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September 25, 2013 9:14:34 PM

Hey, is this a good Windows 8 PC (for the price) that can handle graphically intense games such as Arma 3, BF3, Skyrim, FC3 and Crysis 3 in High/Very high settings with very decent/max framerate?

CPU Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor
$175.98 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155
$64.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600
$86.00 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
$126.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card
$219.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case
$65.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
$89.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer
$14.98 @ Outlet PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)
$95.87 @ Outlet PC


Total 940.78


a b * Windows 8
a c 258 4 Gaming
September 25, 2013 9:17:54 PM

Yes that is a good build for the purpose, I see no reason to change individual parts.
a b * Windows 8
a b 4 Gaming
September 25, 2013 9:23:02 PM

You will get more responses in the Systems section

It is also advisable to read this and maybe edit you post to match this section to make it more easy for users to help you.

I will move this for you. If you have Win8 problems or questions in the future the Windows 8 section is the place to get help for sure.
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a b * Windows 8
a b 4 Gaming
September 25, 2013 9:59:06 PM
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I see no real problem with that build. One thing though if this is for gaming you could save some money by lowering your ram down to 2x4gig. For a gaming build anything over 8gig is really just overkill. Not that it will hurt your performance it is just not needed.
a b 4 Gaming
September 25, 2013 10:39:08 PM

bryonhowley said:
I see no real problem with that build. One thing though if this is for gaming you could save some money by lowering your ram down to 2x4gig. For a gaming build anything over 8gig is really just overkill. Not that it will hurt your performance it is just not needed.


seconded maybe drop the cpu to a fx 6300 from amd with a cheap asus mobo and go down to 8gb of ram in a dual channel kit and with the saving upgrade to a 7970 if possible this will give you better fps in everything except the most cpu intense games such as hitman and skyrim but both of these should still run at perfectly fine framerates regardless.
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