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January 19, 2013 3:34:24 AM

Hello,

first off I apologize for any format issues and general inexperience or whatnot, this is my first time on this forum and building a computer.

Anyhow, I am building a $ 500-600 budget computer. I would like to know if all the parts in this build are compatible, at what quality/speed this build would be able to play games such as skyrim, arma 2, etc., and what resolution of monitor I should try to shoot for. Also, general advice is appreciated.

Parts:
Graphics Card - $160
EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti (2GB)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Motherboard - $85
ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

CPU - $95
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

RAM - $24
Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (DDR3 1333Mhz)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Hard Drive - $50
Western Digital Blue 500GB (7200 RPM, 16MB Cache)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Disk Drive - $18
Samsung Internal DVD Writer
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Case - $40
Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Mid Tower
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Power Supply - $50
Thermaltake TR-500 TR2 ATX 500W Power Supply
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

Total: $522

Many thanks

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January 19, 2013 3:44:20 AM

Also, should I try to go for better parts in some areas?
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January 19, 2013 3:48:24 AM

you can get better parts if you dont stick with amd and tigerdirect :) 
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January 19, 2013 3:52:37 AM

What would you recommend then besides tigerdirect then?
And why aren't they as good?
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January 19, 2013 3:53:01 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ 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 ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($172.08 @ NCIX US)
Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.90 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $597.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-19 00:52 EST-0500)

i5 and 7850 2GB :) 
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January 19, 2013 4:05:15 AM

Thanks for the recommendations, although I do have some questions

How would the Intel core I5 compare to the AMD phenom II CPU I selected?

And also how would EVGA GeForce graphics card compare to the XFX Radeon card?
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January 19, 2013 4:41:04 AM

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