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1300 gaming build with a 1366x768 32in tv

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July 23, 2012 11:54:24 AM

The following build I plan on ordering around the first. My budget is around 1300$ which includes shipping cost.

https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.as...

I may sli in the future if I'd get any real benefit from doing so
Primary purpose is gaming specifically gw2 and taking videos of gaming.


My primary questions are
1 will this build run say bf3 at max setting well. At what res?
2 with this set up, how much quality am I losing by using a 1366x768 32in tv? Should I upgrade to a monitor with in the month. Note, I'm not really a graphics nut.
3 is there anything I should change in this set up that would keep it with in budget but give me more?

Thanks for your help
a b 4 Gaming
July 23, 2012 11:57:42 AM

The newegg link leads to a login page, just post the specs here,
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July 23, 2012 12:22:47 PM

Sorry about that. I'm trying to do this from my phone.

Asus px8227-v pro at Intel mobo
Intel Core i-5 3570k 3.4hrz
g-skill 8 guv 240pin ddr3 (16001600)
Gigabyte geforce gtx 670
antec earth watts series 750 psu
128ssd
1tb sata hd
xigmatek gaia sd1283 120mm long life bearing cpu cooler

I may over clock this system, but I was advised not to by a friend to not suck the life out of the system.

This system, with shipping, comes to just over 1300 right now. I have about 70 above that that I can add to the budget. Another thing I can do is get the 1tb hd later (i don't down load lots of music or movies) to add the money saved to improve other aspects if it would make a noticeable difference in performance.



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a b 4 Gaming
July 23, 2012 12:43:41 PM

Hah, I can tell you'r on a phone.
Looks good, only part swapping.

Motherboard is good.
CPU is good.
RAM is good.
GPU is good.

Antec is a mid-range PSU maker. Corsair, Seasonic, XFX are the standout brands. See if you can get a unit from them. Make sure its 80+ Bronze or better, preferably modular. 750W is perfect for a dual card setup (which you'r mobo supports).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

128GB of SSD is plenty for a normal user. Though without the name of it I cant tell you about its speed.

1Tb of storage is about right. Just dont get a green 5900RPM drive, as they are slower than 7200RPM drives and cost the same or more for some reason.

A very good heatsink that's only a dollar more than the Xigmatek is the Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO. Its about the best budget cooler you can get.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Overclocking is perfectly safe if you know what your doing. While it can damage/reduce the lifespan of the component, a conservative overclock (No voltage adjustment) shouldnt damage the component. On the 3570k, the highest you can get without changing stock voltage is ~4.2Ghz, which is what I currently have mine set at. I haven't overclocked a GTX670 before, so I have no clue as to what you can set that too, but I imagine that general overclocking method would still apply.


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July 23, 2012 12:56:10 PM

Thanks for the speedy reply. How well will this build run bf3 on max settings do you think?And should I bother getting a monitor for higher res?
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July 23, 2012 1:03:38 PM

The only problem I have with your build is your PSU. It says four 12v rails at 40A, but this is deceptive. Its four 12v rails TOTALING 40A coming out to only 480W on your 12v rails. A true 750W PSU should have somewhere around 55-60A on the 12v rails. (for example http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

Would it be able to run a single GPU setup? Absolutely. Would I trust it to Crossfire or SLi? Hell no.

Seasonic has a new 650W psu out that looks really good to me ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) but if you want to go with one that has been around a while and it tried and true, go for this Corsair http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 23, 2012 1:06:55 PM

As for running BF3 on ultra, yes it should, and in my opinion, running a game on ultra settings on a screen with lower than 1920x1080 resolution is a waste.
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July 23, 2012 1:15:47 PM

Good to know about the psu. I'm a comp tech novice and was getting help with this system from a few friends. I'll keep getting a new monitor in mind in the near future since I wanted a tv anyways :) 
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July 23, 2012 1:30:59 PM

Strainea said:
Good to know about the psu. I'm a comp tech novice and was getting help with this system from a few friends. I'll keep getting a new monitor in mind in the near future since I wanted a tv anyways :) 


We all start somewhere! Welcome to the club.

You will definitely be happier with a 1920x1080 resolution (or 1920x1200 even better) monitor, it is just SO much more crisp than a TV or even an HDTV.
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August 2, 2012 7:45:43 AM

Best answer selected by Strainea.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 2, 2012 8:41:11 AM

That system is way overkill for a 720p TV screen. You could run ultra on a HD6870.
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