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February 12, 2013 1:18:53 PM

Hey guys .

Good enough for a gaming pc ?

CPU : AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE
Mobo : ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 AM3+
RAM : Kingston 8GB (2X4GB)
GPU : PowerColor HD 7850 2GB
HDD : WD Caviar Black 320 GB
Case : Gigabyte Sumo Alpha
PSU : CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W

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February 12, 2013 1:23:15 PM

Unless you get that black edition HDD at a good price, get a blue. There are no real benefits from the black edition (slightly higher performance and reliability but not noticeable).
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February 12, 2013 1:39:25 PM

cball1311 said:
Unless you get that black edition HDD at a good price, get a blue. There are no real benefits from the black edition (slightly higher performance and reliability but not noticeable).

How about the rest of the build ?
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February 12, 2013 1:47:33 PM

Looks good. If you could stretch to the 7870, there is a big performance jump there too. If you haven't ordered anything, I could give you some suggestions if you provide a budget and country?
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February 12, 2013 1:56:39 PM

I have everything except the CPU , Mobo , GPU , and PSU . The rest I have . My budget is $380 . I live in Malaysia . But I plan to buy the products from Newegg .
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February 12, 2013 2:09:03 PM

Muks2386 said:
I have everything except the CPU , Mobo , GPU , and PSU . The rest I have . My budget is $380 . I live in Malaysia . But I plan to buy the products from Newegg .


Yeah, it is going to be a hard stretch to get the 7870 in that budget. Here is the best that I could do. You can upgrade to an i5 or the like later.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($61.97 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($224.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $396.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-12 11:08 EST-0500)

If not, stick with your current build.
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February 12, 2013 2:10:53 PM

cball1311 said:
Yeah, it is going to be a hard stretch to get the 7870 in that budget. Here is the best that I could do. You can upgrade to an i5 or the like later.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($61.97 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($224.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $396.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-12 11:08 EST-0500)

If not, stick with your current build.

Won't the Pentium bottleneck the HD 7870 ?
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February 12, 2013 3:02:07 PM

Muks2386 said:
Won't the Pentium bottleneck the HD 7870 ?


Nope.

The 965 is a little bit better performer but I don't think that it outweighs the ~$30 jump in price, especially for your budget. If you get the 965 and want to stay in budget, the GPU is going to take an even bigger hit.
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February 12, 2013 3:05:56 PM

Are you very sure it won't bottleneck ? Because if it doesn't I'll definitely buy that instead of the 965 .
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February 12, 2013 3:29:20 PM

Here you go. Far Cry 3 with a 7970 and a g860.



Figured some true evidence will convince you on my advice. Happy building :D 
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February 12, 2013 3:32:14 PM

Wait , so it means that it does bottleneck .
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February 12, 2013 3:33:33 PM

Because the HD 7970 is capable of way way way more than 45 FPS , its capable of like 71 with the i5 .
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February 12, 2013 3:33:37 PM

-.- it doesnt bottleneck
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February 12, 2013 3:35:09 PM

Muks2386 said:
Wait , so it means that it does bottleneck .


No, it is not a bottleneck. It is just a weaker CPU than the others on the list because it is only dual core. CPU does play some role in frames per second, not just GPU performance.
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February 12, 2013 3:41:41 PM

Isn't that the same as when a CPU slows down a GPU ? Which results in bottleneck ? Sorry if I'm wrong guys , I'm just 15 years of age .
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February 12, 2013 3:50:33 PM

Guys , I got it . I went to Youtube and saw some vids . It doesn't bottleneck it . Thank you so much for your help ! I appreciate it a lot ! Thanks again ! (:
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February 12, 2013 3:50:39 PM

No. Far Cry 3 (along with Battlefield 3) can utilize up to 8 cores. That is why the benchmarks for the higher core processors are much higher. You would only get a bottleneck with extremely outdated CPUs.
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February 12, 2013 3:50:58 PM

Best answer selected by Muks2386.
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February 12, 2013 3:51:55 PM

cball1311 said:
No. Far Cry 3 (along with Battlefield 3) can utilize up to 8 cores. That is why the benchmarks for the higher core processors are much higher. You would only get a bottleneck with extremely outdated CPUs.

Thanks mate ! (:
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