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October 4, 2013 12:53:53 AM

Hi everyone, I recently decided to build my own gaming pc. It's my very first time, and I don't really know what to do. However, I did some searching and found a few components that I would like to use. My goal is to own a custom made pc capable of running Crysis 3 on ultra smoothly. My budget is only $950 though. Pardon my ranting. Here is my list:

Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

Graphic: XFX Core Edition FX-785A-CNL4 Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

Power Supply: SILVERSTONE Strider Plus ST50F-P 500W ATX 12V v2.3 & EPS 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Internal hard drive: TOSHIBA DT01ACA200 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0

Sound card: Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Champion (70SB135400000) 5.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card with Sound ...

All the parts listed here are chosen off the Newegg site, final price w/o optical drive is roughly $994. I checked on this site and got the result that crysis 3 would run fine on this build:http://www.game-debate.com/games/index.php?g_id=3953&ga... Please tell me your opinions.

P.S: I also looked at the same build from ibuypower at walmart http://www.walmart.com/ip/iBuyPower-Build-Your-Own-Gami... and noticed that the price there is lower, what do you think about this?

I currently own a Gateway Pc
I wonder if I can take it's optical drive and plug it into my new one. What do you guys think?
I'm sure you all have seen lots of questions similar to mine around the site, but I actually did my researches, and I'm feeling very uncertain. So I would prefer to ask pro's opinions. Thanks in advance!


THANKS FOR READING

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October 4, 2013 1:04:23 AM

Enter your build on pcpartpicker.com it will have the lowest prices in the country selected for you and point out incompatibilities. You may want to consider the new 4670K processor and a Z87 motherboard. The latest for a couple dozen more dollars.

Of course you will need an after market cooler like the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO if you plan on overclocking the CPU. If not, get the non "k" suffix processors, they are a bit cheaper.
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October 4, 2013 12:59:17 PM

babernet_1 said:
Enter your build on pcpartpicker.com it will have the lowest prices in the country selected for you and point out incompatibilities. You may want to consider the new 4670K processor and a Z87 motherboard. The latest for a couple dozen more dollars.

Of course you will need an after market cooler like the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO if you plan on overclocking the CPU. If not, get the non "k" suffix processors, they are a bit cheaper.


Thanks for your reply. I don't think my budget allows your suggestions. But do you think the i5 3570k and that Radeon HD 7850 2GB, can run crysis 3 on ultra smoothly? My max resolution is 1280x1024. Ugh! I'm still getting used to the message system.
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October 4, 2013 1:25:23 PM

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_7...

Sort of guestimating your card at your resolution would be (7850/7870)(1600*900/1280/1024)(29.2fps) where 7850/7870 is the speed of your card vs the speed of the 7870. This gives you (.83)*(1.1)*(29.2) = 26.7.

It appears you wouldn't be able to run it at ultra.


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