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Building new desktop need help.

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#1 lillukic


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Posted 19 May 2012 - 12:07 PM

Hey everyone well im building new desktop and i need some help with it these are my specs so far.

cpu: AMD FD4100WMGUSBX FX-4100 Processor - Quad Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 2MB L2 Cache, 3.60GHz (3.80GHz Max Turbo), Socket AM3+, 95W, Fan, Unlocked, Retail at TigerDirect.com

case: ThermalTake VN700M1W2N Overseer RX-I Full Tower Gaming Case - ATX, Micro-ATX, Extend ATX, 3 Ext 5.25, 1 Ext 3.5, 5 Int 3.5, 2x 200mm LED Fans, 1x 120mm Fan, 2 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 1 eSATA, Window at TigerDirect.com

motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P AMD 760 Motherboard - Micro ATX, Socket AM3+, AMD 760G Chipset, 1333MHz DDR3, SATA II (3Gb/s), RAID, 7.1-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 2.0 at TigerDirect.com

ram: 8 gigs

power supply: Corsair CMPSU-650TXV2 Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 Power Supply - 650 Watts, ATX, 140mm Fan, 80 Plus Bronze, SLI Ready, Active PFC at TigerDirect.com

graphics card: i was thinking of using this one EVGA 01G-P3-1557-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti SuperClocked Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), Mini-HDMI, Dual DVI, DirectX 11 SLI Ready, at TigerDirect.com

So would this be able to run every game on ultra or at least high also if you have any recommendations for a better and cheaper case pls tell me and same goes for graphics and so on pls note im trying to stay under 600 but i can go over but would prefer not to

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#2 DJBPace07


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Posted 19 May 2012 - 03:04 PM

You will probably not be able to run all games at their highest settings. You're getting a low-end CPU with a low to mid range graphics card on an old motherboard. You will not be at $600 as you're aiming at a performance PC. Here's an idea:

Case: NZXT ZERO 2 Crafted Series CS-NT-ZERO-2 - It's also a full ATX, but less expensive. $99

Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 - If you're buying an FX CPU, you really should get a motherboard with an AMD 900 series chipset. These chipsets are the only ones AMD officially supports FX processors on. You can use other chipsets, assuming the BIOS will allow FX, but certain CPU functions will be disabled. $98

CPU: AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ - This is the more mid-range FX CPU, but, then again, most games are GPU bound, not CPU bound. $129

PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W - Should be more than enough. $69

GPU: XFX Double D FX-785A-CDFC Radeon HD 7850 2GB - This is AMD's mid-range graphics card. It will either run games at high or ultra and is more powerful than a 550 Ti. $269

RAM: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - This is a single stick and should be enough. $69

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB - A drive of reasonable size. $74

ODD: Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package Black SATA Model AD-7280S-0B - A basic drive. $18

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM - You need this. Alternatively, you can download and use the Windows 8 consumer preview or release candidate (Out in June) until Windows 8 is launched and buy a copy of it then. $99

Grand Total: $927



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