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Old 02-21-2012, 03:11 PM   #1
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Question NEW 2 GAMING: is this a good setup?

HI am new to pc gaming scene and would like to know if this setup is good enough for running games on medium settings or better with a minimum of 30fps, any help would be great, Here's the setup:
2.7ghz, 4 core AMD A6-3670k with amd radeon hd 6530d graphics
Asus F1A55-M LE MotherBoard
8GB Samsung Dual-DDR3 2x4GB
1GB AMD Radeon HD 6770 Graphics Card
500GB sata II hhd with 16mb cache 7,200rpm
600w 80plus quad rail psu with 120mm fan
Asus Xonar DG 5.1 soundcard

My max budget is 600 and this setup is costing around 580 so would this setup up play most games fine or should i wait and save up abit more or would this be ok?
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:14 PM   #2
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is this a prebuilt or are you building this? if ur building this, i would ditch the sound card for now and get a better gpu/psu.
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:28 PM   #3
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I agree with above. Also would be worthwhile posting how much you are paying for each component.
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:36 PM   #4
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:25 PM   #5
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I would agree with imeem and ~~ArdEnuff~~. You'd be better getting the sound card later when you can and use the integrated sound. USB Headsets aren't half bad and are very good imo.

I'm too lazy at the moment to look up stuff since its late, but caveman26's configuration would get you your medium graphics. I've never heard if Samsung RAM is actually reliable or not, personally I'd never even consider getting RAM from them (My favorite is Corsair followed by G.Skill).
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:39 AM   #6
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FYI, Samsung is one of the major manufacturers of RAM chips, along with Micron, Hynix and others. Companies like Corsair, GSkill, Crucial and all the rest buy RAM chips from these companies and use them on their own modules. There's nothing wrong with Samsung RAM, but I'd go with whatever has a lifetime warranty
I'd also go Intel, as with Caveman's build
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:05 AM   #7
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FYI, Samsung is one of the major manufacturers of RAM chips, along with Micron, Hynix and others. Companies like Corsair, GSkill, Crucial and all the rest buy RAM chips from these companies and use them on their own modules. There's nothing wrong with Samsung RAM, but I'd go with whatever has a lifetime warranty
I'd also go Intel, as with Caveman's build
Ah ok. Thought Samsung just rebranded it as their own such as G.Skill, etc.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:53 AM   #8
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If you choose AMD for the CPU, I would get a Phenom or FX instead of an A series model.

Having 4 rails can be a disadvantage, at least make sure the PSU can be configured to use a single rail (mono).

(Also as has been pointed out, a sound card isn't necessary.)

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Old 02-23-2012, 07:02 AM   #9
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Cheers for the help guys am lookin into cavemans setup and will see how it go's, thank y'all for the advice.

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Old 02-28-2012, 03:04 PM   #10
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hi guys just seen this for sale for 250, the seller has not said for most parts what brand they are but is this a bargin or am i better staying clear of this? anyway here's the setup- amd bulldozerFX 6100, 6core, cpu 3.3 ghz 8gig ram 1tb hard drive nvidia gt9600 graphics card overclocked to out perform gt9800 and 500w psu
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:08 PM   #11
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Not bad so long as you replace the 9800, though try it first and see how things run before you decide on a new card
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:08 PM   #12
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The GT9xxx series is fairly old at this point, I would stay away from them.
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:29 PM   #13
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so if i get a better graphics card would this pc be good enough to run bf3 ,skyrim etc... at medium settings at a solid 30fps+??
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:39 PM   #14
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one i knocked up

500w psu what make and brand as you can see from mine you can get a cheap case and psu for next to nothing but would you want to trust your parts to it i know i wouldn't

hdd is going to be second hand how old is it what model is it is there any errors on it

if you want to pm me the link ill look over it and let you know


edit please in no way take this as a build just done it to show prices

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Old 02-28-2012, 05:23 PM   #15
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so if i get a better graphics card would this pc be good enough to run bf3 ,skyrim etc... at medium settings at a solid 30fps+??
Which PC? The FX-6100 + 9600GT isn't going to be enough IMO. cavemans FX-6100 + 4850 might be doable at a lower resolution. The i5-2400 + Radeon 6850 would have no problem at 1920x1080.
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