Trying to build first computer

Hello,

Im trying to build a desktop I have a budget of $400-450. This is the first computer I will be building. My current computer is ancient and won't even start most modern games, so I'm sure any modern computer today is better than mine. I actually played D3 when it first came out with my brothers Radeon HD 2400 Pro AGP, but I was only getting 5-20 FPS and gave up.

Current Setup
Dell Dimension 4600
Pentium 4, 2.8GHz
Nvidia Geforce FX 5200
2GB of ram

Ill mainly be using this computer for gaming such as Diablo 3 and maybe Skyrim.Will this DIY kit and a graphics card be able to run these games? Any recommendations are appreciated.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1094441
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121633
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  1. Sanjuro36 said:
    Hello,

    Im trying to build a desktop I have a budget of $400-450. This is the first computer I will be building. My current computer is ancient and won't even start most modern games, so I'm sure any modern computer today is better than mine. I actually played D3 when it first came out with my brothers Radeon HD 2400 Pro AGP, but I was only getting 5-20 FPS and gave up.

    Current Setup
    Dell Dimension 4600
    Pentium 4, 2.8GHz
    Nvidia Geforce FX 5200
    2GB of ram

    Ill mainly be using this computer for gaming such as Diablo 3 and maybe Skyrim.Will this DIY kit and a graphics card be able to run these games? Any recommendations are appreciated.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1094441
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121633


    The gpu is is very good as well as the cpu in the bundle. this is a great budget pc. but the power supply with the case probably cant power the gpu. new power supply= better performance. you can all those parts seperate and get a better csae with a better power supply. Hope this helps
  2. Don't do this. You cannot crossfire the 7750 with the a4 and so an APU is pointless. Newegg combos usually aren't very good. What you have picked out won't get you very far. The CPU is very weak and the GPU is as well. You would be at low settings in skyrim.

    This is what I would do:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.74 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($23.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $462.64
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-05 00:09 EST-0500)

    This will be about 3x as powerful as the 7750 and APU the combo has. You should get high-ish settings in skyrim and most other recent games. If this is too expensive, drop to a 7770 and it will still be much better than the combo you have listed.
  3. Just a list edited from above.
    This would be better for Skyrim, as it will easily cross 1GB of VRAM

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.74 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($23.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $497.64
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  4. yea that newegg kit wasn't meant for a gpu. i know it would probaly be stretching your budget but if you want to play skyrim i suggest trying to get a 2GB video card. the high res texture pack can use more then 1GB of memory. of course you can still play without it on a 1GB card.
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