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September 23, 2012 3:17:43 AM

Hello,
I kind of have to order everything from amazon, cause I have to use the amazon card.
So is this all compatible? Are there better parts you guys would recommend?

I'd like to be able to play ArmA 2 on higher settings on a smooth frame rate, with a 1650 resolution, so about equal to Matthieu's tier .75 from Hardware Revolution. Maybe I should use Mathieu's tier .75 but replace the three parts that are only on newegg with amazon equivalents instead? Let me know what you think.

I'm not looking to overclock, and I prefer the smaller case because I'm likely not going to get too serious with the whole gaming rig thing. If I do, I can easily buy a mid or large tower later on, and cases are cheap anyways. I'd like to go with this more portable small-form-factor case for now if there are no problems with it.

Motherboard
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007ZT224Q/ref=ox_sc_a...

CPU
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0093H8HXS/ref=ox_sc_a...

RAM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004G8KCGO/ref=ox_sc_a...

Power
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004IZN3K2/ref=ox_sc_a...

GPU
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00966IRKO/ref=ox_sc_a...

Memory
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00461G3MS/ref=ox_sc_a...

Optical Drive
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0057FRTPW/ref=ox_sc_a...

Case
http://www.amazon.com/Rosewill-MicroATX-Tower-Computer-... computer cases
September 23, 2012 3:26:13 AM

Looks good but I wouldn't go with a case smaller then MicroATX for a gaming case. I prefer to have more room for upgrades and better cooling, but that's just me I guess.
September 23, 2012 3:35:23 AM

Okay, but it won't cause problems other than that right?
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September 23, 2012 3:42:56 AM

JCD-Bionicman said:
Okay, but it won't cause problems other than that right?

No problems that I can see.
September 23, 2012 6:05:49 AM

TopMark said:
No problems that I can see.

I had hoped to keep this all below $500, maybe at like $450. Any way I could bring the price down a bit without sacrificing too much performance?
September 23, 2012 7:09:24 AM

Will there be a cooling problem with the superclocked video card?
September 23, 2012 2:09:03 PM

JCD-Bionicman said:
I had hoped to keep this all below $500, maybe at like $450. Any way I could bring the price down a bit without sacrificing too much performance?


A few ways to save a little bit of money on thus build would be different motherboard, 4GB of RAM, and an i3-2120.

Here is a $450 build with those changes.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ii4H

I added a 7770 but you could change it back to the GTX 650 if you want. The sandy bridge processor on this build is about 5-10% worse then the i3-3220. Mix and match these two builds to find one that you think looks good.
September 23, 2012 3:13:41 PM

TopMark said:
A few ways to save a little bit of money on thus build would be different motherboard, 4GB of RAM, and an i3-2120.

Here is a $450 build with those changes.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ii4H

I added a 7770 but you could change it back to the GTX 650 if you want. The sandy bridge processor on this build is about 5-10% worse then the i3-3220. Mix and match these two builds to find one that you think looks good.


I have to get everything from amazon since I have to use the amazon card.

Also, would there be any cooling problems considering that the video card is superclocked?
September 24, 2012 12:25:55 AM

JCD-Bionicman said:
I have to get everything from amazon since I have to use the amazon card.

Also, would there be any cooling problems considering that the video card is superclocked?


Sorry for the delayed response. It should run fine it might run a little hotter then normal though.
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