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Hello

I am finally upgrading my pc. However I easily suffer from buyers remorse, hence I focus on bang 4 buck.

I am shopping from within the Netherlands, and everything is more expensive here
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What I am keeping from my old build:
Storage: SSD + HDD
PSU: 500w generic power supply (I know OCN doesn't like these, but I have been running it for 5 years now, and I trust it)
GPU: HD5770
Optical drive
Monitors (Primary resolution 1600x900)
Mouse/Keyboard
CPU Cooler: Mugan 2 (no idea what revision, so not sure if it will actually fit on my new mobo, but this is the least of my worries) - Might not even fit in the case
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Soundcard
Headphones
OS (hopefully MS doesn't block a reinstallation on a new pc)

What I am buying new:
Case: Corsair Carbide 200R - €54
Ram (low profile): Corsair 8 GB DDR3-1600 Kit - €51,90
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H - €121
CPU: i5-3570K - €205

I don't plan on overclocking currently, but I may do so in the future.
I know my GPU is relatively weak, but I plan to upgrade that later.

How does it look?
 

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Then consider changing that PSU. I know you trust it,but you will regret it as soon as it damages your hardware.
 

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If you plan on overclocking in the future, then you will absolutely have to get a quality-made PSU. You're asking for trouble the way it is with a 5-year old generic PSU. Generic PSUs have a history of killing computers. At worst, it could result in a fire.
 

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What would be a recommended wattage I should be looking at if I were to get a new PSU? (with room for a new mid-end GPU in the future).
 

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^ 500W.
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Originally Posted by .:hybrid:. View Post

PSU: 500w generic power supply (I know OCN doesn't like these, but I have been running it for 5 years now, and I trust it)
It's manufactured by Andyson, not a really good PSU at all but it should be ok.

I like the upgrades you mentioned.
 

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What would be a recommended wattage I should be looking at if I were to get a new PSU? (with room for a new mid-end GPU in the future).
A quality-made 400W PSU is more than enough. With a quality-made 400W PSU, you could have a GTX 680 in this system.
 
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