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is this under powered or good for my needs?

nether_dweller

62 months ago

hi everyone! so I'm allowed £530 to build a gaming pc in January and I want to use it to play games on high/very decent graphic settings and fps, recording,editing and live-streaming and I'm looking forward to it but I'm really worrying about my build. so someone on this page actually put this build together for me (I edited some parts as well) but I've been watching videos and my pc just feels a bit under powered compared to the rest so i need your guys opinions! here is the parts list:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor, CPU cooler: stock one that came with cpu ,Motherboard: Asus B85M-G Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard, memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory, Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive, GPU: Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card, Case: NZXT Phantom 240 ATX Mid Tower Case, Power supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply, optical drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer, wifi adapter: TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter

total price(excluding operating system):£529.91 now I might just be panicking here but this feels a bit under powered so tell me what I should change, if I should keep it the same or if i should throw the list out of the window and you guys give me an improved list! just saying quickly I'm getting dual screens with this pc so take that into consideration :)

thanks for reading <3

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you put it all in a part list? Its currently a wall of text

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

oh yeah, sorry, here it is https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I assume is this one:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $189.29 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus B85M-G Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $105.98 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $78.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card $144.99 @ NCIX US
Case NZXT Phantom 240 ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ Directron
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $58.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $13.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-N10 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $19.79 @ SuperBiiz
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $749.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-17 16:40 EST-0500

So... where to begin... 4570->4460 (probably no need for the extra point gigahertzes I guess 750Ti->R9 270/270X (Why getting Nvidia with the low power requirement when you can spend a bit more juice and get higher performance)

Anything else is fine I guess, let other people comment too :P

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