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October 13, 2012 7:40:04 PM

Hello i am going to build a new pc and would like to know if these parts are good enough.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/kdrv
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/kdrv/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/kdrv/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6200 3.8GHz 6-Core Processor (£99.05 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£51.29 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£31.61 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£42.00 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Video Card (£89.46 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case (£37.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£69.99 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£71.64 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £504.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


The computer must be able to run bf3 at 1440x900, and would be nice if it ran at 1920x1080 too.
I will not be doing any overclocking, so that shouldn't be a problem.
Are these parts good enough, or are there any parts that should be changed.
Also, do these parts have a long lifetime? I don't want the computer to break for a long time.

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October 13, 2012 7:51:45 PM

i would switch the cpu and mb for an intel g2120 ib chip or a i3 or an i5 cpu. intel cpou are better at gaming then the amd gpu.
depending on cost to where you live the new amd trinty with the build in 7000 gpu are faster then intel i3 but not as fast as the i5. with the apu chips you have a fast gpu on the chip and can save a little money. the 550ti and 650 from nvidia are the lowest video card to game with. the amd 7770 is a better card at the same price point. you want look at the 660/660ti or the 7800 line of cards if you want to game. take a look at toms gpu guild you want to see what frame rate a card has is those games at that res. you want the card to be faster then 30 frames. 60 frames is great if it faster it a bounse for you. most pc parts should last you a long time if there build and test well. the cpu/mb last a long time. it the quality of the power supply and drives.
October 13, 2012 8:38:59 PM

smorizio said:
i would switch the cpu and mb for an intel g2120 ib chip or a i3 or an i5 cpu. intel cpou are better at gaming then the amd gpu.
depending on cost to where you live the new amd trinty with the build in 7000 gpu are faster then intel i3 but not as fast as the i5. with the apu chips you have a fast gpu on the chip and can save a little money. the 550ti and 650 from nvidia are the lowest video card to game with. the amd 7770 is a better card at the same price point. you want look at the 660/660ti or the 7800 line of cards if you want to game. take a look at toms gpu guild you want to see what frame rate a card has is those games at that res. you want the card to be faster then 30 frames. 60 frames is great if it faster it a bounse for you. most pc parts should last you a long time if there build and test well. the cpu/mb last a long time. it the quality of the power supply and drives.



Hello, thanks for the reply, would this be better? I have changed the graphics card, cpu and motherboard.
I have left the powersupply out because i don't know which one i should choose yet.


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/kdLX
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/kdLX/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/kdLX/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£92.52 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£71.05 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£31.61 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£42.00 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card (£99.94 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case (£37.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£71.64 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £457.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
October 14, 2012 1:30:43 PM

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^ Much much better, but it seems you forgot a PSU this time around.

Also, get a different mobo unless your planing on upgrading to a 3570k or a 3770k later on. Id go with an Asrock h77m (microatx) or h77 pro3 (atx) both are excellent choices and should save you a few bucks.



Hello, thanks for the reply.

Is this a good quality power supply and is 550w enough to run this machine?
Corsair TX550M 550W Modular PSU

I couldn't find the h77 pro3 you recommended, please could you link one for me?

Will the computer be able to run bf3 at 1440x900 or maybe even 1920×1080?

Finally, are there any other parts which i could save some money on without dropping performance too much?
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