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Early idea for base build.

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July 3, 2012 7:58:33 PM

Hello, this is my custom build from CyberPower.

Case: Xion Predator 970 Gaming Series Mid Tower Case w/ 2 External Removable HDD Bays

CPU: AMD FX-6200 3.80 GHz Six-Core AM3+ CPU 6MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology

Cooling Fan: Asetek 510LC / Xtremegear Liquid Cooling system w/ 120mm Radiator (Asetek CPU Water Cooling)

Motherboard: ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 AMD 760G (780L) Chipset DDR3 Socket AM3+ Micro-ATX w/ 4 RAM slots, 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III, 1 PCIe X16, 1 PCIe X1, & 2 PCI

Memory: 8GB (4x2GB) PC12800 DDR3/1600mhz Dual Channel Memory

Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card , Eyefinity 3 capable [+2] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)

Power Supply Upgrade: 700 Watts Power Supplies (Cyberpower 700watt Gaming Power Supply)

Hard Drive: 2TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64M Cache 7200RPM Hard Drive (Single Hard Drive)

Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE. (BLACK Colour)


could this run games lke arma 2 etc. on high+ setings?


Feedback and suggestions much appreciated. :) 
budget is about £700

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July 6, 2012 4:14:54 PM

Dont get the CP power supply. NEVER EVER GET IT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. they are terrible!

go with Intel for the CPU. they are better in every way.

that liquid cooler is the free one. its crap. go with a fan. Hyper EVo 212 or thermaltake FRIo are better and easier to maintain.

i would try and get "branded" components. so where it says "major brand..." i would instead select a brand (theres always a choice for a few quid more).

these changes may cost you 50 more, but you'll have a much much better and more importantly, reliable, machine...
July 7, 2012 4:29:01 PM

thanks for replying, this is an early look at what to get

what CPU do you suggest? i5?

also there is no option for diffrent brand for the 6850, i may go with PC specialist as i get a better idea of what i need.
July 9, 2012 1:59:44 PM

i5-3570k is best (replacing the i5-2500k - which is still good and probably a better choice if youre on a budget).

Also, get the memory in a 2x4gb config.

try another build on there. get a branded PSU as well, no more than 650W if youre not planning on Xfire.

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