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Is this gaming rig ok? Is there any bottlenecks? Is it future-proof? If not how can i make it more future-proof?

Processor: AMD 955 Phenom II X4 BE 3.2Ghz
Motherboard: G-BYTE 880GM-UD2H
Video Card: Winfast GTX 570 1280MB
RAM: 4GB DDR3 1333 (Will upgrade if needed)
Casing: COOLER MASTER ELITE 430
Display 1920x1200
PSU: 550W
HDD: HITACHI 1TB 7200 rpm 16mb
post #2 of 10
exactly what psu?
post #3 of 10
Why not include a cooler and over clock it? It's a Black Edition CPU that is asking to be overclocked tho. Just don't get carried away and forget the price for disc writers and OS.
    
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i5 6500 @ stock MSI H110i Pro AC Asus GTX 1070 Gaming Strix OC 16Gb DDR4 Corsair Vengeance 
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If it's a good 550w it can handle a 570.. what is the model?
    
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WD caviar blue 1tb WD caviar black 500gb Samsung 840 Evo stock :^) 
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WD caviar blue 1tb WD caviar black 500gb Samsung 840 Evo stock :^) 
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Windows 8.1 Ubuntu LG IPS 236v Asus 1080p IPS  
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post #5 of 10
I'm not sure what you can get in Malaysia. A simple "550W" definitely seems fishy though, you should never skimp out on PSU; get one from a reliable and trusted brand.
The board has a low end 4+1 VRM setup and is not very suitable for overclocking, if you were planning on it.
post #6 of 10
i have a similar mother board and can overclock pretty much everything and stable except the fsb,,,only get like 400mhz out of it but ram,multiplier oc fine
post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by aarontan95 View Post
Is this gaming rig ok? Is there any bottlenecks? Is it future-proof? If not how can i make it more future-proof?

Processor: AMD 955 Phenom II X4 BE 3.2Ghz
Motherboard: G-BYTE 880GM-UD2H
Video Card: Winfast GTX 570 1280MB
RAM: 4GB DDR3 1333 (Will upgrade if needed)
Casing: COOLER MASTER ELITE 430
Display 1920x1200
PSU: 550W
HDD: HITACHI 1TB 7200 rpm 16mb
As other people have said, we would like to know the model of the psu. 550W is plenty, but skimping on a psu can be bad for the computer.

I would bump the RAM up to 1600 speed, you won't see much gains in gaming after that, but you will see a slight bump at that point.

I would grab a hyper 212+ to cool down that proc and you can oc it very easily. Best bang for your buck cooler, you can get them between 20-25 bux american.
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2500k @ 4.6 1.27V Asus p67 Pro SLI 560 TI Ripjaws X 1600 2x4GB 
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Crucial C300 + Spinpoint F3 Noctua N-D14 Win 7 x64 LG 1920x1080 
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Crucial C300 + Spinpoint F3 Noctua N-D14 Win 7 x64 LG 1920x1080 
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post #8 of 10
the samsung f3 is $50 at newegg with code EMCKBKF49

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...f9fp0dd0c0s701


since you are getting a dedicated gpu and dont plan on going to bd later on get an 870 board

GIGABYTE GA-870A-USB3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $95/85ar
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128485


or an 980fx if you want future resistant for bd and sli/xfire

GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $137 OB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813128441R


for ram 2x2g 1600 kits have been $30 or less

this is the best kit for overclocking
Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3B1K2/4GX $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820104203
iv seen it down to $20 with rebates


with a dedicated gpu, get a 600w or higher psu, 800w+ if you want sli/xfire
post #9 of 10
Might want to know that this person is in Malaysia, not the United States...
post #10 of 10
For future-proof it. You may want an 9** series mobo not an 8** series.
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SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 2TB Plextor Black Blu-ray Burner Phenom II X4 stock Cooler Windows 10 
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