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June 30, 2011 5:26:29 PM

So for my birthday i want a new pc and i decided to build one and i have picked all the parts but since im a pc noob i dont know if this will be able to play upcoming titles like battlefield 3 so here are the specs:

Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 Motherboard - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Processor: AMD Phenom II 1100T Black Edition - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Video Card: GeForce GTX 560 Ti Maximum Graphics Edition Video Card - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

RAM: Corsair Vengeance Desktop Memory Kit 8GB - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Power Supply: Thermaltake TRX-750M TR2 Modular Power Supply 750-Watt - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Hard Drive: Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black Hard Drive - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Thats pretty much it i left out the case and the DVD drive cuz they are not that important, but anyway i really like to know if this is a good PC or if there are better choices for some parts


Thank you =)


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June 30, 2011 7:59:53 PM

Yes, this is a good build, and will definitely be able to play the newer games with no problem.

-The only complaints:
-Your RAM has an average latency (9-9-9-24), you could look for better (lower=better!)
-Also, you should look around, you can get another GTX 560 for cheaper than so.
-You could go down on the processor and just overclock it, for example the AMD Phenom II X4 955.

But overall it appears to be a great build and everything will be compatible with each other. Also, as a suggestion, you could get an SSD to put your operating system, and games on for much faster loadup times.
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June 30, 2011 8:46:59 PM

it is a good gaming rig, but the intel sandy bridge will blow it away for not much more money.

also, that 560 ti is too expensive, get the MSI 560 ti TWIN FROZR II it is much better and cheaper

I would recommend the intel core i5-2500K ad an asus P8P67 Pro mobo over that set up any day
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June 30, 2011 8:49:32 PM

r3xx3r said:
I would recommend the intel core i5-2500K ad an asus P8P67 Pro mobo over that set up any day

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June 30, 2011 9:20:02 PM

Yeah, the intel i series blows away anything you can think of from AMD, but, its also a bit pricier.

By the way, i just ordered a 570 for the same price your 560 is. Really change that.
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July 1, 2011 2:11:29 AM

chrx1 said:
So for my birthday i want a new pc and i decided to build one and i have picked all the parts but since im a pc noob i dont know if this will be able to play upcoming titles like battlefield 3 so here are the specs:

Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 Motherboard - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Processor: AMD Phenom II 1100T Black Edition - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Video Card: GeForce GTX 560 Ti Maximum Graphics Edition Video Card - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

RAM: Corsair Vengeance Desktop Memory Kit 8GB - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Power Supply: Thermaltake TRX-750M TR2 Modular Power Supply 750-Watt - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Hard Drive: Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black Hard Drive - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Thats pretty much it i left out the case and the DVD drive cuz they are not that important, but anyway i really like to know if this is a good PC or if there are better choices for some parts


Thank you =)

will you overclock? fill this out- http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...
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July 1, 2011 3:41:18 PM

Few suggestion before giving this intel build .
TigerDirect is sometimes. Get from Newegg. For example MSI Twinfrozr II Gold Edition costs $290 at TigerDirect and $280 at Newegg
It's your choice though. It's a complete build i.e. your build plus CASE and DVD Writer.
This is based on newegg.
Intel Sandy Bridge processors beat top end AMD processors in Gaming, etc. Here's a review
Also you don't need a hex-core processor for gaming.

CPU & Motherboard: $333-i5-2500K & MSI P67A-G45 (Great processor and SLI/crossfire capable motherboard)

Power Supply : $90- Antec EarthWatts EA750 (Capable of powering two graphic cards)

HDD: $60- Seagate Barracuda 1TB or Samsung Spinpoint 1TB from TigerDirect

RAM : $65- Patriot Signature 2X 4GB

Video Card : $240- EVGA SuperClocked 560Ti (Great card for its price)

Case : $50- Cooler Master Elite 430

Optical Drive: $20- Asus

Total (Excluding rebates) : 858 USD

Rebates : 30 USD

If you exclude case and DVD Writer it comes to 788 USD. Your build cost 905 USD (excluding rebates)

So if you have extra cash you might look into upgrading the graphic card to EVGA GTX 570 worth $340 or Sapphire Radeon 6970 for $350. Both are very capable card.
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