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October 1, 2012 10:22:11 PM

Hi Guys,

My first build and I'd like to hear from the experts if these will give me decent graphics.. any suggestion would be appreciated as long as within the set price range. USD 480-500.

Intel Core i3-2120 Processor 3M Cache 3.30 GHz
Gskill Ripjaws 4GB 4gbx1 DDR3 1333 CL9
Asrock Z68M/USB
WD 500GB
Asus 24X DVDwriter SATA DRW-24B3ST
Aerocool Strike-X 600w
NZXT Source 210 Elite Chassis
Cooler Master USP 100 Black

Used to own PS3, just want to be able to run MW3 or BF3 just fine..

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October 1, 2012 10:29:28 PM

The PSU is meh. Get a good 500w. Also, get another 4GB of RAM. Also, instead of the i3, I'd get the Phenom II x4 965 which is pretty cheap or wait for Piledriver and get the Fx-4350. The 7770 is $110 w/ rebate and is a great card, but the 7750 is fine.
October 1, 2012 11:08:25 PM

Thanks man.. I can go for the HD 7770, i've read good reviews but the Phenom, I do't think it's still in the market here in the PH.. i think it's the bulldozer era nowadays with AMD. I'll take your advise with the PSU though.. TIA. Can this handle high settings or just medium if this happens? anyone?..
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October 1, 2012 11:32:32 PM

They still sell the Phenoms. Anybody buying AMD still goes with the Phenoms really. Probably med. For high, I'd get the 7770.
October 1, 2012 11:58:24 PM

that's what most people tell me, some overclockers who gets triple core then unlock one more.. but im a noob with it. do you know why asus types of GPU's are more expensive than others like power color and sapphire? is it worth the extra money?
October 2, 2012 12:05:00 AM

I'd stick with the x4. ASUS is good, and they offer good cooling, so that's why.
October 2, 2012 12:16:15 AM

pardon me but i'm just a little inclined to getting an intel, but tell me, can i match the phenom with I3 if i just to HD6850? would there be noticeable difference? or would it kick ass if i go for the phenom and HD6850? how does it affect the daily routines with PC like video/photo editing and downloading? sorry, to many questions..