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$712 Gaming Setup (need advice)


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#1 HAT_Gamer

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 07:33 AM

Hello, I'm building a budget gaming computer. I'll paste the components below and if you wouldn't mind could you tell me how I could improve it. Many of my friends say I need a bigger power supply is this necessary? Oh BTW my budget is $750.

"AMD Atholon X4 760K": 3.8 GHZ Quad core processor (overclocks to 4.1 GHZ)
"8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport": 16GB (x2)
"MSI A78M-E35: Motherboard"
"MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti Gaming Overclocked Video Card" (2GB)
"1TB Western digital Black"
"430W Corsair CX430", Power supply
"Corsair SPEC-01" Case

Costs- $712


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#2 jonuk76

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 09:23 AM

The PSU is fine for those components you've listed.  Bigger PSU's are needed with more power hungry video cards mainly, and heavy overclocking also pushes power use up a lot.  That GTX 750 Ti is very power efficient (55 watt max draw).  I don't think 16Gb is needed for the moment (not for games that I know of) and perhaps some tweaks can be made around that.  What sort of things are you playing and at what resolutions?

 

Are you sure you're not overpaying anywhere?  I put in a similar system here and it comes out at a lot less - http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LXB3NG

 

Don't forget your operating system.  And I assume you have a screen etc. already?

 

Anyway what could you do. Here's an example with an FX-8320 8 core processor and R9-280 graphics card - http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tXqn99


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Posted 25 August 2014 - 09:29 AM

I'm with your friends.  I'd go at least 500w, just for some over head.  According to nVidia you need at least 300w.  The power supply is not a place to save money.

 

I'm with jonuk76 that you probably don't need 16GB of RAM, but it will future proof your build.


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#4 HAT_Gamer

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 04:22 PM

OK thanks, you guys for your help you've all said the same things as many other people have said so I will be getting a bigger power supply and also cut down the ram to 8GB but if I
need I can upgrade to 16GB.

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 04:25 PM

Oh yes I have the software side covered as well as a monitor




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