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May 29, 2012 11:02:52 AM

Hello,
I'm building my first gaming computer and I'm wondering if this will be a decent build: (I'm on a kinda strict budget about $800)

CPU: AMD Phenom ii x4 965 BE
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6950
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast 650W
HDD: Western Digital Caviar 500GB
Optical Drive: Asus 24x DVD burner
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer
Asus 1920 x 1080 resolution monitor

The games I will mostly be playing are Diablo 3, Starcraft 2, The Witcher 1/2, and Crysis 1/2.
I'm looking to run these games on at least high settings with good fps so any help will be greatly appreciated! Not looking to crossfire but might overclock. Let me know if any components need to be changed or if you can suggest better ones. Thanks in advance for any help.

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May 29, 2012 11:50:21 AM

fine build, it will handle all those games at good to max settings
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May 29, 2012 12:08:27 PM

HDD too small...
just saying...
get SSD for OS now!!!
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May 29, 2012 12:39:13 PM

Hi, yup, all looks good to me. I have the same mobo, cpu, memory but with a Radeon 6850 and can play BF3 at 1920 x 1080 with High/ultra settings. Win7 64bit
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May 29, 2012 12:40:08 PM

jomari29 said:
HDD too small...
just saying...
get SSD for OS now!!!


I'm on a kinda strict budget about $800


make sure you send him your credit card number so he can purchase a larger HDD and SSD now!!!!
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May 29, 2012 12:41:37 PM

Perhaps get a 120GB SSD if you can afford, then you could install some of your fave games on that too. Use the 500Gb drive for your Docs, Pics etc. Just add new libraries.
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May 29, 2012 1:12:38 PM

Its kinda hard to recommend a gaming pc to a long run when you specify a few games that you will be playing for a few months.
But a Core i5 2500k, 8gb ram (ridiculously cheap nowadays) and a good video card like HD 7770 or 7870 if you have some extra money will support you for 3 years easily.

i will not recommend any HDs because you didnt specified your use to them. but any 7200rpm will do

if you gonna go with intel buy an h67 chip like p8p67m from asus

For PSU you can get a OCZ 500W StealthXStream, if you dont wanna spend too much get a 500w from coolermaster RS500
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May 29, 2012 5:17:14 PM

06guitarist said:
Hello,
I'm building my first gaming computer and I'm wondering if this will be a decent build: (I'm on a kinda strict budget about $800)

CPU: AMD Phenom ii x4 965 BE
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6950
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast 650W
HDD: Western Digital Caviar 500GB
Optical Drive: Asus 24x DVD burner
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer
Asus 1920 x 1080 resolution monitor

The games I will mostly be playing are Diablo 3, Starcraft 2, The Witcher 1/2, and Crysis 1/2.
I'm looking to run these games on at least high settings with good fps so any help will be greatly appreciated! Not looking to crossfire but might overclock. Let me know if any components need to be changed or if you can suggest better ones. Thanks in advance for any help.



Thats a well put together budget gaming build, buy and enjoy, only 1 thing from me, if you can afford another $30 on a HYper 212 evo cpu cooler then you can probably get 4ghz out of that 965.
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May 30, 2012 12:04:14 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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