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January 16, 2013 9:36:39 PM

Hey guys,

I'm new to building PCs , but I am going to build a budget gaming PC that can run games like GTA IV and ARMA 2 at high settings.
As I am not an expert, I just wanted to ask you guys if these parts will work together, I have not chosen a case yet and I have a DVD drive.

Parts:
PSU 600W alpine ps06 SLI with 120mm gold silent fan.
Asus M5A78L-M LE sAM3+ 760G Motherboard
AMD Athlon II X3 455 / 3.3 GHz Processor
Corsair Memory XMS3 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 PC3-10666 (1333) Dual Channel
MSI AMD Radeon HD7750 Graphics Card - 2GB
Asus Xonar DG 5.1 PCI Sound Card OEM
Dynamode Wireless PCI Adapter

Is the graphics card good enough? Is there point in having 16GB of ram?
Is it worth buying a cooler for the CPU and not using the one it comes with?

Thanks

Louis








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January 16, 2013 9:46:44 PM

The AMD stock cooler will suffice if you're not going to try and overclock the processor.

Very important question, what's the resolution of your monitor?

Where will you be buying components from, I'm assuming you're American?

16Gb will almost certainly be more than you'll use in gaming but it's a good thing to have because it really means you'll never be out of usable RAM.


There are better builds than this and I will explain. Nowadays, you really need at least a quad-core CPU.
January 16, 2013 9:56:49 PM

Hi,

My monitor resolution will be 1366x768

And I am English.

I do not plan on overclocking, so ill stick with the AMD fan.
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January 16, 2013 9:57:56 PM

Oh and I forgot to add, I am buying parts from scan and O will probably get the CPU from somewhere else, not entirely sure yet.
January 16, 2013 10:04:31 PM

How much money do you want to spend?
Anonymous
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January 16, 2013 10:14:48 PM

Rustigearbox2 said:
Hey guys,

I'm new to building PCs , but I am going to build a budget gaming PC that can run games like GTA IV and ARMA 2 at high settings.
As I am not an expert, I just wanted to ask you guys if these parts will work together, I have not chosen a case yet and I have a DVD drive.

Parts:
PSU 600W alpine ps06 SLI with 120mm gold silent fan.
Asus M5A78L-M LE sAM3+ 760G Motherboard
AMD Athlon II X3 455 / 3.3 GHz Processor
Corsair Memory XMS3 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 PC3-10666 (1333) Dual Channel
MSI AMD Radeon HD7750 Graphics Card - 2GB
Asus Xonar DG 5.1 PCI Sound Card OEM
Dynamode Wireless PCI Adapter

Is the graphics card good enough? Is there point in having 16GB of ram?
Is it worth buying a cooler for the CPU and not using the one it comes with?

Thanks

Louis


please reconsider purchasing most of those components.

that alpine PSU isn't exactly a well know name brand and could lead to some reliablity issues. a corsair, antec, XFX or seasonic would be much better choices. since your not overclocking than a corsair CX430v2 would do the job.

the asus motherboard with the 760 chipset is a bit "dated" and would severly limit what cpus you could upgrade to in the future, a 990 chipset is the most desiable AMD chipset ATM.

the 7750 is a great card for lower resolutions though a 7770 or a 650ti would give you a bit of "breathing room" to increase the settings for gaming.

unless you want to play FLAC audio files through a high end home theater system than getting a sound card is rather useless, even with most headphones. most onboard audio chipsets are sufficient.

don't mean to "tear apart" your efforts, just trying to give you a little info . .
a b B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2013 12:12:20 AM

I am just guessing a 500-550 budget?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/xZFF
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/xZFF/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/xZFF/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£85.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£62.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£34.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£52.74 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£138.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£69.83 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £526.63
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-17 02:12 GMT+0000)
January 17, 2013 2:18:30 AM

Forget GTA IV with that build, GTA IV has never been optimized for PC thus even HIGH END PC have some stability issues.

I myself with a i7 3930K 16GB of DDR3 @ 1600 and dual GTX 560 had some FPS and lag spikes.
January 17, 2013 3:27:28 PM

Anonymous said:
please reconsider purchasing most of those components.

that alpine PSU isn't exactly a well know name brand and could lead to some reliablity issues. a corsair, antec, XFX or seasonic would be much better choices. since your not overclocking than a corsair CX430v2 would do the job.

the asus motherboard with the 760 chipset is a bit "dated" and would severly limit what cpus you could upgrade to in the future, a 990 chipset is the most desiable AMD chipset ATM.

the 7750 is a great card for lower resolutions though a 7770 or a 650ti would give you a bit of "breathing room" to increase the settings for gaming.

unless you want to play FLAC audio files through a high end home theater system than getting a sound card is rather useless, even with most headphones. most onboard audio chipsets are sufficient.

don't mean to "tear apart" your efforts, just trying to give you a little info . .



Thanks, I am reconsidering now.

Would a XFX Radeon HD 7770 1GB be okay?
I'm gonna get an Intel i5 instead of the AMD and ill get an aftermarket cooler for overclocking.
I will cut out the sound card, Im currently trying to find a well priced motherboard.
January 17, 2013 3:30:00 PM

silentxmarc said:
Forget GTA IV with that build, GTA IV has never been optimized for PC thus even HIGH END PC have some stability issues.

I myself with a i7 3930K 16GB of DDR3 @ 1600 and dual GTX 560 had some FPS and lag spikes.


Okay. I mainly play ARMA anyway.
January 17, 2013 3:34:14 PM

omnisome said:
How much money do you want to spend?

About £300 as I already have some parts and a case now.
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2013 4:25:28 PM

Rustigearbox2 said:
Would a XFX Radeon HD 7770 1GB be okay?


yes! the 2Gb may seem better but at lower resolutions its doubtful that it will need that much and at higher resolution like 1080, where the extra Gb would be needed, the gpu itself would be more of a factor.
Anonymous
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January 17, 2013 9:46:40 PM


yes it is the most suggested "budget" PSU.

hold it. since you have to pre-order that how about:
XFX P1-450S-X2B9 Pro Series Core Edition 450W Power Supply £35.34 Inc VAT

that one is made by seasonic but nothing wrong with the CX430 - i just always recommend any XFX since they are all made by seasonic and not all corsairs are, the CX430 is made by CWT, which is ok. i am being a bit biased.
January 17, 2013 10:01:13 PM

Okay, I think I will get that instead, but that's on preorder as well?
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2013 10:02:40 PM

sorry yes.

edit: i looked like most of the good ones are.
January 18, 2013 5:49:41 AM

Yeh, I won't be buying for a bit anyway
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