Originally Posted by xd_1771
Yes. And I still would not recommend it. The balance on this PC is so poor and so would the balance on any other PC that attempts $300 PSU in $500 budget (your build doesn't even meet the $600 budget, it goes over by $25 bar the rebates, + shipping). It meets few of the OP's specifications - specifically he wanted low power and low profile, and good RAM for photoshop. What we have here is a poor generic memory kit with a mediocre motherboard (features and OC capability wise) with a larger case and a meh power supply and an over-powered GPU that, as pointed out above, would be quite pointless for this task.
JorundJ, please step aside for a moment and ignore this next suggestion, I have to do everyone a favour by proving to ShotgunBFFL that supercombos/DIY kits suck and there is a good reason that I really like to suggest against them.Behold, competing config by xd:
I think I just destroyed your supercombo build in every aspect.
Behold a wondrous config for $574 shipped before rebates
and $539 shipped after
For a $51 savings before rebates
and $1 saving after rebates
, this build includes:
Every single component
- 200Mhz faster processor with unlocked multiplier (black edition)
- Motherboard has AM3+ socket and higher quality VRM system, more acceptable for stock speed operation
- Faster DDR3-1600
- Quieter video card (larger fans are quieter)
- Far better case with behind-the-tray cable management
- Far better PSU with higher 12V rail capacity and better quality, and longer warranty
- Longer warranty on HDD
on my manually created combination of parts has some sort of advantage over the parts on your supercombos, for less price
This build would be perfect if it had the GA-78LMT-USB3
for VRM cooling and an aftermarket cooler and for under $600 you would have the perfect <$600 gaming PC with a $300 GPU (not that I would recommend this for OP's low-profile, low-power needs but still).
Supercombos/DIY kits are hidden ripoffs. They are attempts
at good deals. They are for the lazy and unwilling. A bit of effort can be placed into making a better config for the same or less price, every time. Of my near 20,000 posts on this site, I estimate at least 1000 are dedicated to beating supercombos and showing people that they are ripoffs.
Don't ever buy supercombos... ahem, DIY kits.