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June 22, 2012 5:25:29 PM

Hey guys, I've chosen the parts for a build I'd like to do, and was wondering if, 1. the parts are compatible, 2. if any bottlenecking will occur, and 3. how will they perform on BF3 1920x1080. I'm also hoping to get ARMA 3, and would like to know how it would perform on that.

My budget is $770 (including shipping and OS) and I'm already a little bit past it.

Here's my build/links/prices

MOBO: ASUS P8H61-M LX PLUS (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS-$69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU:Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120-$124.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: SAPPHIRERadeon HD 7850 OC 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card ( 11200-01-20G )-$249.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CHASSIS:NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case-$39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD:Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS-RK 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive-$79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBNT-$39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W ATX12V V2.2 Intel Core i7 Compliant Dual 80mm Fans Full Cable Sleevings Power Supply-$34.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD DRIVE:LG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH24NS90 - OEM- $16.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS: Windows 7 home premium 64 bit- $99.99

Please make suggestions on what I could improve, I'd like to keep this GPU and not spend any more than I am planning to on it.

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June 22, 2012 6:34:25 PM

Looks good to me except:

The psu should be stronger, and I think there are better brands than thermaltake.
AMD recommends a 500w psu for the 7850:
http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/7000/78...

Here is a Corsair 600w unit for $50 after rebate(same price as 500w) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seasonic, XFX, PC P&C and Antec are also reliable.

A cheap psu is the last place to economize.
A cheap psu will underperform and if it fails, may destroy anything connected to it.

If you need to economize a bit, the Intel G870 would be just as good. The main difference is no hyperthreading.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 22, 2012 6:36:23 PM

id tell you right now the power supply probably wont hold on very well. check out the seasonic m12II 520w instead. to make room for the power supply, drop the ram to 4gb as 4gb is still more than enough for games.
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June 22, 2012 8:39:18 PM

Is the i3 enough for games since it's only a duel core? And thanks a lot for the info guys.
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June 22, 2012 11:19:58 PM

i3 is pretty good for games. quad core just makes multi-tasking easier
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June 25, 2012 12:35:48 PM

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