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February 13, 2013 12:49:19 AM

Hey guys , is this system good enough as a gaming pc ? Playing at 1366x768 . Games like BF3 , Crysis 2 , Black Ops 2 , etc at Ultra . Possible ?

I'm upgrading . In this build below , I only have the RAM and case . The rest I'm thinking of ordering from Newegg .

CPU : Core i3 2100 SB
Mobo : MSI B75MA-P45
RAM : Kingston 8GB (4GBx2)
GPU : HIS HD 7850 1GB
PSU : Corsair CX500 500W
Case : Gigabyte Sumo Alpha .

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a c 304 4 Gaming
February 13, 2013 12:51:35 AM

You will probably get high settings. On that low resolution you will probably see ultra on some titles. Get an h77 motherboard.

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a b 4 Gaming
February 13, 2013 12:53:29 AM
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Get the i3-3220 and a h77 board, the asrock h77m is cheap.
If you can buy from ncix us(it offers free shipping above 100$), get the i3 there : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=75429&promoid=1312
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a b 4 Gaming
February 13, 2013 1:00:32 AM

With a 7850. You will have no problem maxing most games out there on a 1366 x 768 screen.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $399.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-12 22:00 EST-0500)

A 6-core FX-6300 would be better than the one you proposed :) .

More futureproof when games use more than 2 cores.
February 13, 2013 1:08:01 AM

cutebeans said:
With a 7850. You will have no problem maxing most games out there on a 1366 x 768 screen.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $399.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-12 22:00 EST-0500)

A 6-core FX-6300 would be better than the one you proposed :) .

More futureproof when games use more than 2 cores.

You need a 500W or more for that system .
February 13, 2013 1:15:08 AM

cutebeans said:
You don't need 500w.

Minimum 500W for that GPU . Listed in the AMD website .
a c 304 4 Gaming
February 13, 2013 1:16:52 AM

A 7850 2gb will pull MAX 289w.

The cx430 makes 548 watts max as tested. Pulling a constant 430w from it is no issue at all.
February 13, 2013 1:18:27 AM

tiny voices said:
A 7850 2gb will pull MAX 289w.

The cx430 makes 548 watts max as tested. Pulling a constant 430w from it is no issue at all.

Do you think I should get the CPU + mobo listed by cutebeans ?
a c 304 4 Gaming
February 13, 2013 1:20:21 AM

You could get a cx500 just to be safe. I probably would, but you could run it on a cx430.
a b 4 Gaming
February 13, 2013 1:21:16 AM

Muks2386 said:
Minimum 500W for that GPU . Listed in the AMD website .


Hi, you won't need that much power for the 7850. :) 

The AMD websites lists at a higher rate because they have to account for the crappy PSUs around and legality reasons.
a c 304 4 Gaming
February 13, 2013 1:24:35 AM

cutebeans said:
Hi, you won't need that much power for the 7850. :) 

The AMD websites lists at a higher rate because they have to account for the crappy PSUs around and legality reasons.


Exactly, My friend runs a gtx 660 + i5 3470 on a 450w seasonic PSU no problem.
a c 304 4 Gaming
February 13, 2013 1:39:03 AM

Just get a 450-550w corsair, antec, xfx, seasonic. Any of them will do fine.
a b 4 Gaming
February 13, 2013 1:40:25 AM

It might be worth paying just 5$ more for the corsair CX500, the CX430 will do, but the CX might be better if you want later to add a mid end/high end card.
Also the i3 is a good gaming cpu for the price.
Or the antec neo 520, it's a seasonic oem psu : http://www.neweggbusiness.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item...
February 13, 2013 1:40:37 AM

tiny voices said:
Just get a 450-550w corsair, antec, xfx, seasonic. Any of them will do fine.

I'll just stick to the one I decided with this build . (:
a b 4 Gaming
February 13, 2013 1:47:42 AM

It's ok. I realized you just save $5.

-__- If you can save on one lunch. You can have the cx500. :D 

Get my build. It's more updated and better.
February 13, 2013 1:52:06 AM

My build as it stands :

CPU : Intel Core i3 - 3220
Mobo : ASRock H77M
GPU : HIS HD 7850 1GB
PSU : Corsair Builder Series 430W .

Its not just $ 5 , its $15 . And I can't go with prices that come with rebates . Because I don't get rebates . I'm from Malaysia , ordering the products through Newegg Malaysia Facebook page , therefore I won't get any rebates .
One last question : Will this PSU handle overclocking ?
a b 4 Gaming
February 13, 2013 1:54:03 AM

Malaysia ? are you sure you'll get the goods ? and free shipping ?
The i3 can't be overclocked, it has a lower power consumption, the card can be, but it will do even with the 7850 OC.
a b 4 Gaming
February 13, 2013 1:55:03 AM

No OC.

Yeah, I think newegg really doesn't ship there and I think it's cheaper to buy from your local estore.
February 13, 2013 1:55:52 AM

I'm sure I'll get the goods . I bought goods once before . And no free shipping . So that's why I have a tight budget . I have to worry about the shipping cost also .
a b 4 Gaming
February 13, 2013 1:59:11 AM

Just make sure it's still cheaper than buying from a local store.
February 13, 2013 1:59:15 AM

Malaysia is quite low in technology at the moment . So the local stores don't sell many products . So there's less variety of products available . Therefore I want to buy from Newegg because there is a huge variety of products to choose from .
February 13, 2013 5:45:03 AM

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