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November 10, 2012 12:42:32 AM

im looking to scrap my old laptop and stop with console gaming, im having a friend build me a pc, but i also made one but didn't know if it would work for gaming, can you give me some advice or your opinions on what i need to change in this build? I need to keep it at around $800

here's the build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/n79O

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November 10, 2012 1:03:09 AM

the gpu should do fine with most games.. a gtx 660 will litterally be 3 times more powerfull.

the cpu is also alright for most games.. something like an AMD FX-6200 would be better.

you dont need ram that good, 1600mhz is perfect and it will save you some cash
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November 10, 2012 1:11:07 AM

Should be good, some changes though.

Change the CPU the FX-6200 or a Core i3 (both will require a change in mobo), as the APU line is only useful for its strong integrated graphics, which arent going to be used with a dedicated GPU on the rig.

Downgrade the RAM, Corsair Platinum is ridiculously expensive for what it offers.

The lower end Kepler's arent worth buying IMO, swap over to AMD and get the HD7770.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Proof the 7770 is better.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/536?vs=681
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November 10, 2012 1:11:24 AM

firstly, don't go with an FM2 build and then put an Nvidia GPU in it. not a very efficient use of money. For an $800 budget, I would get an AM3+ motherboard and an FX-4300 due to the fact that AM3+ will support Steamroller, while FM2 will not. Plus the FX-4300 will be a touch more powerful. you also don't need that power supply, get something like this instead...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

430W is more than enough to run your rig. Put the money you save toward a more powerful GPU, like an HD 7850 or GTX 660.
November 10, 2012 1:47:48 AM

Ok, so with all of your ideas I went back and changed out parts is this good or do i need to change some more stuff. I wont need a monitor, and idk if i will need a keyboard or not, im sure i have one laying around here somewhere for temporary use.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/n7H5

and does the included mobo have an integrated sound card? or will i have to add one?
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November 10, 2012 2:49:59 PM

jwhit5219 said:
Ok, so with all of your ideas I went back and changed out parts is this good or do i need to change some more stuff. I wont need a monitor, and idk if i will need a keyboard or not, im sure i have one laying around here somewhere for temporary use.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/n7H5

and does the included mobo have an integrated sound card? or will i have to add one?


yes that looks real good. and the mobo will have an integrated sound card, pretty much all motherboards do.
November 10, 2012 3:44:48 PM

thx, and will the parts also come with the wires and things to connect all the parts? if not where would i be able to find them?
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November 10, 2012 3:56:03 PM

the motherboard should come with a sata cable or two, at least mine have, screws, standoffs, etc. you'll still need video/audio cables, like an hdmi cable and a 1/8" to 1/8" or RCA cables for audio. the power supply should also come with the power cable as well. is that what you mean?
November 10, 2012 4:37:41 PM

yeah, thanks for your help
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