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July 13, 2012 10:30:15 PM

case-cooler master haf 912, motherboard-BIOSTAR A780L3B AM3 AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD, Power supply-APEX AL-D500EXP 500W ATX12V, RAM-G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600, graphics card-EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti, hard drive-SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5, processor-AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core, disk drive-ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner. the build is at $530 my concern is if it will all work together and if its a decent gaming computer build any tips or recommendations will help
July 13, 2012 10:44:50 PM

what games are you trying to play? you going to run windows 7?

It looks ok. you may have problems with some of the new/high end games.
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July 13, 2012 10:49:25 PM

please do not waste your money building that.
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July 13, 2012 10:52:50 PM

yeah i was going to use windows 7 and i play diablo3 wow and was thinking of bf3
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July 13, 2012 10:54:42 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($85.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Biostar H61MLC Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($21.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $514.15
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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July 13, 2012 10:58:50 PM

BF3 is a taxing game. WoW is a processor heavy game.

The computer looniam posted is a good comp. might want to upgrade the PSU a bit.
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Anonymous
July 13, 2012 11:02:32 PM

inerax said:
BF3 is a taxing game. WoW is a processor heavy game.

The computer looniam posted is a good comp. might want to upgrade the PSU a bit.

Quote:
Power Consumption
Our test system is based on a power hungry Core i7 965 / X58 system.
System Wattage with GPU in FULL Stress = 254W
Subjective obtained GPU power consumption = ~ 106 Watts

http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-radeon-hd-7850-power-...
the PSU posted is more than enough, but thanks for checking.
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July 13, 2012 11:02:35 PM

Anonymous said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($85.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Biostar H61MLC Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($21.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $514.15
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

that is a pretty nice build would it be easy build to upgrade in future?
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July 13, 2012 11:07:11 PM

It would be helpful if you listed a budget amould because with that info we can rearrange the build for you to get the best gaming experience that you can get for what the budget amount is. By looking at the build as you have listed it there are a couple of things going aganst you for gaming performance.
The video card is not a good choice and there are a lot of complaints with the performance of the 550Ti. While Nvidia cards are good in some games and AMD cards are good in other games sometimes certian cards are just not good performers. A 6850 or 6870 would be better choices.
The AMD cpu's are known for not being able to match up against Intel cpu"s and while the draw of the AMD cpu's is low price you end up with low performance also. For $80 you get a three core cpu that's far down on the list of gaming cpu's. So this is where the budget amount comes in to see if a better cpu can be had.

Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32100
$119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is a dual core with hyperthreading so you end up with four threaded cores , so what that means is that when in a game the OS can use two cores for the game and now it has two more threads for programs running in the background and they are not using resources that would be for the game.
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Anonymous
July 13, 2012 11:09:16 PM

Tommy21 said:
that is a pretty nice build would it be easy build to upgrade in future?

the motherboard will not be able to overclock any cpu, that would need a Z68 or Z77/5 motherboard (which would be twice the price) but you could get an i5 quad core cpu later w/o a problem.

the PSU which is fine for the build, and a great one for a very resonable price, would be a factor if you look at upgrading to a high end video card, that would be a 500 - 550 watt PSU. (again twice the price of the one listed)
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July 13, 2012 11:09:51 PM

inzone said:
It would be helpful if you listed a budget amould because with that info we can rearrange the build for you to get the best gaming experience that you can get for what the budget amount is. By looking at the build as you have listed it there are a couple of things going aganst you for gaming performance.
The video card is not a good choice and there are a lot of complaints with the performance of the 550Ti. While Nvidia cards are good in some games and AMD cards are good in other games sometimes certian cards are just not good performers. A 6850 or 6870 would be better choices.
The AMD cpu's are known for not being able to match up against Intel cpu"s and while the draw of the AMD cpu's is low price you end up with low performance also. For $80 you get a three core cpu that's far down on the list of gaming cpu's. So this is where the budget amount comes in to see if a better cpu can be had.

Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32100
$119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is a dual core with hyperthreading so you end up with four threaded cores , so what that means is that when in a game the OS can use two cores for the game and now it has two more threads for programs running in the background and they are not using resources that would be for the game.

my budget is around $500-$600
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Anonymous
July 13, 2012 11:20:21 PM

Tommy21 said:
my budget is around $500-$600

oh? imma gonna tweak somethings(s) and push the budget a little further to get you something that will play any game reasonable a medium/high graphic setting:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2300 2.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($58.50 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $666.41
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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July 13, 2012 11:20:53 PM

Anonymous said:
the motherboard will not be able to overclock any cpu, that would need a Z68 or Z77/5 motherboard (which would be twice the price) but you could get an i5 quad core cpu later w/o a problem.

the PSU which is fine for the build, and a great one for a very resonable price, would be a factor if you look at upgrading to a high end video card, that would be a 500 - 550 watt PSU. (again twice the price of the one listed)

so you think this would be good for future upgrades, BIOSTAR TZ68K+ LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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Anonymous
July 13, 2012 11:26:50 PM

Tommy21 said:
so you think this would be good for future upgrades, BIOSTAR TZ68K+ LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

biostar are very economical choices and are ok, even though they do get ragged on. the only "problem" with that is 1 x16 slot and the other x16 slot runs in x4 mode- meaning no SLI or Xfire. just an FYI.
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July 13, 2012 11:33:42 PM

Anonymous said:
biostar are very economical choices and are ok, even though they do get ragged on. the only "problem" with that is 1 x16 slot and the other x16 slot runs in x4 mode- meaning no SLI or Xfire. just an FYI.

what motherboard do u suggest?
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Anonymous
July 13, 2012 11:39:34 PM

Tommy21 said:
what motherboard do u suggest?

for your budget a x16, x4 is about what it is going to be . .again it is not really a problem.
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July 13, 2012 11:43:34 PM

Anonymous said:
for your budget a x16, x4 is about what it is going to be . .again it is not really a problem.

so if i used the bio tz68k i could upgrade to an i5 quad core in the future right?
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Anonymous
July 13, 2012 11:46:53 PM

yes. any 1155 socket (h61, h67, p67, z68, b75, h77, z75, z77) will be able to use an i5 CPU. but it is the p67, z68 or z77, z75 that can overclock a "K" series cpu.
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July 13, 2012 11:59:09 PM

Anonymous said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($85.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Biostar H61MLC Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($21.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $514.15
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

if i changed the motherboard to a gigabyte ga-75m-d3v would i need to change anything on the rest of the build?
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Anonymous
July 14, 2012 12:04:06 AM

no.
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July 14, 2012 12:07:49 AM

Anonymous said:
no.

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Anonymous
July 14, 2012 12:08:26 AM

your welcome.
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July 14, 2012 12:13:21 AM

Best answer selected by Tommy21.
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