How does this look for a first time Gaming Rig?

  wmossuk 19:26 PM 08 Jul 12

Looking for feedback as I want my first rig to be a good's ;) MY budget is about £550-£600 (MAX)

Processor - i5-3570K

Graphics - GTX 560 1GB

Motherboard - Gigabyte Z68AP-D3

Memory - Patriot Viper extreme (8GB)

HDD - WD Caviar Blue 500GB

Optical - LG DVD Writer

Power Supply - Corsair CX 600W(500W) - £57/£44

Case - BitFenix Outlaw Case

  wmossuk 21:52 PM 08 Jul 12


  KRONOS the First 08:00 AM 09 Jul 12

As a first gaming rig with your budget your choices are fine. I would choose the 600W PSU as any future upgrades. particularly the GPU will almost certainly need the extra power. If you can afford it and as SSD prices are dropping in price almost weekly, try to add a SSD 60GB is just enough for operating system and a fair amount of programs with all your Games on the 500GB HDD, but a 120GB SSD is far better.

Do not forget thermal paste for the CPU/cooler, easily done.


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