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Need advice on these parts

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August 27, 2012 6:51:37 PM


I'd like to know if these parts would be compatible and good for a gaming PC. I'm not going to render any huge videos or anything like that, i just want a gaming PC so i could play most new games on pretty high settings. Also, general advice and suggestions for cheaper/better parts.

Antec 300 Mid Tower ATX Case

XFX 450W Core Edition ATX-Power Supply

ASROCK Z77 Pro3 s1155

Radeon ASUS HD7770

Intel i3-2120

Kingston 2x4gb DDR3 1333MHz

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500Gb SATA3

DVD Drive

Parts not needed:
Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers

SLI or Crossfire?


Monitor size:

I live in Finland so some parts might not be available or they might cost more (for example Cooler Master HAF 912 case)

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August 27, 2012 7:44:13 PM

I would recommend a stronger PSU to support any future growth (i.e. 650W). I would also suggest a larger HDD (1TB vice 500GB).

Otherwise, looks good.
August 27, 2012 8:14:38 PM

The build is solid. You already have room for expansion with your 450w power supply, since your motherboard only supports 1 video card. Your system will barely draw 300w under absolute maximum load.

Have fun!
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August 27, 2012 8:21:19 PM

You should really be looking for a quad core cpu. Much more stable performance for gaming.
August 27, 2012 8:56:42 PM

I would get a bit more PSU if possible but it's also true that the system as specified won't pull 300W.
It's just a matter of practicality. Having a little more power available at a very minimal cost would be a good thing.

Would this site make it easier to pick parts? I'm guessing Sweden will be about as close as we can get
August 27, 2012 9:57:14 PM

lewbo said:
You should really be looking for a quad core cpu. Much more stable performance for gaming.

Not obtainable on any sort of a budget. If they were using more expensive parts then yeah I'd agree that a quad core would be needed. Otherwise the i3 is fine.
August 28, 2012 5:37:48 AM

Yes. Is it a good price for you?
August 28, 2012 1:47:02 PM

Proximon said:
Yes. Is it a good price for you?

yes, since its only 10 euros more
August 28, 2012 1:53:38 PM

thanks a lot for the replies, i reckon ill buy those parts. but if someone has any more advices go ahead and tell
August 28, 2012 6:56:20 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Almost forgot that a 6850 is a better GPU than the 7770:

It is, and I can't speak for the UK, but in the states the 7770 is $30 cheaper than the 6850. The 6850 is *barely* faster than the 7770.

Ntm the 7770 uses less power than the 6850, of course.