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March 7, 2013 11:13:42 AM

Hey people, this will be my first build ever I wanted to work on this summer. It will be used mostly for gaming and other personal use.
I was wondering how this setup would fair with most modern games today ie. Far Cry 3, Max Payne 3, Crysis 3. I am not sensitive about how great graphics are although I would love to play most games on high. Here is what I have...

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March 7, 2013 11:55:23 AM

Here's a slightly better build, for a bit cheaper:

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($76.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Amazon) CL9 instead of the CL11 stuff you had before.
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Microcenter) (an 7870 XT is another, better option if you don't mind a slight increase of maybe $30 in price).
Case: Rosewill RANGER-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $691.48

RAM is both faster and cheaper due to a discount. Also not ugly and green.

7870 is a Ghz edition, not just a standard one, and it's again cheaper due to a discount.

Power supply is the same as the one before, except it's a V2 since it can be had for the same price.

In regards to performance, at 1080p pretty much everything will be on high/ultra with no issues. For lower resolutions you won't even be breaking a sweat.

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March 7, 2013 12:29:27 PM

Awesome fix I was really wondering if my mobo was ok and everything was compatible. Thank you for the inputs, I will update my list and order those parts Marshall
March 7, 2013 12:29:40 PM

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