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May 2, 2013 7:17:40 PM

Hi all,

A little background first. I am not a crazy gamer, but I like games (Far Cry 3, Crysis 3, Battlefield 3...). I would like a gaming PC that can run games on high settings. I created a configuration by reading reviews on a certain components. I am using the newegg as my supplier for all components because I will pay for this system in a 6 monthly payments.

Here is the list:

Processor: AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) $180 (sale ends 5/6)
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ $130 (after rebate $10)
Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE 100358L Radeon HD 7770 $100 (after rebate $15)
Computer Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 $60 (free Far Cry 3)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750G GOLD $142 (with shipping)
Hard Drive: ADATA XPG SX900 ASX900S3-64GM-C 2.5" 64GB $70
Monitor: ASUS VG248QE Black 24" 144Hz 1ms $270
RAM Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9B $77
Thermal Compound: ARCTIC MX-2 (4g) Carbon-Based Thermal Compound $7


TOTAL: $1036


Now,

1. I am planing to buy just this SSD 64GB mainly for OS, programs and games. I am planing to buy an additional HDD in future.

2. I am thinking about buying additional graphics card when I pay this off. So, I am considering SLI/CrossFire in future.

3. I will probably buy some nice cooling system after I pay this off.



Finally, here are the questions:

What do you think about this config?
What would you add/change?


Also, keep in mind that I could go up to $1200 MAX for the configuration, but I am trying to keep it as low as possible.


Thank you all for the help in advance!

Cheers
a c 433 4 Gaming
May 2, 2013 7:48:19 PM

The 7770 is going to be medium settings at 1080p at best. You DO NOT want to crossfire low end cards. The gains will be very minimal. It is better to just buy a single more powerful card always

that PSU is very overkill. Get a 500w unit from Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic

Ditch the thermal paste. The CPU cooler will come with it already installed.
May 2, 2013 7:58:05 PM

tiny voices said:
The 7770 is going to be medium settings at 1080p at best. You DO NOT want to crossfire low end cards. The gains will be very minimal. It is better to just buy a single more powerful card always

that PSU is very overkill. Get a 500w unit from Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic

Ditch the thermal paste. The CPU cooler will come with it already installed.



Good advice.
Do you have any graphics card in mind that will work on high settings? Also, if I go with a new graphics card, will 500 W be enough then?

Thanks mate!
a c 433 4 Gaming
May 2, 2013 8:00:34 PM

Yes 500w is enough for any single GPU.


For the minimum card to get high settings in new games look at the gtx660.
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