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This Budget build any good?

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August 28, 2011 11:27:23 AM

Hey, i'm new to this forum and new to computer hardware. I've done lots of research on graphics cards and processors and whats needed to run some of the latest games. anyway i have an extremely tight budget of 310 pound and im wondering if this pc will run some of the latest games on at least lowest details and if there is better parts for cheaper.

450W XFX Core Edition 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply

1TB Hitachi Deskstar 5K1000 3.5" SATA II Hard Drive

4GB Corsair XMS3 (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit - CMX4GX3M2B1600C9

XFX ATI Radeon HD 6770 GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card

Arianet Gamer FM-12A Black w/ 120mm Blue LED Midi Tower Chassis

Asus M5A78L-M LX AMD 760G (Socket AM3) DDR3 PCI-Express Motherboard

AMD Athlon II X4 Quad Core 640 3.0GHz (Socket AM3) Processor - Retail

it all comes to 310.76 pound including shipping

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August 28, 2011 12:26:08 PM

Good job putting together this bargain basement build that will actually perform!
You should be able to play most games at 1024x768 or 1280x1024 with medium settings.
August 28, 2011 2:02:22 PM

will it run future titles on low settings?
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August 28, 2011 3:00:10 PM

its a decent build.

I'd suggest Seagate or Samsung 1TB drives over hitachi, as better quality drives.

If you can swing the extra expense, get an HD6850 instead of HD6770, for a bit better performance. The price difference should stll be under 400 pounds.
August 28, 2011 3:29:23 PM

Spend a little bit more on the processor and get an i3 with a H61 motherboard. That'll be able to play even BF3 at medium settings at 1366x768 with HD 6670.
August 28, 2011 4:04:45 PM

hmm, 14 pound more for an I3 seems decent.
August 28, 2011 4:10:05 PM

in fact, im getting an i3 + h61 motherboard as its higher on CPU Hierarchy chart, thanks.
August 28, 2011 5:41:14 PM

Yah, that is better for gaming and other real world apps.