Psu/ Pc build

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terorvlad
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Hello, I am living in romania so i don't really know very much about PCs and i want to get a new pc because Crysis on 1.6 Ghz runs like !@#$.
Right now i want to get:
i5 760
5850 Gigabyte
h55m-pro
1Gb Ram
500 Gb hdd
cheapest case (10 $)
650 W Psu
My problem is that with the same money i can get 2 Gb of ram but a 600 W psu. Will that be enaugh to run all the components because i know that if cpu+gpu need 400 W, remains 200 W and I don't know how much the mobo, ram and fans need and if the entire pc needs 500 w , will that be safe ?
What do you think i should get ? 2gb of ram and 600 w psu or 1 gb of ram and 650 psu.
I am planning to upgrade the Pc later and put more ram over 2-3 years and probably a new psu, but i am not sure of the psu.

Thx for reading. please help

CPU: I5-760 @3.4 Ghz | MoBo: Msi H55M-p31
GPU: 5870 Sapphire | Ram: 8 Gb @1333Mhz
Case&PSU: Antec Sonata 3-500W | OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64
Cooler: Deepcool Icefrige mini FS| Monitor: 23.7' LG Flatron W2443T 1080p LCD

Ratchet
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Yeah, the 650W PSU will provide enough juice for the 5850. For memory, it's best to get 4GB kits.

ATX
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Get a GTX460 instead of the 5850.. Then get a 4gb kit and a case with good airflow..

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im with ATX here. the 460 is pretty cheap and will outperform a 5770 in some areas which is plenty of power.
you definitely need more than 1GB of ram, 2 at the very least but these days you need around 4.
also, not just any case will work, high performance hardware will create a lot of heat, and you need some way to get all of that heat away so the computer wont damage itself so a case with good airflow is a must, usually you cant find a case with good airflow under $60. i would say atleast a cooler master HAF 922 for $89.99 on newegg.com

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Yeah the HAF 922 has an incredible airflow, also consider the Cooler Master 690 II Advanced case if you want a case with a more classic design.

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dustyschaffner wrote:im with ATX here. the 460 is pretty cheap and will outperform a 5770 in some areas which is plenty of power.
you definitely need more than 1GB of ram, 2 at the very least but these days you need around 4.
also, not just any case will work, high performance hardware will create a lot of heat, and you need some way to get all of that heat away so the computer wont damage itself so a case with good airflow is a must, usually you cant find a case with good airflow under $60. i would say atleast a cooler master HAF 922 for $89.99 on newegg.com
1. 460 will ALWAYS outperform 5770 and ALMOST always the 5830 coming neck and neck with 5850.
2. Yes airflow is important but there are some rosewill and raidmax cases that provide decent enough airflow for $30-$40. I got from newegg a rosewill case that has a 120mm fan on the side, 80mm up front, and 80mm in the back combined with the 140mm PSU fan and 80mm GPU fan which makes for plenty of airflow for $18(shellshocker)-usually $35.

@University rig-Haf 922-i7 920- ASUS GENE MB- 6gb OCZ ddr3 1600-GTS 250- Acer 23'-ocz 700w psu-Altec expressionist bass speakers-LG dvd multi drive-Rosewill media reader

terorvlad
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I'm 145 $ over the limit of the buget + In Romania, the prices for gtx 460 are exactly the same as 5850 and i pay 200 $ more because we are in a country where noone gives a crap about games. And as i said, I will upgrade it later ( case ,psu , ram) but right now I only have enaugh money for what I said. The question was: "2 gb of ram and a 600 W psu or 1 gb Ram for 650 W psu?" and you pretty much tell me that i have to spend 50 $ more.

terorvlad
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Thanks.

undeadkingpr
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2gb of ram and 600W psu then. 650 is unneeded