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January 29, 2013 8:58:17 PM

Hello I am making a new build and I want to know if someone can help me.

Approximate Purchase Date: When I get my taxes. Approx- 2 weeks

Budget Range: 530 after everything

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming! and everything else below :) 

Are you buying a monitor: Not yet. I might though so give options for that too.

Parts to Upgrade: All new build

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Cheapest and best.

Location: Temple, GA 30179
Parts Preferences: AMD's are cheaper so that is the answer.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe eventually

Your Monitor Resolution: I have a 1240 by 1080 monitor now. I don't know if my dad will be getting it though...

Additional Comments: Trying to play just basically any games. Would prefer higher fps but not much of a problem. Mainly like to play modern games on at least medium so i can play basically all games :) 

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Uppgrading from realllllllly crappy comp.

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January 29, 2013 9:10:24 PM

Here is my suggestion.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $528.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-29 18:09 EST-0500)
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January 29, 2013 10:18:48 PM

Now Cball what games would be able to play on that?
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January 29, 2013 11:24:19 PM

You can play all games on it. However, it would depend on the games as to how high the settings can be turned up.
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January 30, 2013 12:00:40 AM

Can you give me rough estimate compared to how demanding a game is compared to what settings I can play on it?
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January 30, 2013 12:11:56 AM

Battlefield 3 isn't the most graphic intensive is it?
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January 30, 2013 12:15:25 AM

It is pretty intensive. Take a look at Metro 2033, its pretty intensive.
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January 30, 2013 12:17:22 AM

Okay can you come up with another possible build?
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January 30, 2013 12:20:58 AM

What else could you want. You are on a $530 budget. There is not much more you can do without adding to price or cutting performance.
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January 30, 2013 12:21:51 AM

Metro 2033 is POORLY coded so even the best GPUs will not be able to play that game at a good experience. If you can run BF3 and Crysis2/3 then you should be good.
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January 30, 2013 12:24:52 AM

completelyrandomname said:
Metro 2033 is POORLY coded so even the best GPUs will not be able to play that game at a good experience. If you can run BF3 and Crysis2/3 then you should be good.


Thanks completelyrandomname ("Ryan" :lol:  ), I didn't know that. Just thought it was intensive because the FPS was so low on all GPUs.
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January 30, 2013 12:28:37 AM

There are a lot more poorly coded games too, such as GTA.
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January 30, 2013 12:57:20 AM

and ARMA 2 especially with day z and i was just wondering if there wasn't a few other possible changes in the build.
would a 7770 be good for gaming?
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January 30, 2013 1:38:24 AM

It is a great entry gaming card, along with Nvidia's GTX 650Ti. Mid end you would be looking at a 7850-7870 or Nvidia's GTX 660 and 660Ti. High end would be 7950-7970 and Nvidia's would be GTX 670 and GTX 680. Feel free to change this if you see a problem with it.
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