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My 500$ Build,Is it good?

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October 28, 2012 1:35:17 PM

Hi, Lately I have been thinking of getting a new Gaming rig and im tight on budget (500$) So I asked around and I Chose a rig that somebody told me is good i got the specs right here:-

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($68.99 @ Mac Mall)

Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)

Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($25.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)

Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($209.98 @ NCIX US)

Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($35.83 @ NCIX US)

Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $506.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

All i want to know is can i run those games:-
Battlefield 3 1920x1080 No AA High Settings
World Of Warcraft 1920x1080 AA MAX SETTINGS
HomeFront MAXED OUT 1920x1080
Crysis 2 1920x1080 No aa MAXED/HIGH
Arma 2 MAXED OUT

Could i run those games on those settings? i just want to make sure that these specs that i've been givin
can play high end new games without giving me the lagg

im asking for (40-60~) Or more please post if I can run these games and if i should change anything in my rig
and on how many fps you think i can run those games, THANKS!

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October 28, 2012 4:01:56 PM

All looks good to me. I'd consider a 500W PSU if you're overclocking though.
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October 28, 2012 4:08:06 PM

it should do ok, with one exception: Battlefield 3 will lag in 64-player multiplayer because your dual core CPU won't handle it.
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October 28, 2012 4:12:20 PM

Also, Pentiums natively support up to 1333 MHz. You could get an i3 for $110, and a B75 MOBO for $51. They're a bit above budget, but well worth it. Especially since, like ScrewySqrl said, it WILL lag if you don't have at least a hyper threaded dual core.

Hitachi HDD's are known to be of a lower quality, go for a Seagate Barracuda For $65 1 TB.
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October 28, 2012 4:44:28 PM

Ok guys i took all your advices and now i got those specs :-

CPU Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor $109.99

Motherboard ASRock B75M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $64.99

Memory Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $38.99

Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card $239.98

Case Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case $34.99

Power Supply Antec Basiq 500W ATX12V Power Supply $48.99

Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $15.99

now would this run everything great even in bF3 Multi :) ?

Btw is there anything i can do to get the price a little bit down ;d?
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October 29, 2012 2:00:30 PM

more and more games run better on quad cores:

BF3 Multiplayer
Skyrim
Final Fantasy XIV
MechWarrior Online
Civilization V
Starcraft II
GTA IV
Metro 2033

and more every month
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