Im am helping my friend build a gaming pc with a low budget. is this a good set up

TheGamerInside

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Im am helping my friend build a gaming pc with a low budget. is this a good set up

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3

MSI Computer Corporation LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6 Gb/s USB 3.0 1 PCI-E x16 3.0 ATX Motherboard B75A-G43

WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s

EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SUPERCLOCKED

Intel Core i5-3470 Quad-Core Processor 3.2 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155

Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 550w Power Supply (RS550-PCARE3-US)

Cooler Master Hyper T4 CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heatpipes

He isn't looking to overclock as well
 

Pinhedd

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Three suggestions

1. Swap out that Cooler Master PSU for one from XFX. Cooler Master PSUs are manufactured by a variety of vendors with mixed quality while XFX PSUs are manufactured by Seasonic which are the gold standard for reliability. Same wattage is fine.

2. Spend a few extra dollars and get a Western Digital Black HDD rather than a Western Digital Blue HDD.

3. Spend a few extra dollars and get a GeForce GTX 760 rather than a 660, or a Radeon HD 7870.
 

anoori9000

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Some Nvidia is Way overpriced. Get an AMD 7870. Way cheaper! Get a PSU by corsair or XFX. You can find pretty cheap ones. If You want, you can get an AMD FX-8350. 8 cores clocked at 4ghz stock. Since games can use up to 6 cores. More future proof.
 

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