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January 6, 2013 9:43:33 PM

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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January 6, 2013 9:46:17 PM

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.
January 6, 2013 9:48:08 PM

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?
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January 6, 2013 9:49:48 PM

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.
January 6, 2013 9:51:58 PM

alright thank you, in the meantime any help would be much appreciated.
January 6, 2013 9:59:12 PM

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)
January 6, 2013 10:04:15 PM

not sure about that, i'd much rather prefer a AMD system, than a intel.
January 6, 2013 10:07:36 PM

and i wasn't aware that newegg shipped to the uk?
January 6, 2013 10:10:19 PM

Sorry, I'm in the US so I don't really know.
January 6, 2013 10:13:19 PM

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)
January 6, 2013 10:13:28 PM

then can you tell me about that working the integrated and dedicated cards together?
January 6, 2013 10:20:30 PM

how about the gfx card i chose and the one you chose, what can they do?
January 6, 2013 10:22:47 PM

yeah but what can they do individually, also i've been hearing that the HD 67XX series are good and still do good?
January 6, 2013 10:28:40 PM

well that's fantastic I'm definitely swapping out my card for that! and not that much of a price difference :D 
January 6, 2013 10:31:36 PM

ram wise, can you answer my question?
January 6, 2013 10:37:07 PM

I'm not an expert on RAM, but I can't really see a difference performance wise.
January 6, 2013 10:38:37 PM

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)
January 6, 2013 11:14:32 PM

Yeah I'd probably go vor the Vengeance then if it's got that great of a sale.
January 7, 2013 12:30:45 PM

okay then, i will try to get it before the sale finishes.
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