My new Build

Hey guys

So I'm building a new PC, and wanted some of you more experienced builders to help me out with my first custom build, I want to know roughly what this build will be able to run and over clocking capabilities ( not too important to me as of now ). So here are the specs;


AsRock FM2A55M-DGS Motherboard

AMD A6 5400K Black Edition CPU 3.6Ghz

Zalman Z11 Midi Tower Case

Powercool 750W 80+ Dual 12V V2.2

Asus Radeon HD 7770

Now theres something i also need help for, right now amazon have a deal on Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C​9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance ( 2x4GB kit ) and I dont think it will last (the deal), since I will buy all the parts in about 4 weeks, so i picked out this Corsair CMX8GX3M2B1600C​9 XMS 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Twin Memory Kit incase, and i just wanted to know if (performance wise) if theres much of a diffrence?

And finally i wanted to know if i could run the following games at a res of around 1920x1080 on what settings and with or without AA etc..

Battlefield 3, and if you could please tell me what others i could run, because i have no idea of any others to benchmark with.. btw in the specs i didn't include the hard drive, DVD drive, fans, wifi card etc..
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  1. So what exactly is your budget? I think we could really improve this build, though I commend you for your effort as it's your first time.
  2. budget is about £300-£400 max maybe £450
    also another thing (sorry) since the CPU is a one of those new APU's it has a intergrated card in it, and performance-wise i wanted to know what that can do?
  3. I'm assuming this is a gaming build, so you definitely don't want to go purely with integrated graphics. However, you can get a dedicated graphics card and integrated graphics to work together to boost performance. Give me a little bit of time and I'll try to get a build together for you.
  4. alright thank you, in the meantime any help would be much appreciated.
  5. Here ya go :)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: MSI TC- (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($22.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $577.48
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-06 19:06 EST-0500)
  6. not sure about that, i'd much rather prefer a AMD system, than a intel.
  7. and i wasn't aware that newegg shipped to the uk?
  8. Sorry, I'm in the US so I don't really know.
  9. Gathorisx said:
    not sure about that, i'd much rather prefer a AMD system, than a intel.


    If you say so...
    (I can't personally recommend this build. Go with the Intel.)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($77.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: MSI TC- (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($22.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $597.04
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-06 19:13 EST-0500)
  10. then can you tell me about that working the integrated and dedicated cards together?
  11. I'm not positive if it'd work with the builds I gave you (if it did, it'd only work with the Intel one) but here's some info: http://superuser.com/questions/241157/how-can-i-enable-onboard-graphics-and-dedicated-card-simultaneously
  12. how about the gfx card i chose and the one you chose, what can they do?
  13. yeah but what can they do individually, also i've been hearing that the HD 67XX series are good and still do good?
  14. Yeah, those are the benchmarks for them individually.

    Not even the best 6700 series can match the 7850.
    http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=Radeon+HD+6790&id=286
  15. well that's fantastic I'm definitely swapping out my card for that! and not that much of a price difference :D
  16. ram wise, can you answer my question?
  17. I'm not an expert on RAM, but I can't really see a difference performance wise.
  18. really because the CMX is £40 and the CMZ is £120 does that mean performance or is the CMX Better? also the CMZ is on sale (read the second last paragraph in the OP)
  19. Yeah I'd probably go vor the Vengeance then if it's got that great of a sale.
  20. okay then, i will try to get it before the sale finishes.
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