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February 20, 2013 8:59:20 AM

Hey guys , I wanna have some opinions on this pc . Is this system good enough for mid/high level gaming ? I'm upgrading . I play at 1366 x 768 .

CPU : Intel Core i3 - 3220
Mobo : MSI Z77MA-G45
RAM : Kingston DDR3 1333Mhz 8GB (2x4GB)
GPU : Sapphire HD 6870
PSU : SilverStone Strider Plus 650W
HDD : WD AV-GP 320GB

If any way possible , can I run Crysis 3 on this rig ? Do you think I can do a few adjustments ? I haven't bought the CPU , Mobo , GPU & PSU . I have the rest .

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a b 4 Gaming
February 20, 2013 9:24:26 AM

Would say mid-level gaming if you were playing at 1080p, though at that resolution I you would be able to be closer to max settings than medium.

One major adjustment I see, get a proper performance HDD for your boot. Seagate Barracuda or WD Black, a Green boot and program drive will make using the PC a sluggish experience.
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February 20, 2013 9:56:03 AM

manofchalk said:
Would say mid-level gaming if you were playing at 1080p, though at that resolution I you would be able to be closer to max settings than medium.

One major adjustment I see, get a proper performance HDD for your boot. Seagate Barracuda or WD Black, a Green boot and program drive will make using the PC a sluggish experience.

Its this : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Should I get a cheaper PSU to get money for the HDD ?
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a b 4 Gaming
February 20, 2013 10:07:31 AM

Is $2 that prohibitive?
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February 20, 2013 10:11:46 AM

manofchalk said:
Is $2 that prohibitive?

You don't understand . I have that HDD already . Its an old one . So should I get a new one , by cutting the price of the PSU ?
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a b 4 Gaming
February 20, 2013 10:15:37 AM

No, if you already have the drive then its not worth cutting down the PSU to get a newer one.
Though I would recommend swapping it out to a different unit (which is actually cheaper). The Silverstone Strider series is fairly good, I use one for my own rig, but the 600W essentials aren't that great a unit.
Corsair CX500, 80+ Bronze. $60 ($10 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 20, 2013 10:22:43 AM

manofchalk said:
No, if you already have the drive then its not worth cutting down the PSU to get a newer one.
Though I would recommend swapping it out to a different unit (which is actually cheaper). The Silverstone Strider series is fairly good, I use one for my own rig, but the 600W essentials aren't that great a unit.
Corsair CX500, 80+ Bronze. $60 ($10 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This PSU is not the essential series , its http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=256 .
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