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Good Build for ArmA 2? Possibly Crysis?

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=N82E16819115065

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157306&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

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=N82E16814150608&Tpk=XFX%20FX-785A-CNFC%20Radeon%20HD%207850%20Core%20Edition%202GB%202

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129180

Hard Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Hard+Drives-_-Seagate-_-22148840

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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    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=N82E16819115065

    Motherboard:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157306&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    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=N82E16814150608&Tpk=XFX%20FX-785A-CNFC%20Radeon%20HD%207850%20Core%20Edition%202GB%202

    Case:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129180

    Hard Drive:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Hard+Drives-_-Seagate-_-22148840

    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.
  2. 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 ;)
  3. These are some awesome ram sticks by Samsung, Low Profile (so won't interfere with heatsinks or airflow), and Low Voltage (runs really cool) and overclocks like crazy:

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096

    Or, some corsair ram, not sure if they overclock at all:

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233196
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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:
  8. Best answer selected by ZigglePuff.
  9. 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.
  10. 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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