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Building My First Gaming Rig, Would Like Some Help - nicnac20 - 05-02-2012

So I am looking to build my first computer and I would like some help. If you could look over the specs and see if anything isn't compatible and what games it can run (as I am looking to make an affordable gaming rig) that would be amazing!

Specs:

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3 Ghz Dual-Core
Motherboard: Biostar H61MGC Micro ATX LGA1155
Memory: G.Skill NS 4G (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6770 1GB
PSU: Antec 450W ATX12V

Thank you to everyone that helps I just want to make sure I don't mess up!



Re: Building My First Gaming Rig, Would Like Some Help - Brandonsr - 05-02-2012

If you don't mind me asking What's your budget? Also what type of games do you plan on playing? And what resolution is your monitor?




RE: Building My First Gaming Rig, Would Like Some Help - nicnac20 - 05-02-2012

No I don't mind at all! My budget is around $500 dollars for the PC, maybe 25 to $50 more than that but 50 more would be stretching it. With the hardware listed above and a Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower ($50) and an optical drive ($18) I am currently coming out at around $475. I would like to be able to play modern games such as Borderlands, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and (if i can) Skyrim. I understand that I most likely will not be able to get ultra settings which I am perfectly fine with as I can upgrade components later but I would like to be able to run at around high settings most of the time if that's possible. I do not have a monitor picked out yet, I was going to see what would work well with this rig at an affordable price.


RE: Building My First Gaming Rig, Would Like Some Help - Brandonsr - 05-02-2012

I would look into getting a Radeon 6850 or 6870 if you can, heres a benchmark so you can compare your current choice to it.


http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/296?vs=291


RE: Building My First Gaming Rig, Would Like Some Help - nicnac20 - 05-02-2012

I was actually looking at getting the Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 if I had to. With that change would I be able to run these games at high settings without much lag? I read the benchmark but I'm not exactly sure how many frames per second are needed for a smooth experience.


RE: Building My First Gaming Rig, Would Like Some Help - Brandonsr - 05-02-2012

(05-02-2012, 09:00 PM)nicnac20 Wrote: I was actually looking at getting the Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 if I had to. With that change would I be able to run these games at high settings without much lag? I read the benchmark but I'm not exactly sure how many frames per second are needed for a smooth experience.

60 fps is pretty much what your aiming for, although i find 40 fps playable


RE: Building My First Gaming Rig, Would Like Some Help - nicnac20 - 05-02-2012

Oh okay, so I would be able to play most games on high with the upgraded video card? The benchmark was listing max so I'm guessing that means ultra settings.


RE: Building My First Gaming Rig, Would Like Some Help - Brandonsr - 05-02-2012

(05-02-2012, 09:06 PM)nicnac20 Wrote: Oh okay, so I would be able to play most games on high with the upgraded video card? The benchmark was listing max so I'm guessing that means ultra settings.

yes. you may have to turn down the settings and turn aa/af off on more demanding games


RE: Building My First Gaming Rig, Would Like Some Help - nicnac20 - 05-02-2012

Oh, okay thank you! So everything else is compatible though? The PSU won't be overworked? And do you have any recommendations for good, affordable monitors?


RE: Building My First Gaming Rig, Would Like Some Help - Brandonsr - 05-02-2012

here's an article on monitors http://www.hardware-revolution.com/best-monitor-spring-2012/

is this the power supply? if so it will work fine

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004IZN3K2/ref=as_li_ss_tl?tag=hardwarevol03-20&ie=UTF8&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399349&creativeASIN=B004IZN3K2