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Good PC Build?

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#1 CitricThunder


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:55 PM

I play games like Crysis 2, Battlefield 3, Call of Duty, Mass Effect 3, Assassins Creed 3 and Hitman Absolution. I already have a Westinghouse L1951NW 19" 1400x900 LCD Monitor and a Windows 7 Ultimate disc. Is my build good? I am a little bit worried about my graphics card being able to run Battlefield 3. If the 7770 isn't good, is the 7850?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master DP6-9EDSA-0L-GP CPU Cooler ($8.00 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI Z68A-G43 (G3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($115.50 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($39.24 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: AZIO Levetron Wired Gaming Keyboard ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
Mouse: Logitech G400 Wired Optical Mouse ($34.09 @ Amazon)
Total: $629.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-06 19:56 EST-0500)

Edited by CitricThunder, 06 December 2012 - 07:57 PM.

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#2 la luka

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:18 PM

Go for the 7850, can never go wrong with this series :)

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:12 PM

Get a real CPU cooler. http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Plus-RR-B10-212P-G1/dp/B002G1YPH0 or equivilent.

Not a great PSU (final page of review) http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eXtreme-Power-Plus-500-W-Power-Supply-Review/728/10

Get memory in pairs. For 8gig, go 2X4gig, or ante up now for 2 8gig sticks for 16 gig total. Personally, 2X4 gig will do anything you want as far as gaming and general use go. Try to stay with 1.5V/1.35V DDR3-1600 or better. That is right at the lower end of the "sweet spot" for RAM speed, and the best price/perf ratio right now.

Ditto on above, a 7850 or better videocard will be worth the investment.

That build should last you awhile.

I am a retired Ford tech. Next to Fords, any computer is a piece of cake. (The cake, its not a lie)

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