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March 5, 2013 9:02:20 PM

Hello everyone,

I was thinking about buying this parts to build my new desktop, this is my first build so im not getting some professional set up, here are the specs of what im planning to buy:

DVD Burner: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Case: Corsair Carbide Series 200R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

SSD: Seagate Barracuda ST250DM000 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

GPU: MSI N560GTX-Ti-M2D1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120

Mobo: ASRock Z77 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

PSU: SILVERSTONE Strider Essential series ST60F-ES 600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified

HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST250DM000 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive.

I was wondering if i could run most of the current games like Skyrim, BF3, GTA IV and Far Cry 3.

Thanks in Advance! (:
March 5, 2013 9:17:43 PM

Toshz said:
I was thinking about buying this parts to build my new desktop, this is my first build so im not getting some professional set up, here are is an image of what i want to buy:

http://i.imgur.com/eIYopnI.png

I was wondering if i could run most of the current games like Skyrim, BF3, GTA IV and Far Cry 3.

Thanks in Advance! (:


Post your build directly to your post, and no there is a lot of work to be done!

-Your RAM is overpriced
-Get a 7850 2GB
-Get an SSD instead of an HDD

What is your budget?
March 5, 2013 9:27:35 PM

CaptainTom said:
Post your build directly to your post, and no there is a lot of work to be done!

-Your RAM is overpriced
-Get a 7850 2GB
-Get an SSD instead of an HDD

What is your budget?

Hello Tom, my budget at the moment is around $700, i would appreciate if you could tell me what do i need to change.

I'm planning to get an ssd after a while with my hdd, but this is what i can afford at the moment.

About the image link, i will change that right now no problem (:
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March 5, 2013 9:42:21 PM
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You build uses an older generation GPU that's not worth it at that price. Also, you don't need a Z77 board with a locked processor since you can't overclock it.
This build goes over the budget, so to stay under you can get a 7850 instead of the 7870XT. The 7870XT is out of stock at Newegg but in stock at superbiiz.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/HM5f
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/HM5f/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/HM5f/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($77.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.13 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($68.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $737.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-05 18:39 EST-0500)
March 5, 2013 9:49:37 PM

TemurAmir said:
You build uses an older generation GPU that's not worth it at that price. Also, you don't need a Z77 board with a locked processor since you can't overclock it.
This build goes over the budget, so to stay under you can get a 7850 instead of the 7870XT. The 7870XT is out of stock at Newegg but in stock at superbiiz.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/HM5f
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/HM5f/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/HM5f/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($77.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.13 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($68.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $737.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-05 18:39 EST-0500)

I was planning to upgrade to an i5 3570k in the future and also the gpu to a gtx 680 when i was able to, i think this is a pretty nice build.

Thanks for taking your time helping me out (:
March 5, 2013 9:57:01 PM

TemurAmir said:
You build uses an older generation GPU that's not worth it at that price. Also, you don't need a Z77 board with a locked processor since you can't overclock it.
This build goes over the budget, so to stay under you can get a 7850 instead of the 7870XT. The 7870XT is out of stock at Newegg but in stock at superbiiz.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/HM5f
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/HM5f/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/HM5f/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($77.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.13 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($68.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $737.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-05 18:39 EST-0500)


Buy this exact build. It is perfect. Personally I would get a SAMSUNG $95 120GB SSD instead and then add on an HDD later. Otherwise you will have to migrate all of your data to an SSD which can be a mega headache.

EDIT:

Better Ram for less:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
March 5, 2013 10:19:36 PM

Best answer selected by Toshz.
March 5, 2013 10:19:39 PM

Thank you both, appreciate it very much! (:
March 5, 2013 10:35:32 PM

Toshz said:
I was planning to upgrade to an i5 3570k in the future and also the gpu to a gtx 680 when i was able to, i think this is a pretty nice build.

Thanks for taking your time helping me out (:


No problem...
Alright I see your reasoning. The XFX should be able to run a single 680. Good luck with the build and yeah, check out Captain Tom's link to the cheaper RAM.
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