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Is this a good gaming build?


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#1 inkblot2

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 02:35 PM

I've found

 

- GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCUII 1GB

 

- OCZ OCZ500MXSP-UK ModXstream Pro 500W ATX Power Supply

 

- Fractal Design Core 1000 Series Micro ATX Case - Black Pearl

 

- ASUS F1A55-M LX PLUS VGA+SND+GLN+U2 SATA 6GB/S DDR3 Motherboard

 

- Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATAIII 6Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 Internal Hard Drive OEM

 

- Corsair CMX8GX3M2AQ600C9 XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz Performance Desktop Memory Kit

 

- AMD A-Series A6 3670K Black Edition Quad-Core Processor (2.70 GHz)

 

I have a couple of questions:

 

- Is the CPU good enough to handle gaming and such?

 

- Is the power supply enough for all of this, it seems too low in my opinion...

 

- Is windows 8 okay with this?

 

- Is the memory and hardrive got enough space?

 

Thanks!



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#2 Dylanobyrne1

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 02:40 PM

Hi,

 

Depending on whether this is a laptop or desktop, This will perform alright as a gaming PC but may lag on a few games such as Battlefield 3 on high settings. But overall, Yes this will be a good gaming PC.



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 02:46 PM

I think everything is ok except for the CPU. Id go with a FX-8350 or FX-6100.


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Posted 24 September 2013 - 10:54 PM

I've found

 

- GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCUII 1GB

 

- OCZ OCZ500MXSP-UK ModXstream Pro 500W ATX Power Supply

 

- Fractal Design Core 1000 Series Micro ATX Case - Black Pearl

 

- ASUS F1A55-M LX PLUS VGA+SND+GLN+U2 SATA 6GB/S DDR3 Motherboard

 

- Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATAIII 6Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 Internal Hard Drive OEM

 

- Corsair CMX8GX3M2AQ600C9 XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz Performance Desktop Memory Kit

 

- AMD A-Series A6 3670K Black Edition Quad-Core Processor (2.70 GHz)

 

I have a couple of questions:

 

- Is the CPU good enough to handle gaming and such?

 

- Is the power supply enough for all of this, it seems too low in my opinion...

 

- Is windows 8 okay with this?

 

- Is the memory and hardrive got enough space?

 

Thanks!

- The CPU should be decent  to handle games although i would up it to a A8-3870k so there would be no bottleneck between the CPU and graphics card.

- 500W should be more then adequate for system with a single graphics card.

- Windows 8 should be fine with this build.

- 8GB of ram should also be fine for gaming and the hard drive space would be be dependent on the user.


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 08:16 AM

If you are gaming, the APU's main draw, the integrated GPU, is largely insufficient.  I suggest an FX CPU.  The GPU is probably not very good given its age.  I would aim for the Radeon 7800 series if the budget allows.


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:26 AM

If you are gaming, the APU's main draw, the integrated GPU, is largely insufficient.  I suggest an FX CPU.  The GPU is probably not very good given its age.  I would aim for the Radeon 7800 series if the budget allows.

 

Exactly the same reason why I suggested the FX CPU as well.


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 02:30 PM

Thanks for the replies! It's for a desktop. By FX CPU, do you mean like this:

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-Bulldozer-FX-4100-Socket-Processor/dp/B005UBNL0A/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1380137130&sr=8-3&keywords=FX+CPU

 

or

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-FX-6350-Edition-Advanced-Manipulation/dp/B00CLBZAHY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380137130&sr=8-1&keywords=FX+CPU

 

or something entirely different? I wasn't too sure.

 

I thought the Geforce GTX 560 would be quite good, wasn't completely sure but from what I've looked up, it says it runs most of the recent games on high settings?



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 03:40 PM

Thats close to what we were talking about. the 6350 is a good one to go with. Also, I personally use a GTX 560ti and it runs great. At least for the games I play. You should also list the games that you are planning to play and current.


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 04:25 PM

Would the 4100 be okay though as I'm not sure the 6350 would fit in my budge? The games I play are Sims 3, Dragon age, Fable 3, The Witcher 2 but I really want to be able to play games such as Skyrim and the like.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:50 AM

i mean it will, but i would really consider the 6350. its a pretty big difference.


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Posted 26 September 2013 - 12:14 PM

Remember, the FX CPU's are a bit unconventional when it comes to CPU design.  Six-core CPU's may seem like overkill, but given how the cores are bonded together into "Modules", six cores really isn't that extreme with FX.  If you have the money, the FX-8350 would be good, but a less expensive option is the FX-8320.  I've played those games you mentioned with my older FX-8150 and Radeon 7870 to good results.


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Posted 26 September 2013 - 01:35 PM

So If I switched to 6350 or higher, would I have to up my power supply and if so, to what?



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 02:35 PM

If you want to add up how many watts each part needs all together, go to pcpartpicker.com and build the list on there. 500 may be enough but im not 100% positive. If it were me id go 600 to be on the safe side.


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Posted 27 September 2013 - 08:19 AM

I would go for a 550W or 600W.  The best way to determine the power needed is to look at the suggested wattage for the graphics card you want to use.  The Radeon 7850 is about 5% or so faster than the GTX 560 in many games, the 7870 is about 20% more.  The 7870 usually requires a 500W, but I always get just a little more than that.


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Posted 27 September 2013 - 10:36 AM

Is the new CPU compatible with the motherboard? In fact, are all the parts compatible with the motherboard and such? 






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