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December 23, 2012 7:34:02 PM

Wondering if these parts would potentially make a good gaming computer:

CPU:
Intel Core i5-3330 Ivy Bridge 3.0GHz (3.2GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53330

Mobo:
MSI H77MA-G43 LGA 1155 Intel H77 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

GPU:
PowerColor AX7770 1GBD5-DH Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

RAM:
PNY Optima 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) PC3-10666 1333MHz DDR3 Desktop DIMMs Memory Kit MD8192KD3-1333


As you've probably guessed, I'm a budget gamer (being 12) and I don't particularly need to play on high graphics settings. But I would be play Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and/or Assassin's Creed 3

Also, what amount of PSU wattage would be best for the current setup?

Any improvements for the same price would be terrific, but I already purchased a MicroATX case a while ago.

December 23, 2012 7:38:21 PM

Shuffle314 said:
Wondering if these parts would potentially make a good gaming computer:

CPU:
Intel Core i5-3330 Ivy Bridge 3.0GHz (3.2GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53330

Mobo:
MSI H77MA-G43 LGA 1155 Intel H77 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

GPU:
PowerColor AX7770 1GBD5-DH Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

RAM:
PNY Optima 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) PC3-10666 1333MHz DDR3 Desktop DIMMs Memory Kit MD8192KD3-1333


As you've probably guessed, I'm a budget gamer (being 12) and I don't particularly need to play on high graphics settings. But I would be play Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and/or Assassin's Creed 3

Also, what amount of PSU wattage would be best for the current setup?

Any improvements for the same price would be terrific, but I already purchased a MicroATX case a while ago.


Have you bought anything yet???
If not What is your budget?
Also make sure that GPU will fit in your micro atx case...
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December 23, 2012 7:51:11 PM

pretty sure a 550W PSU would work for you and give u more than enough headspace.

switch RAM DDR3 1600 if u can

push up to a 3450 CPU (only $15 more)

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December 23, 2012 7:54:18 PM

Yes. I've purchased the RAM... only...:3

Also, I've measured it and yes, it can fit my case. (Antec NSK 2480)

Thanks
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December 23, 2012 8:02:49 PM

Actually I may go the AMD route.... equivalents?
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December 23, 2012 8:45:19 PM

If you've already purchased your motherboard, why would you go with AMD especially for gaming? It would be nice if you can tell us what your budget is. I'm going to assume you're in the US.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) $180 after promo code:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: If you can spend a little more, I suggest going with the HD 7850 1GB for $150 after rebate. If you can spare $25 more, then go for a 2GB model for $175 after rebate.

XFX Double D FX-785A-ZDF4 Radeon HD 7850 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: If you're gonna go with the HD 7770, then this one will be enough for you for $26 after rebate.
CORSAIR Builder Series CX430
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you want a 550W PSU for future proofing, here's one for $40 after promo code and rebate.
XFX Core Edition PRO550W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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