Is this ok for a computer build?

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Mar 11, 2012
  1. TheDreamLord
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    Is this ok? It's pretty much a bit over my budget, but I can get it as I get VAT back.
     
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    Where's the HDD?
    Why a Bulldozer CPU?
    Why the underpowered version of the GTX 560 (i.e. non-Ti version)?
    And why the out-of-stock PSU?

    Also, what are you intending to use the computer for? Is this your first time building a computer? How experienced are you with computer parts?
    All of these questions come straight to mind when looking at your build (which, aside from lack of HDD and OS, looks like an alright build).
     
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    ...No, this does not look okay. Here.

    tinyurl.com/falconguide
     
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    Already Have a HDD
    I'm on a budget and bundle.
    budget
    My friend uses it in his PC. Very good. And I have win7 already.
    I'm using it for gaming, I'm good with computers, as for parts, I'm ok with them. These are all compatible.
     
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    I disagree - the build is okay because it can work (assuming it can find a HDD to go with). That doesn't mean it's a good build, but it does work. I'm waiting for answers before I provide any more specific advice.
    ...Answers came whilst typing this. Moving on!

    Since it's a gaming PC, you really should aim for a cheaper CPU/MoBo/RAM combo since you really don't need Bulldozer. As mentioned in the FalconGuide Midna linked, a Pentium G850 CPU (with a H61 MoBo) would be enough for you and allow yourself to push into getting a better graphics card. Gaming is all about the graphics card.
     
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    How is that then? :P Thanks

    Edit: Swapped the kingston with the corsaire in top right
     
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    Cheaper, and I think better balanced for gaming (my opinion - others may argue this). The weakness of the G850 (compared to the Core i3-2100 or i5-2400) is that it's only dual core (as opposed to 2+2 cores for the i3 and 4 cores for the i5 - there's a difference). However, many games are still only optimised for dual-cores and cannot make use of quad cores for now. Then again, high end games (like Battlefield 3) are starting to recommend quad cores too, so times are moving. As a benefit, it's also slightly cheaper overall than the previous build linked.

    Also, I don't like Kingston RAM. They're the only one to fail on me in the past (even if it was only one DIMM that failed, not the other).
     
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    Alright. But I'll want to play games like BF3. So what do you recommend?
    I need to get a new mobo, and CPU that is atleast quad core. What can I get?
     
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    In short, I recommend a higher budget for BF3. Intel Core i3 is dual core with HyperThreading (which makes it "effectively" quad core) whilst Core i5 is true quad-core (with no HyperThreading). Any motherboard can game, but only P67 and Z68 can overclock. If your budget doesn't stretch far enough for overclocking, just get a H61 motherboard - the cheapest one you can find. If it's truely necessary in future, you can upgrade to a better motherboard then.
     
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    Here lets just talk here
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    What do you think now? Better?
     
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    OH, that's rich!

    You want a Pentium for gaming!?! HA!

    Seriously, the i5-2500K or the i7-2(6/7)00K are your ONLY options.
    Anything else will lag HORRIBLY.
     
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    I am confused; you could get a more powerful laptop for that price.
    CPU is the meaning of life. Without a good CPU you are nothing in this world.
     
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    *sigh* the Pentium G850 is more or less the same as a Core i3-2100, only without HyperThreading. Don't get tricked by the name. And as mentioned, gaming is GPU dependant.
    EDIT: to clarify, both are LGA1155, and there's a 200Mhz difference. Still, a 2.9Ghz dual core Sandy Bridge CPU is enough for all but the most intensive of games (like Dawn of War, which is known to push the CPU hard).

    Anyway, it's midnight now and I don't feel like typing up a lecture on my iPad. I'll leave it to the Americans to leave any further suggestions.
     
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    It's not just about the CPU you know.
    I'm getting the i3, it's the very edge of my budget. Thank you :)
     

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