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#1 Dom_Knowles

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 10:05 AM

As I am a first time builder I need a few expert opinions on a system that I will be building towards the end of the year, I'm only 15 and will be buying all the parts with my own money. My budget at the moment is £550 and I'm looking for a system that would run games like Crysis 3 and Gta 5 (when its out) on around medium - high settings. An operating system, case and monitor are not included as I have already purchased these items. 

 

Parts list:   http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/plava_deeqo/saved/zVn8TW

 

A reply would be much appreciated, thanks.



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#2 killerx525

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 10:15 AM

Hi and welcome to the forum! That is a pretty awesome parts list you have there, i really don't have any objection with it but you could ditch the watercooling unit for a higher end graphics card like the 270X but you lose the quietness of the system. 


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 10:19 AM

Hi and welcome to the forum! That is a pretty awesome parts list you have there, i really don't have any objection with it but you could ditch the watercooling unit for a higher end graphics card like the 270X but you lose the quietness of the system. 

 

 I could probably upgrade the graphics card to something like a R9 280 and still keep the water cooling system and not exceed my budget. Thanks for the fast reply aswell! :D



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 10:35 AM

Depending on the resolution of the monitor, i would still try to squeeze out on getting the best graphics card that is within the budget like may be even the R9 280X since Crysis 3 and possibly GTA5 are gruelling games that pushes the graphics card to its limits. 


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Posted 13 July 2014 - 04:53 AM

If you're planning to go AMD/Radeon, the build will work out fine. PCPartPicker also notifies you if the parts are not compatible. I'm not sure about prices, but a GTX770 performs better than a R9 280, and respectively, the GTX760 performs better than the R9 270. However, due to the budget, Nvidia may not be a good option.


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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:18 AM

If you're planning to go AMD/Radeon, the build will work out fine. PCPartPicker also notifies you if the parts are not compatible. I'm not sure about prices, but a GTX770 performs better than a R9 280, and respectively, the GTX760 performs better than the R9 270. However, due to the budget, Nvidia may not be a good option.


Thanks for the reply, due to my budget the best option for a CPU and GPU was AMD. I have done research on benchmarks and it will be able to run games I want like Crysis 3 at around 45 - 50 fps on high settings. my main reason for upgrading is GTA 5 there are no system requirements released as of yet but at least if I have a system capable of running it, unlike my old computer, then I am happy.

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 06:01 AM

 

If you're planning to go AMD/Radeon, the build will work out fine. PCPartPicker also notifies you if the parts are not compatible. I'm not sure about prices, but a GTX770 performs better than a R9 280, and respectively, the GTX760 performs better than the R9 270. However, due to the budget, Nvidia may not be a good option.


Thanks for the reply, due to my budget the best option for a CPU and GPU was AMD. I have done research on benchmarks and it will be able to run games I want like Crysis 3 at around 45 - 50 fps on high settings. my main reason for upgrading is GTA 5 there are no system requirements released as of yet but at least if I have a system capable of running it, unlike my old computer, then I am happy.

 

 

Yes, of course, I understand. Either way, it's a good build, and good luck!


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