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December 8, 2012 1:55:03 AM

hey guys im build a gaming desktop that im hoping to get around 30-60 FPS on low-medium settings on Planetside 2. im saying planetside 2 because if it can run planetside, it will be able to play the other games i play no sweat. unfortunately this will be in my room, and there is no wired connection so im using a WD livewire powerline adapter, hopefully its going to be okay there are a lot of good reviews. all i want is someone to tell me if my system is okay, and what improvements i can make and where.

this is what i have so far

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74462&vpn=WD10EZEX&man...

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

powerline adapter: http://reviews.cnet.com/bridges/western-digital-wd-live...;rcol

Monitor: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006XOX0JA/?tag=pcpapi-20

OS: http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil...


so all together this thing will cost $720 unless i did the math wrong which might very well be wrong, lol.

any way to cut off on the cost without sacrificing to much performance i will gladly accept.

also i know i don't have a GPU on this list, im still researching those. recommendations for that would also be welcome

December 8, 2012 2:23:23 AM

Hah, My brother got almost this exact same build! I would recommend a better PSU so it wouldn't work on 100% load if you are getting a power hungry GPU. As far as graphics cards go, my bro has a HD 5770 and still runs PlanetSide 2 on high. Your build is great in my opinion. Just get a good GPU and you will run it fine!

Cheers!
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December 8, 2012 2:16:46 PM

Headbomb said:
Hah, My brother got almost this exact same build! I would recommend a better PSU so it wouldn't work on 100% load if you are getting a power hungry GPU. As far as graphics cards go, my bro has a HD 5770 and still runs PlanetSide 2 on high. Your build is great in my opinion. Just get a good GPU and you will run it fine!

Cheers!


i didnt think i would need more than 430W for my PSU...if you think i need a better one could you recommend one to me?

also could i have a link to the HD 5770 im retarded and i cant find it lol
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December 9, 2012 6:25:39 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The 5770 is an old card now so you can't even buy it now.

a good power supply? Anything more than 500w should be great for a powerful GPU.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
maybe something like this?

A good GPU? Depends on your budget. For this type of gaming, 1gb and 128bit is totally enough for low to medium settings. for high, I would suggest about 2gb and 256bit or more. This will cost you about 200$. A good choice would be a 7850 or a 560ti.
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December 9, 2012 8:13:04 PM

Headbomb said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The 5770 is an old card now so you can't even buy it now.

a good power supply? Anything more than 500w should be great for a powerful GPU.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
maybe something like this?

A good GPU? Depends on your budget. For this type of gaming, 1gb and 128bit is totally enough for low to medium settings. for high, I would suggest about 2gb and 256bit or more. This will cost you about 200$. A good choice would be a 7850 or a 560ti.


i dont really care about how the game looks, i just want good FPS. low to medium settings is fine by me.

could my current 430W PSU run this?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

also someone said that my case has poor cable management in the back, so i think i will switch to this case instead.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 9, 2012 8:20:37 PM

You're going to get lag. The game is far from being optimized imo. My last build with an i5-2500k and a msi 7870 would see lag on medium settings in very large fire fights.

But I play it @ 1680x1050. Waiting for it to download and install on my new build now which is a 3750k and a gtx 660.
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December 10, 2012 4:37:31 PM

This should run great. A 7770 GHZ edition will give you good frame rate. The case is a great choice too.

The PSU however, probably won't pull it. I would always get one with lots of headroom for overclocking. There are great sales on Newegg for these types of things. The Christmas sale will have great deals. Find a PSU with at least 500w on sale and you should be good. I just got a SeaSonic 750w Full Modular PSU at 50% off for 100$. You don't need to get a very powerful one but it's always better to have more power than needed than having to get a new PSU if your current one isn't powerful enough.

Hope it helped.
Cheers :) 
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December 17, 2012 7:37:42 PM

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