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November 15, 2012 4:22:42 AM

Hi,
I've never built a computer before so this will be a first. I would just like a bit of help with the parts that I should use.
I have a few ideas of the parts I might like to use but your help would be appreciated.

I'll be using the PC for: gaming, school work (word, PowerPoint, surfing the web etc) watching videos online and, well... that's about it.

I'm from Sydney, Australia so make sure I can get them from here.
So far I've come up with this:

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card
Case: Cooler Master RC-361-KKN1 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer

Is this build any good? What games will it be able to run and at what settings?
Thanks,
Benjinicky

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November 15, 2012 4:36:26 AM

Looks good to me.

Depending on your monitor resolution, I would say you could play games from medium to high at 1920x1080. More so on lower resolutions.
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November 15, 2012 4:48:38 AM

Thanks excella for your quick reply. So will I be able to play games like GTA iV, Battlefield 3, Crysis 2, Skyrim etc? My monitors Max res is 1920x1080
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November 15, 2012 4:51:35 AM

Yeah. It looks good. Definitely play everything at high easily but if you can squeeze in a 7850 then it would be better.
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November 15, 2012 4:52:52 AM

Benjinicky said:
Thanks excella for your quick reply. So will I be able to play games like GTA iV, Battlefield 3, Crysis 2, Skyrim etc? My monitors Max res is 1920x1080


If you plan on playing at that max res with those types of games, it may be best for you to take cutebeans suggestion for an HD 7850 if possible.
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November 15, 2012 4:56:06 AM

Ok thanks for your suggestions. So if I put in an HD 7850 I'll get significantly better performance?
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November 15, 2012 4:59:44 AM

SIGNIFICANTLY INFINITELY GODLY BETTER PERFORMANCE!!

I kid but the 7850 would really be a big jump from 7770.
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November 15, 2012 5:01:04 AM

cutebeans said:
SIGNIFICANTLY INFINITELY GODLY BETTER PERFORMANCE!!

I kid but the 7850 would really be a big jump from 7770.


I found a PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 1GB on Mwave for $169.99 so I think I'll go with that cause its not too expensive.
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November 15, 2012 5:02:07 AM

^+1 to Novulux and cutebeans.

Your games are fairly GPU-demanding and there's a big performance difference from the 7850 and 7770.

You'll want the 7850's 2gb of VRAM as well.
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November 15, 2012 5:04:06 AM

excella1221 said:
^+1 to Novulux and cutebeans.

Your games are fairly GPU-demanding and there's a big performance difference from the 7850 and 7770.

You'll want the 7850's 2gb of VRAM as well.


Will the extra GB of VRAM be worth the extra $60?
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November 15, 2012 5:09:22 AM

Not really.. T_T.
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November 15, 2012 5:25:38 AM

So are there any improvements that I can make on this build?
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November 15, 2012 5:28:24 AM

Get the HIS. THIS TOPIC IS DONE!
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November 15, 2012 5:44:56 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($122.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($60.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($35.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.00 @ Scorptec)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Thermaltake VN900A1W2N (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 400W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($62.10 @ Mwave Australia)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $601.10
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-15 18:45 EST+1100)

Yeah, it fits the budget. PCpartpicker isn't as extensive as it is in the states though.
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November 15, 2012 5:50:37 AM

Thanks very much for your input I'll go with cutebeans' build.
Once again thanks,
Benjinicky :na: 
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November 15, 2012 5:51:07 AM

Best answer selected by Benjinicky.
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November 15, 2012 5:52:34 AM

O.o that was just a reference but it's a good build. The best answer should have gone to excella though =(.
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November 15, 2012 5:58:21 AM

I don't really mind. :p 

I was actually praying to prolong the Gold Badge for Home Brew; I liked the look of Silver a lot better. :lol: 
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November 15, 2012 6:08:51 AM

Gold is the best! It's more expensive than silver haha.
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