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October 12, 2012 5:24:02 PM

I need some help deciding whether these parts are suitable and what is overkill or isn't quite good enough. I plan on playing BF3 and Civ 5 and maybe if my PC can handle it Planetside 2.

Here are the current spec:

CPU - Intel i3 3220

Motherboard - H77M LGA 1155

Ram - Patriot Viper 3 8GB DDR3 1600

HDD - Western Digital Blue 500GB

GPU - HIS IceQ X Radeon HD 7850

PSU - FSP Group Raider 650W

Case - Antec 302

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October 12, 2012 6:15:35 PM

I don't think the i3 would do THAT bad. It more relies on the resolution and such.

The 3570K is too much. If the OP does not need to overclock then he will do fine with an i5-3450 and the stock fan on a H77 motherboard.
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October 12, 2012 6:37:02 PM

I'd spend more on the cpu and same/less on gpu. In the future, when your pc gets slow, it is hard to upgrade a cpu because you'll need a new motherboard and ram. Gpu is easy to upgrade. Also needs more amd, less intel.
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October 12, 2012 6:39:46 PM

flexxar said:
Also needs more amd, less intel.


How so?
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October 12, 2012 6:47:05 PM

Deemo13 said:
How so?


Everyone has the false perception that intel offers superior cpu's across the board. Yes, intel has the fastest processor right now, but they are expensive. For under $150 amd is very competitive. I believe amd is actually superior under $150 especially with the new Trinity processors. With the A10, you get a cpu on par the the i3 and a it has a built in gpu for the same price as the i3. That's what I would go with if I were making a new build and ditch the separate video card.
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October 12, 2012 6:55:32 PM

flexxar said:
Everyone has the false perception that intel offers superior cpu's across the board. Yes, intel has the fastest processor right now, but they are expensive. For under $150 amd is very competitive. I believe amd is actually superior under $150 especially with the new Trinity processors. With the A10, you get a cpu on par the the i3 and a it has a built in gpu for the same price as the i3. That's what I would go with if I were making a new build and ditch the separate video card.


I'll give you that one. Across the board, you are right. Intel does not have everything. Under $150 has the i3, but the Trinity is able to keep up will supporting better integrated graphics.

The Phenom II X4 965 is also still for sale, which represents amazing value.

Intel has the new Pentium side, which is fantastic and keeps up with the AMD side quite well.

I'm not a fanboy for either side. I've got a 2500K yes, but I also have a 965BE, a Celeron G530, and an ancient Athlon 64 X2 4600+.

Although I will say that there is nothing out there right now that can compete with the Intel Celerons. I am blown away by the performance those $50 processors pack.
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October 12, 2012 6:56:17 PM

scottiemedic said:
Your i3 will choke on BF3, look at an i5 Ivy Bridge CPU.

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

or even the "old" Sandy Bridge 2500k

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

If you can afford it, look at SSDs for your OS drive, they are falling in prices to reasonable levels, especially if you can find a deal on newegg


Do NOT look at SSD's With that budget.
SSD's are great and all, but its better to spend your budget on the actual computer, then buy the SSD Later on, so you can get better parts for your computer.
The build will suffer if you decide to go with an SSD with that budget.

Also, 2500k is great for BF3, do not expect no Ultra with the 7850, atleast at a reasonable FPS.

PSU is Overkill, use the money from saving on the PSU to get a better card, or processor, if possible.
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October 12, 2012 10:46:11 PM

Kiowa789 said:
Do NOT look at SSD's With that budget.
SSD's are great and all, but its better to spend your budget on the actual computer, then buy the SSD Later on, so you can get better parts for your computer.
The build will suffer if you decide to go with an SSD with that budget.

Also, 2500k is great for BF3, do not expect no Ultra with the 7850, atleast at a reasonable FPS.

PSU is Overkill, use the money from saving on the PSU to get a better card, or processor, if possible.


Thanks for the help, what would you say I need for wattage on a PSU?
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October 12, 2012 10:54:30 PM

sorry to say but that 7850 just won't cut in planetside 2 my friend has 2 670's in SLI and with everything maxed he gets 35 fps average at 1080p
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October 12, 2012 11:02:01 PM

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that seems rather hard to believe, regardless he doesnt have to MAX everything ( although the 7850 can MAX pretty much every other game ive heard of at 1080, albeit not always the smoothest but 30+ fps EASY for EVERYTHING).

well the game is terribly optimised and it can have up to 2000 people in one server and actually you are correct even in bf3 a 7850 can max out the game in 1080p at around 35fps and skyrim at 45fps and i have had one before so this is 100% true :D 
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October 12, 2012 11:24:59 PM

devilofdeaths said:
i have never heard of RAIDMAX in the whole time i have been on TH therefor i don't trust them


They make cases, fans, and PSU's.

All of which have never failed me, except for case's, they ugly.
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October 12, 2012 11:32:02 PM

Kiowa789 said:
They make cases, fans, and PSU's.

All of which have never failed me, except for case's, they ugly.

girl i never liked them they ugly lolol
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October 14, 2012 5:49:41 PM

Best answer selected by GusBus1597.
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