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$350 pc build how is it?

ok my birthday is in 4 days so my parents were gonna fund my uild for me but i have a low budget here are my parts so far

case: DIYPC Skyline-A Black Steel USB 3.0 ATX and Micro-ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 1x 80mm Fan -$18

motherboard:ECS A960M-MV(1.0A) AM3+ AMD 760G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard -$45

cpu:AMD Athlon X4 750K Trinity 3.4GHz Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop Processor -$85

gpu:HIS iCooler H777F1G2M Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 -$95

ram:Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) -$36

psu:Antec VP-450 450W ATX 12V v2.3 Power Supply - $40

hdd:Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" - $48


Total $368
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  1. for the budget that is about as good as it will probably get for you, I will go look for possible better choices
  2. You should be fine if you're doing casual gaming, or playing games like BF3 or Crysis 3 on Low-Medium settings.
  3. fine for a cheap build, but your motherboard and CPU are incompatible

    here is the correct socket mobo for your cpu choice:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130662
  4. raiderguy92 said:
    ok my birthday is in 4 days so my parents were gonna fund my uild for me but i have a low budget here are my parts so far

    case: DIYPC Skyline-A Black Steel USB 3.0 ATX and Micro-ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 1x 80mm Fan -$18

    motherboard:ECS A960M-MV(1.0A) AM3+ AMD 760G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard -$45

    cpu:AMD Athlon X4 750K Trinity 3.4GHz Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop Processor -$85

    gpu:HIS iCooler H777F1G2M Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 -$95

    ram:Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) -$36

    psu:Antec VP-450 450W ATX 12V v2.3 Power Supply - $40

    hdd:Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" - $48


    Total $368


    Looks like your motherboard socket (AM3+) doesn't match your cpu, grab an FM2 mobo.
  5. Good eye, I completely overlooked it, here is a new mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135351
  6. Oh yes, your CPU is socket FM2, so you need an FM2 motherboard, not an AM3+. Fortunately, you can get GREAT FM2 motherboards for cheap.
  7. Your Motherboard is an AM3+ motherboard, and your CPU is a FM2 CPU. Those 2 parts won't work together.
  8. also for not much more and these are great prices for these cards i would upgrade your GPU choice for much better performance especially with the 7790.

    7790:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161434

    650 Ti:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127725
  9. also if you do not have plans to overclock at all then I would go with the cheaper model Athlon 740. $15 cheaper at the moment on newegg in US

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113329
  10. MaxGardener said:
    also if you do not have plans to overclock at all then I would go with the cheaper model Athlon 740. $15 cheaper at the moment on newegg in US

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113329


    +1 and add the savings towards a better GPU
  11. You can go here: www.youtube.com/duncan33303
    this guy has GREAT gaming builds that fit almost every budget you can think of. Check is gaming builds playlist out.
  12. Solid_Snake3 said:
    You can go here: www.youtube.com/duncan33303
    this guy has GREAT gaming builds that fit almost every budget you can think of. Check is gaming builds playlist out.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3f6INgYBmGo

    build from that guy to follow as standard
  13. how is this mobo keep in mind i have a strict budget so i cant get the 60$ mobo suggested
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138375
  14. Best answer
    everything aside change the mobo to FM2 socket, the MSI I linked is probably best choice as it is more recent and will for sure have bios that supports your cpu choice. Also change RAM to 1600 MHz kit, depending on price between 1 4GB stick or 2x2GB sticks get the 2x2GB sticks as dual channel can help immensely at times. to wrap things up, if you are not overclocking I would save $15 and get cheaper model Athlon that I linked and put it towards a faster GPU. The 650 Ti is preferable since the 7790 has had some issues apparently, but performance is more in favor of the 7790 but not by much. Other than that keep everything else the same.
  15. MaxGardener said:
    also for not much more and these are great prices for these cards i would upgrade your GPU choice for much better performance especially with the 7790.

    7790:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161434

    650 Ti:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127725


    how much fps should i expect on skyrim 1080p max settings with the 7790 you suggested
  16. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130708

    $5 cheaper, all the lower I would go as the other boards do not offer SATA Gb/s and the northbridges are not as efficient.
  17. raiderguy92 said:
    MaxGardener said:
    also for not much more and these are great prices for these cards i would upgrade your GPU choice for much better performance especially with the 7790.

    7790:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161434

    650 Ti:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127725


    how much fps should i expect on skyrim 1080p max settings with the 7790 you suggested



    about 68 http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/his_hd_7790_turbo_review,18.html
  18. MaxGardener said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130708

    $5 cheaper, all the lower I would go as the other boards do not offer SATA Gb/s and the northbridges are not as efficient.


    what fps should i expect on skyrim max setting 1080p with the 7790

    Edit: nevermind just saw your post
  19. with the 7790 you should expect anywhere from 50-55 fps at 1080p with maxed settings. It also depends on your CPU, 55 is guaranteed with an intel i3 or better. so it could fluctuate but I would say 50-55 for sure. the 7770 with an intel CPU would be about 39. So anywhere from 34-39 for sure with the 7770.

    http://us.hardware.info/reviews/4135/18/amd-radeon-hd-7790-review-incl-frametimes-the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim---1920x1080-+-frametimesn
  20. Both reviews use a Sandy Bridge-E CPU so they are very powerful, realistically your fps will not be that high, however looking at dates of the article I looked at and the one patrick looked at, there was a 2 month difference. I would say drivers improved performance by about 10fps, you could expect in better performance as of now as well with even newer drivers.
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