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Gaming PC Build Help!
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Posted May 29, 2012 at 6:09PM
Hello so I am about to order the parts for a new pc for gaming etc but I'm on a very tight budget as I'm just back from holidays. My plan is to order the parts then get a local shop to build it as I don't have much exp in the field.
Here is the parts, I just want to get some opinions on it for value as it seems the best I cant find and also if everything will run smoothly.
Zalman z11 mid tower case.
Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Motherboard (Socket AM3+, Up to 16GB DDR3, USB 3.0, uATX).
AMD Bulldozer FX-6100 Socket AM3+ 6 Core Processor - 3.30GHz, 3.90GHz Turbo.
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 CPU Cooler
G-Skill 8GB Ripjaws X DDR3 1333 Dual Kit.
CiT 750W (Dual v12 rails) black edition psu.
Seagate ST500DM002 3.5 inch 500GB Hard Drive (Serial-ATA, 6Gb/s, 16Mb, 7200RPM).
As I said I just wanted to get a second opinion before I buy the parts ( all except the graphics card which i currently still have from my old pc ).
Sorry about posting on two different forums, seems more appropriate for this one.
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Posted May 30, 2012 at 9:35AM
Would be helpful if you could have mentioned your budget.Very difficult to offer alternatives if we have not got a budget to work to. Also what sort of games will you be playing with that rather dated GTX260?
A couple of things though you do not need the Freezer 7 stock cooler is more than enough,your PSU is rubbish, for a start 500W is more than enough and a poor power supply can lead to a lot of problems in the future.
The minimum CPU you should be looking at is an i3 I expect an i5 is out of your reach but even a i3 2120 is a lot better than the AMD FX 6100 for gaming.
Please post budget and we will see what we can get for your money.
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