Question Building a system that would pair well with a gtx 960

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Hello, i was wondering what sort of sytem specs would go best with a Zotac GTX 960 2gb card, I have a budget of around £100 but can increase ( Not by a lot ) if it is clear a system cannot be built. I was thinking of buying an old office pc and then just putting the card in there. Office pc would have a i5-2400.
 

WildCard999

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Thats good to know, is it possible to build a system with an i5-2400 for £100?
Not sure, from the US so I don't know what's available to you. In the US I've seen refurbished business PC's on Newegg Business that have the i5-2400/4gb RAM/500gb HDD for just under $100. You also need to find out if the PSU will be enough to support that 960. The 4gb is very low for gaming nowadays but if you minimize background tasks and don't have anything open that doesn't need to be then it should still be ok until it can be upgraded to 8gb+.
 
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Not sure, from the US so I don't know what's available to you. In the US I've seen refurbished business PC's on Newegg Business that have the i5-2400/4gb RAM/500gb HDD for just under $100. You also need to find out if the PSU will be enough to support that 960. The 4gb is very low for gaming nowadays but if you minimize background tasks and don't have anything open that doesn't need to be then it should still be ok until it can be upgraded to 8gb+.
I live in the UK and i was planning to upgrade the ram and psu, GTX 960 requires a 450w? Psu i think, but am i unsure if this is sufficent for this systen
 
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From Reahardtechx it's 430W but I think the issue is if the 960 requires additional power from the PSU and if the PSU has those cables. If the 960 does require additional power and the PSU doesn't have it then you need a new PSU as adapters are a terrible idea and could ruin the GPU.
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
So should i get a 500w psu to be safe? So the system specs would be as followed:
I5-2400
Gtx 960 2gb
8gb Ddr3
500w psu
1Tb HDD
 
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Using advice from here i have purchased an old office pc for £65 ($80) with an i5-2500, 4gb of ram ( Will be upgraded to 8gb ) with a 500gb HDD. What psu would you recommend i get? The pc will be delivered on Wednesday or Thursday.
 

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