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Gaming PC help! - Prebuilt Pc's and will this fit my needs?

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February 9, 2012 5:17:57 PM

I was looking at the GX 1500 AMD Gaming PC from computer planet because I cant build my own PC.
Basic specs:
AMD FX (4 x 3.6 GHz)
4 GB DDR3 1333 MHZ RAM
ATI Radeon HD 6950 2 GB
1 TB (1000 GB) SATA-II HDD
Asus M5A78L-M Motherboard
Sharkoon T9 Gaming Case
Corsair 600W Gaming PSU

I was wondering if this PC is suitable for games such as Battlefield 3, Starcraft 2, modern warfare 3 etc. and is it worth upgrading the AMD FX 4100 (4 x 3.6 GHz) CPU to the AMD FX 6100 (6 x 3.3 GHz) to make my PC more "futureproof".

Please reply, thanks.
Andy.

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February 9, 2012 5:30:28 PM

whats the limit of your budget?

also you may find it cheaper from

ebuyer

aria

overclockers uk

scan.co.uk

novatech
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February 16, 2012 11:00:48 PM

My understanding is that the 6100 offers little over the 4100 for gaming:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

You'd be better off with an i3-2100.

What's your budget? Here's one that costs about the same with an i3-2120 from computerplanet.co.uk

Computer Case X-Blade Black
CPU Intel Core i3 2120 (2 x 3.3GHz) 3MB
CPU Heatsink Intel Heatsink & Fan - Low Noise
Memory 4GB PC3-10666 1333MHz (1x4GB) DDR3
Graphics Card ATI Radeon HD 6970 - 2 GB (VTX) (PCI-E) (Includes Battlefield 3 Game Free)
Motherboard Asus P8H61-M LE/USB3 (Intel H61)
Sound Card Motherboard Integrated HD Sound
Networking Motherboard Integrated Ethernet Lan (Broadband Ready)
Power Supply Corsair 600W (CMPSU-600CX) PSU - Low Noise
Hard Drive #1 1 TB (1000 GB) SATA-II HDD 7200 RPM 32MB
Optical Drive #1 Samsung 22x DVD Re-Writer/Reader /- RW- Black - (SATA)
Operating System #1 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 BIT (Genuine DVD & COA Included)
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February 17, 2012 8:43:23 AM

Found that the amd fx processors are poor in comparison to intel from a bit of research, so i decided to find a PC with a i5 2500k processor. Specs:

Case
COOLERMASTER ELITE 310 BLUE CASE

Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i5-2500k Quad Core (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache) + HD Graphics

Motherboard
ASUS® P8Z68-V LX: USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs, ATI®CrossFireX

Memory (RAM)
4GB SAMSUNG DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 2GB)

Graphics Card
1GB AMD RADEON™ HD6850 - 2 DVI,HDMI, DP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 3 Capable

Memory - 1st Hard Disk
500GB SATA-II 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 16MB CACHE (7,200rpm)

This is from PC specialist for £684 including windows 7 and delivery.
My budget is £700.

I want to get a good processor most importantly because i can upgrade the graphics card my self in the future if necessary.

Thanks any feedback is appreciated.
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February 17, 2012 10:33:45 AM

^ Build isn't bad, but you would benefit more from a more powerful Graphics Card.

6950 from your first build, is considerably better than a 6850.
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February 17, 2012 9:36:16 PM

Excellent CPU choice. Very glad you moved from the FX to the i5.

Agree with Adrian, in that price range a little more money on video would give you a better balanced system. Both AMD and nVidia are due for the next video card refresh in the nxt 2 -4 months. AMD has already rolled out 7700 (you are better off with 6850) and very high end (7950, too expensive for you i think). I'd consider 6870 or 6950 or nvidia equivalent. Prices on AMD 6-series cards may falll as the 7-series cards come out.

Check this ref: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

Then check this to see the cards that came to late to get in previous ref: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7770-7750...

Then google 7850: According to a report published last month, the Radeon HD 7870 and HD 7850 will be priced at $299 and $249
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February 19, 2012 3:22:25 PM

Updated spec:

Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i5-2400 Quad Core (3.10GHz, 6MB Cache) + HD Graphics

Motherboard
ASUS® P8Z68-V LX: USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs, ATI®CrossFireX

Memory (RAM)
4GB SAMSUNG DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 2GB)

Graphics Card
1GB AMD RADEON™ HD6870 - 2 DVI,HDMI,2 mDP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 4 Capable

Memory - 1st Hard Disk
500GB SATA-II 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 16MB CACHE (7,200rpm)

£672 inc VAT and Delivery.

Decided to downgrade the cpu as im not planning on overclocking and the 2400 is very similar, this allowed me to spend a little more money to get the 6870.

Although im concerned about the cooling and power supply.

Will this PSU handle the PC - 450W Quiet 80 PLUS Dual Rail PSU
On PC specialist it said that everything is compatible although on cyberpower system.co.uk it says it isnt compatible, despite it being the same spec. ??? :S

Also will the default (INTEL SOCKET LGA1155 STANDARD CPU COOLER) keep the system stable enough and cool enough without having to upgrade?

Let me know your thoughts on the build,
thanks.
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February 19, 2012 3:24:27 PM

Best answer selected by hartwins.
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February 21, 2012 2:28:55 PM

Updated spec:

Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i5-2400 Quad Core (3.10GHz, 6MB Cache) + HD Graphics

Motherboard
ASUS® P8Z68-V LX: USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs, ATI®CrossFireX

Memory (RAM)
4GB SAMSUNG DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 2GB)

Graphics Card
1GB AMD RADEON™ HD6870 - 2 DVI,HDMI,2 mDP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 4 Capable

Memory - 1st Hard Disk
500GB SATA-II 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 16MB CACHE (7,200rpm)

£672 inc VAT and Delivery.

Decided to downgrade the cpu as im not planning on overclocking and the 2400 is very similar, this allowed me to spend a little more money to get the 6870.

Although im concerned about the cooling and power supply.

Will this PSU handle the PC - 450W Quiet 80 PLUS Dual Rail PSU
On PC specialist it said that everything is compatible although on cyberpower system.co.uk it says it isnt compatible, despite it being the same spec. ??? :S

Also will the default (INTEL SOCKET LGA1155 STANDARD CPU COOLER) keep the system stable enough and cool enough without having to upgrade?

Let me know your thoughts on the build,
thanks.
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