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August 21, 2012 2:22:22 AM

Hi all, newbie to Tomshardware here, don't know where to post this to be honest! So I will just ask here, I am looking for a decent pc for Moderate gaming and plenty of schoolwork, now as a college student I don't have as much money that is needed for a GREAT gaming and all around pc, I was looking into this http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I... I would like to know if it would be able to run some games! Skyrim, Minecraft, and Amnesia mostly!

Please and thanks!

Cheers, Richard
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August 21, 2012 2:38:58 AM

Integrated graphics are usually poor choices for playing games unless you play on low resolution (1366x768) with a mix of low and medium graphic quality for good performance. I assume it would be fine for Minecraft and Amnesia. However, Skyrim....

See following review of the A8-3850 with a more powerful integrated graphic core. The HD 6410D would be slower than a desktop Radeon HD 6450.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/A8-3850_Fusion_G...
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August 21, 2012 2:41:11 AM

jaguarskx said:
Integrated graphics are usually poor choices for playing games unless you play on low resolution (1366x768) with a mix of low and medium graphic quality for good performance. I assume it would be fine for Minecraft and Amnesia. However, Skyrim....

See following review of the A8-3850 with a more powerful integrated graphic core. The HD 6410D would be slower than a desktop Radeon HD 6450.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/A8-3850_Fusion_G...


How will the build be different when I receive the computer? Just replace one with the other? Sorry I'm new to all this building computer stuff!
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August 21, 2012 2:48:28 AM

Just getting some insight :D  I need some help with this, as I'm new to this whole computer build your own etc... I would love some help if that's what you offer!
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August 21, 2012 2:48:44 AM

Hey, did you already order the computer, or are you waiting on more input before you press the buy button?

I don't want to spend time helping if you already bought things. :p  But don't mind helping otherwise.
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August 21, 2012 2:49:10 AM

This is the PC I built for work back in February/March, and it will play those games at 1680x1050 and below:

- 3870K
- Asus F1A75 V Pro
- 8GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM (Kingston is good)
- HAF 912

At medium to high quality. Note the 5800K is coming within a month which will be faster for gaming.
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August 21, 2012 2:50:58 AM

Smeg45 said:
This is the PC I built for work back in February/March, and it will play those games at 1680x1050 and below:

- 3870K
- Asus F1A75 V Pro
- 8GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM (Kingston is good)
- HAF 912

At medium to high quality. Note the 5800K is coming within a month which will be faster for gaming.


What was the total price? I'm looking for something in the range of $450
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August 21, 2012 2:54:26 AM

I listed in order the CPU, the motherboard with the right chipset to fit the CPU (FM1 socket), decent RAM, and a case. Those are the guts of your PC. Your local PC store should be able to build it for you for a fee if you don't want to. Add a PSU (I recommend the Corsair CX 430 v2) and a hard drive + optical drive.

EDIT: Price is around $400-450, just shop around.
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August 21, 2012 2:56:06 AM

If 450 is your price point, you can consider looking at Toms System Builder $500 PC and just cut down on the GPU. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7770-7750... These are some lower end GPUs that deliver fairly high frames if you are happy with high / medium quality. You can also look at last quarters SBM where they use a lower end CPU.
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August 21, 2012 2:57:05 AM

Robert Pankiw said:
If 450 is your price point, you can consider looking at Toms System Builder $500 PC and just cut down on the GPU. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7770-7750... These are some lower end GPUs that deliver fairly high frames if you are happy with high / medium quality. You can also look at last quarters SBM where they use a lower end CPU.


I wouldn't use a Pentium in a day to day all round build. Bottom line, too slow.
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August 21, 2012 2:58:23 AM

The graphic core in Llano APUs (AMD's "A" series) can be Crossfired with a Radeon HD 6xxx series graphic card up to the Radeon HD 6670. Anything faster than that or any Radeon HD card of a different series, or any nVidia card will automatically disable the integrated graphic core.

Crossfire will help boost the performance bit. I am guessing that if you install a Radeon HD 6670 in the PC and graphic drivers recognizes the card, then the combined performance will probably be equal to a Radeon HD 6750; more or less.

