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Is this a good pc build that could run all games on max settings?

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December 2, 2012 6:07:52 AM

Hey I am worried that this PC build i have selected wont run all games on max settings and if there are better alternative hardware to choose from, help would be greatly appreciated! :) 


GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

SAPPHIRE 100352-2L Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor

CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
December 2, 2012 6:14:06 AM

that processor is a terrible choice for gaming. It has low single threaded performance which games rely heavily on. You reall would be well served to change this to an IVB build if you want to game.

The GPU is fine though. The GPU will run all games maxed out at 1080- just fine.

You are also going overboard on the GPU. 450 watts is more then enough save some cash and ditch the 750 for a 450

If you do not plan on overclocking then you can go with an i5-3570k + H77 micro atx mobo
If you want to overclock then you can go with an i5-3570k + Z77 mobo

i5 210 + 70 H77 mobo so it would cost you 280 dollars or about 320 dollars if you want the overclockable Z77

you are paying 145 for the mobo and 210 for the chip thats 355 dollars. That's just insanity. You can get an intel chip for the same price as that amd chip and the intel chip will blow it away in single threaded and a lot of multi threaded too. And their are plenty of good lga 1155 motherboards for the same 145 dollar price or even less.

Switch your build to intel. Just trust me on this one. For the same price you will have a much better system if you go intel.

You will have better framerates i 100% guarantee you this if you switch to an ivy bridge build over a pile driver build.

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December 2, 2012 6:24:09 AM

thanks dude!!
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December 2, 2012 6:25:48 AM

yes the i5-3570k will be a much better choice for gaming it will run faster in most all situations and it cost the same exact price.
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