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Is this a good build? Super noob.

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August 24, 2012 9:22:08 PM

So yeah I'm a really big noob. Building my first computer. Will all these parts fit and be able to play "newer" games on at least medium+ settings? Looking to spend 500-600$. Can spend 50 more if really needed. Cheaper the better though, a LOT better. Thanks.


ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM 20$


Rosewill R101-P-BK 120mm Fan MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case 30$


Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RP 80$


ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX AM3+ AMD 760G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD MotherboardM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 55$


EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1463-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ... 160$


COOLMAX CX-550B 550W ATX12V Power Supply 40$


Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3N9K2/8G 40$


AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX 110$

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August 24, 2012 9:50:54 PM

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August 24, 2012 10:30:28 PM

PSU is sketchy, and I've heard some disturbing things about recent Seagate drives (lots of DOAs in the last 6 months of Newegg reviews).

For the PSU, you want something in the 430-500W range from a company like Antec, PC Power & Cooling, Corsair, or Seasonic (to name a few good brands). This is the one thing that you don't want to skimp on because a shoddy PSU can kill your entire computer.

For the hard drive, it's up to you. I'm personally a fan of the Samsung Spinpoint
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August 26, 2012 4:26:02 AM

Alright thanks guys, switched out the Hard Drive and PSU to the ones you suggested. Will this play games decently you think?
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August 26, 2012 6:46:58 AM

One more bump. Sorry.
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August 26, 2012 4:27:00 PM

djay62 said:
Alright thanks guys, switched out the Hard Drive and PSU to the ones you suggested. Will this play games decently you think?

What games, and at what resolution? You should be able to play everything at at least medium, if not high, settings, up to 1080p.
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August 27, 2012 2:43:33 AM

coleam45 said:
What games, and at what resolution? You should be able to play everything at at least medium, if not high, settings, up to 1080p.


Skyrim, mass effect 3, and battlefield 3. Would the gtx 560 ti or 7850 be a big boost?
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August 27, 2012 4:01:30 AM

djay62 said:
Skyrim, mass effect 3, and battlefield 3. Would the gtx 560 ti or 7850 be a big boost?

Not a huge boost over the 560, but it might be noticeable.
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August 27, 2012 4:03:23 AM

7850 would be like 2x better framerates. If you can get it, go for it.
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August 27, 2012 4:18:06 AM

obsama1 said:
7850 would be like 2x better framerates. If you can get it, go for it.

Over the 560? That seems a little inflated. Looks like they're neck-and neck on BF3. Skyrim appears to run better on the 7850, but it's not 2x better, and you still get playable framerates with the 560. ME3 isn't going to tax either of those cards.

So, for the games that the OP wants to play, the 560 is a perfectly sound choice. That said, of course you should get something better if it fits in your budget, and the 7850 is a better card overall than the 560.
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August 27, 2012 4:43:06 AM

You're right. But, the 6870 trades blows with the 560 and is slightly better.
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August 27, 2012 4:48:03 AM

coleam45 said:
Over the 560? That seems a little inflated. Looks like they're neck-and neck on BF3. Skyrim appears to run better on the 7850, but it's not 2x better, and you still get playable framerates with the 560. ME3 isn't going to tax either of those cards.

So, for the games that the OP wants to play, the 560 is a perfectly sound choice. That said, of course you should get something better if it fits in your budget, and the 7850 is a better card overall than the 560.



Alright sorry but one more thing if you were buying the card, would you spend an extra 40 dollars for the 7850?
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August 27, 2012 5:01:12 AM

Yes.
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August 27, 2012 5:03:36 AM

Personally I would. It's a good bang for your buck and will outlast the 560 and give this build a lot of oomph and longevity.
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August 27, 2012 5:04:13 AM

djay62 said:
Alright sorry but one more thing if you were buying the card, would you spend an extra 40 dollars for the 7850?

Yes, so long as I could afford it. It's more energy efficient, cooler, and quieter. While the performance is fairly similar at stock clocks (at least for the games you want to play), the 7850 overclocks much better than the 560. However, I wouldn't say that it's worth blowing your budget over. If moving up to a 7850 puts you over budget, then skip it. The 560 is more than good enough for what you want to do.
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August 27, 2012 5:05:39 AM

Also switch out the RAM. Get corsair, crucial, or gskill.
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August 27, 2012 5:05:56 AM

obsama1 said:
Also switch out the RAM. Get corsair, crucial, or gskill.


You sure? The reviews on it are really good it looks like with over 90% putting it as 5/5.
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August 27, 2012 5:11:18 AM

The voltage. It's too high. I know that the voltage damaged Intel CPUs but not sure about AMD. But to be safe, get a ram kit rated at 1.5v.
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August 27, 2012 7:44:56 AM

obsama1 said:
The voltage. It's too high. I know that the voltage damaged Intel CPUs but not sure about AMD. But to be safe, get a ram kit rated at 1.5v.


It says it's 1.5v on the description >.<
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August 27, 2012 2:54:30 PM

It's because 90% of Kingston RAM is 1.65v, so I assumed it was 1.65v.
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August 27, 2012 6:30:48 PM

Best answer selected by Djay62.
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August 27, 2012 6:31:37 PM

obsama1 said:
It's because 90% of Kingston RAM is 1.65v, so I assumed it was 1.65v.


Haha it's alright. And thanks again guys. You people are way more helpful than ANY of the stores here in Florida.
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