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Beginner Gaming rig help

Hello, I've decided to buy a gaming rig for the first time, but I wanted some approval. I'm new to the pc gaming world after being in the crappy console graphics for years. But anyway, I'm looking to runn planet side 2, skyrim, and maybe some BF3. I'm on a budget so these is what I could find on newegg.

Here is my Rig:
Intel Core i3 3.4GHz
EVGA GeForce 640 Ti
8gb of memory
A 500 GB HHD
Windoows 7
A 530w power supply

The total is around $600 plus a case and some cd drive.

So can someone be the judge of this build. And also answer if my power supply is to big or small. I'm also sure I got a good enough GPU.
I think god has given me a blessing, breaking my Xbox 360, then I stumble over some gaming rigs on YouTube.... Haha thanks (:
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  1. your cpu and gpu arent that good for gaming really
    i will look over newegg and will b ack in a few min :D
  2. it is not good.
  3. The i3 processor is adequate for gaming. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-5.html
    The card however, is pretty weak. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html
    What resolution is your monitor? The more pixels and texels the GPU had to address, the more power necessary.
  4. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($123.79 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.53 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($164.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $666.23
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-14 20:19 EST-0500)

    Really tried to keep cost as low as possible, but if your going to be playing skyrim and other high end games you need to spend the extra money to get some decent performance. The GPU is amazing for the price and the CPU can do pretty well as its a dual core with hyper threading
  5. motherboad:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293
    you get an 8gb memory kit with it so i suggest you buy it before the offer is off and dont worry the memory kit is excelent so is the motherboad you can read the reviews and you wont be disappointed :p
    cpu: i5 3570k
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
    ram: wiith the motherboard
    psu: corsair 500w
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027
    gpu: gtx 650ti
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125446

    whats your monitor resoulotion?
  6. i5-3570k with a 650ti for diablo 3...

    Not very good advice.
  7. cutebeans said:
    i5-3570k with a 650ti for diablo 3...

    Not very good advice.

    why?its a 2gb version
    and im still wondering whats his monitor is
  8. lhikary said:
    why?its a 2gb version
    and im still wondering whats his monitor is

    I haven't chosen a monitor
  9. GPU > CPU.

    An FX-6300/i3-3220 with a 7870 will be better than that.
  10. lhikary said:
    motherboad:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293
    you get an 8gb memory kit with it so i suggest you buy it before the offer is off and dont worry the memory kit is excelent so is the motherboad you can read the reviews and you wont be disappointed :p
    cpu: i5 3570k
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
    ram: wiith the motherboard
    psu: corsair 500w
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027
    gpu: gtx 650ti
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125446

    whats your monitor resoulotion?

    an i5 would strain his budget even more. He can't afford it, he has a $600 budget. Also the 650 ti is just more money wasted. A 7850 will fullfil his needs for a cheaper price
  11. cutebeans said:
    i5-3570k with a 650ti for diablo 3...

    Not very good advice.

    I recently built a budget PC for a client (with limited funds) with an Athlon X3 450 and a GTX 550ti. The client was a big Diablo 3 fan and gamed at 1080p. He is playing at max settings and happy. Apparently D3 isn't that demanding.
  12. I found a Gigabyte GeForce gtx 650 2gb for $140
  13. looks like the guy dont even have a monitor
  14. Don't get the GTX650.

    It sucks.
  15. Irrek said:
    I found a Gigabyte GeForce gtx 650 2gb for $140

    so you dont have a monitor or a cd driver or a mouse or a keyboard?
    I just wanna know to help you out :p
    and i was talking about the 650ti not 650
  16. Best answer
    Irrek said:
    I found a Gigabyte GeForce gtx 650 2gb for $140

    Are you wanting a pre-built? Max around $600? Look into this one for a tiny bit more: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227457
  17. clutchc said:
    I recently built a budget PC for a client (with limited funds) with an Athlon X3 450 and a GTX 550ti. The client was a big Diablo 3 fan and gamed at 1080p. He is playing at max settings and happy. Apparently D3 isn't that demanding.

    The op doesnt only want to play diablo 3, he wants to play bf3 and skyrim. These are games that are more demanding and i don't think he'll enjoy 15 fps on medium settngs
  18. mkeonpc said:
    The op doesnt only want to play diablo 3, he wants to play bf3 and skyrim. These are games that are more demanding and i don't think he'll enjoy 15 fps on medium settngs

    My bad. Got this thread mixed up with another. (face red)
  19. lhikary, if you want to help people out. Please study more about PCs and its components.

    You are doing a great service to the community by helping so that you won't offer any flawed advice to the people who need help with their rigs.
  20. clutchc said:
    Are you wanting a pre-built? Max around $600? Look into this one for a tiny bit more: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227457

    Is that a good bang for my buck? It does come with the keyboard and mouse which I still need to purchase. And will the 7770 get the job done
  21. keyboard and mouse is only $17.

    That's already a Logitech combo so that's really no problem.
  22. mkeonpc said:
    The op doesnt only want to play diablo 3, he wants to play bf3 and skyrim. These are games that are more demanding and i don't think he'll enjoy 15 fps on medium settngs


    He'll be able to enjoy Skyrim and BF3 at high at over 30 FPS with the 7770.
  23. cutebeans said:
    lhikary, if you want to help people out. Please study more about PCs and its components.

    You are doing a great service to the community by helping so that you won't offer any flawed advice to the people who need help with their rigs.


    i know more than you do :p
    but hey none is perfect ;)
  24. Best answer selected by Irrek.
  25. Sorry, your idiotic recommendation did not help at all.

    i5-3570k with a 650ti on a $600 budget.
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