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January 20, 2013 5:45:10 PM

hello guys, i was putting togather a build for gaming (not too hard core) and i want to know will any of these components slow any thing down from the build? also how well will it run games like arma 2, dayz (ik they are the same) and Battlefiield 3?


Specs are:
Diablotek Gamer Series Predator ATX Mid Tower
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7,200 RPM SATA 3
AMD FX 6100 Black Edition 3.3GHz Six-Core Socket A
inland Gold Series ILG-500-2 500 Watt ATX Power
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Socket AM3+ 760G mATX AMD
Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB DDR3-1600 PC3-12800) (maybe x2)
EVGA 01G-P4-2650-KR NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 1024MB

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a c 412 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 5:46:52 PM

What is your budget and country?
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January 20, 2013 5:54:14 PM

y budget is around $400 and every thing i buying is from Microcenter in the US.
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January 20, 2013 5:58:22 PM

if you can get the 6300 it's the newer generation with the new piledriver cores and I would also recommend a HD7850 it will give you quite a performance boost for about $15 more
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January 20, 2013 6:06:15 PM

i might go with the fx 6300 (not sure) but i wont get the hd 7850 BC its ~$200
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a b 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 6:14:26 PM

In theory, it should work.
But, I have a few concerns and suggestions.

1. In general, the i3-3220 will be a better gaming cpu than the FX-6100.
@microcenter, it even costs less.
You might want to read this article on <$200 gaming cpu's:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-a...
If you will be playing BF3 single player, it is not cpu intensive. If multiplayer, then it can become very cpu intensive.

2. You have a $100 cpu pairde with a $100 graphics card.
The graphics card is really more important to gaming than the cpu.
I would allocate the $200 budget to a $50- $80 cpu and a $150- $120 better graphics card.

3. Inland is a brand of psu unknown to me. DO NOT buy a cheap no name psu, regardless of the wattage claimed.
450-500W is OK.
Buy only a quality brand. Here is one handy list. Look for a tier 1-3 unit from the list.
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

4. No game will use more than 2-3gb by itself. But, ram is cheap so I think a 2 x 4gb kit of ram is a good thing.
Speed is relatively unimportant. 1333 is fine, but 1600 usually does not cost any more.

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a c 412 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 6:17:30 PM

Which microcenter are you closest to?
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January 20, 2013 6:40:16 PM

geofelt said:
In theory, it should work.
But, I have a few concerns and suggestions.

1. In general, the i3-3220 will be a better gaming cpu than the FX-6100.
@microcenter, it even costs less.
You might want to read this article on <$200 gaming cpu's:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-a...
If you will be playing BF3 single player, it is not cpu intensive. If multiplayer, then it can become very cpu intensive.

2. You have a $100 cpu pairde with a $100 graphics card.
The graphics card is really more important to gaming than the cpu.
I would allocate the $200 budget to a $50- $80 cpu and a $150- $120 better graphics card.

3. Inland is a brand of psu unknown to me. DO NOT buy a cheap no name psu, regardless of the wattage claimed.
450-500W is OK.
Buy only a quality brand. Here is one handy list. Look for a tier 1-3 unit from the list.
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

4. No game will use more than 2-3gb by itself. But, ram is cheap so I think a 2 x 4gb kit of ram is a good thing.
Speed is relatively unimportant. 1333 is fine, but 1600 usually does not cost any more.



lol the inland is pretty good, i use it for a different pc

the cpu i going to buy is the 6300 or the 6100 (i had the i3 and i didnt like it)

the gtx 650 graphics card runs BF3 at 30-40 fps on ultra (according to you tube) and a comparison between gtx650 and hd 7770 http://www.hwcompare.com/13467/geforce-gtx-650-vs-radeo...

oh and i wanted more cores on the cpu cause i do some video editing :D 

also what cpu and graphics card do u reccommend? (not intel please)

and i usually play online :D 
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January 20, 2013 6:41:29 PM

tiny voices said:
Which microcenter are you closest to?

Detroit/Madison heights in michigan
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a c 412 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 7:02:21 PM

Ismaeel96 said:
lol the inland is pretty good, i use it for a different pc

the cpu i going to buy is the 6300 or the 6100 (i had the i3 and i didnt like it)

the gtx 650 graphics card runs BF3 at 30-40 fps on ultra (according to you tube) and a comparison between gtx650 and hd 7770 http://www.hwcompare.com/13467/geforce-gtx-650-vs-radeo...

oh and i wanted more cores on the cpu cause i do some video editing :D 

also what cpu and graphics card do u reccommend? (not intel please)

and i usually play online :D 


A gtx 650 will get you low settings at 1080p. At a low resolution it might get you medium or maybe high. Never more than low/med on 1080p. Its a cheaper budget card.

Here is a real comparison between the 7770 and gtx650. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/536?vs=681 Remember that most people consider 60 FPS smooth.

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a c 412 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 7:12:17 PM

Get a corsair cx430 PSU. It will be reliable and actually be able to produce the posted wattage.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 20, 2013 7:20:45 PM

Ismaeel96 said:
lol the inland is pretty good, i use it for a different pc

the cpu i going to buy is the 6300 or the 6100 (i had the i3 and i didnt like it)

the gtx 650 graphics card runs BF3 at 30-40 fps on ultra (according to you tube) and a comparison between gtx650 and hd 7770 http://www.hwcompare.com/13467/geforce-gtx-650-vs-radeo...

oh and i wanted more cores on the cpu cause i do some video editing :D 

also what cpu and graphics card do u reccommend? (not intel please)

and i usually play online :D 

I fear that you have champaigne tastes and a beer($400) budget.
BF3 multiplayer is not much benchmarked because it is not possible to have repetitive results,
But, you can get some good insight to what is good and what is not by reading through this thread:
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1654043

My take is that you will want at least a quad. Both for mulltiplayer, and for editing.
See if you can't find some benchmarks of BF3 multiplayer using the FX-6300.

As to the graphics card, buy the strongest card you feel comfortable paying for.

With a $400 budget for everything, you will have to make some compromises. Only YOU can do that.
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January 20, 2013 7:37:51 PM

Best answer selected by ismaeel96.
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