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January 26, 2013 8:06:02 AM

Hello,
I'm finally going to have enough extra money to get a PC, with the tax check and all. Well I'm am updating to this build. Let me know if it is good enough for some modern gaming.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...
I'm upgrading from this:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tom...

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January 26, 2013 8:45:12 AM

Also... I don't have much experience installing new parts... only ever installed 2 video cards.
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January 26, 2013 10:25:41 AM

That combo will be ok for most games, but you will not be able to play the latest games at high settings. The PSU might be something to look at, as from what I can see, it may be unreliable. Also with the new AMD APU's they like to have speedy RAM and the RAM on there is 1333MHz which might not be amazing. Although looking at your old PC it is definatly time to upgrade if you want to play games.
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January 26, 2013 10:51:23 AM

The build is looking ok now. Are you going to need a optical drive for this build as that was not on the list.
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January 26, 2013 10:57:16 AM

darksnake23 said:
Ok well I revised this and it works so much better because it is cheaper.
This is now my build -
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zFnu


Also will you need an operating system or have you got one already?
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January 26, 2013 11:15:30 AM

I will be taking apart my old PC and using the old hard drive for back up and I have a optical rive in there. I was hoping I could use the Win 7 from the old computer but I do not know if it would work.
also i refined the new Pc a little bit. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zFxE
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January 26, 2013 11:26:31 AM

It looks pretty good for some gaming. I just want to make sure abut something though. Did you look at prices for a build with a discrete GPU before you decided on this?
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January 26, 2013 11:30:39 AM

I did a little bit and I came to the conclusion that for a discrete video card it would be about 100 more dollars for the same experience and I don't think I would have that kind of money. If you would like to offer some advice on helping this system be my guest.
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January 26, 2013 11:33:24 AM

I found a video on youtube with someone using a a10-5800k on bf3 and this person shows you the sepcs they play at, so I will link that below. As far as the build goes the ram is nice and fast and should perform well. It always throws me off how they call it intel extreme, but oh well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7RIcrqzgkg
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January 26, 2013 11:37:35 AM

Ok well I can dual-graphics this card with at least a 1GB 6670 GDDR5 and get a hell of a lot higher framerate. I don't know if I can do it with any better card?
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January 26, 2013 11:40:28 AM

No I believe the hd 6670 is the highest card you can hybrid crossfire with. If you are happy with the settings on the bf3 video you don't need a hd 6670 anyway. Also see if you can get someone elses opinion too. Even though I'm more than happy to help having two people look at it from different perspectives can always help.
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January 26, 2013 11:42:10 AM

Yea, If I do put the 6670 in i should be able to run BF3 on at least High. and my crappy monitor can only support 1280 x 1040 as far as I know.
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January 26, 2013 11:43:38 AM

Ok cool what does the hd 6670 bring the price upto then. Sorry I'm in the UK the price doesn't always show up.
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January 26, 2013 11:54:03 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 975 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($82.18 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($36.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: MSI TC- (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($22.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $413.08
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-26 08:53 EST-0500)
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January 26, 2013 11:57:34 AM

I can get it for another $90
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January 26, 2013 11:59:05 AM

JDW- what games would that set-up be able to run and how smoothly?
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January 26, 2013 12:05:14 PM

Well, in terms of running games......all of them. Not all on the highest settings though.

Games such as Battlefield 3 will prob need to be at medium settings with AA turned off.

Here is the 7770 Ghz running Crysis 2 with DX11 and hi-res textures enabled on the same resolution as your monitor.

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January 26, 2013 12:18:13 PM

Ok I've been trying to find the bench mark on a setup of The A10 5800K GPU 7660D + the 6670 HD GDDR5 1Gb dual graphics. I think it would be better then the 7770. I could be really wrong though.
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January 26, 2013 1:04:28 PM

JDW- The build you sent can't be over clocked for a few reasons so the FPS wouldn't be a whole lot higher and sometimes even lower because some games are cpu intensive.
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January 26, 2013 1:48:31 PM

I think the build that JDW suggested is quite good. Also that CPU might be able to overclock as I think he put in the Black Edition.
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January 26, 2013 7:27:03 PM

Yes but most of the payments rely on mail-in-rebates which I have never done so i cannot accurately say that I trust them.
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