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April 16, 2013 3:23:46 PM

This is the first build I will be doing. After a couple of weeks of choosing parts and doing lots of research I have come up with this for my budget. It's going to be a gaming rig that I'll play games like Arma, Minecraft, and Skyrim on the "High" setting and hope to get around 30+ FPS with it. Do you guys think I can do that with this build http://pcpartpicker.com/user/ck3/saved/1sZI ?

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April 16, 2013 4:07:44 PM

Looks good. Balance.
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April 16, 2013 4:23:57 PM

This will play at low settings at 1080p. Thats about it. The GPU is very low end. Do this instead: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 880GM-LE FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($122.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($43.13 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($58.24 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($93.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Rosewill RK-201 Wired Standard Keyboard ($5.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $626.23
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-16 19:23 EDT-0400)

MUCH better GPU
Bigger HDD
Better case
Better CPU cooler
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April 16, 2013 4:43:57 PM

tiny voices said:
This will play at low settings at 1080p. Thats about it. The GPU is very low end. Do this instead: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 880GM-LE FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($122.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($43.13 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($58.24 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($93.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Rosewill RK-201 Wired Standard Keyboard ($5.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $626.23
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-16 19:23 EDT-0400)

MUCH better GPU
Bigger HDD
Better case
Better CPU cooler


That looks great, and I probably should go with it just because statistically it is better for the same price... but what is wrong with my video card in the original?

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April 16, 2013 4:45:27 PM

tiny voices said:
This will play at low settings at 1080p. Thats about it. The GPU is very low end. Do this instead: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 880GM-LE FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($122.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($43.13 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($58.24 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($93.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Rosewill RK-201 Wired Standard Keyboard ($5.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $626.23
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-16 19:23 EDT-0400)

MUCH better GPU
Bigger HDD
Better case
Better CPU cooler


Oh an the other motherboard was better...

EDIT: I like the other things you put in there but I'm going to go back to the old mobo. This one still fits my budget http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Rabv
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April 16, 2013 4:47:22 PM

The motherboard won't really change anything at all.

Your GPU was weak. It isn't meant for heavy gaming at 1080p. It would only play at low settings. Basically, its a cheap GPU. The 650ti will be considerably better.
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April 16, 2013 4:49:12 PM

tiny voices said:
The motherboard won't really change anything at all.

Your GPU was weak. It isn't meant for heavy gaming at 1080p. It would only play at low settings. Basically, its a cheap GPU. The 650ti will be considerably better.


Ok. That helps me understand thank you. I'll be going with this build http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Rabv the only thing I changed was the motheboard because yours had less ram slots and no USB 3.0 and I wanted an ATX not a micro ATX.
EDIT: sorry stuff completely changed >.< Let me fix that link
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April 16, 2013 4:51:55 PM

That build is many orders of magnitude worse.

The CPU is older and slower.

The GPU is weaker even more than the gtx650

The PSU that comes with the case is trash.

The motherboard is super overkill.

This won't run games at 1080p. at all.

The build I posted is many times more powerful than this one.
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April 16, 2013 4:53:42 PM

tiny voices said:
That build is many orders of magnitude worse.

The CPU is older and slower.

The GPU is weaker even more than the gtx650

The motherboard is super overkill.

This won't run games at 1080p. at all.

The build I posted is many times more powerful than this one.


Look at my edit, somehow the link was a direct to a different and yes worse build. This is the proper link http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Rafp
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April 16, 2013 4:53:52 PM

Lol, much better. Just saw the update. That is a great build and I would go with it for sure.
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April 16, 2013 4:55:03 PM

tiny voices said:
Lol, much better. Just saw the update. That is a great build and I would go with it for sure.


Ok thanks. Question resolved have a good day!
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April 16, 2013 5:33:13 PM

Sorry but, will I have to buy and/or find some other screws for building this thing? Or will my case come with all of them?
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April 16, 2013 5:34:14 PM

The case will come with them.
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April 16, 2013 6:16:36 PM

Ok thanks!
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April 16, 2013 7:10:15 PM

Drop the CPU cooler, and get a FX6300. Get the CPU cooler later when you have the money. That will be a considerable upgrade
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