Hello, I am looking for a Budget Next gen Gaming Pc thatll run games like Bf4 on Medium settings. This will be my very first PC build so im a bit nervous. My budget ranges from $600-$650 including Windows 7.
I didn't check the prices on the 7870XT so didn't catch that one, good call. I'd be willing to pay the 20 dollars more for it. The Corsair CXM series is made by a different manufacturer than the CX series, and it's of a much better quality.
Also good catch on the 200R. I usually default to the NZXT case when I do a budget build because a friend of mine from work has it, and I've worked on it before. It's got enough room to work in, has cable routing options and enough cooling options for a case that size. All this for a rock steady 30 dollars.
The CXM is better than the regular CX series, but it's still not up there with the other Corsair and XFX psus. I would say it's an ~$15 for a bit more watts and an investment on the psu not frying everything. It's definitely worth it.
Thank you. I got all my parts and built it but now im struggling with windows installation a bit. My system is resetting a lot while I was installing windows 7 and now im getting a parser error 0xc00c3556. Any ideas?
So I reinstalled windows and very slowly added all the updates and everything was fine...
I then installed the catalyst driver for the vid card and everything seemed fine...
I installed sleeping dogs and ran it to see how the computer performed. It rebooted with no warning. I've tried it a few times with a few games and its done the same thing everytime its started playing a video intro it reboots. This last time I has opened a browser to go to yahoo and an AD came up that caused a very quick BSoD and all i could see was that there was an error in the video driver possibly. I'm quite frustrated with this. I noticed that the MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card that i bought says PCI 3.0 but my motherboard is PCI 2.0 would that be an issue?
I have an HD 6850 laying around i could install to see if it works.
Adding a new twist, decided to give it one more try last night. Was able to play sleeping dogs for 40 seconds before i heard the fan go into high gear and then the computer rebooted. Is it possible that my CPU is heating up and shutting down my system?