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October 8, 2012 6:14:25 PM

Hello,
Is this a good starting pc to play gta4,moh,arma2,bfbc series games like those?
This is what i have so far im trying to keep my budget under 700$ cause thats all ill have. I can always upgrade it later on when i get more money.
Case-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power supply-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thank you :D 

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October 8, 2012 6:18:20 PM

2 things.

1) The 550Ti is not that strong for its class of cards. Go for the Radeon HD7770, which is faster, newer, and uses less power. Definitely worth the extra few bucks.

2) You didn't list a power supply.
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October 8, 2012 6:26:15 PM

Here is how I would change your build.
hard drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would go with this motherboard instead
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
the I would switch to this cpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I would get this gpu with the money saved.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If I added everything up right, it should be the exact same price.
To deemo, he had a 450w listed.
To original poster. You need to list links on separate lines to assure that they are hyperlinked.
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October 8, 2012 6:57:27 PM

ok so this is what i have now from your suggestions.....

CPU-Intel Core i5-2310 Sandy Bridge 2.9GHz

GPU-EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2662-KR GeForce GTX 660 2GB

HARD DRIVE- Hitachi GST Deskstar 7K1000.C 0F10383 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

POWER SUPPLY- Antec VP-450 450W ATX 12V v2.3 Power Supply

RAM-G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL

MOBO- MSI H61M-P31 (G3) LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

CASE-NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Thanks for the suggestions :)  and will it be good for gaming?
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October 8, 2012 6:59:47 PM

Yes that will be a very good gaming pc. A warning, that i5 will not be able to oc like the 2600k, but ocing doesn't really make a difference in gaming.
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October 8, 2012 7:06:57 PM

Haha, i dont really care about OCing cause idk how to do it and i dont know what it is. Thats pretty sweet that you got all of that for the same exact price!! :D  :D  :D  :D 
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October 8, 2012 7:21:14 PM

K, then that should do well. For future reference, all k cpu's oc, so if you don't care about that, you can save 40 bucks. Oh and ocing is making a cpu perform faster that factory clocks.
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October 8, 2012 7:45:42 PM

Must have missed the power supply. Other than that it looks fine.
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October 8, 2012 9:18:41 PM

instead of the gtx 660 could i change it to a 7850?
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October 8, 2012 9:42:42 PM

You could yes.
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October 8, 2012 9:58:36 PM

If i did would i have to upgrade the cpu and power supply?
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October 8, 2012 11:08:17 PM

Scratch that the 560 ti?
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October 9, 2012 12:00:29 AM

I'd recommend the 7850 over the 560Ti, as its quicker and uses less power.
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October 9, 2012 12:39:09 AM

Haha thanks i wasnt sure on what to decide but, should i keep the power supply or upgrade it to 500 watt, and is the cpu and mobo still good for it, like i dont need to change them?
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October 9, 2012 12:45:16 AM

The 560ti is weaker than both of those. If, you are going to get a 560ti get the 7850 because it is stronger and I am pretty sure that it is way more expensive. I would still get the 660 it uses very little power. Also it is farely stringer than both. I am just saying that at this point the 560ti is kind of pointless to buy.
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October 9, 2012 12:53:41 AM

Alrighty im sticking with the 660 but whats the difference between the 660 and the 660ti?
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October 9, 2012 2:20:28 AM

They are completely different cards. The 660ti has more cores and is more powerful. But according to tom's review of the 660, they were able to overclock it to be nealry as powerful as a 660ti.
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