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September 2, 2012 1:46:24 AM

Hi, this my 1st time ever* building a desktop. I dont know much about computers so I need your help. What do you guys think about the following parts? and i was also wondering if the power supply would be enough to power everything or do I need a bigger one? Would I need any extra fans? Oh and would I be able to play WOW, BF3, and MW3 on max quality with good fps? Thanks


AMD 64 CPU:
AMD Phenom ll X4970 3.5GHz(Quad Core) 45nm, AM3 6mb cache

AMD 64 CPU Fans:
Spire Kesterl-King ll AMD 64 fan

AMD 64 Motherboards:
ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+, Onboard Video, Sound, GB LAN

DDR3 Dual Channel memory:
8gb (2x4gb) PC10600 DDR3 1333 Dual Channel

PCI-Express Video Card:
AMD Radeon HD 6450 1GB PCI Express 16x dual head, HDMI

Hard Drive:
1tb Hitachi Deskstar CoolSpin SATA2 UDMA 300 8m cache

Cases: PowMax Black Mid Tower ARX Case w/Front USB

Power Supply:
Logisy 400W ATX Power Supply

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September 2, 2012 1:54:57 AM

You wont be able to run BF3 on max with that graphics card but the psu should be fine with that system.
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September 2, 2012 1:58:33 AM

tropsical said:
You wont be able to run BF3 on max with that graphics card but the psu should be fine with that system.



Any ideas on what graphics card i should get for bf3? and could i run wow on max with that one?
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September 2, 2012 2:01:14 AM

Nowhere near max quality in BF3.

Whats your budget? I'm guessing around $600-700? Maybe we can figure out a new system.
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September 2, 2012 2:15:02 AM

manofchalk said:
Nowhere near max quality in BF3.

Whats your budget? I'm guessing around $600-700? Maybe we can figure out a new system.


Well I got max $650... I was also thinking of buying this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gaming-PC-Desktop-Computer-Quad...

or what should i change on my system?
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a c 105 B Homebuilt system
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September 2, 2012 2:29:41 AM

I wouldn't buy that system. Parts in it arn't all that great, and I have no idea how he is claiming max graphics on some of the games listed.

Heres what I would recommend for a $600 rig. Please tell me you have an OS, because including it in this budget is the difference between no GPU and a decent one.

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965. $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.Skill Ares 8GB (2x4GB) 1600Mhz CL9 1.5v. $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: AsRock 970 Extreme3 AM3+. $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: XFX Pro 650W, 80+ Bronze. $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: MSI HD7770. $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Zalman Z9+. $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM. $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical: Lite on 18x. $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If you have a SATA drive from a previous rig, just use that one.

Total: $610 (before shipping, rebates and promo's).





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September 2, 2012 3:20:53 AM

manofchalk said:
I wouldn't buy that system. Parts in it arn't all that great, and I have no idea how he is claiming max graphics on some of the games listed.

Heres what I would recommend for a $600 rig. Please tell me you have an OS, because including it in this budget is the difference between no GPU and a decent one.

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965. $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.Skill Ares 8GB (2x4GB) 1600Mhz CL9 1.5v. $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: AsRock 970 Extreme3 AM3+. $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: XFX Pro 650W, 80+ Bronze. $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: MSI HD7770. $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Zalman Z9+. $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM. $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical: Lite on 18x. $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If you have a SATA drive from a previous rig, just use that one.

Total: $610 (before shipping, rebates and promo's).


Yeah I got an OS I can get any one i want from my cousin :D  And thanks for the help BTW i found some of the parts cheaper on Ebay :)  One more thing, am I going to be able to play BF3 on high with this? Thanks again.
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September 2, 2012 3:25:26 AM

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit is all you should need.

Be careful purchasing from Ebay, don't get refurbished or used parts (especially on the HDD and CPU). Only component I would consider refurbished/used would be the case.

Heres the performance benchmark for the HD7770 in BF3, the 1920x1080 result is what you should get.
So you can get high settings at a respectable FPS, might dip in firefights though.
http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/xfx_sapphire_hd...
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September 2, 2012 3:30:17 AM

Best answer selected by zhackaz.
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September 2, 2012 3:31:48 AM

manofchalk said:
Win 7 Home Premium 64bit is all you should need.

Be careful purchasing from Ebay, don't get refurbished or used parts (especially on the HDD and CPU). Only component I would consider refurbished/used would be the case.

Heres the performance benchmark for the HD7770 in BF3, the 1920x1080 result is what you should get.
So you can get high settings at a respectable FPS, might dip in firefights though.
http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/xfx_sapphire_hd...


Ok thanks for the help, I will be carefull.
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