I'm a first time PC gamer and am looking to either buy or build my own rig. I want to be able to play bf3 on higher quality. I researched some parts, but am not sure if they fit together correctly and if they are exactly what I am looking for.
CPU-Intel Core i5-2380P Sandy Bridge 3.1Ghz
GFX-Sapphire Raedeon HD 6950 2 GB
RAM-G. Skill RipJaws Series 8GB (2x4GB)
Hard Drive-Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500 GB
Optical Drive-Asus 24x DVD Burner
Power Supply- Antec HCG-750 750W
Case-Rosewill RANGER ATX midtower
Not sure if all these parts fit together, and i am not sure if I will need anything else to make it work. Im also looking to spend around $600-700. I think this is about $150 over, but im not sure what exactly i need and if i can cut the price. If anyone can help that would be great. Thanks
Parts are compatible - even if you do have a Sandy Bridge CPU and Ivy Bridge motherboard.
Your build list is also missing an OS.
You'll probably need to trim cost a bit in several parts. CPU/MB, GPU/PSU
Want more options and opinions?
You might want to jump on over to the Systems > New Build section of the THG forums where they handle about a couple dozen of these requests per day. And they are more in tune with current prices, sales and combo deals.
right. someone should make a sticky called "buy this stuff"
first off, i don't know how much you are paying for that 6950 (i'v seen them for really low prices in "flash deals") but save some cash, get a 7850 or even a 560ti OR if you want top-end performance get a 670GTX.