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February 23, 2013 4:07:38 PM

This is my first time building a PC and I just wanted to know if it will be able to handle games like Crysis 3. Also, how does the AMD coupon for a free game deal work, and is the PSU enough?

http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/

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February 23, 2013 4:20:22 PM

You forgot the CPU...
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February 23, 2013 4:23:26 PM

bogo663 said:
You forgot the CPU...

I'm going with the intel i5 3470 quad core. I'm on a low budget but do you have any suggestions?
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February 23, 2013 4:25:08 PM

The link you put down sends us to our system build, not yours. You have to go to bbc markup and copy everything and paste it here.
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February 23, 2013 4:28:28 PM

realchaos said:
The link you put down sends us to our system build, not yours. You have to go to bbc markup and copy everything and paste it here.

Thanks, I'm new to this
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Fqnn
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Fqnn/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Fqnn/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.46 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($66.24 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $866.60
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-23 13:28 EST-0500)
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February 23, 2013 4:34:43 PM

You don't necessarily need an aftermarket cooler if your not overclocking but its up to you if you want cooler temps and don't trust the stock cooler. This is a nice set-up though. You might want to get a 1tb if you store a lot of things. You might also want to consider a case with front usb 3.0 panels to utilize the motherboard usb 3.0. I suggest the Corsair 200r case since it also has good cable management but it's no reason to switch if you really like the haf 912.
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February 23, 2013 4:38:36 PM

realchaos said:
You don't necessarily need an aftermarket cooler if your not overclocking but its up to you if you want cooler temps and don't trust the stock cooler. This is a nice set-up though. You might want to get a 1tb if you store a lot of things. You might also want to consider a case with front usb 3.0 panels to utilize the motherboard usb 3.0. I suggest the Corsair 200r case since it also has good cable management but it's no reason to switch if you really like the haf 912.

Thanks, I'll get an aftermarket cooler down the line sometime then. I'm sorta set on the 912 but thanks for the suggestion. I'm so tired of console gaming and its been fun building a PC. Can't wait to get owned in TF2
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February 23, 2013 4:38:41 PM

realchaos said:
You don't necessarily need an aftermarket cooler if your not overclocking but its up to you if you want cooler temps and don't trust the stock cooler. This is a nice set-up though. You might want to get a 1tb if you store a lot of things. You might also want to consider a case with front usb 3.0 panels to utilize the motherboard usb 3.0. I suggest the Corsair 200r case since it also has good cable management but it's no reason to switch if you really like the haf 912.

Thanks, I'll get an aftermarket cooler down the line sometime then. I'm sorta set on the 912 but thanks for the suggestion. I'm so tired of console gaming and its been fun building a PC. Can't wait to get owned in TF2
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February 23, 2013 4:49:10 PM

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