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#1 Android

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:40 PM

I recently came up with a build and I was wondering if the psu would be adequate  for it. I also would like to know what you guys think of the build. I also plan on no overclocking as this is my first build and I will only playing games on it by the way. Thanks :)

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk + Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card
Case: Fractal Design Arc Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case
PSU: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer

Edited by Android, 27 December 2012 - 04:41 PM.


#2 Zerk2012

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:15 AM

View PostAndroid, on 27 December 2012 - 04:40 PM, said:

I recently came up with a build and I was wondering if the psu would be adequate  for it. I also would like to know what you guys think of the build. I also plan on no overclocking as this is my first build and I will only playing games on it by the way. Thanks :)

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk + Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card
Case: Fractal Design Arc Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case
PSU: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
Well your already spending a buch of money I would change a few things if their in the budget. i5 3570 unless you live near a micro center and can get the 3470 at the $150. add a aftermarket CPU cooler such as this http://www.amazon.co.../?tag=pcpapi-20
change the memory to this http://www.amazon.co.../?tag=pcpapi-20 Not the SSD I would pick I only recomend samsung their not as quick but never had a bad one. Also when you order make sure to get a extra SATA cable and hook both drives SSD and HDD to the 6GB SATA plugs on the mother board http://www.newegg.co...N82E16812119270
EDIT I would even down grade the video card to a 7950 to make these changes. (never count on rebates on any PC parts their usally slow to not going to get them) And yes the power supply should be fine but I would get the XFX 650 just to have some overkill.
EDIT #2 you can also save $ by not getting the SSD they will be no in game performance increase only quicker loading. ( I have 2 of them because I like the quicker load times)

Edited by Zerk2012, 28 December 2012 - 02:38 AM.


#3 Android

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:23 AM

View PostZerk2012, on 28 December 2012 - 02:15 AM, said:

Well your already spending a buch of money I would change a few things if their in the budget. i5 3570 unless you live near a micro center and can get the 3470 at the $150. add a aftermarket CPU cooler such as this http://www.amazon.co.../?tag=pcpapi-20
change the memory to this http://www.amazon.co.../?tag=pcpapi-20 Not the SSD I would pick I only recomend samsung their not as quick but never had a bad one. Also when you order make sure to get a extra SATA cable and hook both drives SSD and HDD to the 6GB SATA pluges on the mother board http://www.newegg.co...N82E16812119270
EDIT I would even down grade the video card to a 7950 to make these changes. (never count on rebates on any PC parts their usally slow to not going to get them)

Do I really need an aftermarket cooler if I plan on no overclocking at all? Also what do you think of the psu? Thanks for your advise.

#4 Zerk2012

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:40 AM

View PostAndroid, on 28 December 2012 - 02:23 AM, said:

Do I really need an aftermarket cooler if I plan on no overclocking at all? Also what do you think of the psu? Thanks for your advise.
See the edit on my post and I always use a after market cooler on all builds the stock one will work but I like things nice and cool.

Edited by Zerk2012, 28 December 2012 - 02:40 AM.


#5 Quaker

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:27 PM

View PostAndroid, on 28 December 2012 - 02:23 AM, said:

Do I really need an aftermarket cooler if I plan on no overclocking at all? Also what do you think of the psu? Thanks for your advise.
You don't need an aftermarket cooler, but the CM Hyper TX3 does work a lot better and is much quieter. It's well worth the money.

PSU is fine.

#6 Android

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 03:26 AM

Ok thanks guys :) I'm buying the parts right now

Edited by Android, 29 December 2012 - 03:26 AM.





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