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November 20, 2012 7:42:49 PM

In the next coming weeks I am planing to build my first Computer system. I have 'upgraded' computers before and am familiar with all of the fundamental parts, however this will be the first time i have built a brand new gaming computer system.
My question is, will these components work together and/or are there any suggestions for better components around the same price?

Gigabyte GA 990FXA UD3 - $151
AMD FX-6100 x6 - $120
Sapphire HD 7770 - $117
Thermaltake Chaser mk-1(tower) - $158
OCZ modXstream 700w modular psu - $109
GSkill 8gb single RAM - $35
OCZ Agility 4 128gb SSD - $94
v8 cooler master(already owned)
1tb WD HDD(already owned)

Id like to play games like BF3 and such at full graphics with still playable FPS.
Thanks!

November 20, 2012 7:51:07 PM

Yea that should work. Personally, I would buy a $100 Intel Socket 1155 motherboard and get an Ivy Bride Core i5.
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November 20, 2012 7:55:56 PM

They will run great, and the 7770 is a GREAT card for the price, but BF 3 is nortorious for liking good CPU's during multiplayer, so I think your setup might benefit from an Intel CPU. if you have to stay in the price range, any of the i3's that aren't the 'low power' ones are fantastic options and will honestly deliver better FPS than the 6100 CPU.

Honestly, I'm not a big case buff, if you get a case that under $80, you can take that money and at it to your graphics card budget for a NICE 7850, and along with an i3 or better, an i5, would REALLY open up your FPS options for BF 3

The 6100 would still give you serviceable FPS, even if not as much as a i5, I think you'd be better offer to save on the case, get a Antec 300 style case for like $60-80 and spend the money you save an a 7850.

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November 20, 2012 8:04:59 PM

What resolution are you playing at? If it's anywhere close to 1080p, that graphics card won't be able to do what you're asking of it.

Are you set in having an AMD solution? It might be possible to eke out a better rig by going Intel. You're also spending WAY too much on the case, especially when you're on a budget. (Oh, and get 2 sticks of 4GB each - it'll be a lot faster.)
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November 20, 2012 8:08:04 PM

Thanks for the replys and the good advice! Yeh i thought the case was abit of over kill, ill look into getting a ceaper case to save some money. Alot of people say intel are much better then AMD? Does anyone have any recomendations for a mobo with an intel socket and a cpu? Preferbly one that can run 2 pci e x16?
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November 20, 2012 8:08:21 PM

trigg said:
In the next coming weeks I am planing to build my first Computer system. I have 'upgraded' computers before and am familiar with all of the fundamental parts, however this will be the first time i have built a brand new gaming computer system.
My question is, will these components work together and/or are there any suggestions for better components around the same price?

Gigabyte GA 990FXA UD3 - $151
AMD FX-6100 x6 - $120
Sapphire HD 7770 - $117
Thermaltake Chaser mk-1(tower) - $158
OCZ modXstream 700w modular psu - $109
GSkill 8gb single RAM - $35
OCZ Agility 4 128gb SSD - $94
v8 cooler master(already owned)
1tb WD HDD(already owned)

Id like to play games like BF3 and such at full graphics with still playable FPS.
Thanks!


first of all, like the others said, go Intel for gaming.

you won't be able to get playable FPS on BF3 at max settings with a 7770. get something like a 7850 or 7870 to do that. (or the Nvidia equivalent of course)

why are you getting a 700W PSU??? you could probably SLI 7770s with 600W. save some money on a lower wattage PSU and put it towards a better GPU.

don't get an OCZ agility 4. get a Samsung 830/840, Crucial M4, Intel 330/520, etc. something more reliable.
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November 20, 2012 8:11:04 PM

I chose amd at first because it seemed cheaper but I would happily go with intel if it will give much better Performance.
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November 20, 2012 8:34:02 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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November 20, 2012 8:47:35 PM

I've always just picked up an Asrock Z77 board, most of them can be found for just under $100

I think the ideal setup would be a Z77 board and in i5 2400 or 3450, depending on what you can get cheaper. Either CPU will give decent FPS in most games, but you won't be able to overclock unless you get a 2500K or 3570K, but the FPS differences would be 'negligible' thought people on the forum might disagree :) 

For just a plug it in and run it setup, you can't beat a Z77 board, i5 2400/3450, and a 7850

With a single GPU, you could get away with a 600 watt PSU, but I'd get the nicest one you could afford, don't get an offbrand...

Dry
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November 20, 2012 9:02:54 PM

DryCreamer said:
I've always just picked up an Asrock Z77 board, most of them can be found for just under $100

I think the ideal setup would be a Z77 board and in i5 2400 or 3450, depending on what you can get cheaper. Either CPU will give decent FPS in most games, but you won't be able to overclock unless you get a 2500K or 3570K, but the FPS differences would be 'negligible' thought people on the forum might disagree :) 

For just a plug it in and run it setup, you can't beat a Z77 board, i5 2400/3450, and a 7850

With a single GPU, you could get away with a 600 watt PSU, but I'd get the nicest one you could afford, don't get an offbrand...

Dry




I'm pretty sure im going to take your advice and use the components your recommend.
Thanks for the useful information!
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November 20, 2012 9:18:32 PM

Just throwing out there, while OCZ use to make unreliable drives, their 4 series switched to different controllers - they're right behind Samsung in terms of reliability and speed, now.
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November 20, 2012 9:32:35 PM

I'd love to see an update when you get it all together! If I was going to recommend a power supply, make sure it has at least 35 AMPS on the 12 V rail (35A), most decent 600-650W power supplies usually have 40A+, I usually use the Corsair 600 for a 'budget' gaming computer when I put them together for my friends.

The Corsair Builder series 600W is great for a budget single GPU setup and at least right now they got some good rebates on them.

The newer GPU's like the 7850 use a lot less power under load.

Dry
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November 21, 2012 2:35:08 AM

DryCreamer said:
I'd love to see an update when you get it all together! If I was going to recommend a power supply, make sure it has at least 35 AMPS on the 12 V rail (35A), most decent 600-650W power supplies usually have 40A+, I usually use the Corsair 600 for a 'budget' gaming computer when I put them together for my friends.

The Corsair Builder series 600W is great for a budget single GPU setup and at least right now they got some good rebates on them.

The newer GPU's like the 7850 use a lot less power under load.

Dry


I have considered my options and have came to a conclusion that i could increase my budget a little more to make sure i get the performance i am happy with.
These are the components im looking at now:

MOTHERBOARD:
AsRock Z77 extreme 4 - $135

CPU:
i5 3570 ------------- $205

GPU:
Saphire 7870 OC ------ $245

PSU:
Corsair CMPSU-600CXV3 -$94

Tower:
Thermaltake commander MS-11 $58

SSD:
Samsung 830 series 128G $94
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November 26, 2012 4:18:53 PM

Did you ever end up getting anything?

Dry
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November 27, 2012 2:12:41 AM

DryCreamer said:
Did you ever end up getting anything?

Dry

Next week! :) 
Will upload some pics when complete!
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December 3, 2012 8:01:23 AM

DryCreamer said:
Did you ever end up getting anything?

Dry




all done :)  thanks guys
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December 3, 2012 12:39:46 PM

sweet dude!

Dry
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December 3, 2012 6:47:24 PM

Best answer selected by trigg.
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