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a b 4 Gaming
November 4, 2012 1:08:14 AM

You could definitely play Skyrim with that. I play Skyrim on a G530 and a Radeon HD6770 and it runs great.
a b 4 Gaming
November 4, 2012 1:30:56 AM

The rosewill challenger won an award for being cheap . They commented it was made of thin metal and cheap plastic and they wished they had more than $50 in the budget so they could buy an Antec 300

Now antecs budget case is the Antec ONE


The power supply is an older style unit . You should only be using an 80+ bronze or better rated psu. So NOT that one
You need about 400 watts , maybe 500 tops
November 4, 2012 1:34:47 AM

Hi guys, this is my first build so im just wondering if these will work together and if it could do some half decent gaming while maintaining my budget:

Intel Pentium G2120 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80637G2120
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

MSI B75MA-P45 LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

HIS iCooler H777F1G2M Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Rosewill Stallion Series RD500-2SB 500W ATX12V v2.2 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Thank you

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a b 4 Gaming
November 4, 2012 1:50:05 AM

Looks good. I like it.
November 4, 2012 1:59:43 AM

thank you, do you think i could play skyrim with this?
November 4, 2012 2:01:54 AM

grahamax01 said:
Hi guys, this is my first build so im just wondering if these will work together and if it could do some half decent gaming while maintaining my budget:

Intel Pentium G2120 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80637G2120
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

MSI B75MA-P45 LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

HIS iCooler H777F1G2M Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Rosewill Stallion Series RD500-2SB 500W ATX12V v2.2 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Thank you


I am not an expert, but I would recommend getting an I5 instead of a dual core... A top end I5 which has a slightly better processor is not much more at $219.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

secondly I would get a better videocard and recommend Nvidia. Remember clockspeed on the processor is more important than VRAM.

This build could run Skyrim, but if you are hoping for it to run it on high settings, no it would not. I would guess probably medium settings.

I guess my main point is if you want a gaming PC you may need to spend more.

a b 4 Gaming
November 4, 2012 2:34:13 AM

nirrtix said:
I am not an expert, but I would recommend getting an I5 instead of a dual core... A top end I5 which has a slightly better processor is not much more at $219.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

secondly I would get a better videocard and recommend Nvidia. Remember clockspeed on the processor is more important than VRAM.

This build could run Skyrim, but if you are hoping for it to run it on high settings, no it would not. I would guess probably medium settings.

I guess my main point is if you want a gaming PC you may need to spend more.


I would have to disagree on some points of this message. An i5 is no doubt awesome, but $100 more is quite a bit of cash for some people.

AMD has good cards as well, and the only reason I recommend them more often than not is because of their much more competitive pricing. The only thing that is better than the 7770 Nvidia-wise around that price is the 650Ti, which does not have enough of an advantage over the 7770 to justify its cost.

Skyrim would probably run medium-high ish though, you are right.
November 4, 2012 3:50:45 PM

would the evga geforce gtx550 ti be a better alternative to the radeon hd 7770?
a b 4 Gaming
November 4, 2012 6:49:48 PM

No it would not. It would be worse than the 7770.
November 5, 2012 11:23:22 PM

i have now changed it up a bit, just wondering how this would be:

Intel Core i3-3240 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

ASRock B75M-DGS LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Sentey Optimus Extreme Division Tower Case - RED 3 x LED FAN / 1 120mm Rear FAN /2 x USB / Card Rdr / Fan Control /4 x Removable Bays / Screwless
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

sorry im asking so much :p 
a b 4 Gaming
November 6, 2012 12:26:40 AM

At the price of the 6870, I would recommend the minimal price jump to the much much quicker 7850.
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