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I5-3350p with HD 7850 2gb - Good for 1080p Gaming?

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February 10, 2013 1:50:54 PM

Hello,

My build will consist of the i5-3350P and the HD-7850 2GB. I'd like to play games such as Starcraft 2, Total War, Sim City, and maybe one or two first person shooters on my 42" HD TV in 1080P.

This is my first build and I've quite a bit of research into it. Here are the specs: Pls give me some advice, I'd like to stay around the same total price range but am willing to throw in $50 or so more if it will pay out.

HIS Radeon 7850 2 GB - $179
Blue Ray 12X player - 55
CoolMax PSU 750W - 75
OCZ Internal SSD 120GB - 99
Rosewill Case - 45
Asus P8Z77-V LK MOB with UEFI Bios MOB (Open Box item) - 100
G.Skill Ripjaw 2x4GB 1600 (DDR3 12800) - 50
Core i5-3350P - 179
ASUS PCE-N15 wireless adaptor (300mbps) - 27

Total = $840

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February 10, 2013 3:08:34 PM

How is that I wont break 300W? components online at NewEgg state minimum 500w Power for the GPU alone, Core I5 runs around 77W according to its specs, add in everything else and I feel like I would need 650W at the least.

Is this not the case?

While I'm asking, will those components run 1080p gaming on my HDTV at max settings?
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February 10, 2013 3:57:59 PM

jfour said:
How is that I wont break 300W? components online at NewEgg state minimum 500w Power for the GPU alone, Core I5 runs around 77W according to its specs, add in everything else and I feel like I would need 650W at the least.

Is this not the case?

While I'm asking, will those components run 1080p gaming on my HDTV at max settings?


the following system with an overclocked CPU that draws more power then yours only hits 289w total system power with an AMD 7850

CPU: Intel Core i7-3960X @ 4.3GHz
Motherboard: EVGA X79 SLI
Chipset Drivers: Intel 9.​2.​3.​1022
Hard Disk: Samsung 470 (256GB)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1867 4 x 4GB (8-10-9-26)



not all power supplies are built the same and they are not independently regulated. So i can stick a 500w sticker on a 300w PSU and sell it to you. Your best bet to getting a good PSU are independent reviews, all the PSU i listed above have been tested (or their platform) to legitimately and safely deliver their power.

it would really depend on the exact game but you should have no issue running games at 1080p on very high settings. you can check out review sites for ballpark expectations.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5625/amd-radeon-hd-7870-g...
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February 10, 2013 5:18:01 PM

dirtyferret is right. You'd be hard to go over 300W during gaming. Maybe only more during stress test. I'd get the SeaSonic S12II 520W. It's $68 at Newegg right now
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February 10, 2013 5:25:09 PM

Also there is a better wireless adapter out there. I had the one you have on your list and ended up returning it for this one:

http://www.amazon.com/TP-LINK-TL-WDN4800-Wireless-Expre...

Its two dollars more and I consistently get 450 MB/s on it. The other one I was going between 150-225, not only that the TP-Link card supports the 5ghz band as well. Which will be good if you have a wireless keyboard/mouse that has a USB adapter (usually the adapter operates on the 2.4ghz band and messes with your wireless signal...as do most wireless products).
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