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January 22, 2013 1:48:34 PM

Can I have your opinions on this setup for a first gaming pc
Fx6300 black edition
Evga gtx660ti
8gb corsair vengeance ddr3
Mostly the games I plan to play are dayz bf3 and planet side what settings if any could I run these on?

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a c 247 4 Gaming
January 22, 2013 3:26:02 PM

What's your budget? And do you need to buy everything?
January 22, 2013 7:14:29 PM

I'd said tops of £600 could possible stretch to £700 and yeah
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a c 247 4 Gaming
January 22, 2013 8:30:01 PM

Try this then - this would be better for gaming than an FX-6300 would:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£142.20 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£63.18 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£35.30 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£57.59 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card (£126.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£51.80 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£69.83 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £591.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-22 22:29 GMT+0000)
a b 4 Gaming
January 22, 2013 8:48:59 PM

Since you want a 660 ti and a FX-6300 :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£99.54 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£51.65 @ Dabs)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£34.51 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£48.91 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (£218.77 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Fractal Design Core 3000 ATX Mid Tower Case (£46.07 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £587.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


Or an i5 build with the 660 ti :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£142.20 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI H77MA-G43 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£56.12 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£34.51 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£48.91 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (£218.77 @ Amazon UK)
Case: BitFenix Merc Beta (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£32.90 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £596.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
January 23, 2013 2:09:47 PM

Thank you both for the replies what frame rates can I expect as an estimate as I'm fed up of running games like bf3 at 30fps on console they look terrible
January 23, 2013 3:20:38 PM

Well for the price that's not to bad at all
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