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Is this gaming build enough ?

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August 4, 2013 10:32:02 PM

Hi, i didn't know where to put this question, so i posted it here.

I plan on upgrading my rig to be able to play games like Skyrim, Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3, Payday or Battlefield 3 on high/ultra settings on a 1440*900 screen. Is this enough ?

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August 4, 2013 10:45:29 PM

Yes that'll be fine, but you won't get maximum settings in a few games.

I'd actually recommend going AMD for a budget like yours, and getting an FX-6300 with a decent AM3+ motherboard.
With the money you've saved, you can get yourself a better graphics card, such as a 7870.
August 4, 2013 11:21:35 PM

Will I get good perf on the games that i mentionned on the first post ?

I actually already bought the 7790 and screwed up because my mobo wasnt compatible (6 years old mobo) so i have to use i. I'd want to keep this rig for the 3 next years, will the gpu keep up ?

With that said, should i still take the FX-6300 over the i5 ?

Thanks for the reply
August 5, 2013 10:28:27 AM

Update :

I updated my list since i already have the 7790, that a friend will give me a lite-on optical drive and that the fx-6300 is better and cheaper !
What do you think about the performance i'll get on Battlefield 3 or Skyrim on that 1080p screen ?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($80.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS229H-P 21.5" Monitor ($147.58 @ Newegg)
Total: $519.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-05 13:31 EDT-0400)