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post #1 of 18
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Hey,

My friend is getting a new PC for under $800, he wants it to play most of the games on high graphics.

Games he will be playing -

Battlefield 3
League of Legends
CSS
- other high graphical games ect.

Budget is under $800
Could you recommend anything else?
Should he get the PSU separate?

Thanks, much appreciated.

Here are the components

The prices are from
www.centrecom.com.au/


Case – Cooler Master Elite 430 - PSU Included $92.40

CPU – AMD Phenom ll X4 Quad Core 960T Black Edition $138

Motherboard – ASUS M5A97 AMD Mainboard $108

Hard Disk Drive – Seagate Barracuda $74

Memory/RAM – G.Skill DDR3 8GB RAM PC-10666-1333 F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL $47.30

Video Card – ASUS NVIDIA GTX 550ti 1GB $145

Optical Drive – LG DVD Burner (GH24NS70) $25

OS – Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit $109

Total Cost: $738.70
post #2 of 18
I'll spec you up what I think is a good build.

First tip though, don't ever buy a case that includes a power supply. They're generic rubbish 99.9% of the time and the other 0.1% of the time it's still a cheap PSU.
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post #3 of 18
With what you have, look into the power supply. Some of the ones that come prepackaged with cases are rather poor and may not have the appropriate power output.


If you are open to suggestions, I would put in an extra $60 for a 2500 (intel); this would put you $8 over and would mean using a different mobo.
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post #4 of 18
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Oh okay thank you, what power supply would you recommend of the site?thumb.gif

I'm also thinking about getting the 2500, as I have a 2500k and I'm very happy with it.
post #5 of 18
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Oh okay thank you, what power supply would you recommend of the site?thumb.gif
I'm also thinking about getting the 2500, as I have a 2500k and I'm very happy with it.
The Corsair HX650 is a good PSU I think. It's $130. (It's overkill for a 550 Ti though, but I don't know any other reliable PSUs.)

What resolution is your friend playing at?
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post #6 of 18
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He will be playing at no more than 1920x1080, I don't think his monitor is 24 inch, bit smaller 20 - 22.
post #7 of 18
Antec and Corsair and generally considered good brands for PSUs by many people. Hard to say how much power you would need, i would suggest no less than 550 W. \
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post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 
With the PS

is the Corsair GS600 - 600w ps any good?

And with the CPU and mobo if I change them to intel would the :

i5 2500
and
ASUS p8h61 Motherboard v3 mobo be any good?
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by Lukeeey. View Post

He will be playing at no more than 1920x1080, I don't think his monitor is 24 inch, bit smaller 20 - 22.
I see. From a brief check, the 550 Ti seems to do all right at 1080p.

This is the build I came up with but it's well over budget at ~$1030. (I've not checked the build for compatibility just fyi.) Perhaps someone knows of a cheaper but good quality mobo and PSU. (It's $10 less with just the i5 2500.)

Antec Three Hundred ~ $60
Intel i5 2500K 3.3GHz ~ $230
AsRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 ~ $199
ASUS GTX 550 Ti ~ $145
2x4GB G.Skill 1600MHz CL9 ~ $52
500GB Seagate Barracuda ~ $75
Corsair HX-650 ~ $134
LG DVD Burner ~ $25
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit ~ $109
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post #10 of 18
I can vouch that the 550ti gets just under 200fps on league of legends max 60fps on bf3 med, don't have CSS. this was all on a 42inch TV for a monitor and a 21inch to have music or teamspeak on.

All on a old athlon x4 at 3.1 ghz and a 450watt ocz PSU
 
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