For a little more info click the following link:

http://news.softpedia.com/news/AMD-Hybrid-CrossFireX-Op...
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August 21, 2012 3:02:06 AM

Robert Pankiw said:
If 450 is your price point, you can consider looking at Toms System Builder $500 PC and just cut down on the GPU. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7770-7750... These are some lower end GPUs that deliver fairly high frames if you are happy with high / medium quality. You can also look at last quarters SBM where they use a lower end CPU.


I just looked up the 500 build, looks pretty decent to me! I would need some help putting it together though because I'm pretty much lost as of now :heink: 
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August 21, 2012 3:46:38 AM

I would go with the following from Newegg.


1x GIGABYTE GA-880GM-USB3 AM3+ AMD 880G USB 3.0 HDMI ...
1x G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 ...
1x Rosewill FBM-01 Dual Fans MicroATX Mini Tower ...
1x COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS500-PCARD3-US ...
1x Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA ...
1x LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
1x Linkworld Electronic LLC FAN-9 90mm Case Fan - OEM

For $367 before rebates.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


Add the following Radeon HD 7750 for $110 before rebate:

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

Total in cart before rebates = $477 + $16 shipping. No taxes unless you live in a California or any state where Newegg has a warehouse. There are a total of 3 rebates for $35 total. That brings down the total estimate cost to $458.
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August 21, 2012 7:01:51 AM

jaguarskx said:
I would go with the following from Newegg.


1x GIGABYTE GA-880GM-USB3 AM3+ AMD 880G USB 3.0 HDMI ...
1x G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 ...
1x Rosewill FBM-01 Dual Fans MicroATX Mini Tower ...
1x COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS500-PCARD3-US ...
1x Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA ...
1x LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
1x Linkworld Electronic LLC FAN-9 90mm Case Fan - OEM

For $367 before rebates.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


Add the following Radeon HD 7750 for $110 before rebate:

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

Total in cart before rebates = $477 + $16 shipping. No taxes unless you live in a California or any state where Newegg has a warehouse. There are a total of 3 rebates for $35 total. That brings down the total estimate cost to $458.


add windows 7 for 130 bucks and Thats a bit over budget :kaola: 
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August 21, 2012 7:34:08 AM

Windows 7 is only $100:

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

And I would have to say that the build posted above is much better than the build first posted. But I would say you can do it G530 style for cheaper.

Intel Celeron G530
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$50

AsRock H61M-DGS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$45

G.SKILL Value Series 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$21

Athena Power Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$20

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$45

SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$17

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$70

That's $268 total, and with Windows its $368.

Windows 7 OEM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$100

That allows for about a HD6670:

Sapphire HD6670 GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$90

That should drop it around $458. You can go cheaper on a few of the items, like the DDR3 version of the 6670 instead:

Sapphire HD6670 DDR3:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$65

That would put it at about $433, which would cover shipping and whatever.
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August 21, 2012 8:06:45 AM

Deemo13 said:
Windows 7 is only $100:

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

And I would have to say that the build posted above is much better than the build first posted. But I would say you can do it G530 style for cheaper.

Intel Celeron G530
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$50

AsRock H61M-DGS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$45

G.SKILL Value Series 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$21

Athena Power Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$20

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$45

SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$17

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$70

That's $268 total, and with Windows its $368.

Windows 7 OEM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$100

That allows for about a HD6670:

Sapphire HD6670 GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$90

That should drop it around $458. You can go cheaper on a few of the items, like the DDR3 version of the 6670 instead:

Sapphire HD6670 DDR3:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$65

That would put it at about $433, which would cover shipping and whatever.


How do you think this would withstand gaming?
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August 21, 2012 8:21:40 AM

I've built quite a few computers with the Celeron G530 in it, and I even have one now with that same 6670 GDDR5. It plays all the games I want to at pretty high settings. Given my resolution is only 1440x900. I also haven't tried any high end games. I have tried Skyrim though, and it ran fine at medium settings.

This is about as cheap as a gaming rig can go, and this is a pretty darn good one. You can also upgrade the GPU in the future if you so please.
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August 28, 2012 12:29:51 AM

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