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Old 07-23-2013, 02:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello I am building my first ever gaming PC but i dont know much about the gaming hardware. Currently i am making this off of an old dell so i already have a temporary monitor keyboard and mouse; although they are not high quality;. Games i want to run are TESV: Skyrim, State of Decay, Source games like half life 2, TF2, CS:GO and CS: Source. currently in my cart for 508 dollars:
Rosewill Dual Fans MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case FBM-01

Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHZ 1 GB DDR5 HDMI/DVI-I/DP PCI-Express Graphics Card

AMD FX-6300 FX-Series Six-Core Processor Edition, Black AM3

Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Core i3, i5, i7 and Platforms SDRAM

WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache

Corsair Builder Series CX 430 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS (CX430)

MSI Computer Corp. Motherboard North Bridge AMD 970 & South Bridge AMD SB950 Chipset ATX DDR3 800 AMD AM3+ Motherboards

Are these parts all compatible? Do i have everything i need? Can that power supply handle what i have there?
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Will you need an OS?

If not, here is a good rig. I just built this same setup for a friend and handles everything you want, including games like Farcry 3, Crysis 3, and Last Light with relatively good settings @ 1080p.

CPU:
Intel Core i3-3220 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i33220 - Newegg.com

Motherboard:
Newegg.com - ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0 LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM:
Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3B1K2/8GX - Newegg.com

GPU:
Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P4-3655-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card

HDD:
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Newegg.com

Case:
Corsair Carbide Series 200R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Newegg.com

PSU:
CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Newegg.com

$573

Now, you can go with a cheaper case to either get a bigger HDD but I already had these parts in a wishlist for my friend.
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Will you need an OS?

If not, here is a good rig. I just built this same setup for a friend and handles everything you want, including games like Farcry 3, Crysis 3, and Last Light with relatively good settings @ 1080p.

CPU:
Intel Core i3-3220 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i33220 - Newegg.com

Motherboard:
Newegg.com - ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0 LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM:
Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3B1K2/8GX - Newegg.com

GPU:
Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P4-3655-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card

HDD:
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Newegg.com

Case:
Corsair Carbide Series 200R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Newegg.com

PSU:
CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Newegg.com

$573

Now, you can go with a cheaper case to either get a bigger HDD but I already had these parts in a wishlist for my friend.
thank you, and i wont need an OS as my dad has windows 7 and two copies of vista i can use. Also i slightly modified this by putting in the next level 165 dollar EVGA graphics card because it had much better reviews than the one you recommended and then went with a slightly cheaper case, which worked it down 8 dollars. This is the case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156226
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Take the copy of Windows 7! lol
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Sorry i accidentally removed my reply (new to these forums) but i changed the graphics card from you build and changed it the 15 dollar more one that had much better reviews but went with a red tornado case found here: RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WR Black / Red SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Newegg.com
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