Solved Unsure about the rig I'm going to build Tags: Graphics New Build Last response: August 26, 2013 3:03 AM in Systems Share ThunderChicken August 26, 2013 2:54:38 AM Ok, so here are the specs of the Rig I'm going to build. My budget is £300. PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1wncR Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1wncR/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1wncR/benchmarks/ CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 740 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£53.69 @ Scan.co.uk) Thermal Compound: Cooler Master HTK-002 0.01g Thermal Paste (£0.99 @ Amazon UK) Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard (£44.56 @ Dabs) Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£37.15 @ Amazon UK) Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card (£68.79 @ Dabs) Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£45.02 @ CCL Computers) Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£35.49 @ Dabs) Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK) Total: £298.84 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-26 10:00 BST+0100) I'm hoping it will run most modern games like battlefield 3 decently but I'm not sure it will. What should I change? Try to keep under budget (I know I can't do much with £300 but its all I've got) More about : unsure rig build NukaB August 26, 2013 3:00:59 AM You won't be able to run most modern games like Battlefield 3 TOO well, you'll have to lower the settings quite a lot. Maybe the X4 945 would be better, as well as a 2gb version of the card. m 0 l Best solution Someone Somewhere August 26, 2013 3:03:50 AM No point in thermal paste. Cooler already has some applied. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 740 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£53.69 @ Scan.co.uk) Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard (£44.56 @ Dabs) Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£24.13 @ Amazon UK) Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£119.74 @ Scan.co.uk) Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£28.78 @ Scan.co.uk) Power Supply: XFX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£34.99 @ Maplin Electronics) Total: £305.89 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-26 11:02 BST+0100) Given you don't have any storage in the build, I take it you'll pull the HDD out of an old PC? Can you do the same with a DVD drive? Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedI have a question about a rig I'm going to build. Help Please! Forum Building a new computer for the 1st time; unsure about if I'm trying to futureproof it too much & if I need a graphics card Forum SolvedI'm unsure about this company, the PCs look good. Forum Solvedhelp me build my gaming rig im newbie about reso,fps and monitor Forum SolvedI'm going to be building a rig so i wanted input its going to be for hardcore gaming, streaming, work, and some video editing Forum Solvedhello im going to build a new comp. rig for my friend is this specs is good for gaming? Forum SolvedAfter much research I'm still unsure. Will this PSU power my build safely and effectively? Forum SolvedIm going to be building a rig in six months need some help Forum SolvedHow to improve my build? Unsure about GPU Forum SolvedI'm unsure about PSU replacement wattage Forum SolvedPC review for the rig I'm about to build Forum SolvedUnsure about my pc build Forum So I'm looking to Build a new gaming rig from scratch. And I'm going to run 8350 4.0 ghz One R9 280x 3g graphics card. Around Forum SolvedUnsure about a budget build, need help. Forum Solvedis this gaming rig good? im a newbie about building a pc, please help me Forum SolvedFirst time building a pc and I'm unsure of some of the parts. Forum SolvedMy First Build, Unsure about Motherboard Forum Looking for input on the rig I'm going to build. Forum Should I buy RAM now for a rig im going to build 9 months from now? Forum Working on a build. unsure about what to get for a CPU Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !