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December 9, 2012 8:46:38 PM

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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December 9, 2012 9:53:23 PM

That mobo is wrong, get H77 instead of H61.
And that PSU seems kinda weak get one 500-550w
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December 9, 2012 10:00:28 PM

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
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December 9, 2012 10:30:14 PM

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)
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December 10, 2012 12:26:28 AM

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.ht...
In BF3 the same effect:
http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/amd_fx8350/10.h...

With that said, check out my $650 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore#module14669582...
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#module14669582...
Switch the 7870 to the 7950 (+70)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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.
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December 11, 2012 7:53:52 PM

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 
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December 11, 2012 10:22:22 PM

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.
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December 12, 2012 1:18:12 AM

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 ...
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December 12, 2012 2:04:37 AM

Oh my god, that GTX 650 is gonna lag so bad...Its even worse than Radeon hd 7750
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December 12, 2012 3:08:25 PM

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?
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December 12, 2012 3:16:47 PM

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.
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December 12, 2012 3:20:44 PM

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: 
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December 12, 2012 3:22:36 PM

i guess i'll choose one of the builds i this thread, thank you all :D 
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December 12, 2012 3:28:30 PM

you cant sli or crossfire any of the listed cars so they will never work together. The seller is having you on.
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December 13, 2012 3:08:33 AM

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.
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December 13, 2012 10:16:41 AM

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
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December 13, 2012 11:57:54 AM

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 :( 
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December 13, 2012 12:45:53 PM

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.
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December 13, 2012 12:55:45 PM

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: 
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December 13, 2012 1:29:28 PM

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 ?
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December 13, 2012 1:33:07 PM

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?
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December 13, 2012 2:31:08 PM

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 :) 
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December 14, 2012 7:44:50 PM

Best answer selected by Oweineh.
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