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Can someone rate this computer build please?

#1thefearedmonstrPosted 3/10/2014 9:10:23 AM
I'm trying to go for budget gaming, but I'm unsure on what I can still skimp on, or if there is a vital component I'm missing.

This is what I already have

Corsair RM650 104,95
Gigabyte GV-N660OC-2GD 169,95
Asus H87-Plus 94,95
Intel Core i5 4430 174,95
Corsair Carbide 200R 57,95
Kingston HyperX Blu 8 GB DIMM DDR3-1333 84,99
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1 TB + SATA Cable 108,00
Samsung DVD-Writer SH-224DB 24,95
TP-Link 450 Mbps Wireless PCI-Card 49,95
Microsoft Windows 8 64bit NL OEM 99,99

Total: 970

Some questions:

Can I perhaps get a lower wattage PSU or would that be too risky? The 660 card here only has about 450W consumption (or so they claim).

In regards to gaming, is a minimum i5 processor required, or can I get by with a dual core i3, assuming I can still play games at decent settings and framerate (1080p)?

The price I have right now is 970 euro, could anyone recommend me some changes that would bring it closer to the 800 euro mark, without sacrificing TOO MUCH performance?
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#2thefearedmonstr(Topic Creator)Posted 3/10/2014 9:11:40 AM
In case anyone wonders, I'm looking for performance on par with the PS4 right now (1080p @ 60fps, equal settings) on for instance BF4
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#3maybecallsPosted 3/10/2014 9:17:37 AM
I would stick with the i5, rather than opting for an i3. Worth it in the long run imo.The 4430 and 4440 are the same price here atm.

You could opt for an even cheaper H81 motherboard, rather than an H87 one.

A Corsair (or other decent brand PSU) 500w would be more than sufficient for that build.

The GTX 660 is a good value for money choice, but it isn't worth paying much extra for a factory overclocked card.
#4thefearedmonstr(Topic Creator)Posted 3/10/2014 9:24:35 AM
maybecalls posted...
I would stick with the i5, rather than opting for an i3. Worth it in the long run imo.The 4430 and 4440 are the same price here atm.

You could opt for an even cheaper H81 motherboard, rather than an H87 one.

A Corsair (or other decent brand PSU) 500w would be more than sufficient for that build.

The GTX 660 is a good value for money choice, but it isn't worth paying much extra for a factory overclocked card.


Thanks for the PSU advice. So do you think I could get a 660 even cheaper?
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#5maybecallsPosted 3/10/2014 9:29:25 AM
I don't know. The product descripton you've provided states that that 660 is already overclocked, and pre-overclocked cards are usually more expensive than those that aren't.

I wouldn't buy anythng weaker than a 660 atm. The R9 270 could be another option worth considerng.