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July 7, 2013 12:05:08 PM

Hello, I rebuilt my computer. Tell me what you think or what I should improve and how it should run demanding games like Bf3.

Processor: AMD CPU HDZ955FBGMBOX Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz AM3 125W Retail

Motherboard: ASRock Socket AM3+/AMD 760G/DDR3/SATA3&USB3.0/A&V&GbE/MicroATX Motherboard 960GM/U3S3 FX

Ram: Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 32MB Cache 3.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive ST31000528AS-Bare Drive -

PSU: Coolmax Power Supply ATX 500 Power Supply - ZX-500

Graphics Card : Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7870 2 GB GDDR5 DVI-I/HDMI/2x Mini-Displayport PCI-Express 3.0 Graphic Card GV-R787OC-2GD -

And case: NZXT Technologies SOURCE 220 CA-SO220-01 Matt Steel Mesh Front Mid Tower Case with USB 3.0

The total cost with Win 7 O.S was $581.45

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July 7, 2013 12:10:39 PM

First of all, your high-profile RAM means that some aftermarket coolers will not fit on your CPU. Second of all, your motherboard does not allow for a ton of overclocking; however, if you're okay with that, then it should be fine. Also, your motherboard only supports a single GPU, so that may or may not be a problem for you in the future. One final thing is that the motherboard supports max 16GB of RAM, but as long as you don't edit, you should never need more than that.
For that price of card, I may have gone with the GTX 760; however, it's all up to you.
I don't exactly trust Coolmax for PSUs, but if it was the only one that fit the budget, then I guess I have no comment.
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July 7, 2013 12:16:25 PM

The biggest problem I can see id the power supply, Coolmax are horrible units I would suggest replacing ASAP. If you don't I fear your next question will revolve around the lines of what other hardware was damaged when my power supply blew up.
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July 7, 2013 12:17:48 PM

dannyboy2233 said:
First of all, your high-profile RAM means that some aftermarket coolers will not fit on your CPU. Second of all, your motherboard does not allow for a ton of overclocking; however, if you're okay with that, then it should be fine. Also, your motherboard only supports a single GPU, so that may or may not be a problem for you in the future. One final thing is that the motherboard supports max 16GB of RAM, but as long as you don't edit, you should never need more than that.
For that price of card, I may have gone with the GTX 760; however, it's all up to you.
I don't exactly trust Coolmax for PSUs, but if it was the only one that fit the budget, then I guess I have no comment.

Alright, great answers guys! really appreciate it, i'll definitly consider the GTX 760 and also change the power supply, thanks guys!
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July 7, 2013 12:36:59 PM

Any day! :) 
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