Mid-range PC?

By hanakeymi
Feb 21, 2012
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  1. im currently building a new pc. is this too much ?

    Mobo : ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX
    CPU : Phenom II X6 1100T
    GFX card : Sapphire HD 7770 1GB
    RAM : Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600
    HDD : SEAGATE SATA 3 7200rpm
    P.S.U : 600W
  2. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TechSpot Addict Posts: 866   +167

    In regards to what?

    You put together a pretty good MID-range PC. It should preform pretty well.

    Although, If you would spend about 25$ more you could grab a GTX 560. It will be a better performer then the Radeon HD 7770.

    The GTX 560 has been benchmarked to be about 18% faster then the HD 7770.
    http://www.techspot.com/review/498-amd-radeon-hd7770-hd7750/page9.html
  3. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 467

    what brand/model PSU? I would advise against the Seagate and either go with a 90-120G SSD or if you want to stick to mechanical as your boot drive i'd recommend a Western Digital Caviar Black or Blue.
  4. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +97

    How much RAM are you using, and what is the power supply?

    A 600w unit is overkill for your intended system, but I would be more concerned if it was a budget model as they should be avoided.
  5. hanakeymi

    hanakeymi Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    RAM : CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R

    So u mean i could have a lower psu i.e 500W~ ?
  6. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +97

    A good quality 500-550w power supply would be fine. There is nothing wrong with using a 600w model though, and it would make sense if you will consider overclocking in future.

    What make and model is your current chosen PSU?
  7. hanakeymi

    hanakeymi Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    considering the fact that i MIGHT be OCing or maybe not. im currently picking CoolerMaster GX-650W OR Coolermaster GX-550W . by choosing gtx 560, wouldn't it be incompatible to some feature on amd motherboard ? some say its better to use radeon on amd motherboard than using gtx card.
  8. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TechSpot Addict Posts: 866   +167

    You shouldn't run into any compatibility problems. from what I know.. Some AMD boards do not support SLI set ups. But I believe yours support SLI and CFX.. So you shouldn't have any problems running a GTX560 because your only running a single card anyway.

    Maybe the ATI cards play well with the rest of your setup because its AMD.. but even then I think that's all it will give you over a GTX card. You will still get the same performance.
  9. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    "AMD GPUs work better with AMD CPUs" has pretty much been proved a myth. Any combination of AMD/Intel/Nvidia will work just fine.
  10. hanakeymi

    hanakeymi Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Heres my pc spec. ( after a shorted budget ) pls comment if anything is unsual or incompatible.

    AMD Phenom X6 1075T
    Asus M5A99X EVO
    Asus HD 6850 1G D5
    CORSAIR Vengeance 1600MHz DDR3 C9 (RED)
    Cooler Master GX 550W
    WD Caviar Blue 500GB

    Can I overclock with this power supply ? or do i need a higher psu?
    Im planning for a crossfire in the future. is it okay or i need to change the GPU (perhaps GTX 560). IS 1000W PSU is enough for crossfire ?
  11. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    Yes, you can overclock with the 550W power supply you have chosen. But if you want to add another GPU in CF you will need about an 800W PSU. 1000W is maybe a bit of overkill.
  12. hanakeymi

    hanakeymi Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    okay.thanks for the info. really appreciate it.


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