Is This Enough?

Lucaz_70

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hey i am making my first PC and i wanted to know if this was good enough for games like ARK: Survival Evolved, BO3 and for VR?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($258.00 @ Shopping Express)
Motherboard: ASRock - B250M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($109.00 @ IJK)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($88.00 @ Umart)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($63.00 @ Shopping Express)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Series Video Card ($549.00 @ Centre Com)
Case: Deepcool - TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case ($48.00 @ Scorptec)
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.00 @ Shopping Express)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($128.00 @ Shopping Express)
Total: $1328.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-21 09:57 AEST+1000
 

Rexper

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Actually the power supply isn't better. It's using the Seasonic GB platform, which is the same as the Seasonic S12ii. The CX450M has better overall electrical performance and includes modularity for easier/ cleaner cable management.

Hardly any games use over 8gb of ram. No reason to start with 16gb for gaming, especially at this budget. OP, start with 8gb and if you need more in the future you can add more.

The Fractal Design Edison M is better than both the XFX TS 550w and Corsair CX450m. It is based on the Seasonic G platform which is known to be fairly good.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Power Supply: Fractal Design - Edison M 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.10 @ Skycomp Technology)
Total: $89.10
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-21 10:56 AEST+1000

I suggest trying to fit an SSD into this build for quick boot times an fast load times for a couple games/programs.
 

drkatz42

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according to Tom's PSU tier list, the XFX is tier 2 while the Corsair CXM is tier 4 and to be avoided. 16gb of ram is the recommended for most current games.
 

Rexper

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Going off by a tier list means you have no knowledge what makes a psu good, and read zero relative professional reviews. Toms tier list is full of flaws. It isn't even accounting for the new CXM units which is far better quality than the old ones. here is a review showing the Corsair CX650m performing better than the xfx ts 550w bronze and similar quality besides the secondary caps and fan which the CXM's warranty makes up for.

Recommended by who? You've provided no evidence 16gb worth it over 8gb. Watch benchmarks yourself, most games will use less than 8gb of ram.
 

drkatz42

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I find Tom's guides as well as reviews to be reliable as I don't have the time nor inclination to test multiple types of computer hardware. I base my opinion on personal experience with system building. Obviously there are many other sites which provide useful tech information. I do find your response to a bit boorish.
 

Rexper

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You obviously haven't read reviews otherwise you would understand the performance of the Corsair CX450M. Opinions aren't really valuable here when solid facts can already been found from proffesional reviews. I think this is settled, either of the two units are fine, though not one is far better than the other. The CXM though is slightly ahead. There's still the edison m wich is superior at that price range.

OP, if you have no more questions, I'm out. Good luck building.
 

Lucaz_70

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Ok thx i will keep my pc i have now but, will this be able to record and stream videos onto twitch/youtube
 

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