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FINAL DECISIONS NEEDED FROM PC GAMERS

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November 21, 2012 6:14:40 PM

OKAY IM GOING TO BE GETTING A GAMING PC FROM PC SPECIALIST WHICH I PICKED THEY WILL BUILD WILL THIS RIG BE GOOD FOR A FEW YEARS AND ABLE TO PLAY BF3 GTA V ARMA 3 ANY NEW GAMES WITH EASE ??? maybe metro

SCREEN RESOLUTION IS 1024 X 768

PC SPECS :

I5 3470 3.2GHZ
8 GB RAM 1333MHZ
HD 7850 2GB DDR5
500GB HDD
350W POWER SUPPLY
WINDOWS 7


ps im not amazing at pc's i thought the power supply was to low but according to pc specialist calculations it fits perfectly fine and will be ok

ps might be adding 600w psu adn i5 3570 cpu not the K

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November 21, 2012 6:43:32 PM

The PSU's power rating looks worryingly small to me - I don't doubt that it will work at the moment but it leaves no room for upgrades or overclocking.

As for performance: the CPU is fine for gaming, and the HD 7850 offers great value for relatively little money and should be fine for your resolutions. That said if you really want to future-proof your system it's worth upgrading to the HD7870 - if you can afford to.
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November 21, 2012 6:55:53 PM

Here is a nice tool to help you find out what you need is a PSU http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

Personlly I would not match a 350w PSU with an Intel® Core™ i5 processor and a higher end video card in the HD7850. The problem is that this build needs about a minimum of 300w without any extra case fans or HDDs. Now since a poor quality PSU may not even provide 75% of the rated wattage it is very likely that a 350w isn't going to be able to power your components to the level that they should.

I generally match an Intel Core i5 and a higher end video card up with a PSU in the 500w to 600w range.
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November 21, 2012 7:01:49 PM

At that resolution you will have no problem maxing almost all games! Anyways I agree with the others the power supply is a bit too small for such a rig. In addition, you should consider changing the ram to 1600mhz, not too much of a change but its around the same price.
November 21, 2012 7:04:59 PM

well thankyou guys for the input defiantly helpful!!!
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November 21, 2012 7:16:33 PM

Power supply will need to be beefed up. If on the cheap then look for an Antec EA380D/430D or an Antec NeoEco400c or a Corsair CX430 Bronze. Don't cheap out on the power supply.

Also that video card is going to be wasted on such a low resolution. Should get at the minimum a 1920x1080 monitor to allow your video card to stretch its legs.
November 22, 2012 1:27:33 AM

with that video card you deserve a higher resolution monitor. a better power supply (at least 400w) and at least 1tb hard drive are also good choices
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