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First Build Under $1000; How does it look?

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ryan722
Posts: 2

Hello Everyone,
In a little under a month (this will be funded by Christmas money and Grade money) I will be building a Gaming PC.
I want it to be able to run games like Skyrim, Sims 3, Fallout, Etc. on Ultra settings with an FPS of 30+. I have a budget
of a little under $1000. Here it is:

CPU: Intel i5 3570k

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6&SID= $229

Video Card: Radeon HD 7870

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=6 [...] omoid=1389 $250

Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD65 ATX LGA1155

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=6 [...] omoid=1393 $160

Memory/Ram: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600

http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6&SID= $40

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005T3GRN2/?tag=pcpapi-20 $95

Case: CoolerMaster Storm Scout

http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6811119196 $80

PSU: Dynex 520W

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dy.....Id=2658156 $35

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827135204$30

Please let me know what you think. Any suggestions? Anything wrong/incompatible? Is it perfect? The reason I don't have an SSD
is because I think it's an unnecessary way to spend money that I could be spending on a better graphics card.
Thanks in Advance,
ryan722

Posted 1 year ago
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ronniesonora
Posts: 919

I would buy different psu. The Dynex 520W power supply has two +12v rails; 18A and 16A.
Expect 16/17A and 14/15A nominal. That would mean 384W at best. It also states the Max overal Wattage is only 420W, and the overal Peak Wattage is 520W.
This is no "520W"; it is more of a 400W-430W at best.
Check here for the good and bad psu's. The Dynex is in the bottom tier. http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

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Marksheet
Marksheet
Posts: 70

If I were you, I would not invest money on a 2TB HDD. According to me... 1 TB should be more than enough... But it's a debatable topic and you are advised to use your discretion at the matter. I would invest the money to a better PSU (as ronniesonora had said). Also, try to get a optical drive that can also play Blu-ray drive. I don't know whether the drive you've listed does that or not (page not found), but if it does, well and good. If it doesn't... well.. try to upgrade a little.

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ryan722
Posts: 2

Thanks for the suggestion guys, I will definitely invest in a better PSU. Other than that however, how do the other parts look? Do you think it will be good and do the things I'd like it to do?

Posted 1 year ago
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Marksheet
Marksheet
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Yes, the other parts looks alright, the games should run fine :-)

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