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New Gaming Pc Build

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June 21, 2012 7:53:45 AM

Budget Range: 1400 after rebate

I want a system that can play games like battlefield 3 with an average of 40fps and was wondering if this build could do it, i do not wish to overclock the pc or crossfire.
Intel Core i5 3550 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz 6MB 77W LGA 1155
HIS Radeon HD 6950 2gb GDDR5
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Unbuffered Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B)
RaidMax Atlas

I have a small monitor that i still wish to use for this pc, it is an AOC with a maximum resolution of 1024x768 and i am still figuring out what is the best psu for this build.

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June 21, 2012 8:04:43 AM

Thanx for the quick reply, uhh my budget is around 1400 nzd
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June 21, 2012 8:07:44 AM

All i can say is motherboards are a dime a dozen, depending on what features your looking for that will ultimately determine the price your going to pay, if all you want is basic I'd say go with anything from ASUS or ASrock, ASrock has had some pretty good recommendations from Toms. Like i said, its all up to what features you want on it like 1x PCI-E or 2x etc etc, if u don't care buy the cheapest one. :sol: 
June 21, 2012 8:15:20 AM

Im lost with the psu i tried the online wattage calculator but too me it seems wrong
June 21, 2012 8:16:27 AM

Ok so 1400 New Zealand dollars = 1117.3400 US dollars

Not sure if the prices are the same there M8 but for 1100 US i would look at something like this







If you have it in the budget you can up the ram to 8 GB, If your going for a sli setup up the PSU to 750W and get a CPU Cooler if you like to OC

This build was 1,025.92 US + tax and shipping

Not sure what store you have over there M8 sorry
June 21, 2012 8:21:29 AM

That build looks awesome but sadly we have limited stuff down here :(  the only good stuff i can find is what i posted at the top, its just that im lost with the psu, is a 650 watt good enough?
June 21, 2012 8:27:09 AM

For that GPU and and setup a GOOD QL 550W PSU will be more then good ( For a Single GPU rig ) and it looks like that mobo only has 1 PCI E 3.0 so you will be good
June 21, 2012 8:27:49 AM

post some PSU you can get down there
June 21, 2012 8:32:16 AM

COOLER MASTER GX 650W PSU Single +12V rail 52A 80+
COOLER MASTER 700W eXtreme Power Plus SLI Silent 12CM Fan
COOLER MASTER GX 550W PSU Single +12V rail for up to 52A 80PLUS
CORSAIR 650W TX-650v2 ATX PSU 80PLUS Bronze
June 21, 2012 8:33:25 AM

I was thinking of getting the 700w eXtreme but it seemed too cheap and didnt have that 80+ efficiency thing so i leaned more towards the GX 650W?

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June 21, 2012 8:38:58 AM
June 21, 2012 8:42:21 AM

hmmm ok thanks for the help i really appreciate it, wish me luck with the build :) 
June 21, 2012 8:42:46 AM

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