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First pc build

by tjster123 / November 5, 2013 3:18 AM PST

After much research I have finally put together a pc configuration that I think will suit my needs....

Im using tge pc for gaming and general use. Also some product design including the use of solidworks. Could some people give me some feedback (improvements/recommendations) amd also tell me if the system is likely to bottlekneck?


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Clarification Request
So how does this compare to this i7 Haswell?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 5, 2013 3:23 AM PST
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by tjster123 / November 5, 2013 4:43 AM PST

It's much cheaper

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Here it's about the same as your costs.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 5, 2013 6:56 AM PST
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And with recent price drops it's too close for me to consider less.

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by Bob__B / November 5, 2013 6:06 AM PST
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Unless space is at a premium.
I would not build a gaming rig with a small case......use a mid tower.
I would not build a gaming rig with a micro mobo....use an atx size.

You have a 140w gpu.
I think your psu is going to be a little light......bump that to 500w.

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by tjster123 / November 5, 2013 6:39 AM PST
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Sadly my space is a premium /: i do think that the n200 is a good little case for the price!
I think i agree with you on the psu


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Agree....micro, mini-cases are poor choices regardless of
by VAPCMD / November 5, 2013 9:05 AM PST
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quality for gaming PCs. The concept is appealing but in reality they've got limited space inside the case, poor ventilation, poor heat dissipation, limited expansion, etc.,

Re the PSU...the 660 based GPUs say the minimum is 450W. If it was mine I'd be looking at a single 12V rail PSU starting at 550W-600W. You need headroom....extra power if you add components..HDDs, CD-DVDs, faster GPU and you never want to be at the MINIMUM power to run your system. Also, select an efficient PSU....80% would be minimum here. The less efficient the PSU is...the more you'll pay for electricity to run the system.


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Lost count on small cases.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 5, 2013 9:11 AM PST
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That later we have to leave the lid off.

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