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March 3, 2013 1:05:25 PM



Hello! This is my first post here, and my knowledge about PC-hardware is quite small (which is why I came here for some advice from you highly knowledgeable people!).

I need some opinions on this GAMING PC: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/HcWO I would like to know if I should buy this, if not, then why? And what can I expect to run on this PC: Max Skyrim? Max Far Cry 3? I would want to get an idea of its capabilities.

Thanks in advance, I would really appreciate you taking your time on this.

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March 3, 2013 1:16:28 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($58.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.48 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: A-Data XPG SX900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Diamond Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($219.00 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman ZM-Z9 U3 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $768.38
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-03 10:16 EST-0500)

my tweaks to your build
March 3, 2013 1:20:25 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($58.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.48 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: A-Data XPG SX900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Diamond Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($219.00 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman ZM-Z9 U3 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $768.38
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-03 10:16 EST-0500)

my tweaks to your build

That GPU doesn't seem that good due to the reviews.
March 3, 2013 2:15:07 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($58.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.48 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: A-Data XPG SX900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Diamond Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($219.00 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman ZM-Z9 U3 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $768.38
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-03 10:16 EST-0500)

my tweaks to your build


Thanks for the reply!
Most of these parts seems to be available to the U.S. exclusively, I live in Sweden, sorry about not mentioning that earlier.
It would be fine if I could order from the U.K., but U.S. seems a bit too far.
!