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I don't know what section to post in, so I will post it here. I'm new into PC Gaming and I like it so much better than console gaming. I have put together a computer with no knowledge at all about gaming computers. Please tell me if I need anything else.So, what I want to know is will my computer be able to run good games, such as Bioshock Infinite, BF3? Also, do I need a sound card, I want to be able to listen to the game volume and be in Skype calls? I don't want to go past $1,300 as I am only 14 years old.

What I'm getting:

DVD Drive: LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

Case: Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Five Fans, window side panel, top HDD dock

Monitor: AOC i2367Fh Black / Silver 23" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor, IPS Panel

Power Supply: CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

RAM: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PV38G160C9K

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE 100355-1GOCL Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card OC Version (comes with Bioshock Infinite)

HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Total Cost: $1,159.90 (11 Items)

What else do I need?
post #2 of 12
Looks pretty good, if you can cut cost somewhere, do it with the power supply, thats a little bit much for your system, and ad an SSD. Mouse? Keyboard?

The MB is decent if you dont plan on overclocking like crazy.

Sound cards are optional, not all people claim they hear a diff, but feel free to read the article about sound cards in my signature.
Edited by Jolly Roger - 3/29/13 at 2:41pm
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post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by Jolly Roger View Post

Looks pretty good, if you can cut cost somewhere, do it with the power supply, thats a little bit much for your system, and add an SSD. Mouse? Keyboard?

The MB is decent if you dont plan on overclocking like crazy.

Sound cards are optional, not all people claim they hear a diff, but feel free to read the article about sound cards in my signature.
What power supply and SSD should I get? Sorry for the questions and I already have a keyboard and mouse.
post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by iPluto View Post

What power supply and SSD should I get? Sorry for the questions and I already have a keyboard and mouse.

The PSU you listed looks fine smile.gif
As for what SSD! Most of us are using Samsung 830's or 840's thumb.gif
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post #5 of 12
The PSU is fine its just way to overpowered for what you need 550 watts is more then enough for a single card system unless you want to go Corssfire/SLI later?

Find anyone of the 500-500 watts units on this list http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies
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What games will I be able to run on that computer?
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What games will I be able to run on that computer?

Depens on your monitor resolution

You could save 30$ US on the PSU and buy this one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182262

Also you could save 55$ US on the motherboard and go with this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128544&Tpk=gigabyte%20z77%20ud3h&IsVirtualParent=1

That is 85$ US saved use that on the video card

Something like a 7950 like this one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006
Edited by shilka - 3/29/13 at 6:44pm
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Yea a 750 watt psu is good if you plan on adding cards down the road, but I like what shilka suggested with the better gpu. You will be able to play anything with that set up.
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Yea a 750 watt psu is good if you plan on adding cards down the road, but I like what shilka suggested with the better gpu. You will be able to play anything with that set up.

IF he was planning on adding more vid cards down the road, he really should select a vid card with more then 1GB of RAM. I think he can do better with a smaller yet even higher quality PSU like seasonic X650 or something like that. 1 GB is not enough for eyefinity with modern day textures.
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IF he was planning on adding more vid cards down the road, he really should select a vid card with more then 1GB of RAM. I think he can do better with a smaller yet even higher quality PSU like seasonic X650 or something like that. 1 GB is not enough for eyefinity with modern day textures.

That is why I also agreed with the suggestion for the 7950.
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