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Old 02-23-2013, 11:45 AM   #1
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Default Budget build advice/tweaks

Looking to keep it around $700. Will mostly be playing Minecraft, Roblox, Hawken, and Destiny

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
Mobo: MSI Z77A-GD55
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 (free with mobo atm)
GPU: EVGA GTX 650
PSU: Thermaltake TR2 W0070 430W (is this enough or should I go 500+?)
Case: Blackhawk Gaming ATX Mid Tower

Any comment, suggestions, tweaks etc is very much appreciated. Thanks in advance for all your help.
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:06 PM   #2
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For $10 more, you get the 3570K which is the current go to gaming processor,
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that's the Geforce 650 Ti and if you are going to spend $170 on a GPU you are better off with a Radeon 7850. You won't need more than 1GB of video memory unless you use a resolution higher than 1920x1200 with anti-aliasing turned on and even then you may not even need it, depending on the game.

The power supply is enough assuming the power is distributed across it's 2 rails quite well which it probably is. It's a dead end though when it comes to upgrading the GPU in the future though, I wouldn't trust a PCI-E power adapter on that thing. Anyhow, I prefer one with an 80 Plus certificate to guarantee that it has pretty good quality material and engineering.
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Thanks for all the help
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