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Is my build enough to run next-gen games smoothly?

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I'm going to build a pc for first time, i know pretty much about it. I can't pass 600$ and i think i will buy these:

Aerocool X-Warrior Mesh MidTower Case | High Power 500W PSU (High Power is a brand its weird but it is) | INTEL Core i3-2120 3.3GHz | AsRock Z77 PRO3 | Corsair Vengeance 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 | ASUS GTX550 Ti DirectCU | Seagate 500 GB 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache 3,5" SATA III

i think its good enough but i want to still consider professionals...

btw i have os,dvd-rom and other stuff im only going to buy case and hardware.. sorry for my english smile.gif
Edit: i might play on 720p or higher depending on system usage of game, i don't want to go below 35 fps..
Edited by ExForge - 5/11/12 at 4:27pm
post #2 of 22
"High Power 500W PSU" - I suggest you change that.
Also, GTX 550Ti is not enough for next-gen games. I own one, I know smile.gif
You need 570 / 560 (448) at least.
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On medium, depending on your resolution.
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post #4 of 22
I agree with ronnin. You should get a 560ti at least. My backup computer which has a 560ti barely ran skyrim on high. I guess the question is do you need the graphics settings to be maxed or just capable of running.
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You'll need more than 4GB of RAM too, get 8GB. It's practically the new standard for memory.
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post #6 of 22
I too highly recommend getting a name-brand power supply, you don't want a cheap one that will fry your components one day!

What resolution do you play your games at? If I were you, I would save some more money and bump up that 550 Ti and get a 560 Ti, a very capable card.
post #7 of 22
BF3 is one of the VERY FEW games that will use more than 4GB, but 8 is pretty cheap.
Eye of the beholder in this instance.
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post #8 of 22
do you guys think the i3 is enough?

or should he be going with an i5 2500k for the 4 cores ( i know the i3 has hyper threading ) and the overclocking headroom.
post #9 of 22
IMO OP should look at getting a second GTX560Ti 448 at Christmas!
And so, make sure he gets a SLI mobo and a good enough PSU now smile.gif
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post #10 of 22
The CPU doesn't make huge gains unless you are running multi GPU setups. Even the Sandybridge Pentiums hold their own vs their much more expensive brethren.

Also wouldn't a GTX 460 be better for him at around the same price?
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