Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Closed

Need help with low/mid end gaming pc

Last response: in Systems
Share
June 20, 2012 5:36:15 AM

First, is building a first pc hard for a 13 year old like me? I spent the last week looking at the parts i should get and came up with something like this.

Mobo : unsure, something under 100$(with hdmi)
Cpu : intel core i5 2500k(might OC, but im still a noob so idk how, i heard it can oc good)
Gpu : either gtx 480 or gtx 560 or radeon hd 7850, open to suggestions
Ram : 4gb @ 1600mhz (by the way, does the speed affect gaming much? Will it improve loading screens?)
Psu : not sure how much i need, guessing 550w?
Case : im going with raidmax, but need to know what psu i need, since some come with a psu
Hdd : i have 2, 1 is 120gb and the other is something like that. Ill get a bigger one later

Im trying to play Skyrim(maxed at higher rez with a bunch of mods), portal 2, dead space 2, tf2, gta 4 with mods too, and the new assassins creed at possibly high.i might be asking WAY too much but idk, 25fps is playable to me.
Will also use it alot for basic things like movies, internet, etc.

Please help suggest parts that are compatible with my stuff.

More about : low mid end gaming

June 20, 2012 6:15:18 AM

Why do you ask serious questions here when every other thread when you don't know you just troll. You don't deserve help when you act as immature as that.
Score
0
June 20, 2012 6:18:11 AM

my hobby is trolling, take a joke.
Score
0
Related resources
June 20, 2012 6:19:59 AM

Well I hope you don't actually want this account as I reported every instance. How spoiled are you if you're actually getting to spend that much on a computer at that age?
BTW
HelloStranger said:
I highly reccomend at least 1400watts

maybe 1500-1600 in this case ;) 
Score
0
June 20, 2012 6:22:24 AM

What, you want me to mow lawns for 5$ and try to buy it myself? I can't even work.
Score
0
June 20, 2012 6:24:04 AM

If building a PC is hard or not will be relative to your experience. This is my feedback :-

Motherboard :- Since your planning on a core i5 2500k, get something that will support overclocking ( eg: p67,z68 or z77) .
GPU :- I would suggest going with the 7850 or the 6950( good deal on Newegg for 200$ comes with BF3 and Dirt 3 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
RAM:- I personally don't see any real world difference between the clock speeds on RAM. Very gimmicky from the RAM manufacturers I believe, atleast not enough to justify huge price margins. But 1600mhz is coming at very good price nowadays, so go for it.
PSU:- Yes, a 550 W will do but don't even consider the PSU's that come with the case, you will just end up frying your whole system with a bad PSU. Get a good brand name PSU like Corsair, Antec etc..
Case:- make sure it can fit whatever card you are planning to buy, otherwise it's personal preference.
HDD:- If you are re-using old Hard disk and if it's IDE( not SATA) remember to get IDE to SATA Connectors.

You should be able to more than handle playing all the games you listed with 40+fps easily with a setup like this. Have fun. Make sure to ground yourself while building the PC !!!.
Score
0

Best solution

June 20, 2012 6:28:55 AM

deepb said:
If building a PC is hard or not will be relative to your experience. This is my feedback :-

Motherboard :- Since your planning on a core i5 2500k, get something that will support overclocking ( eg: p67,z68 or z77) .
GPU :- I would suggest going with the 7850 or the 6950( good deal on Newegg for 200$ comes with BF3 and Dirt 3 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
RAM:- I personally don't see any real world difference between the clock speeds on RAM. Very gimmicky from the RAM manufacturers I believe, atleast not enough to justify huge price margins. But 1600mhz is coming at very good price nowadays, so go for it.
PSU:- Yes, a 550 W will do but don't even consider the PSU's that come with the case, you will just end up frying your whole system with a bad PSU. Get a good brand name PSU like Corsair, Antec etc..
Case:- make sure it can fit whatever card you are planning to buy, otherwise it's personal preference.
HDD:- If you are re-using old Hard disk and if it's IDE( not SATA) remember to get IDE to SATA Connectors.

You should be able to more than handle playing all the games you listed with 40+fps easily with a setup like this. Have fun. Make sure to ground yourself while building the PC !!!.


Please don't waste your time on this person. Look at what he's spammed on other peoples help threads.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/351155-31-random-comp...
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/350953-31-performance...
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/351133-31-power-suppl...
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/351125-31-please-upgr...
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/351153-31-parts-work
Share
a c 113 B Homebuilt system
June 20, 2012 9:13:32 AM

HelloStranger said:
my hobby is trolling, take a joke.


Moderating is my hobby. It's marginally more productive, sometimes.
Score
0
a c 113 B Homebuilt system
June 20, 2012 9:14:01 AM

This topic has been closed by Proximon
Score
0
a c 113 B Homebuilt system
June 20, 2012 9:18:01 AM

Best answer selected by Proximon.
Score
0
!