not that old ( 1 year and a half I think) and I've got a friend who's got a similar model from the same brand and he recently transfered it to it's new build without any problems. Also it's hard to find review for this particular model, but the only one I found seemed to be satisfied with the quality of this PSU.

    Waiting to see what you're having to say guys, thanks for reading , and sorry if my English wasn't good, I'm Belgian :thumb:
     
  2. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    build looks fine except for the PSU

    Grab a decent one not a cheapo as if it goes bang tends to take stuff with it also it will be horribly inefficient not to mention unable to output 650W or have a decent 12V rail.

    500-650W or something similar will do just fine.

    OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W is bit-techs choice
    or the Antec truepower Neo 650W

    but Corsair have a decent range as well as be quiet

    As for RAM just grab the Corsair XMS3 4GB kit of DDR1600mhz job done
     
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  3. Ady6UK

    Ady6UK Feck Off

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    +1 +1 rep :thumb:
     
  4. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    As bagpuss has said, build looks great bar the PSU. swap it out for a branded one and you're sorted.
     
  5. Sagman76

    Sagman76 New Member

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    I have very similar system but 6950 and went with Trupower 650w scan has it on today only frequently for £60 odd quid and it's very good
     
  6. lucky.hendrix

    lucky.hendrix New Member

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    ok thanks for the advices guys I'll look into a better PSU. :thumb:
     

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