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Hello this is my first post , please be kind to me :D
i am a nooooooob when it comes to pc so please bear with me, i am not even sure the set up i came up with even works so don't be surprised :??: , to make this short i want a budget gaming pc that can play metro 2033 and witcher 2 on high settings , this build's price sounds good (again i am sorry if this build up is wrong i am a noob :cry: )

Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor 194$
ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard 67$
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) 39$
GIGABYTE GV-R787OC-2GD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 259$
Western Digital WD Blue WD7500AZEX 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard 84$
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM 20$
Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS 44$

This brings the total to 700$


Did i miss anything ? and also what do you recommend for the case?

P.S i am willing to pay more but not by a huge margin :lol:
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  1. That mobo is wrong, get H77 instead of H61.
    And that PSU seems kinda weak get one 500-550w
  2. butremor said:
    That mobo is wrong, get H77 instead of H61.
    And that PSU seems kinda weak get one 500-550w


    Thank you for your reply

    How do you think it will perform with the games i mentioned? and what about the case? :)

    EDIT : i changed the h61 to h77 and the power supply to SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

    That brings the total to 750$ i think
  3. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.26 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($63.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $706.76
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-09 19:30 EST-0500)
  4. For both the games you stated, a better GPU would be more important as opposed to a better CPU, that being the i5 3450/3470.

    In Metro, a better GPU would have greater effect:
    http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/amd_fx8350/8.htm
    In BF3 the same effect:
    http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/amd_fx8350/10.htm

    With that said, check out my $650 build here:
    http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore#module146695821
    The CPU will provide enough performance to do your everyday apps and multi-threaded programs plus it'll be better than the i3 3220. Also you can still fit the 7950 within the budget of $700 as a result.

    So.... again:
    $650 build here:
    http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore#module146695821
    Switch the 7870 to the 7950 (+70)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006
    Total: $690 before rebates.

    You get a better GPU, much better in fact, and you also get a solid overall platform. Should be noted than AMD will stick to AM3+ for about 2 more generations. The next build of Steamroller chips are expected to have a performance increase of 10-15% compared to Piledriver which is already pretty good.
  5. Thank you all for your answers , but i found this build for 700$ is it any good?

    CPU: AMD FX-6100 3.30 GHz Six-Core AM3+ CPU 6MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology
    HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
    MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
    MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX] ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AMD 970 Chipset CrossFireX Support DDR3 Socket AM3+ ATX w/ 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, 2 Gen2 PCIe X16, 2 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI
    SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
    VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card


    how will the games i mentioned perform on this one? :D
  6. For $700, I know that that's a pre-built and that is much worse than the build I suggested you. The 6100 is Bulldozer, not Piledriver which is about 15% worse. The GPU is terrible specially ocmpared to the 7870 or the 7950. Honestly I'd go with my build but... it's up to you.
  7. Oweineh said:
    Thank you all for your answers , but i found this build for 700$ is it any good?

    CPU: AMD FX-6100 3.30 GHz Six-Core AM3+ CPU 6MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology
    HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
    MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
    MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX] ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AMD 970 Chipset CrossFireX Support DDR3 Socket AM3+ ATX w/ 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, 2 Gen2 PCIe X16, 2 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI
    SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
    VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card


    how will the games i mentioned perform on this one? :D

    all the builds we suggested to you is much better than this , thanks god that you asked us before buying it lol ...
  8. Oh my god, that GTX 650 is gonna lag so bad...Its even worse than Radeon hd 7750
  9. Thank you for bearing with me , i want you to take a look at one final build and then i will decide :D

    AMD FX 4100 Black Edition 3.6GHz Quad-Core

    8GB DDR3 1333mhz RAM

    500 GB Hard Drive

    Evga 9800 GT 512 Mb Video Card/ATI Radeon 4850 512MB/1GB 6670

    500 Watt Power Supply

    DVD RW Drive

    AMD Thermaltake Mid Tower Case


    All for 499$

    how will this perform?
  10. Not well at all. Probably low settings if you are lucky. None of those video cards are powerful enough to play modern games with anything besides maybe low settings.
  11. tiny voices said:
    Not well at all. Probably low settings if you are lucky. None of those video cards are powerful enough to play modern games with anything besides maybe low settings.


    Weird , cause the seller said it will comfortably play the latest games as there are multiple gpu :heink:
    but then again i am a noob anyone can fool me :kaola:
  12. i guess i'll choose one of the builds i this thread, thank you all :D
  13. you cant sli or crossfire any of the listed cars so they will never work together. The seller is having you on.
  14. Oweineh said:
    i guess i'll choose one of the builds i this thread, thank you all :D


    The seller is lying to you, we have been suggesting builds for awhile, you should follow any of our guides.
  15. I decided to choose the following parts , sadly most of the ones that you mentioned can't be shipped internationally i am only choosing these because they can be shipped globally if you have any suggestions please tell me and i will check if they can be shipped to my country, how will these one perform ?

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 AM3 3.4Ghz 512KB 45NM 125W 4000MHZ

    GPU: Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7870 2 GB GDDR5 DVI-I/HDMI/2x Mini-Displayport PCI-Express 3.0 Graphic Card GV-R787OC-2GD

    Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX AM3+ AMD 760G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD

    Memory: Patriot Memory Intel Extreme Masters Viper 3 Series DDR3 8GB (2x4GB) 1866MHz (PC3 15000) Memory Kit PVI38G186C9K

    Power Supply: Corsair Builder Series CX 500 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS (CX500)

    i already have an HDD and an optical drive that i am gonna use, as for the case i gonna look for an average case that's well ventilated and can fit these parts, i am not looking for an outstanding case
  16. where do you live ?
  17. in Dubai, most of the items can't be shipped so my options are very limited, fortunately amazon sends some items globally, when i created this thread i didn't know that tbh :(
  18. ah ,, ok but can't you buy these parts locally from the shops , i do this in egypt if i can't buy something online.
  19. i can but the gpu and cpu alone are $753, crazy prices here

    from the looks of things it seems you don't think the part are good or else you would have said so at once :sarcastic:
  20. no the parts are good , but i was prefer to go with the i5 because it will last longer.
    what games you will be playing ?
  21. i personally prefer the i5 but tbh i can't afford it, the difference between it and amd phenom is $100 and i am only gonna use the pc for gaming and i have witcher 2 , sleeping dogs , ac3 but i am not greedy i don't need ultra settings as high is enough for me :D , u think i should go with this?
  22. anyway the specs up , will let u ultra most of games now , and yea if this is your final decision do it , the build seems nice :)
  23. Best answer selected by Oweineh.
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