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July 11, 2013 1:21:32 PM

I want to build my first pc to play games like BT3, Crysis 3, and all that good stuff.. Is this good enough to play those games on ultra settings?

Intel i5-3470 Tray
Cooler Master Hyper T4 CPU Cooler
Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H
Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB
Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB (2X4 GB) 1600MHz
Toshiba 500GB HDD
Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 550w
Azza Mid Tower CSAZ-301

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July 11, 2013 1:46:32 PM

Yes you'll be able to play those games on ultra, a small doubt about that i5 but i think it will but the rest of your system will definitly run on ultra.
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July 11, 2013 1:55:45 PM

I would NOT buy that power supply. Look under CoolerMaster in the attached link: Hardware secrets tested it and it burned up and failed.
http://www.johnnylucky.org/power-supplies/psu-lemon-lis...

Here is a good PSU for this build:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Made by Seasonic, probably the best manufacture in the business; more then enough power to run your 7950 and the rest of the system; 5 year warranty, $10 rebate.


BTW: if you are playing those games on a monitor with 1080P or less resolution, you are spending extra money for video memory you will never use. Look at this card;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It will save you a little money, and if memory serves me correctly, a little bit better performance then the 7950.
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July 11, 2013 1:58:25 PM

I would NOT buy that power supply. Look under CoolerMaster in the attached link: Hardware secrets tested it and it burned up and failed.
http://www.johnnylucky.org/power-supplies/psu-lemon-lis...
That would not be good.

Here is a good PSU for this build:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Made by Seasonic, probably the best manufacture in the business; more then enough power to run your 7950 and the rest of the system; 5 year warranty, $10 rebate.


BTW: if you are playing those games on a monitor with 1080P or less resolution, you are spending extra money for video memory you will never use. Look at this card;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It will save you a little money, and if memory serves me correctly, a little bit better performance then the 7950.
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July 11, 2013 2:44:21 PM

nostall said:
I would NOT buy that power supply. Look under CoolerMaster in the attached link: Hardware secrets tested it and it burned up and failed.
http://www.johnnylucky.org/power-supplies/psu-lemon-lis...
That would not be good.

Here is a good PSU for this build:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Made by Seasonic, probably the best manufacture in the business; more then enough power to run your 7950 and the rest of the system; 5 year warranty, $10 rebate.


BTW: if you are playing those games on a monitor with 1080P or less resolution, you are spending extra money for video memory you will never use. Look at this card;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It will save you a little money, and if memory serves me correctly, a little bit better performance then the 7950.


Thanks for saving my butt :ouch: !
How about this PSU? http://www.amazon.com/SeaSonic-550-Watt-CrossFire-Certi... It's by SeaSonic, 550w. (I can't buy things from Newegg since they have no international shipping..)
And yes, I think I am paying too much for a video memory I will never use..
I have only one monitor and I think I won't be even playing games above 1600x1200.. Is the GTX 660 2GB good enough for me? Or maybe should I get the HD 7850 1GB? For a lower price of course..
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July 11, 2013 3:47:01 PM

How the heck did I end up with two posts?? I even tried deleting one and it didn't work. Oh well.

Yes, that Seasonic is an excellent PSU.

Re. the video card: I am running two GTX 660s and I can smoothly play BF3 and Metro 2033 on Ultra. I have played both these games on a single 660 and had to dial back AA and one or two of the other settings to HIGH. To be honest, I never saw a difference in the graphics with the slight reduction of quality. I think the 660 alone would be a good choice and save some money, HOWEVER the 7950 is going to play the games a little better.
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July 11, 2013 4:28:55 PM

What about the 7850 1GB? Is that card good enough to run new games smoothly on ultra+low resolutions?? Or maybe the 2GB version, or that's too much?
I have seen many videos of people playing games on max settings with this card, so I was thinking maybe if low the resolution a bit I could get even more fps.. but I don't know :??:  (take in mind that the fps is more important to me than resolution)

BTW: The cards that are on my budget are:
HD 7850 1GB and 2GB
GTX 660 2GB
HD 7870 2GB
The HD 7950 3GB is too expensive and unnecessary for me..
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July 11, 2013 5:46:43 PM

Battlefield 4xAA Ultra Settings :
Radeon HD 7850 1GB = 45 FPS
AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB = 58 FPS
Radeon HD 7950 3GB with Boost = 62 FPS
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July 11, 2013 6:37:07 PM

Of the 4 cards you listed, I would get the 7870, especially if the 7950/3GB is too expensive.
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July 11, 2013 10:51:19 PM

Don't for get to choose a Best Answer when you are satisfied with the response and done with the thread.
Forum members appreciate it as they know the problem was solved.
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July 12, 2013 2:49:35 AM

nostall said:
Of the 4 cards you listed, I would get the 7870, especially if the 7950/3GB is too expensive.


Thanks a lot bro, last question, can this card fit inside the case?
http://www.amazon.com/HIS-Mini-DiplayPort-Express-Graph...

I am afraid this case is too small: Azza Mid Tower CSAZ-301 (Black)
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July 12, 2013 9:01:13 AM

Snyte said:
nostall said:
Of the 4 cards you listed, I would get the 7870, especially if the 7950/3GB is too expensive.


Thanks a lot bro, last question, can this card fit inside the case?
http://www.amazon.com/HIS-Mini-DiplayPort-Express-Graph...

I am afraid this case is too small: Azza Mid Tower CSAZ-301 (Black)


Yes, that card will fit; and that's a nice video card. I think you will be really happy with the room in the case, and perhaps a bit surprised at its size as a mid-tower case. Here's a Newegg link, open the link check out the dimensions (it should handle up to a 13" card) and especially check out the interior pictures. Heck, their full-tower case is only tenths-of-an-inch bigger.
Not only that, the one you like is pretty cool looking!
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