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Budget gaming computer, any good?

By saram96
Dec 26, 2010
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  1. Hi guys thanks for looking specs for my new pc below just wanted a second, third and fourth opinion.

    Processor: I5 750
    Motherboard: ASUS P7P55D
    Cooler: Corsair H50
    Ram: 4GB Corsair DDR3 1600Mhz (2X2GB)
    Gcard: XFX ATI RADEON 5770
    Psu: OCZ 750W Fatal1ty Psu
    HDD: 1TB Samsung F3

    it comes to £530-ish all parts from ebuyer but processor from pc world.

    so would this be ok or any serious improvements needed
     
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    Graphics card is rather weak compared to everything else.
     
  3. saram96

    saram96 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 38

    I was pretty certain the gpu is the most often upgraded component will crossfire another 5770
     
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    IMO if you can, get a 6950 instead.
    Otherwise, pretty good, as long as you're ok with using water cooling.
     
  5. Rayss523

    Rayss523 TS Enthusiast Posts: 121

    thats a closed loop water cooling shouldn't be a problem.
    get the Coolermaster GX 750W PSU to save some cash and use it to upgrade your video card
     
  6. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    I would go with the i5 760, which as far as I am aware is the replacement of the i5 750, and boasts a slightly higher clock speed. Its also cheaper.

    The motherboard doesn't help matters in my opinion, as it only leaves you with multiple AMD GPUs as a viable option.

    Personally, I'd be more inclined to go with a 1GB GTX460 and the Coolermaster GX750 PSU, using the savings plus a few more pennies to get the GPU - but you can only use one, and that rules out adding another later.

    If your budget can be increased by £50-60 I would be more tempted to order this motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4 ATX at £150.42

    Least you have both Crossfire and SLI support on that motherboard. Its the one I'd go for, as prefer Gigabyte to others. 750w is enough to power 2x GTX460's, without any concerns with overpowering the PSU.
     
  7. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,504   +311

    I'd say the watercooling is a bit extreme, you could tone that down and save a few pennies.
    then Tone down the PSU for the CoolerMaster one then use those saved Pennies for a GTX460 and then push the budget a tiny bit for the better motherboard mentioned by Leeky.

    The Graphics card seems a bit week for the price.
     


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