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 Post subject: What do you think about this configuration?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:50 pm 
8086
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Hey guys,

What do you think about this configuration?

motherboard: Gigabyte B85-HD3, B85, DDR III 1600/1333, VGA, DVI, HDMI, LGA1150
CPU: Intel core i5-4570, 3.2 GHz, 6MB, BOX, LGA1150
RAM: GEIL 2x4 GB DDR III 1600 ENH CORSA CL 9
HDD: WD 1024GB 64MB SATA III Green
CASE and PSU: CM K280, with 500W PSU

The computer will be for everyday use - heavy browsing, movies, music, rarely games (thats why i didnt put video card). Thats pretty much what my budget allows me to get.

Are those compatible with each other?
Is it better to get a case and separate PSU (for example CM N300 black, USB3.0 and CM G500W Active PFC) instead of the case with built in psu?

And on what components could i save some money for smth cheaper in the sense that for my needs i wont notice visible change?


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 Post subject: Re: What do you think about this configuration?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:11 pm 
Smithfield
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Are these compatible? Yes. Yes they are.

Is it better to get a case and PSU together or separate? It depends on the manufacturer. I'd trust say SilverStone, Antec, and Corsair in a heartbeat. Everyone else? Not so much.

If it's an every day use computer, I would consider getting a processor of lesser power. A Core i3 in this case will be more than sufficient for your tasks. You might even save enough for a small SSD (64GB or even a 120GB one) to put Windows and a few key programs on. Also since you don't plan on adding a video card, you can bring the PSU down to 300W and be fine.


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