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Make my first gaming pc [HELP]

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December 4, 2012 1:18:50 PM

Hi, folks!

I have decided to make a gaming pc. I would like to have it around 500-700$ budget. And i hope that it could run BF2, Crysis2 and other games on above the medium settings. Is it posible? What could i change to make it better? And are they going to work together?

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2
Graphics Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770
RAM: PNY Optima 4GB
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB
Power Supply: Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500W (is that plenty?)
Case: Antec Three Hundred
Burner: Sony DVD
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Adapter: Molex

PLease help me

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December 4, 2012 1:29:37 PM

On that budget you should be able to swing a 7850. That will get you high-ish settings. You won't need more than 500w but do not get a cooler master psu. They are low quality. Only use brands like antec, xfx, sea sonic, corsair
December 4, 2012 1:59:09 PM

tiny voices said:
On that budget you should be able to swing a 7850. That will get you high-ish settings. You won't need more than 500w but do not get a cooler master psu. They are low quality. Only use brands like antec, xfx, sea sonic, corsair


Ok thanks.
And will it all go together?
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December 4, 2012 2:20:05 PM

Get a i3-3220. Same price, better architecture. Might want to switch to an H77 mobo for future upgrades, sata6 and usb3.0, but your's fine at this price point.
RAM: Honestly, at this price, get 2x4GB, 8GB total, you'll spend only $10 more. Make sure it's 1600MHz and 1.5V. Corsair's cheaper for now. Get Vengeance if you plan on Overclocking your RAM.
Adapter: Molex. Why??? why do you need an adapter???

Oh, and with that config, you'll play Crysis 2 at 1080 on ultra settings, even with the Dx11 and Hi-res pack (I did, with an i3-3220 and HD7770)
December 4, 2012 2:23:55 PM

Forgot about the PSU. I have almost the same config and a 430W is enough (got a Corsair CX430). At this wattage, better price/quality goes with Corsair CX series and Antec EA series. If you're not sure for wattage, use a calculator like http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp . DO NOT buy a CoolerMaster PSU
December 4, 2012 2:29:56 PM

Darkmonk said:
Forgot about the PSU. I have almost the same config and a 430W is enough (got a Corsair CX430). At this wattage, better price/quality goes with Corsair CX series and Antec EA series. If you're not sure for wattage, use a calculator like http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp . DO NOT buy a CoolerMaster PSU


Thanks for the information.
Now i know 100% that i dont need CoolerMaster and know that i need 8gb RAM
December 4, 2012 2:32:06 PM

Well, most people need only 4GB. It'll be enough. But for the price difference, most people buy 8GB because they don't want to buy more RAM in 1-2 years ;-)
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