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August 31, 2012 12:48:46 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: About 3 weeks

Budget Range: $700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming(ultra settings) Movies internet.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) For Parts: Any

Location: Toronto, Canada

Parts Preferences: AMD GPU over Nvidea. 

Overclocking: Maybe a little

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution:  1920x1080p

Additional Comments: I would like to know if my build is decent. Thanks.

Hello, 
This is my build and i am planning to do some gaming at 1920x1080 ultra settings. 
Im gonna list a little build and then would like some suggestions or replacements. 

Case- Coolermaster storm scout 
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... 

Motherboard-Asus M4A88T-V EVO 
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Power supply- Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W 
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... 

Hard Drive- Western Digital caviar blue 500GB 7200rpm 
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Memory- G.SKILL Ripjaws series 8GB 
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

CPU-AMD PHENOM II X4 965 
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

GPU- SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7770 GHz 1GB 128-bit 
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Optical drive- ASUS 24x DVD Burner 
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

 
Appreciate all thoughts.
Thanks,

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August 31, 2012 12:56:45 AM

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August 31, 2012 12:57:45 AM

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August 31, 2012 1:33:22 AM

Thanks alot kanoobie but i would like to ask about the build you went with.
The mobo says its a AM3+ socket and AMD Phenom II X4 965 is AM3, or will it work?
And i only want 500GB HDD 1 TB is far too much.
And do you think the PSU u suggested will Be better if its only 550W?
Thanks.
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August 31, 2012 1:43:54 AM

A few thoughts after looking at your parts. The ram you selected might be too tall if you want to add an aftermarket cooler to overclock with. The case is I believe a personal choice, but just letting you know that the case is using USB2 and not USB3 if that matters to you. I can not recommend the PSU you listed. The graphics card you listed might run many a game on ultra, but if you are planning on playing games like BF3 you might want to switch to a beefier card. If you shop around you might save a bit.

Here is what I came up with:
http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/g7nF

Slightly over budget but you can drop the cooler if you aren't planning on overclocking in the near future. (you should overclock though :) )
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August 31, 2012 1:49:11 AM

Looks like a great build with the OS but maybe what if i get like a radeon 6870 like striffe said i could save a bit, or do you think the 6870 wont be enough?
(I play mostly starcraft 2 and Diablo 3 but BF3 doesnt have to be ultra i just want to breeze through Blizzard games mostly.)
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August 31, 2012 1:58:27 AM

diamon423 said:
Looks like a great build with the OS but maybe what if i get like a radeon 6870 like striffe said i could save a bit, or do you think the 6870 wont be enough?
(I play mostly starcraft 2 and Diablo 3 but BF3 doesnt have to be ultra i just want to breeze through Blizzard games mostly.)



I'd go with kanoobie's build. If you have to lower the price drop the cpu cooler and just get one later.
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August 31, 2012 2:07:13 AM

You should still be ok with a 6870 if you dial back a bit on the settings for BF3.
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August 31, 2012 2:14:36 AM

Alright sounds good i might just stick with kanoobies build after all.
Thx for the help guys!! Appreciate it :) 
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August 31, 2012 2:15:06 AM

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