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November 16, 2012 3:30:10 AM

3 2120
asrock h77-pro4-mvp motherboard i have tht motherboard
gtx 660 or hd 7850 2gb
and cooler master hyper tx3 evo
and im on a tight budget
and i have a 1280x1024 screen
is this any good

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November 16, 2012 5:01:31 AM

:non:  Its a pretty good system, jut don't go for AMD graphics cards that's a big no no lol. Nvidia cards are supperior in all ways. :bounce: 
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November 16, 2012 5:06:01 AM

That's fine. and you don't need a 3rd party cpu cooler (since you can't overclock the cpu on that motherboard)

and you can throw that money towards a better gpu (you can probably get a 7870 ghz edition).

And AMD right now is usually better price/performance than Nvidia. their drivers are no longer shitty lol.
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November 16, 2012 5:09:19 AM

well i have tht cpu cooler and may i ask how long will this system last
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November 16, 2012 5:10:42 AM

If you are on a tight budget consider that your video card is far more than you would need for your monitor resolution.

A 7770 or a 560Ti would still be overkill. Do you need ram and a HD?



skitz9417 said:
3 2120
asrock h77-pro4-mvp motherboard i have tht motherboard
gtx 660 or hd 7850 2gb
and cooler master hyper tx3 evo
and im on a tight budget
and i have a 1280x1024 screen
is this any good

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November 16, 2012 5:12:05 AM

no i allready have a 320gb and 4gb ddr3 1333 ram
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November 16, 2012 5:12:59 AM

joe_newbuilder said:
If you are on a tight budget consider that your video card is far more than you would need for your monitor resolution.

A 7770 or a 560Ti would still be overkill. Do you need ram and a HD?


he might as well get it.... it would make his computer at least futureproof and upgradable later on (he would just upgrade to a quad core later)
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November 16, 2012 5:13:25 AM

Skip cooler master tx3 evo. You're not overclocking so you don't need it.

Get the 660. You might want to up your i3 to a little better one though. Everything else should perform great.
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November 16, 2012 5:18:35 AM

envy14tpe said:
Skip cooler master tx3 evo. You're not overclocking so you don't need it.

Get the 660. You might want to up your i3 to a little better one though. Everything else should perform great.

to what
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November 16, 2012 5:37:49 AM

skitz9417 said:
to what


don't bother (unless you got like a extra $70)

the i3 would run games fine at your resolution.

next step up would be a i5 3550.
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November 16, 2012 5:44:45 AM

or should a go for a fx 4300
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November 16, 2012 5:47:50 AM

skitz9417 said:
or should a go for a fx 4300


Your motherboard doesn't support it. you'll need a new motherboard if you go with a fx 4300.

but gaming wise, the i3 will be better (on most games)
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November 16, 2012 6:06:51 AM

skitz9417 said:
or should a go for a fx 4300

why would you take a step backwards?
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November 16, 2012 6:08:17 AM

i though the fx 4300 trades blows with the i3s
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November 16, 2012 6:16:36 AM

skitz9417 said:
i though the fx 4300 trades blows with the i3s

not with a card higher than an entry level gpu (above a 7770); once you get a bigger card the i3 pulls away.
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November 16, 2012 6:16:41 AM

so with my res will the hd 7850 be ok and will be ok in these games gta4,battlefiled 3
l4d2 sleeping dogs
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November 16, 2012 6:53:03 AM

so a hd 7770 be ok for 1280x1024
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November 16, 2012 7:05:04 AM

yes. unless you want high details in every/any game while getting 60+ fps.
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November 18, 2012 4:04:42 AM

skitz9417 said:
to what


To ivy bridge. i3-3220. Only $5 more. More efficient and slightly faster.

Also 7850 would be fine for gaming, just don't expect Ultra or High settings for all games at your 1024p.
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November 18, 2012 9:39:31 AM

nah i dont use much of the eye candy and i all ready have the i3 2120
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November 18, 2012 10:43:43 AM

if you don't already own the mobo you can get the fx 6300 and a decent $60 mobo.
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November 18, 2012 10:47:05 AM

i do own it with an i3 2120
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November 18, 2012 3:36:57 PM

going back to your OP
skitz9417 said:
3 2120
asrock h77-pro4-mvp motherboard i have tht motherboard
gtx 660 or hd 7850 2gb
and cooler master hyper tx3 evo
and im on a tight budget
and i have a 1280x1024 screen
is this any good


if you can get the 660 that would be great for gaming on a larger (1080) screen when/if you upgrade. but the 7850 would be enough for what you have now (1024).
just get some 1600 ram you you will be good to go . . . well, what PSU are you using?
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November 18, 2012 6:09:04 PM

600w psu
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Anonymous
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November 18, 2012 7:21:41 PM

well, i'll spare you the "quality" PSU speech.

you're set as far as power; no graphics card with an i3 will need more power than that.
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November 18, 2012 10:25:55 PM

like what
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Anonymous
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November 19, 2012 12:25:56 AM

skitz9417 said:
like what

like ANY

here is a list of recommendations:
POWER SUPPLY REQUIREMENT FOR GRAPHICS CARDS

considering the requirements are listed for total system power and a 65 watt i3 is less than most any other cpu even the GTX 690, whose suggestion is 620, will work. but there maybe a problem with it needing two 8 pin PCI power connections.
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November 19, 2012 1:20:10 AM

What are the prices for the 7850 or 660? Personally, I'd rather buy the 660.

The 2120 is fine.
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November 19, 2012 1:59:55 AM

199- hd 7850 or 229-gtx 660
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a b V Motherboard
November 19, 2012 4:47:20 AM

skitz9417 said:
199- hd 7850 or 229-gtx 660


Can't go wrong with either choice. If an extra $30 is ok, then get the 660. IG you want to stay under $200, then 7850.
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November 19, 2012 1:16:07 PM

hi guys i went for hd 6950 for 125 dollars on gumtree
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a b V Motherboard
November 19, 2012 10:01:31 PM

skitz9417 said:
hi guys i went for hd 6950 for 125 dollars on gumtree

Nicely done. 6950 is like 7850 in a lot of games. What brand did you get? I assume it was new, right?
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November 20, 2012 8:38:04 AM

asus yea it is
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November 20, 2012 1:50:36 PM

skitz9417 said:
asus yea it is


Is it the 1gb or 2gb? It must be the 2gb. Should be fun.
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December 2, 2012 11:40:10 AM

and i found a i5 2400 cpuwould tht be a decent upgrade for my i3
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December 2, 2012 12:27:01 PM

skitz9417 said:
and i found a i5 2400 cpuwould tht be a decent upgrade for my i3


Your gonna love your new system. Just don't play it too much or the girlfriend will start bitching.
I suggest buying her a iPad. That helped to keep her quiet when I play.
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December 2, 2012 12:28:01 PM

i dont have a girlfreind and i have the i3 but i want to get a i5 2400
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December 2, 2012 10:12:28 PM

skitz9417 said:
i dont have a girlfreind and i have the i3 but i want to get a i5 2400


I just meant that with your new system you will be playing on it a lot more. Enjoy.
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December 2, 2012 11:26:46 PM

cheers man
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