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#1 joeyfrmptown


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Posted 13 September 2011 - 03:59 PM

Hey everyone I am considering building a computer for medium gaming, I would be playing games like crysis 2, World of Warcraft, Battlefield Bad Company 2, and Modern Warfare 3.

Build Specs:
Rosewill Smart One ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, Black interior, comes with three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, 1x Top 120mm Fan, Option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

Seagate Barracuda Green ST1000DL002 1TB 5900 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Bare Drive -Bare Drive

ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

XFX GT-520M-CNF2 GeForce GT 520 (Fermi) 2GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDP118-04 - OEM

Rosewill Green Series RG530-S12 530W Continuous @40C, 80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7,i5" Power Supply

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

AMD Athlon II X4 645 Propus 3.1GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX645WFGMBOX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

Basically I would like to know if everything is compatible, if i missed anything, and how well it will run games like crysis 2, World of Warcraft, Battlefield Bad Company 2, and Modern Warfare 3. Also if you have any suggestions on how to possibly shave a few bucks off the bill that would be appreciated as well!!!!



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#2 DJBPace07


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Posted 13 September 2011 - 04:44 PM

This is not that good of a gaming build, if you want to increase settings above low with decent frame rates due to the low-end CPU and graphics card. It would, however, make for a great general purpose home PC. You are going to have to spend more if you want good performance.

Case: That case is decent, but if you want to use more than one graphics card or the large graphics cards, you will want to go for a full ATX case. Frankly, I think the COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW is a better case for the same money.

Hard Drive: I suggest a 7200 RPM drive, like the HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.C 0F10383 1TB 7200 RPM.

Motherboard: The 700 series chipsets are obsolete, I would go for the MSI 970A-G45 AM3+ AMD 970 to keep future upgrade paths open. If you don't see yourself upgrading within the next three years, the MSI 870S-G54 AM3 AMD 870 would also be good.

CPU: Unless you are building a general home PC, stay away from the Athlon II's, they aren't that good for gaming. If you can wait a month or so, AMD will be releasing new FX Bulldozer CPU's which will be even better, but will require an AMD 900 series motherboard. If you need this PC now, I would get the AMD Phenom II X4 840 3.2GHz, it is designed a little differently to be faster than Athlon II's, even if they are at nearly the same speed.

Power Supply: Doable, but if you will be using multiple graphics cards, I strongly suggest a better unit with higher wattage.

Graphics Card: That is a very bad graphics card for a gaming build, even AMD's Llano APU's could probably beat it for less. The SAPPHIRE 100328L Radeon HD 6770 1GB is a great entry-level graphics card for gaming. If you can afford it, the PowerColor AX6850 1GBD5-DH Radeon HD 6850 1GB is even better for a mid-range card.

RAM: You can do that, but I don't see why you would need 8GB of RAM on a budget build. One or two CORSAIR 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 RAM kits should do nicely.

Alternatively, you can swap out the CPU and graphics card above, for the BIOSTAR TA75A+ FM1 AMD A75 motherboard and the AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz CPU/APU. That CPU has a Phenom II X4 clocked at 2.9GHz. combined with a Radeon 6550 on one processor AMD calls an APU. You don't need to add a graphics card unless you want above the 6550 in terms of performance.



#3 killerx525


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Posted 13 September 2011 - 04:59 PM

Power supply: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W - $70 - Can power up most single graphics card.

System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png

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