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    Building new pc and need help

    So I am building a new computer for the first time and put together this build. I was wondering if the build I put together is a good build and if the components will work together, or if anyone has any recommendations. My main reason for wanting to build a new computer is to be able to run Battlefield 3 on at least high settings. My budget is around $850 including Windows 7. Here is the build I was looking at:

    Processor: AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

    Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

    Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

    Video Card: EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    Hard Drive/DVD Burner combo: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    DVD Burner: MSI 22X Internal Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black

    Power Supply: COOLER MASTER GX Series RS750-ACAAE3-US 750W ATX12V v2.31 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    The total price for this build is around $740 without an OS.

    So if someone could please let me know how this build looks, and if it does look like a good build will it be able to run Battlefield 3 on high settings. Thanks
    Last edited by Killamang; 2011-12-26 at 07:28 AM.

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    Highish settings sure, but if you wanted to spend a little more the 2500K and the new GTX 560 Ti 448 Core are a better bet.

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    as mentioned i'd up the processor to a 2500k and suggest looking at the evga gtx 570, although i'm not sure what price increase this would create for your location.
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    If you only care about performance in BF then you got the right processor for the price, if you also play other games, like wow, you should look into gettin another processor.

    GTX 560 TI is good enough for battlefield, shouldnt be a problem.

    If you are able to expand your budget, do look into getting a I5 2500k instead.
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    Alright so I am now looking at Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 for the processor, but I would also need to change the motherboard correct? If so this is what I am looking at for the motherboard Intel BOXDH67BLB3 LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard. Would this new CPU/Motherboard combo work?

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    You want the 2500k so you can overclock. If you must go mATX, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128495 is a decent choice.

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    Cooler Master GX series of PSUs are pretty bad and should be avoided. 750W model is in reality about 500W before voltage ripple will start causing mysterious crashes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaud View Post
    You want the 2500k so you can overclock. If you must go mATX, is a decent choice.
    Is the only difference in the mATX and the regular ATX just the size of the motherboard? If so would Intel BOXDZ68DB LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard be a good choice in motherboard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vesseblah View Post
    Cooler Master GX series of PSUs are pretty bad and should be avoided. 750W model is in reality about 500W before voltage ripple will start causing mysterious crashes.
    Any suggestions on a better power supply?

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    650TX is a good PSU. Avoid Intel motherboards unless you have some reason to get them. mATX has less slots / doesn't always overclock as well.

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    Alright now I'm looking at the same processor I mentioned above with a GIGABYTE GA-P67A-D3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard. As for the power supply I was wondering if the OCZ ZS Series 550W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom would be good enough.

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817207014 is a better choice for the same price. Keep in mind you don't get SSD caching or Quick Sync with P67 boards.

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