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March 10, 2013 5:22:07 PM

Hey guys, I need some of you to check out my build and tell me if it is good enough to play current games.

Here you have the specs:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor or an Intel Core i3-3220 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz.
GPU: HIS IceQ H787Q2G2M Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16
MOBO: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX AM3+ AMD 760G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard or a ASRock H61M-DGS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
HDD: WD Blue 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - OEM
DVD: Asus DRW SATA 24x DvD Burner
PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified.

$645 - Includes shipping

I would like to play current games like BF3, Far Cry 3, Skyrim and such at Ultra / High Settings.

I will be playing on a 32" TV at 1080p

I'll be waiting for your answers (:

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March 10, 2013 5:28:45 PM

Hi,

I think it will run things fine on mostly a mix of Ultra/high stuff at 1080p. The 7870 XT is a big step up from the Ghz Edition though, if you can find one at a similar price.

Where are you buying the RAM from? I'm sure you could better 1600 Mhz RAM for at most a couple bucks more. This is a minor point though, and a lot of people don't buy into RAM speeds making a jot of difference. My opinion is if you can have it for $2 more, why not.

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March 10, 2013 5:44:01 PM

I say go for the i3 and a b75/h77 motherboard. I went from a phenom 2 x4 965BE to an i3 and there was a noticeable difference. I also have a 7870 and I am very happy with it.
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March 10, 2013 8:32:01 PM

tiny voices said:
I say go for the i3 and a b75/h77 motherboard. I went from a phenom 2 x4 965BE to an i3 and there was a noticeable difference. I also have a 7870 and I am very happy with it.

So i get the i3 and one of those boards, after that I will be able to run current games on Ultra / High setting right?
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