Originally Posted by CrazyTrain
Personally I have used both CPU's and the i3 does way better than the AMD gaming wise. Seems Intel is stepping their game up these days. And you can never go wrong with a Asus motherboard
As for the GPU...it will do those games...just not very well...at all. I have been building budget rigs for about 10 years now and the best bang for the buck I have found was the MSI Radeon HD 5770 Hawk. That GPU is a monster and wont break your wallet($150ish). But you need a PSU with a 6pin PCI for it. Like any decent GPU really. And using older parts on a build isn't something I would recommend. But depending on the age of them, it might be ok temporarily.
Thank you for your response, I was beggining to think my thread was gonna get lost in time
The GPU is only 1 year old, I got it completely new as a gift from my brother who didn't really have any use for it. Since I have it I have been able to play low demanding games like Team fortress 2, Left for dead 1 & 2, Dead space, The Witcher, Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood and even Alien vs Predator 2010, I must say it has done it's job pretty well and I was hoping it would run those games I mentioned in my first post, but it will have to do until I get a better GPU. I couldn't find the GPU you mentioned, the store where I'm planning to buy doesn't have it, but I have set my eyes on the Asus GeForce GTX 550 Ti DirectCU 1GB GDDR5
(115€) and the MSI Radeon HD 7750 OC 1GB GDDR5 (114€)
. I have no idea which manufacturer is better, the Gt220 I have is from XFX, I've read EVGA is a good one, but I'd like to read opinions from more experienced people.
I found a 600W PSU (Corsair CX600 V2 600W Builder Series
) for just 1€ more. It does have those PCI 6pin connectors you talk about, but is 2 enough? I have no idea which componentes use which connectors, I have to read about it.
- 1 x ATX 24 & 20-pin
- 1 x EPS / ATX 12V pin 8-4
- 2 x 6-pin PCIE
- 6 x SATA
- 4 x 4-pin peripheral
- 1 x Floppy
Is it enough for this buld?
I have noticed both the PSU and the case I am planning to get are ATX, however the mobo is mATX. The case supports mATX, but I dont know if the PSU will burn the mobo or there is no problem at all with using it (?).