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May 21, 2012 3:15:29 AM

Like the thread says, I'm a first time builder. I am hoping to be able to game on this rig, specifically BF3 and Diablo3. I am hoping that what I have chosen can play on medium to high settings for BF3 and ultra to max for Diablo3. This is my last check before I go ahead and purchase the parts, so I just wanted to make sure that everything will be compatible and will work in the way I hope it will.

Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget: $900-$1100

System Usage: Gaming, Internet browsing

Parts not Needed: Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers

Preferred Website: Any

Country: US

Parts Preference: None

Overclocking: Not right now

SLI/Crossfire: Not right now

Monitor: Included in build, 1920x1080

Here is my current build.
CPU:
Intel Core i5-2310 Sandy Bridge 2.9GHz (3.2GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52310
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card:
GIGABYTE GV-R785OC-2GD Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard:
MSI H67A-G43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive:
ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD:
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU:
Rosewill Stallion Series RD450-2-DB 450W ATX V2.2 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:
Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor:
ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) W/Speakers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Like I said, I just want to make sure that all the parts are compatible and will provide an adequate gaming experience.

Thanks

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May 21, 2012 3:20:05 AM
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May 21, 2012 3:23:41 AM

Ok, I'll look around for some combo deals.
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May 21, 2012 3:24:46 AM

Recommend better CPU with K series and also get the 3rd Gen... Also get a higher wattage PSU because 7850 requires 500Watts minimum, with the CPU overclock, you'll surely use over 400Watts... Get a 650Watts PSU
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May 21, 2012 3:29:10 AM

Actually, the 7850 only uses 130W at full load, so 400W is just fine.
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May 21, 2012 3:48:03 AM

I feel like the CPU that I have listed is enough. I am not quite sure if I will really need one of the better processors. And if I go with the combos above listed by dudewitbow, will I be closer to $1000 total?
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May 21, 2012 4:15:23 AM

owags7 said:
I feel like the CPU that I have listed is enough. I am not quite sure if I will really need one of the better processors. And if I go with the combos above listed by dudewitbow, will I be closer to $1000 total?


Plugging it all in, i got 934.86+96.48=1031.34 without using any of the codes for what i sugested for significant upgrades parts

compared to your original 1034.88. if you like your build, just combo the hdd with the drive

essentially, your getting a significantly better psu and a better mobo for 3 dollars less. if you really cant go past 1k, then combo the hdd with the drive in your original plan to cut 13$
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May 21, 2012 4:24:08 AM

If you really want a Rosewill PSU, only buy their HIVE and Capstone series PSUs.
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May 21, 2012 4:26:04 AM

Thanks for the tips. I think i will go with your changes to get the better psu and motherboard. So if I just change those things, everything is good to order and I can play BF3 on reasonable settings?
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May 21, 2012 4:26:33 AM

Yep. :p 
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May 21, 2012 4:28:15 AM

lunyone said:
I don't like your PSU. It's not what I'd want in any friend/foe's system. Please get a quality PSU (so you minimize your power issues). Antec/Corsair/Seasonic/PCP&C are all good brands. Rosewill isn't one that I'd put on my list.

For $55 shipped: 37A on the combined 12v rails, Modular, and 80+ Certified efficient too!
Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply



its already been tested on several sites that rosewills hive, capstone and lightning series are good psus. the Rosewill hive is made with the same base as the OCZ ZS series. Eggxpert has it labled as tier 2, Anandtech labeled that it does it job, and the only competition at that price range is the seasonic m12ii 520w, but since hes getting the 550 hive as a combo, what more reason makes the hive the more monetary choice.

essentially, companies entireline up is not always good. I really hate the fact that people tend to say that x line is good entirely, and disregard the good psus made from different companies at different price points. theres a reason why i made a mini psu guide, its to eliminate such idea and recommend strong psus at certain price points. If i told you to name a good silverstone, OCZ, or Rosewill made ones, you would probably have a hard time thinking of one at different price points.
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May 21, 2012 4:29:12 AM

dudewitbow said:
its already been tested on several sites that rosewills hive, capstone and lightning series are good psus. the Rosewill hive is made with the same base as the OCZ ZS series. Eggxpert has it labled as tier 2, Anandtech labeled that it does it job, and the only competition at that price range is the seasonic m12ii 520w, but since hes getting the 550 hive as a combo, what more reason makes the hive the more monetary choice.

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May 21, 2012 4:30:16 AM

Should be pretty good for the $ :) 
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May 21, 2012 4:31:25 AM

Best answer selected by owags7.
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May 21, 2012 4:31:49 AM

I appreciate all the help. Now I just have to order my parts and get started on my build :) 
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May 21, 2012 4:33:25 AM

dudewitbow said:
its already been tested on several sites that rosewills hive, capstone and lightning series are good psus. the Rosewill hive is made with the same base as the OCZ ZS series. Eggxpert has it labled as tier 2, Anandtech labeled that it does it job, and the only competition at that price range is the seasonic m12ii 520w, but since hes getting the 550 hive as a combo, what more reason makes the hive the more monetary choice.

essentially, companies entireline up is not always good. I really hate the fact that people tend to say that x line is good entirely, and disregard the good psus made from different companies at different price points. theres a reason why i made a mini psu guide, its to eliminate such idea and recommend strong psus at certain price points. If i told you to name a good silverstone, OCZ, or Rosewill made ones, you would probably have a hard time thinking of one at different price points.

Just saw the Capstone series online today. I know the Hive's are pretty good, but the one that he selected wasn't one of the ones that I'd buy.
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May 21, 2012 4:35:12 AM

He was referring to your "Rosewill isn't one that I'd put on my list." statement.
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