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Checking for compatibility of my first gaming pc build ($750)

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September 13, 2012 3:04:53 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($77.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 6790 1GB Video Card ($132.55 @ Newegg)
Case: HEC Blitz Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $675.01
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-12 23:02 EDT-0400)

I was hoping to run games like Arma 2, CS and BF3 at high settings and get at least 45+ fps.
September 13, 2012 4:05:25 AM

This would be a much better build for gaming.

cpu - i5 3450 $180 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SZ0ECE/?tag=pcpapi-20

mobo - asrock h77m $70 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

memory - corsair vengeance 8gb $43 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

hdd - wd blue 1tb $80 http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74462&vpn=WD10EZEX&man...

gpu - msi hd 7850 $212.55 after rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

case - cm elite 430 $37 after rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

psu - xfx pro550 $50 after rebate http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&vpn=P1550SXXB9&m...

optical drive - samsung $22 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

total - $729.55 before rebates and $694.55 after.
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September 13, 2012 4:24:19 AM

strife_ff7 said:
This would be a much better build for gaming.

cpu - i5 3450 $180 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SZ0ECE/?tag=pcpapi-20

mobo - asrock h77m $70 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

memory - corsair vengeance 8gb $43 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

hdd - wd blue 1tb $80 http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74462&vpn=WD10EZEX&man...

gpu - msi hd 7850 $212.55 after rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

case - cm elite 430 $37 after rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

psu - xfx pro550 $50 after rebate http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&vpn=P1550SXXB9&m...

optical drive - samsung $22 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

total - $729.55 before rebates and $694.55 after.


thanks for replying, but most of that stuff is a lot more expensive in Canada which sucks :( 
If it wasnt for that, I would be able to put those extra savings into the GPU, but unfortunately i'll have to stick with the 1gb
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September 13, 2012 4:44:19 PM

fisz said:
thanks for replying, but most of that stuff is a lot more expensive in Canada which sucks :( 
If it wasnt for that, I would be able to put those extra savings into the GPU, but unfortunately i'll have to stick with the 1gb


It would help if you tell us that in the OP.

As far as my suggestions go - the original case picked out in the build is junk. There's no reason to go B75 and the i5-2400. Instead go with H77 and the i5-3450.

That said here's what I would get on that kind of budget:


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ Computer Valley)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($58.65 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Canada Computers)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $763.57
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-13 12:42 EDT-0400)

My build is a little bit more but includes a way better case, stronger PSU, better RAM, motherboard, and GPU.
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September 29, 2012 12:49:32 AM

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