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Good Build for ArmA 2? Possibly Crysis?

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August 12, 2012 1:47:13 PM

Hello, So far i have a Budget of $700 and i can go over to at least $720.

Parts:
CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:
I couldn't find anything that would work with my motherboard. any suggestions? at least up to 8gb (or 2x4)

Graphics:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I can scrap an old DVD drive from an old HP Pavilion a705w. which is quite old but i think the DVD drive would still work.
Please leave suggestions below! the RAM is the only thing i REALLY need! :sol: 

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August 12, 2012 2:03:33 PM

ZigglePuff said:
Hello, So far i have a Budget of $700 and i can go over to at least $720.

Parts:
CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:
I couldn't find anything that would work with my motherboard. any suggestions? at least up to 8gb (or 2x4)

Graphics:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I can scrap an old DVD drive from an old HP Pavilion a705w. which is quite old but i think the DVD drive would still work.
Please leave suggestions below! the RAM is the only thing i REALLY need! :sol: 


INCOMPATIBILITY ALERT:

That CPU won't work on that board. That CPU is 2 generations older being a LGA1156 part. Your board is a modern LGA1155 part. For the LGA1155, you are restricted to using Core i-something in the 2000 number series or 3000 number series.

Change your CPU, that one is way too old. A nice Core i3 2xxx will serve you fine.
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August 12, 2012 2:05:07 PM

Don't have time now to put a build together but will get back to you. What you currently have (GPU) will definitely run ARMA II and Crysis 2 so dw too much ;) 
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August 12, 2012 2:06:24 PM

ZigglePuff said:

I can scrap an old DVD drive from an old HP Pavilion a705w. which is quite old but i think the DVD drive would still work.


Make sure your "old" DVD drive is a SATA, not PATA (thin cable, instead of thick parallel wires). That board you linked to supports only SATA connections. Most boards now-a-days only have SATA.
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August 12, 2012 2:13:01 PM

Maxx_Power said:
INCOMPATIBILITY ALERT:

That CPU won't work on that board. That CPU is 2 generations older being a LGA1156 part. Your board is a modern LGA1155 part. For the LGA1155, you are restricted to using Core i-something in the 2000 number series or 3000 number series.

Change your CPU, that one is way too old. A nice Core i3 2xxx will serve you fine.


thank you for the quick reply, but I'm not so sure on if i should find a higher number, i3, i5, cores, ect. if someone could can you recommend a decent processor for Arma 2 trying to get around medium-high-max settings? thanks to all
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August 12, 2012 2:20:02 PM

ZigglePuff said:
thank you for the quick reply, but I'm not so sure on if i should find a higher number, i3, i5, cores, ect. if someone could can you recommend a decent processor for Arma 2 trying to get around medium-high-max settings? thanks to all


It is not if you SHOULD. If you buy that processor, and that motherboard, they will not WORK TOGETHER.

So you MUST get a different processor to make your system work.

The cheapest Core i3's are fine for gaming, so a Core i3 2000 series, pick which ever one you want on Newegg. The 2000 denotes the Sandy Bridge generation of LGA1155 processors. The one you linked to is a Clarkdale generation that runs on LGA1156 motherboards. The motherboard you linked to is a LGA1155 board, it will not accept LGA1156 processors.
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August 12, 2012 2:23:14 PM

Maxx_Power said:
It is not if you SHOULD. If you buy that processor, and that motherboard, they will not WORK TOGETHER.

So you MUST get a different processor to make your system work.

The cheapest Core i3's are fine for gaming, so a Core i3 2000 series, pick which ever one you want on Newegg. The 2000 denotes the Sandy Bridge generation of LGA1155 processors. The one you linked to is a Clarkdale generation that runs on LGA1156 motherboards. The motherboard you linked to is a LGA1155 board, it will not accept LGA1156 processors.


Thank you for your response, after further inspection of my old pavilion, it is sadly IDE connection. so now i need a good brand for DVD burners :na: 
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August 12, 2012 2:26:48 PM

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a b V Motherboard
August 12, 2012 2:26:54 PM

ZigglePuff said:
Thank you for your response, after further inspection of my old pavilion, it is sadly IDE connection. so now i need a good brand for DVD burners :na: 


Lite-ON (iHAS series), or ASUS equivalent branded.
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August 12, 2012 2:28:03 PM

Maxx_Power said:
Lite-ON (iHAS series), or ASUS equivalent branded.

Thanks for helping me out! there are so many messages i can't pick the best answer xD
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