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Mid range gaming level ?

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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  1. You will probably get high settings. On that low resolution you will probably see ultra on some titles. Get an h77 motherboard.
  2. Best answer
    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
  3. 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.
  4. 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 .
  5. cutebeans said:
    You don't need 500w.


    Exactly. Tell that to this guy.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/384715-31-gaming-including

    Thinks you can't run a 7770 on a cx430.
  6. cutebeans said:
    You don't need 500w.

    Minimum 500W for that GPU . Listed in the AMD website .
  7. 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.
  8. 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 ?
  9. You could get a cx500 just to be safe. I probably would, but you could run it on a cx430.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Currently Newegg discontinued the CX430 . Should I get this ? http://www.neweggbusiness.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182202
  13. That is pretty nice as well but I am wondering why they don't have CX430 in newegg.

    They have it.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026&Tpk=cx430
  14. Just get a 450-550w corsair, antec, xfx, seasonic. Any of them will do fine.
  15. cutebeans said:
    That is pretty nice as well but I am wondering why they don't have CX430 in newegg.

    They have it.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026&Tpk=cx430

    I have to order from Newegg Business , not Newegg.com .
  16. 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=N82E16817371030
  17. 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 . (:
  18. cutebeans said:
    That is pretty nice as well but I am wondering why they don't have CX430 in newegg.

    They have it.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026&Tpk=cx430

    Ops . My mistake . Sorryyyy . Thank youu .
  19. 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.
  20. I'd get the i3 : http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-processor-frame-rate-performance,3427-9.html

    Also that motherboard is an amd 770 chipset not a 970 one, a h77 motherboard from intel has more features.
    My 0.02$.
  21. 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 ?
  22. 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.
  23. No OC.

    Yeah, I think newegg really doesn't ship there and I think it's cheaper to buy from your local estore.
  24. 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 .
  25. Just make sure it's still cheaper than buying from a local store.
  26. 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 .
  27. Best answer selected by Muks2386.
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