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November 17, 2012 3:46:02 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: next week

Budget Range: 400 ( maybe a little more)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No



Parts to Upgrade: CPU, mobo, RAM, Hard drive, 1 fan, power supply, cooler, SSD

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Location: Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Parts Preferences: No preference.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: I have 1366x1024

Additional Comments: I dont care about noise, appearance, I plan to stay with this new PC for some years. I play games like Skyrim, GTA VI, MMOs, Planetside 2, MechWarrior, Arma II, Chivalry:Medieval Warfare. I live in Brazil, but that doesnt matter for now, the budget range I listed in $ give a idea.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I want a smooth gameplay at medium settings or even low settings, as long I get average fps >30fps

My first thread, pleane notify me of any mistakes.

Ohhhh, I forgot what parts i had on my mind.

Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

COOLER MASTER SickleFlow 120 R4-L2R-20AR-R1 120mm Silent operation Red LED case fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...














November 17, 2012 4:06:15 PM

I was planning on using the SSD for OS only, and I doesnt know much about onboard video ... I use a GT 220 right now, but gonna change it next year.
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November 17, 2012 4:09:51 PM

The biostar board has 3 overclocking settings in the bios that will tweak your cpu and ram fsb automatically. It works better than the windows software with asus for overclocking. The asus board is adequate, but the biostar is better overall for your budget range.
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November 17, 2012 4:31:41 PM

The GPU is most important, upgrading CPU will do nothing with a GT220.
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November 17, 2012 4:44:21 PM

^ +1 FinneousPJ

You won't be able to play games with a GT220. So if this build is for gaming I would wait until you have a little more money to buy a video card. Other than that, all the components you picked seem to be good bang for the bucks.
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November 17, 2012 4:54:28 PM

Ohh, many thanks ... But what about the computer? If i got a HD 7770 would it be good ?
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November 17, 2012 5:04:18 PM

Yes, the 7770 is a very good bang for the bucks and with a resolution of 1366 x 768 it should handle every games for a long time. And yes the rest of the computer is good, budget wise it would be hard to do better.
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November 23, 2012 11:13:32 PM

Best answer selected by guizica.
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