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October 19, 2012 12:49:14 AM

Is this a good budget gaming computer? For like Arma2,GTA4,TF2,Minecraft,BFBC2,Skyrim games like those on at least medium to high setting? Im about to buy the parts so i want to know. And i can always upgrade later on if i buy the parts now. Well here are the specs:

Intel Core i3-2120 CPU: http://goo.gl/4ByKQ

Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2 Motherboard: http://goo.gl/RiIfW

Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 Graphics Card: http://goo.gl/6wvOH

PNY Optima 4GB RAM: http://goo.gl/bWL0W

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB Hard Drive: http://goo.gl/Oa48I

Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500W Power Supply: http://goo.gl/k4Cqm

Antec Three Hundred Case: http://goo.gl/Yt7so

Sony DVD Burner: http://goo.gl/NAEnE
Heres the video i found the parts http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFJ-sGb54ck He also has videos showing you how to put all of the parts together in 3 seperate vids.

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October 19, 2012 12:55:10 AM

That is a good pc, for the budget. You could probably play most on medium to high settings
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October 19, 2012 1:04:57 AM

I agree. upgrade to the ivy bridge. Even though its a budget build no point in buying way outdated parts.
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October 19, 2012 1:24:09 AM

If i got the i3 3220 would it fit in the case and will the other parts still be compatible with it?
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October 19, 2012 1:29:53 AM

Lol yes.... CPU's are only about 2 x 2 inches in area... No offence but are you sure you know what you are doing?
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October 19, 2012 1:32:21 AM

Not really lmao, i found that video youtube and thought it was good for a gaming budget computer cause i was thinking when i make more money i can upgrade the parts overtime
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October 19, 2012 1:39:48 AM

The 3220 isn't a bad idea. But I wouldn't say sandy bridge is outdated.
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October 19, 2012 1:55:39 AM

Yeah that wasn't worded right lol. But you see my point. And yeah the cpu is tiny the smallest part of the build. its the CPU cooler that you gotta worry about if you decide to buy one, many cases cant hold the bigger ones. but honestly not really needed unless you plan to overclock, which doesnt look like the case looking at your cpu and mobo.

Building a pc is a walk in the park once you get into it. The motherboard usually comes with a manual on how to assemble pretty much the whole build.
Good luck nonetheless.

-Morg
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October 19, 2012 2:02:07 AM

hillbillybuck said:
Is this a good budget gaming computer? For like Arma2,GTA4,TF2,Minecraft,BFBC2,Skyrim games like those on at least medium to high setting? Im about to buy the parts so i want to know. And i can always upgrade later on if i buy the parts now. Well here are the specs:

Intel Core i3-2120 CPU: http://goo.gl/4ByKQ

Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2 Motherboard: http://goo.gl/RiIfW

Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 Graphics Card: http://goo.gl/6wvOH

PNY Optima 4GB RAM: http://goo.gl/bWL0W

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB Hard Drive: http://goo.gl/Oa48I

Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500W Power Supply: http://goo.gl/k4Cqm

Antec Three Hundred Case: http://goo.gl/Yt7so

Sony DVD Burner: http://goo.gl/NAEnE
Heres the video i found the parts http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFJ-sGb54ck He also has videos showing you how to put all of the parts together in 3 seperate vids.


Kinda perfect! However I would shave off a few dollars on the motherboard and powersupply (450w would be enough) so you can get a 7850 1GB.
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October 19, 2012 2:03:01 AM

smells like someone got this build from youtube
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October 19, 2012 2:03:18 AM

Thanks guys and when i said will it fit in the case i was thinking about the mobo lmao my bad on that. I kinda like buildings things putting it together and watching it work and thinking what a job well done. Alrighty i guess ill go with the 3220 since its like 5$ more.
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October 19, 2012 2:04:04 AM

hillbillybuck said:
Thanks guys and when i said will it fit in the case i was thinking about the mobo lmao my bad on that. I kinda like buildings things putting it together and watching it work and thinking what a job well done. Alrighty i guess ill go with the 3220 since its like 5$ more.


if you get ivy bridge dont get a h61 motherboard
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October 19, 2012 2:04:08 AM

@CaptainTom that seems like a good idea
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October 19, 2012 2:05:37 AM

@Guerrero what mobo should i get then?
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October 19, 2012 2:45:22 AM

CaptainTom said:
Kinda perfect! However I would shave off a few dollars on the motherboard and powersupply (450w would be enough) so you can get a 7850 1GB.

if i do get the 7850 and the i3 3220 what mobo should i get ?
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October 19, 2012 3:19:58 AM

Ok so for the PSU and MOBO i have Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply and ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard?
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October 19, 2012 3:30:36 AM

The H77M is a great motherboard, Unless yo0u will be overclocking, which oyu will be doing none of.
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October 19, 2012 3:55:31 AM

should i go with the ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard,Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply and the radeon 7850 and i3 3220? is that good?
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October 19, 2012 3:57:23 AM

ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard not the b75m-gl my bad
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October 19, 2012 7:04:06 AM

hillbillybuck said:
should i go with the ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard,Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply and the radeon 7850 and i3 3220? is that good?


Sorry, I am going to sleep. But to answer your question. Yes to 7850, yes to PSU, and here is the mobo I recommend! I have used it in builds for clients and it does everything you could ever want. It is my go to budget board!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 19, 2012 6:25:05 PM

Ok so far these are the specs i have i still dont know about a good mobo though.

Intel Core i3-3220

Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 Graphics Card

PNY Optima 4GB RAM

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB Hard Drive

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

Antec Three Hundred Case

Sony DVD Burner
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October 20, 2012 12:17:52 AM

hillbillybuck said:
Ok so far these are the specs i have i still dont know about a good mobo though.

Intel Core i3-3220

Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 Graphics Card

PNY Optima 4GB RAM

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB Hard Drive

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

Antec Three Hundred Case

Sony DVD Burner


Did you look at my link? That mother board is great. Here it is again in non-link form:

ASRock H61M-DGS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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October 20, 2012 12:29:56 AM

I know i saw but when i was on pcpartpicker it said Some Intel H61 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Ivy Bridge CPUs. So i wasnt sure :/ 
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October 20, 2012 5:48:38 PM

hillbillybuck said:
I know i saw but when i was on pcpartpicker it said Some Intel H61 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Ivy Bridge CPUs. So i wasnt sure :/ 


Just looked it up and I found several reviews that say it supported Ivy Bridge right away!
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October 20, 2012 8:09:18 PM

Sweet! but will i have to do a bios update?
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October 22, 2012 2:53:53 AM

hillbillybuck said:
Sweet! but will i have to do a bios update?


Nothing mentioned a need to. I don't think you will. But if you did, it would be easy fyi...
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October 22, 2012 4:48:13 AM

What resolution will you be gaming at? That will be the most important factor in determining whether you will be gaming at medium or high settings.

And if you don't know what you are doing, do yourself a favor and use this video--it was a lifesaver for me when I built my first rig! Don't try to wing it and cut corners. Watch the whole video and do exactly as he says and you will have no problems whatsoever.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw
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