Questions about specs on my first build?
Topic: Case series research
July 22, 2019 / By Gwendolen Question:
So i am very exited to say that this upcoming week i will be building my first pc after 2 years of research and saving money. I have already bought the parts and there being shipped right now.
Apu/Cpu-AMD A10-5800K Trinity 3.8GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core APU
MoBo-ASRock FM2A75 Pro4 FM2 AMD A75 (Hudson D3)
Vid card- SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit GDDR5
Meomory-Kingston HyperX 6GB (3 x 2GB) (1600)
PSU-CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 600W ATX12V
Case: RAIDMAX Agusta ATX-605BT Black / Titanium Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
so i guess my question is what are the pro's impressions on gaming on this computer? what games would suggest I'll be able to play; on what settings and so forth.also what improvements ,if any, would i need to make to get a average 30 fps in demanding games
lastly i need to know if i can crossfire the vid card with the APU.
Thank you in advance for your time.
P.S. sorry this will be a AMD/ATI build seeing as i have a strict (No intel allowed) rule in my household, also if your a intel fanboy thats fine but please dont smash amd on here.
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Didi | 8 days ago
I didn't like the builder series after the CX400, because they stopped SeaSonic built power supplies. Even if it carries the Corsair name. http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/psu_manufac...
But that's up to you, it'll probably be good enough..
You might as well get a 7750 if you are getting a 6670 with GDDR5.
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Originally Answered: Gaming PC build questions? (Components/AMD build)?
Running Windows 7 Home Premium and above, you will need at least 6GB to 8GB of memory regardless of whether it is DDR2 or DDR3.
ALL CPUs sold regardless of whether it is AMD or Intel, will have the thermal paste embedded underneath the heat sink with the exception of server CPUs and Intel's new LGA2011 6-core chipsets that do not come with stock coolers for most.
I'm not a fan of the FX-4100 chipset not just because it is an AMD also, but also that an LGA775 Intel chipset can still beat it based on price and performance-wise.
The bottleneck issues you might face will be the CPU, hard drive and memory based on your set up. As I have already explained the CPU and memory (RAM), the hard drive is good being 7200RPM; however if you intend to also archive files and store them onto the same drive as your operating system; over time, you will experience lag issues. Which is why most people tend to run one dedicated drive for the operating system and applications and then a second drive for storage, not necessarily have to be running at 7200RPM, but between 5400RPM and 5900RPM.
For gaming, the hard drive should not be any slower than 7200RPM, just so you know.
The 6850 is not a 6970, in which case, you will not obtain high graphics settings on games such as Battlefield 3 or Modern Warfare 3. Unless of course that the BIOS chipset on the 6850 is flashable in which case you are limited due to the resolution.
I run at 1920x1200 with a GTX560Ti Hawk which I get 70 fps on high with the games mentioned above; if I switch to Ultra settings (maximum) for BF3; my fps rate drops to 30 to 40 and I can see intermittent lag even though I am also running a 3rd generation SSD.
So it depends on the graphics resolution, as you've stated 1920x1080; your system may struggle.
Originally Answered: Gaming PC build questions? (Components/AMD build)?
That's a really good build you have there. Your 6850 will handle anything you throw at it, it is a pretty powerful card. Let me give you advice: DO NOT GET THE FX - 4100 CPU.
The FX series are not really a failure, but they have such a low performance ratio compared to what they were "thought" to be. It's proven that the Phenom IIX4 processors are more powerful than the FX. Here's why -
The fx CPU isnt really a quad core but a dual core because it has modules not cores, meaning the cores arent really cores. Modules are about 60-75% of 1 core, so the FX is actually 2-3 cores, not really 4. Look it up, you'll see what I mean. It lost to the Phenom IIX4 965 in almost every benchmark. The only good thing about it is the multitasking, but since you are using this for gaming, do not get it.
I recommend the Phenom IIX4 965.
Also, since ram is so cheap, I recommend you get 6-8gb of ram. Anything more is pretty much useless. Hope I helped!
Btw, there are no bottlenecks in your system and everything is compatible with one another. If you do happen to switch to the Phenom II CPU, make sure your motherboard is AM3, not AM3+.
Every CPU comes with thermal paste pre-applied, except for servers and the new intel cpu.
you will desire a much greater valuable pictures card. For a gaming laptop ~$one hundred would be considered get admission to point, so a GTX 650 or a AMD 7770 or above would be approximately get admission to point for video games. something below will nonetheless run video games yet for a sparkling laptop it will be woefully underpowered and you'd be finding for an improve lower back. here is what you are able to substitute or think of roughly: - your selected motherboard is for an AMD processor, no longer Intel. No, they won't be able to greater healthful on a similar motherboard, you pick a board that has an 1155 pin socket in case you pick to circulate with your Intel CPU, or you are able to pick an AMD processor to examine that motherboard. in case you pick to circulate with Intel decide for a board that has the Z77 Chipset. between the terrific lower priced selection gaming boards attainable are the AsRock Z77 Extreme4 motherboard. in my view i'd decide for intel, they nonetheless beat AMD standard in overall performance and the greater effective factors attainable on the Intel chipsets rather Z77 lead them to large buys for gamers. -you will get a decrease wattage PSU, 850 Watts is overkill for this build, in case you're working a single pictures card you pick basically 550W, - you are able to substitute out that i5 3570K with some thing like an i3-3220 and spend the saving quickly on a greater valuable pictures card, it rather is going to yield lots greater valuable overall performance leads to your video games than what you're presently making plans to purchase. - so a techniques as pictures enjoying cards are worried you will pick to spend as much as you are able to spare on them, the better priced kind you are able to arise with the money for the greater valuable your pictures are going to be so do no longer singe out in this class, it has the main effect on gaming overall performance. As for the tower, %. your motherboard, bear in mind the size then once you keep for a case make effective it specifies that it suits that motherboard. in spite of the undeniable fact that especially lots any Mid Tower sized case will greater healthful your motherboard so rather, seem for a case which you like and circulate with that. each and all of the terrific
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Originally Answered: Can you give me some really good gaming specs for a gaming PC top build for less than 1000 dollars?
Best I could come up with on Newegg.com for less than $900:
-Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive ($64.99)
-ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard ($102.99)
-EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card ($124.99)
-SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold ((SS-650KM Active PFC F3)) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD ... ($139.99)
-Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX ($49.99)
-Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ... ($219.99)
-COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ... ($29.99)
-Scythe DFS123812-3000 "ULTRA KAZE" 120 x 38 mm Case Fan ($11.99)
-ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM ($16.99)
As for cables and other little things like that, I left you some elbow room to squeeze those in. I also don't think I did enough cooling, but you can squeeze that in as well if you want. And as for the case, that's perfectly up to you. But with the rig I set up, it should be able to run any game fairly well. :)