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November 16, 2013 2:52:24 PM

Hello, I am planning on building my new computer and would like to know what you guys think about it, should I buy better parts or are they sufficient enough to run a decent gaming PC?

CPU: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 BE Processor

CPU Fan: Stock

Motherboard: ASUS M4A78LT-M LE

GPU: ASUS GeForce 560 Ti

HDD: Hitachi 1TB

Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 24x DVD Rewriter

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHz

Case: CiT Vantage

PSU: CoolerMaster GX Bronze 650W

Should I be able to play modern games on atleast medium settings using a 1920 x 1080 resolution?
I am new to these forums but I can already see that it has a great community.
Thanks

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November 16, 2013 2:55:09 PM

Use this site, gives good prices and parts to choose from:

pcpartpicker.com/
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November 16, 2013 2:56:54 PM

Hello and welcome to Tom's Hardware forums.

Have you already bought this system?
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November 16, 2013 2:57:53 PM

With that GPU you'll be able to play games on at least medium settings 1080p, but I think that you'll need a better CPU (FX 6300 maybe).
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November 16, 2013 2:59:13 PM

Memnarchon said:
Hello and welcome to Tom's Hardware forums.

Have you already bought this system?


Thanks,

Not yet I posted within this forum to see if you guys would think it is decent.

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November 16, 2013 3:04:49 PM

Foldalot said:
With that GPU you'll be able to play games on at least medium settings 1080p, but I think that you'll need a better CPU (FX 6300 maybe).


Thanks I had a look at that processor, do you have any experiance with this processor? the reviews indicate that I may have to buy a heatsink, can you recommend any for the case if I may need one? as this case is small I may barely fit a 15cm fan in there.

Thanks,

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November 16, 2013 3:06:37 PM

the stock fan for the fx 6300 is decent for stock settings. only if you overclock will you need a better heatsink
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November 16, 2013 3:07:03 PM

Rhod23 said:
Memnarchon said:
Hello and welcome to Tom's Hardware forums.

Have you already bought this system?


Thanks,

Not yet I posted within this forum to see if you guys would think it is decent.



Well its not bad but, it depends how much you are going to pay for this. Even if you should be able to play in medium settings with this, it might be expensive for what it can give you. now if you are paying less than $400 for this its okey. But if you are paying $500-600 or more, its not good.
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November 16, 2013 3:10:53 PM

Rhod23 said:

Thanks I had a look at that processor, do you have any experiance with this processor? the reviews indicate that I may have to buy a heatsink, can you recommend any for the case if I may need one? as this case is small I may barely fit a 15cm fan in there.


Yes, you'll need a new heatsink because of the OCing. However, I am Intel oriented and have no experience with AMD CPUs. It'd be good if some can advise you for the heatsink options

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November 16, 2013 3:14:09 PM

Hmm I might want to over clock to get maximum performance, I am thinking of purchasing the Xigmatek CAC-SXHH3-U06
( http://www.amazon.co.uk/Xigmatek-CAC-SXHH3-U06-SD1283-C... ) as it is small enough to fit inside the case and the reviews indicate it is pretty good at cooling. I should be paying around $450 for the system which I suppose isn't that bad, I am impressed with the case as is only $45 and it has a good cooling systems with 4 120mm fans and looks pretty good, the only down side is that it is pretty small but I'll have to work around that.

Thanks,
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November 16, 2013 3:29:54 PM

That sounds really good, do you think I should be able to play battlefield 4 on medium settings or even high at 1080p? I doubt the 660 would be able to do that though, thanks a lot.
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November 16, 2013 3:30:16 PM

Rhod23 said:
I should be paying around $450 for the system which I suppose isn't that bad,


Its great then! :) 
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November 16, 2013 4:07:52 PM

Thanks I'll be purchasing the PC tonight, great community on these forums.
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November 16, 2013 4:19:07 PM

Rhod23 said:
Hello, I am planning on building my new computer and would like to know what you guys think about it, should I buy better parts or are they sufficient enough to run a decent gaming PC?

CPU: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 BE Processor

CPU Fan: Stock

Motherboard: ASUS M4A78LT-M LE

GPU: ASUS GeForce 560 Ti

HDD: Hitachi 1TB

Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 24x DVD Rewriter

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHz

Case: CiT Vantage

PSU: CoolerMaster GX Bronze 650W

Should I be able to play modern games on atleast medium settings using a 1920 x 1080 resolution?
I am new to these forums but I can already see that it has a great community.
Thanks


Pretty Decent system. If your planning an upgrade I recommend a new Graphics card. AMD's new mantly technology to rival DirectX seems to be becoming popular with BF4 players. So if you have money to burn. A new graphics card or two might not be a bad idea.

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November 16, 2013 4:19:56 PM

EnvyForMe said:
The graphics card you plan on getting is extremely powerful for medium settings. Reviews are saying people are playing Battlefield 3 1080p on ultra settings with it. If you want to save 100 bucks or so, get something newer, yet almost just as powerful. I recommend a 660.
References:
560: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
660: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


If I may counter that. Put in that little extra money for the 660ti. Alot better and not too much dearer.
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November 16, 2013 4:21:11 PM

FuglyDuckling said:
EnvyForMe said:
The graphics card you plan on getting is extremely powerful for medium settings. Reviews are saying people are playing Battlefield 3 1080p on ultra settings with it. If you want to save 100 bucks or so, get something newer, yet almost just as powerful. I recommend a 660.
References:
560: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
660: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


If I may counter that. Put in that little extra money for the 660ti. Alot better and not too much dearer.


Go right ahead. :) 

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November 16, 2013 4:23:56 PM

Hmm, I just purchased the PC, I think I'll stick the the 560 Ti for now but if the performance is not good enough for Battlefield 4 do you think if I purchased another 560 Ti for a 2 way SLI it'll handle it? I heard the performance from that is similar to a 580.

Thanks,
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November 16, 2013 4:26:54 PM

Rhod23 said:
Hmm, I just purchased the PC, I think I'll stick the the 560 Ti for now but if the performance is not good enough for Battlefield 4 do you think if I purchased another 560 Ti for a 2 way SLI it'll handle it? I heard the performance from that is similar to a 580.

Thanks,


Yea but a 580 even a 680 may only handle medium or high on BF4 with some lag. If I were you I would update as the 660ti is pretty well priced (140 euro or dollars) and then next year get another or even a 760 then youll be with the current gen persay.

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November 16, 2013 4:33:43 PM

Just had a look at the Asus 760 TI, looks like a very good graphics card which will handle most games at high settings so might purchase that.

Thanks,
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November 16, 2013 5:01:00 PM

Rhod23 said:
Just had a look at the Asus 760 TI, looks like a very good graphics card which will handle most games at high settings so might purchase that.

Thanks,


You are fine atm. Next year there will be maxwell release, so don't bother with current gen.
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November 16, 2013 5:31:25 PM

Okay thanks, what's maxwell?
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November 16, 2013 5:58:49 PM

Rhod23 said:
Okay thanks, what's maxwell?


Nvidia's next generation. We are at Kepler right now:

Maxwell rumors
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November 17, 2013 11:05:07 AM

Thanks, looking forward to that.
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