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February 11, 2013 11:30:49 AM


I am trying to built a new PC which i intend to use only for gaming, but due to my tight budget i have to cut on a few things like better components. Only thing is that i dont want the PC to fulfill at least minimum requirement for most of the game.

I have selected the below components:-
Intel i3 3220
MSI ZH77A-G41 Motherboard
Gigabyte AMD GV-R7850OC-2GD 2 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
Cooler Master Thunder 500W 500 Watts PSU
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 4 GB (1 x 4 GB) PC RAM (CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9)

Kindly review
Also there are a few concerns i.e.
1. Will the RAM that i have selected work with the said mobo, as it is not listed under the approved vendors in the mobo manual.
2. Because of my budget constraints i cannot get a core i5, my concern is weather the performance will drop because of the processor.
3. I would like to be able to play games like Crysis 2,3, BF3, GTAIV, Call of Duty MW3 and all the good games out there.

Kindly help, and thanks in advance

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February 11, 2013 11:43:01 AM

That setup will play all of those games without hesitation. My main concern is that psu. I would definatly switch to a cx430 or something else by a good company.

Bf3 may have some problems with that i3. when playing on large maps with lots of people it i much better to have a quad core. I would look into the fx 6300...

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February 11, 2013 11:48:09 AM

also ,unless your using more than 1 monitor, you could save a couple bucks downgrading your 7850 2gb to a 1gb version. Get a XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB @ $159.99.
February 11, 2013 11:51:58 AM

don't go for 1gb vram if you plan on using mods in games as these can take up alot of vram
February 11, 2013 2:43:39 PM

I cant find Fx 6300, but have Fx 6100 is it Ok,

how is it in performance with the 7850??