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New Build to take Full Advantage of a 27" Monitor 2560 x 1440

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Anonymous
January 8, 2013 6:06:42 AM

Hello, I'm looking for build recommendations for a new computer. My ultimate goal is to take full advantage of a 27" monitor that I'm planning to buy. More specifically using it more importantly for watching movies first, then casual gaming, and then more common things like surfing the web and all. All at 2560 x 1440 if possible.

Also, I was thinking on this build, and wanted to know if it's okay? Your recommendations to change it? Or would a totally different build would be better?

This is the build I'm planning on buying:

CPU: AMD FX AMD FX-8150 28.8Ghz (3.6Ghz x 8)
Mother board: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
RAM Memory: Corsair DDR3 8GB X1 1600Mhz Vengeance
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 7750 1GB DDR5
Case: NZXT Lexa S Crafted Black Neon Blue
Power Supply: CoolerMaster ExtremE EX2 Power Plus 525W

The monitor I'll buy is: Dell UltraSharp U2713HM 27"

Thank you!
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January 8, 2013 7:55:07 AM

I would recommend you a Corsair CX500 for a PSU
Cooler Master PSU aren't good.

And why are you getting a Old gen CPU? Get a FX8350
Or change your Build to a better i5 series
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January 8, 2013 7:58:04 AM

I hope it's very casual gaming as that GPU will struggle at that res
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January 8, 2013 10:35:13 AM

Why are you buying such a large and expensive monitor to be driven by a low end machine?
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January 8, 2013 11:44:28 AM

Don't get a 7750 for that res. It's like putting biscuit tyres on a lambo o0
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January 8, 2013 12:20:30 PM

"Casual gaming" mates.
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January 8, 2013 12:33:34 PM

Even casually you might struggle.
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Anonymous
January 9, 2013 6:04:36 AM

Thank you for your comments guys. They've been very helpful.

I didn't know it was an old gen CPU, yeah I think I'll do change it for an i5 series. Also, I thought CoolerMaster was a good brand overall, thanks for letting me know that their PSUs are not. And about the graphic card, yeah, I plan on using the PC for what I thought is very casual gaming, because the most demanding game I'm planning to try is StarCraft II and according to what I've read is not that demanding as other games.

To be safe I think I'll do change the graphic card, thanks for your recommendations. But I found that an ATI Radeon HD7870 is more suited to my budget, is it good?

Well, I didn't know it was a low end machine, but I hope with those changes it work better with the monitor.

Thanks again!
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January 9, 2013 6:43:05 AM

A 7870 is majorly better. You won't max everything but there will be nothing you can't play smoothly at some settings.
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January 9, 2013 9:09:31 AM

7870 will be Very good.
You'll not be able to Max Out but for even Casual Gaming it is good.

You'll easily play with Medium settings without AA.

And you don't need AA to be turned on when you are on 1440p resolution. ;) 
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January 28, 2013 1:47:27 AM

Best answer selected by DavidLpz.
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