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New desktop for gaming

By dannydy
Apr 1, 2011
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  1. currently i'm planning to get a new set if desktop for gaming. Here's the spec i came out as below:

    Core i5 2500K
    Asus P8p67- LE
    Kingston PC1333 D3 4G (4X4G to 16G)
    ASUS ENGTX450 1GB D5 Direct CU TOP
    1TB W.D. GREEN 64M 7200 RPM
    750W GX ( A/80+ )
    Cooler Master USP100
    ASUS SATA -DVD-RW

    I'm very particular on graphic card, anyone please advice if i've missed out anything.

    Thanks.
     
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,210   +424

    Other than that video card it looks good. If you're really going to be gaming on this machine I'd get something a little beefier on the video card side. You'll be seriously bottlenecked there if not unless you're playing at a really tiny resolution.
     
  3. dannydy

    dannydy TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 136

    Yap i agree with that, i spend a bit on the video card change it to ASUS ENGTX460 (got budget:eek:) as your advice.
     
  4. dannydy

    dannydy TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 136

    For the PC RAM (16G) would it be necessary? i was thinking i just using for gaming, other than that it wouldn't use up so much of memory, therefore i planned to take 8G instead.

    Could anyone please advice if there any diff between 8G and 16G just for gaming and normal entertainment?
     
  5. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,606   +287

    None. I thought it was overkill even just putting 8GB in my machine. No difference whatsoever 8GB-16GB, better spending money for 8GB of that ram on the video card, or an SSD boot/games drive.
     
  6. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    I agree with the comment above. stick to 8gb's and put the rest into something you'll actually use.
     
  7. dannydy

    dannydy TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 136

    Ok guys, Noted and thanks for the advice.
     
  8. dannydy

    dannydy TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 136

    Due to work busy, i hadnt time to get my PC.
    On Saturday, i went into a computer shop and asking for pricing.
    They Said ASUS ENGTX450 1GB D5 Direct CU TOP was not in production anymore, and i dont need that much for the power supply.


    Core i5 2500K
    Asus P8p67- LE
    Kingston PC1333 D3 4GB (2X4GB to 8GB)
    ASUS GTX560 Ti DirectCu II TOP 1GB
    WD 1TB 64MB (EARX) GREEN/SATA3
    Enermax 600W ENP600AWT
    Cooler Master USP100
    ASUS SATA -DVD-RW

    So what didnt i miss?
     
  9. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,210   +424

    Looks good to me - that 560Ti is a much better card than that 450 you were trying to get. 8 GB of RAM will be plenty as well. There will probably be lots of debate over the PSU though - especially if you plan to expand in the future and what brands you choose.
     

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