A little help please with my first build...

So far im looking at this setup as a good budget gaming build under 700-800$ that can almost max any game with pretty good frames....


How does this build look in terms of gaming on a budget?
I mostly play games such as crysis,bf3 ,far cry, gta, arma 3 soon,etc

Any help is appreciated...

P.S If I can squeek out a little more money, i will be aiming for a 7950 or maybe a 660 ti hopefully...
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  1. From my own POV, i think you better stick with the ATi/AMD gfx... in terms of money value and also performance, AMD quite a good choice... Nvidia known for its reliability... Based on your specs listed, i think its more than enough to play your fav games in medium to high setting..
  2. The whole build doesn't make sense and is composed of cheap quality components.(no offense)

    The CPU cooler you chose, I doubt would be any better than the stock cooler from Intel.

    Are you gonna overclock?
  3. This is a more decent setup, you can push your budget to $900-$1K and make it more decent.
  4. which one do you guys think would be better?
    (I really dont want to go over 800)


  5. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: A-Data 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: MSI TC- (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($41.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $829.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-20 12:43 EST-0500)
  6. smurf22 said:
    which one do you guys think would be better?
    (I really dont want to go over 800)



    MOBO and PSU are crap, Video card is great for every modern game but you seem you need more GPU power.
  7. OP, you're cheaping out on the motherboard too much.

    I would take ilysaml's build, but you can-
    - Change the HDD to this - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex
    - Maybe drop down to a 7870. It performs close to the 7950 and the latter is a bit too much to fit in the budget. XD
    - 8gb of RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231461
    - Corsair CX is bit mediocre in terms of quality and performance, it's actually a 450w unit in reality. I would get this instead - http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&vpn=P1550SXXB9&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1257
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