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Old 03-11-2013, 06:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Building a pc (for the first time)

Hi guys, I just signed up to this website to ask for help about building a pc.

I've never built a pc before, or taken one apart. I'm not the best with them, but I'm not a complete noob. Usally I would ask some of my mates irl how to do something, but sadly none of them know. I got help from a friend online, he helped me search for some parts I could use all together, so if you could tell me if it is a good build or not that would be great.

HDD:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -$62.30
or
SEAGATE BARRACUDA 500GB 7200RPM SATA/600 16MB -$Unknown


Motherboard:
MSI B75MA-P45 B75 S-1155 M-ATX IVY -$84.45


RAM:
CORSAIR 8GB DDR3 XMS3 VENGEANCE PC3-12800 1600MHZ CL9 (2X4GB) -$72.00


CPU:
INTEL CORE I5 3570K 3.4GHZ 6MB S-1155 IVY -$289.09

PSU:
Corsair CX 600W PSU ATX 12V V2.3, 80 Plus Bronze, Standard. 2x 6+2pin PCIe, 6x SATA, 4x Molex -$86.62

Case:
Cooler Master CM Force 500 Midi Tower -$60.15

OS:
Windows 7 home premium x64bit - Varied from around $100-$400

So once again, I'm not sure if these are good at all.

I'm looking for a low-medium standard gaming computer, so not extremely powerfull, something in the mid to low range. My budget is around $800-$850 AU (A few cents less than US)
I want to play these games on it:

LoL
Counterstrike
Garry's mod (This one mostly)
Minecraft, and possibly Boarderlands.

So I'm not looking for one to play CoD and Halo, I got an Xbox for that :P

Would those listed parts be suitable for what I'm looking for?


Also, sorry if this is the wrong section, the site was a little confusing.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You have a high end CPU, lowest end motherboard, and no GPU.

You'll need to drop the 3570k to an i3 3220 and grab a GPU with your remaining budget.

In order from most recommended down:

GTX 660ti or 660
Radeon 7870
Radeon 7850
GTX 650ti.
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Thanks man, I'll do that.

But with those low end componants will I be able to play those listed games?
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Yes, very easily. The i3 isn't exactly low end for gaming considering most are all dependent on single threaded performance. In other words, a dual core with HT is perfectly fine.

Gaming requires 95% GPU and with no GPU you wouldn't be able to play the games listed. Any GPU I listed off will get the job done pretty easily.

Oh yea, on the HDD get the 32MB cache model.
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Thanks man, you've been really helpfull towards this noob here.

Would you recommend an SDD card instead of HDD?
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An SSD isn't a card
And yes, x100. Down with the HDD!
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