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Hey all, Making a new rig for a friend of mine and tried to throw a budget gaming rig together. He wants it to last around 3 years but doesn't really want to break the bank. Id say price range between 1200-1500.

This is what I have managed to pull together so far. I am not sure about the crucial SSD, I got an OCZ myself, but it seems like OCZ's may not be the way to go these days?

Anyways, Let me know what you guys think. Def open to suggestions about what you think may be bottle-necking the system. Thanks!
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I'm really sorry but i'm going to rip this apart. You've spent too much in places and not enough in others.

Firstly, you can't afford that SSD. Get rid of it. If you must get one get a 64gb one

Get the samsung F3. They are better performing.

For a gaming rig get at least a GTX570. I'd probably go with a 6970 since they are better bang fior buck.

Get rid of the case and the PSU. Go with something like a corsair 650w for the antec truepower new 750. I've never heard of that make which isn't good. As for a case just get something reasonable. The Antec 300 is a nice budget case

As for the motherboard and memory. The memory is overpriced and not particulaly great, go with These and this motherboard

I'm sorry to be so brutal. But you're going to be using this for a gaming rig and you've simply not put your dollar into the most performance boosting area's. I'd not really consider the 560 to really be a "gaming card", You really will notice the difference between that and a 6970 or a GTX 570.

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hey no, I am glad you pointed all that stuff out, the whole reason I posted it here. I wanted to go with the Delexue version of that ASUS mobo, but it was sold out, so I opted for the MSI with the combo discount, but you are probably right. As for the SSD, I have one myself as a boot drive and I absolutely love it (a 64GB) maybe I will just swap it out for a little cheaper one.

Thanks a ton comps! and don't worry, id rather be ripped apart then make a horrible purchase =)
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It's not a horrible purchase, yeah the SSD is a nice touch, but i'd have a look at the 64gb C300 instead.

Also, the deluxe model of that mobo probably wouldn't be utilised by your friend since you're building it for him. I think that model I put is a nice Starter enthusiast motherboard with all the trimmings, you'll get a nice overclock off it as well.

Incidently, are you going to be overclocking it for him or not? If you are what cooler are you getting?

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P.S sorry about the delay
post #5 of 8
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I am kind of leaving that up to him. I don't plan on doing it. The whole reason he is asking me to do it is because he doesn't know much/anything about computer stuff, let alone overclocking.

I don't know if I like the whole idea of overclocking on someone else's rig. I feel like if you have a machine that has been tweaked, you should be familiar with changing temps and adjusting voltages so that if a problem arises, you know how to deal with it (running the appropriate stress tests, checking temps, ect). I told him if he ever wanted to go down that road he would need to get an aftermarket cooler, and I linked him a Zalman that would be compatible with his socket type.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118054

I highly doubt he is going to do that at this point, but there is always a possibility I guess. The other thing I noticed about this board, is that the second PCIe shares its bandwidth with other ports. I am guessing this would also make a SLI setup pretty unrealistic. Which is fine, because I have never found utility in running 2 cards, I always opt for a bigger beefier single card.
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Actually the second card running in x8 mode is not more than a 1 or 2 percent performance loss,and not considered an issue.As far as the ssd goes I suggest waiting for vertex 3 it is very close and quite a bit faster.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ VERTEX 2 50GB SSD/WD 500GB Blue/WD640GB Black Samsung DVD/RW Corsair H-50 Windows 10 home 64 Bit Retail 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS 24"1080P LED Asus VE248H Abs M1 Cooler master silent pro 600 modular M600 RS-60... Lian Li Lancool PCK-58 
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post #7 of 8
At most a 3% loss in x8 vs x16

The only thing i'd be a little concerned about is using a cheap PSU when running SLi. If you were to go with teh Corsair or the antec TP new then you'll be fine doing SLi 570's on 650w. I would personally however go the extra mile to 750w just for a little bit of headroom. I went with the AX850 because it's pretty

Also, the cooler is ok, If you're going to drop $65 or more there are better choices out there. The NH-D14 or one of the corair H50/70 series, you would need to probably look for open box or get second hand off here.

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"*The PCIEX16_2 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX1_1 slot, PCIEX1_2 slot and USB3_34 connector. The PCIEX16_2 runs at x1 mode by default for system resource optimization. "

They had this discalimer in the details section is what I was talking about
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