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should i get a more powerful psu for this build?

multi-iostream

72 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/multi-iostream/saved/3yKT

i already have the psu, case, mobo but i just want to know if this will survive for awhile on the psu, i plan to replace mobo later on and crossfire 2 270s

also before you mention the 1x8gb of ram i plan to buy another and get 16

reason for no HDD is because i have a very strict 600$ remaining and i dont use that much space my current setup is using 70gb

the 600 is going for the cpu, cpu cooler, ram, ssd, gpu and os

but any opinions are welcome as i still might change a few things around

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6200 3.8GHz 6-Core Processor $99.99 @ Microcenter
Motherboard Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard Purchased For $0.00
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99 @ Best Buy
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card $209.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 80+ Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Microcenter
Optical Drive LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer $15.99 @ Microcenter
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) $99.98 @ Best Buy
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $600.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-27 12:00 EST-0500

Changes made:

  • cheaper RAM. RAM speed has no impact on gaming performance
  • removed CPU cooler. At your budget, overclocking is going to be a waste of money. Buy a CPU cooler later if you want to overclock.
  • changed to HDD. Take it from someone with a 180GB SSD, you simply won't have enough room. If you had 120SSD + HDD, then it would be passable, but 120 on its own is not enough. Save up your money and get an SSD later on.
  • higher power supply. The one you have is weak and poor quality compared to others
  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you

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