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March 8, 2012 5:58:01 AM

Hi I was wondering if this pc is good for playing modern games like bf3, skyrim, etc, and is worth the money. Costs $1,000 AUD

Specs:

Case:CoolerMaster Elite 431 Plus Midi-Tower Case - 500W PSU, Black1xUSB3.0, 2xUSB2.0, 1xAudio, Side Window, ATX

Motherboard:Intel DH67CL B3 Motherboard - OEM LGA1155, H67 (B3 Stepping), 4xDDR3-1333, 1xPCI-Ex16 v2.0, 2xSATA-III, 3xSATA-II, 1xeSATA-II, RAID, 1xGigLAN, 8Chl-HD, DVI, HDMI, USB3.0, ATX

CPU:Core i5 2500 Quad Core (3.30GHz - 3.70GHz Turbo, 850-1100MHz GPU) - LGA1155, 5.0 GT/s DMI, 6MB Cache, 32nm, 95W

RAM:8GB (2 x 4GB) PC3-10600 1333MHz DDR3 RAM

Graphics: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 - 1GB GDDR5 - (775MHz, 4000MHz)256-bit, 2xDVI, 1xDisplayPort, 1xHDMI, PCI-Ex16 v2.1, Fansink

Other: Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium (pre-installed), 500GB 7200rpm HDD, DVD+RW

Thanks in advance.

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March 8, 2012 6:09:07 AM
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i assume you don't OC.
psu is crap.change to some thing better like-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
drop down to i5 2400.2500 is expensive and hardly 5~10% faster.
try to invest in some thing like 6870.
it's not going to max out ultra settings in BF3 but will run fine on high(AA off).
March 8, 2012 7:10:35 AM

U should get a better PSU and I5 2500k and a gen 3 Motherboard for future processor and video card.

I5 2500 and 2500k is only $20 away.Should got 2500k and overclock it ^^( u can find awsome guide on the net as 2500k is popular ^^)


I getting my I5 2500k, Asrock Ex 4 gen 3 and MSI 560ti twinfozer ^^

For heat sink:I get ZALMAN PERFORMA instead of a hyper212 evo.

G skill 2x4gb ram CL7.

NO SSD maybe in the future.

All bellow $1200 ^^(US)
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March 8, 2012 7:25:10 AM

kailiang32 said:
U should get a better PSU and I5 2500k and a gen 3 Motherboard for future processor and video card.

I5 2500 and 2500k is only $20 away.Should got 2500k and overclock it ^^( u can find awsome guide on the net as 2500k is popular ^^)


I getting my I5 2500k, Asrock Ex 4 gen 3 and MSI 560ti twinfozer ^^

For heat sink:I get ZALMAN PERFORMA instead of a hyper212 evo.

G skill 2x4gb ram CL7.

NO SSD maybe in the future.

All bellow $1200 ^^(US)


Im looking at replacing the case to a Antec Sonata IV with Antec 620W psu and a hd 6870 ddr5. Any good?
March 8, 2012 7:36:12 AM

mitch23 said:
Im looking at replacing the case to a Antec Sonata IV with Antec 620W psu and a hd 6870 ddr5. Any good?



Try Cm Storm enforcer ^^.

I living in singapore which is within ASIA.

So i can get a CM690II adv USB 3.0 which hold 10 fans and its huge ^^
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