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IS THIS GOOD FOR GAMING????

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January 30, 2013 10:17:39 AM
January 30, 2013 10:21:39 AM

I won't lie, the CPU is a major flaw in the build, and will bottleneck the GPU.

For optimal price/performance you need to upgrade that CPU.
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January 30, 2013 10:23:24 AM

look for a power supply with 40+amps on the 12v. drop the big video card for something a little cheaper and get a bigger monitor.

have some kind of budget ( in reality ) and do you have an operating system?
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January 30, 2013 10:28:10 AM

swifty_morgan said:
look for a power supply with 40+amps on the 12v. drop the big video card for something a little cheaper and get a bigger monitor.

have some kind of budget ( in reality ) and do you have an operating system?

I have an os and want 18.5" monitor and could you recommend me a cpu with cheaper gpu
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January 30, 2013 10:55:45 AM

I have updated the configuration
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January 30, 2013 11:07:55 AM

To be honest with you, a 430 watt power supply doesn't seem that smart to me. As someone said earlier, you want at least 40 amps on the +12 volt rail, that alone is over 400 watts... Do not, I repeat do NOT skimp out on your power supply. I'd get a powersupply that has 40amps on the 12 volt rail.

Also, when buying a PSU consider this... if you buy something that will operate at close to its maximum capacity, its life will be shortened. If you can afford to buy something that will operate at 55-70%, you'd be a lot safer, and prolongue the life of your PSU.
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January 30, 2013 11:09:32 AM

ishaank123 said:
I have an os and want 18.5" monitor and could you recommend me a cpu with cheaper gpu


I would consider going intel on this, get a 2400 i5 from intel, and pair it up with a 7870 from ATI... , the difference in cost should even out.
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January 30, 2013 11:41:00 AM

Here's a build that's around your budget

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($56.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS198D-P 19.0" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $740.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-30 08:40 EST-0500)
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January 30, 2013 1:29:33 PM

if you have a real budget I'll go out of my way to try and put something together. otherwise I'll have to pass. you're obviously not versed in computer building or hardware.....
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January 31, 2013 12:05:09 PM

mikerockett said:
What is it that you don't think will work?

I meant that it won't be really that good for gaming so sir please review the configuration
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January 31, 2013 12:07:49 PM

I can assure you it will be better than the 2 configurations you have suggested.

Why do you believe it won't be good for gaming?
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January 31, 2013 12:18:20 PM

Taking this build as the example (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ADR3) as it is the better of the two.

1) That processor isn't as good as the i5
2) You only have 1 stick of RAM so you're not taking advantage of dual channel memory.
3) The memory you've chosen isn't as fast
4) Yes the 7950 is better, but not by much. The 7870 XT is based on the 7950 architecture, if you overclock the 7870 XT it will perform the same as a stock 7950 for $80 less.
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