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Finalizing my gaming build (£500 budget)

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June 26, 2011 5:52:37 PM

Hello, I will be getting my gaming build in about 3 weeks and i just wanted to see if everything is going to work together.

XFX ATI Radeon 6870 1GB GDDR5 -

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2Ghz

Antec 300 -

Gigabyte GA-870A-USB3L (Socket AM3) -

Corsair 600W Builder Series -

4GB Mushkin Blackline DDR3 (2x2) -

1TB Seagate Barracuda Sata III drive -

I have a few more questions;

1) The case that i'm getting comes with 2 fans, will i need to get more? Bearing in mind this is a gaming pc.
2) Will this build be powerful enough to run games like; World of Warcraft, Empire total war and Counter Strike:source all on max/high settings?

Thanks, Calvin.

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June 26, 2011 6:05:16 PM

I won't be doing crossfire or SLI but thanks for considering that. Also i will be playing on a 1366x738 monitor.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 26, 2011 6:11:01 PM

You are actually slightly overspecced for 1366*768, meaning that you should be able to play demanding games on high with good frames.
June 26, 2011 6:18:29 PM

Okay, on css (not sure about other games) I don't think there is a option for 1366*768 so which one should i pick?
a b 4 Gaming
June 26, 2011 7:12:14 PM

There certainly should be an option. If not, force the res in the shortcut. if that STILL doesn't work, try something like 1280x768, or 1280x720 if you can.
June 26, 2011 7:18:32 PM

Okay, thanks striker i've noticed you've helped me alot recently :p 
a b 4 Gaming
June 26, 2011 7:19:24 PM

Lol, it's no problem. Bros don't let bros play at a low res :D 
June 26, 2011 7:21:01 PM

:p  Do you also think that 2 fans with the antec 300 would be enough?
a b 4 Gaming
June 26, 2011 7:21:26 PM

Yes. But I think the 300 has 3 fans at least.... 2 in the front, 1 in the back?
June 26, 2011 7:22:11 PM

Hm, it comes with one in the back and one on the top.
a b 4 Gaming
June 26, 2011 7:24:17 PM

Ahh ok. You COULD add another in the front if you want. I think it should be just fine.
June 26, 2011 7:25:22 PM

Cooling System

1 rear 120 x 25 mm TriCool™ Fan with 3-speed switch control
1 top special 140 x 25 mm TriCool™ Fan with 3-speed switch control
2 front (optional) 120 mm fans to cool the hard drives
1 side (Optional) 120 x 25 mm Fan to cool graphic cards
Washable air filters reduces dust build up in your system, which helps keep your system cooler
Perforated front bezel for maximum air intake
a b 4 Gaming
June 26, 2011 7:26:14 PM

yeah ok. Should be fine, but you can add one in the front if things ever get hot.
June 26, 2011 7:32:47 PM

Okay will do :)  what settings could i play crysis at?
a b 4 Gaming
June 26, 2011 7:33:25 PM

Not sure. I suggest you go look up some benchmarks with that GPU and CPU for your res.
June 26, 2011 7:39:51 PM

Okay so that build looks okay to you? (forgot to include disk drive)
a b 4 Gaming
June 26, 2011 9:20:38 PM

Yup! I would swap the HDD for a Spinpoint F3 (better drive) but it's up to you. I would not change anything else! (except maybe change the case to a HAF 912, but get the Antec :D )