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How Did I do for a First Time Build?

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August 13, 2013 5:34:02 PM

Link to Pcpartpicker.com list I made. I have everything on that list, but the PSU. It will be here on Friday. How does the community think I did? I will be doing moderate/almost heavy gaming on this machine, with things like War Thunder, World of Tanks, and Arma II. Also, I will be working with my friends on a Minecraft series, and for now I will be the one doing the recording.

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August 13, 2013 5:48:34 PM

I'd suggest getting a 550-620W, and save some money. It's plenty of power for your build. Also, upgrade to a 7870 with the savings. The end result will be an improvement in gaming. This build has a much faster GPU and enough power (also Seasonic and modular)

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($123.97 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($90.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($184.60 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.88 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $975.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-13 20:47 EDT-0400)
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August 13, 2013 6:00:15 PM

envy14tpe said:
I'd suggest getting a 550-620W, and save some money. It's plenty of power for your build. Also, upgrade to a 7870 with the savings. The end result will be an improvement in gaming. This build has a much faster GPU and enough power (also Seasonic and modular)

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($123.97 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($90.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($184.60 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.88 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $975.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-13 20:47 EDT-0400)

While your input is much appreciated, I have already ordered the PSU, and I have bought everything else. Is my current video card inadequate?
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August 13, 2013 6:09:33 PM

Your components are all great. It's just a 7850 is good for High Gaming on 1080p, if you want to max out settings then you should at least get a 7870. Can you return the 7850?

If you are gaming on 1600x900 then a 7850 is fine.
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August 13, 2013 6:19:16 PM

envy14tpe said:
Your components are all great. It's just a 7850 is good for High Gaming on 1080p, if you want to max out settings then you should at least get a 7870. Can you return the 7850?

If you are gaming on 1600x900 then a 7850 is fine.

I got the 7850 refurbished from MC, so I can return it no questions asked. It was my original plan to just scrape by on the i5 integrated graphics until I could afford a card/ X-mas comes around. How much better would the i5 be than running AMD 7560 integrated?

Edit: I mentioned 7560 because for the past year I have been using an Acer Aspire laptop for my gaming.

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August 14, 2013 6:28:53 AM

Moving from a laptop to a gaming computer will blow your mind. Trust me. I was there too. And I'll never go back.

7560?? If you mean 7850 then I'd return it and grab a 7870. Much better for 1080p gaming.
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