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December 11, 2013 5:07:10 AM

Hey I was just looking for some advice on my first gaming PC. I have all the parts, which will be listed, but don't know if they will be good enough. Right now i just want a PC with the maximum capabilities to run BF3 on Ultra settings which seems to be a good mile stone. I just want to know if there is anything I need to add or if there are better choices. I do kinda have a budget I really don't want to go to much over the price that is goes with the parts that I have in the list.

CPU Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $200.98

Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H61M-S1 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $32.99

Memory Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $88.50

Storage Hitachi Travelstar 1TB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $75.24

Video Card XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card $179.99

Case Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case $40.98

Power Supply Corsair RM 450W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99

Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $17.98

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December 11, 2013 5:20:51 AM

2nd generation i5 is dead, better take haswell i5 4440 $195
motherboard: at least b85 chipset $75
that psu it's expensive, better a 500w corsair cx500 at $50
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December 11, 2013 5:22:46 AM

Why the i5 2400? Its already a few years old.

What's your total budget? Do you already have windows?
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December 11, 2013 5:28:53 AM

BF3 is an older game. The 7870 will probably be fine on the highest settings at 1920x1080.
Far Cry 3 has been around for a while too, but the Ultra preset will make the 7870 struggle.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/far-cry-3-performan...
It's not always necessary to choose the highest settings anyway, often "High" or "Very High" looks almost as good.

Your choice of power supply is a bit low for this system, but a good choice of model.
Choose a 500W power supply or higher for this system if you can.
The Corsair RM 550W would be perfect.
The CX models are not as good.
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December 11, 2013 6:10:12 AM

Thanks for the feedback. The reason I chose BF3 is because I don't really want a PC to run the newest games because that would be to expensive and I thought it would be good for my first PC seeing how I am still learning. About the power supply the CX 500W is more in my price range then the RM 550W but and you guys said that it would be good if I got a 500W so I think that I will be going with the CX. My price range would be 700 or below but if I have to go over I will but not by that much. And thanks again for the feedback
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December 11, 2013 6:19:02 AM

Juicstice said:
Thanks for the feedback. The reason I chose BF3 is because I don't really want a PC to run the newest games because that would be to expensive and I thought it would be good for my first PC seeing how I am still learning. About the power supply the CX 500W is more in my price range then the RM 550W but and you guys said that it would be good if I got a 500W so I think that I will be going with the CX. My price range would be 700 or below but if I have to go over I will but not by that much. And thanks again for the feedback


See what you can get an Antec HCG-520 power supply for. Only bronze rated but better than the Corsair CX series.
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December 11, 2013 6:51:12 AM

What kind of cpu should I get if the i5 2400 is lacking. The haswell i5 4440 is not compatible with the build that I have
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December 11, 2013 6:58:59 AM

Juicstice said:
What kind of cpu should I get if the i5 2400 is lacking. The haswell i5 4440 is not compatible with the build that I have


Don't think that the i5-2400 is bad, it's just a couple generations behind.
Core i5-2XXX is sandy bridge
Core i5-3XXX is ivy bridge
Core i5-4XXX is haswell

The RAM you have chosen will work with any of these.
The motherboard you have chosen is socket 1155 and will support core i5-2XXX or i5-3XXX.
Haswell requires a socket 1150 motherboard, so you need to change you motherboard to support core i5-4XXX.

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December 11, 2013 7:50:25 AM

So this is the list that I have now is there still anything that would make the price go down with out it losing anything major. The price did go down so thanks this really helped a lot.

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $189.98


Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-HD3 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $72.99

Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $88.50

Storage: Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 1TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card : XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card $179.99

Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case $40.98

Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99

Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $17.98
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