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How is this for a budget gaming build

#1M0NSTER_Posted 11/28/2013 12:38:51 PM
Wanted to know if this would make a decent gaming rig on a tight budget. I will only be using one monitor and I don't like FPS or online play.

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/2asil

I listed the prices below because most the sale prices don't start until tomorrow. I have included the cost of shipping and my 13% tax in the prices below:

Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard + Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
$265.66
-$20 mail rebate
= $245.66

G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR
= $56.19

Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
= $108.46

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 OC 1033MHZ 2GB 6.0GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card
203.39
-20 mail rebate
+Assassins Creed 4 and Tom Clancys Splinter Cell Blacklist Electronic Download
= $183.39

Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case
= $62.13

Ultra 650W ATX Power Supply
$63.80
-$15.00 mail rebate
= $48.80

Grand Total: $704.63

Please note I plan to use 2 250GB HD that I currently own & CD drive from my existing computer. I also get a free version of Windows 8 through my school.

Guess I am just wondering if this should be able to run most recent games (maybe minus BF4) on ultra high settings.
#2DarkZV2BetaPosted 11/28/2013 1:23:32 PM
Get a better power supply.
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#3M0NSTER_(Topic Creator)Posted 11/28/2013 2:19:13 PM
Would this be good for a power supply instead?

CORSAIR CX series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

I can get that for around 55 after a 20 dollar rebate.
#4ZalteraPosted 11/28/2013 2:26:04 PM
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9
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#5M0NSTER_(Topic Creator)Posted 11/28/2013 2:27:51 PM
Just curious the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 OC says it requires 450 Watts, but on pc partpickers its saying I only need 300 watts?

Will a 500Watt power supply be efficient enough.
#6M0NSTER_(Topic Creator)Posted 11/28/2013 2:29:18 PM
Zaltera posted...
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9


thanks for the suggestion.
#7M0NSTER_(Topic Creator)Posted 11/28/2013 5:57:50 PM
Just curious the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 OC says it requires 450 Watts, but on pc partpickers its saying I only need 300 watts?

Will a 500Watt power supply be efficient enough.
#8SpacewhizguyPosted 11/28/2013 6:16:43 PM
Budget? Your build approaches high end territory.
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#9M0NSTER_(Topic Creator)Posted 11/28/2013 6:31:55 PM
idk I consider 700 to be budget, want something that will do me for awhile, mind you right not my graphics card is a gt220 so I should see a good increase.