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December 22, 2012 9:13:24 PM

I'm on a tight budget and want to build a gaming PC. Also not planning on overclocking. The games I'll play the most are: Runescape, CoD4, League of Legends, and Minecraft. Also could you guys let me know if the build is compatible? If it isn't could you please give me something somewhat equivalent to replace the incompatible parts with please.

So here's the build:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3330 Ivy Bridge 3.0GHz

GPU: XFX Radeon HD 5770 1GB

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS-RK 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

PSU: COOLMAX CA-450 450W ATX v2.0

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-H61N-USB3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel

Memory: Samsung 8GB (2*4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer

Case: Cooler Master Elite 343 Chassis

Monitor: ASUS VS208N-P Black 20" 5ms Widescreen 1600*900 LCD Monitor

Software: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

~Roughly $800 including taxes + shipping

Would this run the games listed above with good FPS on high settings?

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December 22, 2012 9:25:12 PM

That is a 3 year old GPU. YOu should look at a 7770 at minimum. You should also look into a h77 motherboard because an h61 board will require a bios update to support an ivy bridge CPU.

Also, Coolmax are terribly power supplies and will likely fail. Only buy from brands like: Corsair, Antec, XFX, Seasonic, PC Power & Cooling.
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December 22, 2012 9:35:16 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($169.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.39 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $820.28
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-22 18:34 EST-0500)

This is what I would do. You could always drop to an i3 and cheaper MOBO and beef up the GPU to a 7870 for better gaming performance.
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December 22, 2012 9:50:27 PM

tiny voices said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($169.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.39 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $820.28
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-22 18:34 EST-0500)

This is what I would do. You could always drop to an i3 and cheaper MOBO and beef up the GPU to a 7870 for better gaming performance.

Thanks
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