Solved Suggestions or changes to this build? Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: May 6, 2012 1:28 AM in Systems Share anxiousinfusion April 28, 2012 7:57:06 PM This is the potential system that I came up with for my brother. He plans on ordering the parts soon and has ~$650 to work with. If you notice something that could be better or isn't compatible please let me know before we order. CPU: -AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4100WMGUSBX -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... GPU: -HIS H777F1G2M Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... PSU: -CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... RAM: -Corsair Dominator 8 GB PC3-10666 1333mHz (PC3 10666) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1.6v Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel and AMD 8 Dual Channel Kit CMP8GX3M2B1333C9 -http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Dominator-PC3-10666-1333m... MoBo: -Asus Socket AM3+/ AMD 970/ Quad CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard (M5A97) -http://www.amazon.com/Asus-Socket-CrossFireX-Motherboar... DVD: -SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE - OEM -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...(RW+Drives)-_-SAMSUNG-_-27151244 OS: -Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... HDD: (Already taken care of) Case: -Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...(Computer+Cases+-+ATX+Form)-_-Antec-_-11129066 He plans to play mostly; Minecraft, Tribes:Ascend, Starcraft 2 and other recent games. Thanks for any input! More about : suggestions build azeem40 April 28, 2012 8:00:57 PM At 1680x1050, the 7770 will be fine for those games. However, if you have a 1920x1080 monitor, the framerates will be in the mid 30s. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/536 anxiousinfusion April 28, 2012 9:58:52 PM Yes, the monitor is a 1080 television. Is there an alternative card for the same price? Nvidia maybe... I was just aiming for all-AMD for compatibility reasons. Related resources 1000$ day trading build suggestions/changes - Forum Suggestions , or Changes please? :3 - Forum Building my first system, any changes/suggestions ? - Forum Any suggestions/changes ? - Forum Final Build - Last suggestions/changes - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer azeem40 April 28, 2012 10:01:44 PM AMD GPUs can be used on both Intel and AMD computers. There is no such thing as GPU socket compatibility. anxiousinfusion April 28, 2012 10:26:54 PM I'm aware of that. AMD CPU with an AMD GPU only seems appropriate. azeem40 April 28, 2012 10:27:49 PM That makes no sense. How does something that doesn't relate to the CPU seem appropriate? anxiousinfusion April 28, 2012 10:30:15 PM Alright, don't worry about that. It's a personal preference of mine. If an Nvidia card turns out to be cheaper per performance, I will certainly change the order. Best solution azeem40 April 28, 2012 10:32:37 PM Get the Radeon 6850. It outperforms the 7770 by a bit. anxiousinfusion April 29, 2012 12:21:51 AM azeem40 said:Get the Radeon 6850. It outperforms the 7770 by a bit. And that's despite being an older card? azeem40 April 29, 2012 12:23:59 AM Older doesn't mean it has worse performance. AMD did not do a good job with the 77xx series. anxiousinfusion May 6, 2012 1:28:00 AM Best answer selected by anxiousinfusion. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumNew P2 Build , any suggestions/changes ForumAny final suggestions for changes ? Forum2nd build , wondering if it would last awhile & suggestions for changes ForumAMD gaming rig - PLEASE PLEASE - Any suggestions/changes ? ForumFinal suggestions / changes for $1100-1200 gaming PC? ForumAny suggested changes ? ForumFirst Build ...would anyone make any changes ? ForumFeedback and suggested changes ForumMy first build $550-$700 OPEN TO CHANGES ForumFirst build , £650 budget, making final changes before buying ForumMy complete build (any final suggestions ?) ForumNeed suggestions to finalize my build ForumWill this PCI Fit on my Motherboard? ForumNeed help determining weekest points in custom build... ForumNew IB gaming build 800-1000 More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !