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October 15, 2012 12:24:13 AM

Hi I'm building a budget (Under $650) gaming pc with my friend who has built a couple pcs. I just want a second opinion on the build and comments on how it will run games like skyrim and bf3. I know that monitor a OS are left out. i will be getting Win 7 and have not chosen a monitor but probably a 20 inch.

CM Storm Scout Case
i5-3570k
Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155 ATX Intel Motherboard
ATI Radeon HD 7770 ghz edition
WD Caviar Green 1tb 7200 rpm
Veangence 8gb DDR3 1600
Thermaltake TR2 series 500 watt PSU
Samsung 22x DVDRW optical drive

thanks

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October 15, 2012 12:33:20 AM

all in all it looks pretty good
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October 15, 2012 12:33:36 AM


You GPU is good, but not enough to max out battlefield in 1080p smoothly. Of course you don't need to switch it just because of that. You can get 60 FPS with smaller resolutions. You just have to try until you find one that runs the game at 60 FPS.
Other than that, awesome build.
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October 15, 2012 12:42:44 AM

Thanks for the replys. what brand would you recommend? Also, i know the GPU isnt the best but i sacrificed that because i figured GPU would be easier than CPU and possibly mobo with it. i thought the i5-3570k gave me a good foundation and i can upgrade GPU later.
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October 15, 2012 12:45:30 AM

are you overclocking? if not, you might aswell get an h77 motherboard and a non "k" version cpu. and i would get a better graphics card like a radeon 7850. how much money is that power supply?
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October 15, 2012 12:50:05 AM

computernoob29 said:
are you overclocking? if not, you might aswell get an h77 motherboard and a non "k" version cpu. and i would get a better graphics card like a radeon 7850. how much money is that power supply?

great answer
K processors cost quite more than regular ones.
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October 15, 2012 12:53:11 AM

The PSU is 47.99. I may OC havent decided. I think the GPU is good enough for now... This is my first build and I needed to stay cheap so i went with CPU power over GPU. I probably will upgrade GPU at some point.
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October 15, 2012 12:55:39 AM

Well, in my case, I would have spent less on CPU and a bit more on GPU so that I could get a more balanced system. But this is your first build, and first build is always to learn for your next build.
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October 15, 2012 12:57:36 AM

I have not built or purchased anything yet this is just what my friend and i came up with. We found a great deal on the CPU/mobo so we decided on that. The deal was k series processors only... I will upgrade GPU when it becomes necessary/when i have more money....
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October 15, 2012 12:59:16 AM


mmm...wdc green is not suitable for boot disk..
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i think your gpu is too slow for your processor..

the rest is good...

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October 15, 2012 1:01:10 AM

what do you mean by not good "boot disk" and why? also i know the GPU is slowish. I wanted to get a good cpu/mobo so i wouldnt have to overhaul th pc and get a new cpu/mobo for a while.
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October 15, 2012 1:01:35 AM

Great idea.
One more thing: don't overclock your CPU just because.
Unless you really need a couple of extra FPS.
The same goes for your CPU.
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October 15, 2012 1:05:49 AM

I chose the CPU and GPU for a reason. My reason for posting this thread was to see if there were any serious issues with the build. Like the PSU wasnt enough watts or something like that
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October 15, 2012 1:09:48 AM

ConnectionProblems said:
what do you mean by not good "boot disk" and why? also i know the GPU is slowish. I wanted to get a good cpu/mobo so i wouldnt have to overhaul th pc and get a new cpu/mobo for a while.


well, wdc green is known for slow rate transfer (read write transfer) and slow acces time..
so..
it's not suitable for system disk (= boot disk = harddisk for operating system, installing program etc)

that's why people use wdc green just for storage disk.


you will gain much faster speed with wdc black, or at least blue...
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October 15, 2012 1:11:08 AM

In that case, No. There's nothing wrong with your build.
I was just giving a piece of advice.
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October 15, 2012 2:27:22 AM

Ok thanks. I will look into a different hard drive. @crowz9 I chose the cpu because it gives me the OPTION of OC'ing and I found a great deal on the cpu/mobo that only applied to that processor and better. I know that the first thing i should upgrade is the GPU. Bear in mind this is a budget build and so my options are limited. My friend and i agreed that the 7770 is the best GPU available in my price range.

Thanks for all the feedback
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October 15, 2012 2:57:48 AM

ConnectionProblems said:
Ok thanks. I will look into a different hard drive. @crowz9 I chose the cpu because it gives me the OPTION of OC'ing and I found a great deal on the cpu/mobo that only applied to that processor and better. I know that the first thing i should upgrade is the GPU. Bear in mind this is a budget build and so my options are limited. My friend and i agreed that the 7770 is the best GPU available in my price range.

Thanks for all the feedback

Sorry I didn't read that there was a CPU-mobo deal. But that was a good way to go. In the future when you upgrade your GPU, that's all you'll have to worry about.
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