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December 24, 2011 9:28:36 AM

Hello

im building a new gaming PC its a mid-budget build i have chosen some parts i wana ask if these part work good togather or if theres other parts in the same price range better for me

-Motherboard: Intel HD67CL http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-CPU: Intel i5-2320 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-GPU: ATI HD 6790 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-RAM: Kingston DDR3 1333 x2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

thanks

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December 24, 2011 10:13:04 AM

Honestly buy this and you will be a verry happy gamer :
Motherboard : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 110$
or this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 112$
CPU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 219$
GPU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 124$
Memory : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 25$
Total : 478$
What you want to buy it cost 452$ , i think for 26$ plus you have a top CPU ,4GB RAM memory, Z68 motherboard.Its much better.
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December 24, 2011 12:58:02 PM

thanks for the replay guys
so i toke you advice sosofm i changed the CPU to Intel i5-2500 and the motherbord to Biostar
but i dont understand why did you recommend PowerColor HD6790 rather than the XFX HD6790

another question do i need a new cpu cooler other than the stock one, im not going to OC the cpu
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December 24, 2011 1:25:39 PM

Why use an i5 with a 6790? Most games nowadays are GPU-limited, so having an awesome CPU won't help you any if your GPU isn't any good.

The i3-2100 actually does pretty well as a gaming chip since it outperforms even most of AMD's Phenom II X4s (which are good gaming CPUs), and is ~$50-100 less than the i5's. It's obviously not the best chip for gaming, but it has enough power to allow you to balance your system with a better GPU.

As for a GPU, it really depends on what resolution you're playing at, but in general I'd recommend a 6870 or GTX 460/560 for your price range.

I'd stay away from the Intel-brand boards. They work, but they're nothing special and other manufacturer's boards tend to perform better.
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December 24, 2011 1:59:39 PM

Yes tell us what resolution u r gaming at. Also are u just byuing those parts or something else and what's ur budget?
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December 24, 2011 2:02:29 PM

Change the shipping location to my house :) 
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December 24, 2011 3:23:28 PM

i dont really know what resolution im gonna use i had a shitty computer and i always played games with lowest resolution :( 

im gonna use parts from my old computer to complete the build like the hard-disk,case,monitor..etc

my budget is about 500$ and to use it on MB,CPU,GPU,RAM only

and living in middle-east not everything is available her im not sure if i can find the motherboard but im going out tomorrow to look for the parts
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December 24, 2011 5:23:34 PM

Well check what resolution your monitor supports
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December 24, 2011 7:11:19 PM

my monitor supports up to 1600x1200, i usually use 1280x1024

what resolution well ATI HD 6790 give me?
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December 24, 2011 9:12:32 PM

6790 will be WAY overkill for your resolution. Hd 6870 is your best option.
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December 25, 2011 2:51:24 AM

Shishani said:
my monitor supports up to 1600x1200, i usually use 1280x1024

what resolution well ATI HD 6790 give me?

is your monitor a crt?
anyway, a 6770/6790 would be enough at that res. i still suggest a 6850 if the 6790's price is too close to a 6850 at your location. 6850 has lower tdp and performs better than a 6850. it can handle up tp 1920x1280 with some tweaking.
if your ambient temp is high, you'd be safer with an after market cooler in case you change your mind down the road. games are often cpu-dependent at your gaming resolution.
next you need a good psu to power all that stuff. have you set a budget on psu?
get a good one with 450-550 w, 80+ rated, with 35-40 amps on the +12v rail(continuous). antec, sea sonic, enermax, xfx, corsair are some good brands. check tom's power supply section for tips and suggestions.
if you're confused about it, open a thread in the psu section with your query.
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