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October 29, 2012 7:16:35 PM

hi all new to the forum and new to the pc gaming world. been looking around for what i am looking at doing but nothing really stands out to me. i usually play on the ps3 but recently started playing war z on my laptop (recommended by a friend) am like the game so far even in though its only alfa and looks like its a very good game in the making.anyone im playing it on my laptop ( samsung rv511) and it pretty much lags when on all low settings and only hit around 7-9 fps and gets very hot while playing.i would like to build a pc to be able to play this game on ultra settings connected to a 50" 1080p tv. so finally my question is what are your recommendations for building a gaming pc for what i want mobo gpu psu ram ect? i have a mouse keyboard and as mentioned tv to use.i will also look to play other games like bf3 mw3 but mainly warz for now

The system requirements for The War Z are:
Recommended:
OS: Windows Vista / Windows 7 (enhanced for 64-bit OS)
Processor: 2.4 GHz quad core or better
Memory: 4 GB system RAM
Hard Disk Space: 3 GB
Video Card: DirectX 9 compatible with 768 MB video RAM or better (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 / ATI Radeon HD 5850)
Sound: Windows compatible sound card

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October 29, 2012 7:24:39 PM

Well, do you have a budget?
October 29, 2012 7:27:46 PM

not really just dont want to spend money on what i dont need if that makes sense?
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October 29, 2012 7:34:00 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($36.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($176.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $646.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

That's probably all you'll need. We can bring the price down if you need.
October 29, 2012 7:44:14 PM

thanks i will take a look got a pc here i can use for some part like dvd/cd writer so i will save on that but will take a look at the setup thanks
October 30, 2012 9:45:25 PM
October 31, 2012 12:17:11 AM

That power supply is of poor quality.

Do you really want to overclock? You would need a CPU fan to cool the processor. If not, you can get a different motherboard to save some money.

The P67 motherboard would not go well with the i5-3570K. If you want to overclock, get a a Z77. If not, get a H77 motherboard an a i5-3470.

That graphics card is quite weak.

Here's how I would build it. You can purchase all of these parts from Amazon.

For some reason, I can only get it to display in this manner.

http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/lYhO

October 31, 2012 12:46:46 AM

thanks mate dont really want to overclock just looking to get THE WAR Z running on as high as possible for around £500 with the option to upgrade later if i get more into the pc gaming world.apparently the game is not the most demanding game for system specs
October 31, 2012 1:32:59 AM

The specs I listed are pretty good by today's standards. You'll probably be able to play your game on high.
October 31, 2012 7:56:10 PM

how much better performance would i get if i added the i5 3570k to this setup?

October 31, 2012 8:07:22 PM

what z77 mobo do you recommend for the i5 3570k and the 7850 gpu looks like im going with the just need the mobo to go with it
October 31, 2012 9:59:49 PM

If you want the 3570K, you will need a CPU cooler, because it is an overclocking based processor.

If you don't plan on overclocking, go for the ASRock H77.

A good Z77 is the ASRock Extreme4.
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