/ Sign-up
Your question

Is this build good enough for games?

  • Homebuilt
  • Systems
  • Product
Last response: in Systems
December 8, 2012 4:41:00 AM

hey guys im just wondering if this specs would play modern games good at max or near the max graphics?
Like Wow, BF3, D3 and CoD games

CPU AMD A8-3870K 3.0GHz Socket FM1

Memory 8GB Kit Dual Channel RAM DDR3-1333 OEM

Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA3 6.0Gb/s 3.5' Internal Hard Drive

Optical Drive Lite-On SATA DVDRW iHAS324 Super 24x DVD CD Writer


Video Card Sapphire HD6870 1G GDDR5 Video card Dual link DVI-I + Single Link DVI-D + HDMI + Display Port , 900 MHz / 4200 MHz

Computer Case Konic Flying Dutchman,Gaming case ,Fans speed& light controller,USBx4,25cm Fan

Power Supply Aywun 550W A1-550E MEGA POWER ECO Series 140mm fan

More about : build good games

December 8, 2012 4:46:15 AM

well if you are getting a hd 6870, whats the point of getting an apu? instead you should get an fx cpu, like the fx-6300

its on sale right now for $120

then get a cheap motherboard to boot.

You will not be able to play those game on max settings. Maybe medium to high, but definitely not max.
a b B Homebuilt system
December 8, 2012 5:02:22 AM

You might want to consider the new gen of Trinity APU's instead of A8 3870k, something like the A8 5600k has about the same CPU power but will be using a new platform you can upgrade later. If you're going with a discrete card like the 6870 you should consider the pentiums or an i3. The A8 5600k can work well with a discrete card but pairing it with a 6870 is a bit wasteful. If the price is good then buy all means.
Here is what I have come up with

Its a a8 5600k (close cpu performance to a FX4300, slower by 200mhz (cna OC the difference)
Has a 7850 1gb (pay about $10 for extra 1GB) and 1TB of storage

This one is the FX6300 with a 2GB 7850 but only has a 500GB hard drive, you cna get a different one if you want. You can swap out to a FX4300 for $10 cheaper which can still for the most part outperform a i3 3220
Related resources
December 8, 2012 11:26:24 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey