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Is this a good gaming desktop? (my first build)

How long do you think this will last?

What kind of fps can I run games at?


http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2AOBq

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor - £82.45
M/b: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard - £49.49
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory - £63.50
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive - £43.99
GPU: Asus Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card - £90.78
Wireless: TP-Link TL-WN823N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter - £10.98
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer - £11.98
OS: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) - £75.00
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro Rev. 2 CPU Cooler - £7.93
Case and PSU: Coolermaster Elite 330U mATX Case with Elite Power 500W PSU - £49.98
DVI - VGA Adapter - £1.09
Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster S20B300N 20" Monitor (1600 x 900) - (Purchased)

Total: £487.17


Thank you
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  1. Get a better GPU
  2. Best answer
    On a 900p monitor, you'll be looking at medium-high for a lot of the newer games, and high-ultra on some lighter/older games.

    Only having 1GB of vram will take away the ability to run games on the higher end of settings pretty quick, a lot already use more than 1gb. But if you're fine with medium-high, probably a good while :)
  3. HiTechObsessed said:
    On a 900p monitor, you'll be looking at medium-high for a lot of the newer games, and high-ultra on some lighter/older games.

    Only having 1GB of vram will take away the ability to run games on the higher end of settings pretty quick, a lot already use more than 1gb. But if you're fine with medium-high, probably a good while :)


    Ah! Thanks for that. I see now. Yes that will be plenty fine
  4. The PSU is garbage, and the cpu cooler isn't any better than stock cooling so its a waste of money. Gaming wise you'll be held back by the lower end video card.
  5. bignastyid said:
    The PSU is garbage, and the cpu cooler isn't any better than stock cooling so its a waste of money. Gaming wise you'll be held back by the lower end video card.


    So what kind of PSU would you recommend (not going above, at most, £50 - would prefer around £30)?

    PSU is this one when bought separately: http://www.ebuyer.com/253900-coolermaster-elite-power-500w-psu-rs500-psapj3-it


    How badly will the video card affect the performance (I'm fine playing on medium settings)?

    What about this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-7770-Radeon-Graphics-Card/dp/B0081LDXW2/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1389820660&sr=1-2 or this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-HD7790-Retail-PCI-E-Graphics/dp/B00C981M5I/ref=sr_1_23?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1389820660&sr=1-23
  6. MDXX said:
    HiTechObsessed said:
    On a 900p monitor, you'll be looking at medium-high for a lot of the newer games, and high-ultra on some lighter/older games.

    Only having 1GB of vram will take away the ability to run games on the higher end of settings pretty quick, a lot already use more than 1gb. But if you're fine with medium-high, probably a good while :)


    Ah! Thanks for that. I see now. Yes that will be plenty fine


    What will be plenty fine???
  7. Hamilton_1 said:
    bignastyid said:
    The PSU is garbage, and the cpu cooler isn't any better than stock cooling so its a waste of money. Gaming wise you'll be held back by the lower end video card.


    So what kind of PSU would you recommend (not going above, at most, £50 - would prefer around £30)?

    PSU is this one when bought separately: http://www.ebuyer.com/253900-coolermaster-elite-power-500w-psu-rs500-psapj3-it


    How badly will the video card affect the performance (I'm fine playing on medium settings)?

    What about this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-7770-Radeon-Graphics-Card/dp/B0081LDXW2/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1389820660&sr=1-2 or this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-HD7790-Retail-PCI-E-Graphics/dp/B00C981M5I/ref=sr_1_23?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1389820660&sr=1-23


    If you can push your budget to the 7790, it will be better than the 7770.

    About the power supply, since 50 pounds is your max, the Corsair CX 500 is the lowest I would go to remain acceptable. Here: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx500m
  8. HiTechObsessed said:
    Hamilton_1 said:
    bignastyid said:
    The PSU is garbage, and the cpu cooler isn't any better than stock cooling so its a waste of money. Gaming wise you'll be held back by the lower end video card.


    So what kind of PSU would you recommend (not going above, at most, £50 - would prefer around £30)?

    PSU is this one when bought separately: http://www.ebuyer.com/253900-coolermaster-elite-power-500w-psu-rs500-psapj3-it


    How badly will the video card affect the performance (I'm fine playing on medium settings)?

    What about this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-7770-Radeon-Graphics-Card/dp/B0081LDXW2/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1389820660&sr=1-2 or this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-HD7790-Retail-PCI-E-Graphics/dp/B00C981M5I/ref=sr_1_23?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1389820660&sr=1-23


    If you can push your budget to the 7790, it will be better than the 7770.

    About the power supply, since 50 pounds is your max, the Corsair CX 500 is the lowest I would go to remain acceptable. Here: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx500m


    Would it be all right if I cheap out on the case then (if the cooling is fine and components fit)?
  9. There are a lot of decent/good budget cases out there. Going that route is perfectly fine.

    This one is good: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/zalman-case-z5

    So is this one: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-rck280kkn1

    Also this one, if you are getting the microatx motherboard: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/zalman-case-zmt1
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