I'm building a PC, I have a low budget so I've tried to get the cheapest one I can get away with. I'd like to play Mass Effect 3 and I'm not too bothered about many other games. Max settings would be nice but it's understandable that it probably won't make that. I have a copy of Windows 7 64bit, and I am sorted for a HDD, and for a sound card. Would this PC be relatively ok for its price? What are the chances of it running Mass Effect 3 at maximum graphics? If anybody could come up with a better build for £300ish I'd be very grateful. Sorry if the thread is in the wrong place and I hope my first post was alright.
The components I plan to use are:-
Motherboard: ASUS M4A77T [url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-M4A77T-Motherboard/dp/B003APJXYG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331409968&sr=8-1[/url]
GPU: Sapphire HD 6770 1GB GDDR5 [url]http://www.ebuyer.com/266530-sapphire-hd-6770-1gb-gddr5-dvi-hdmi-displayport-pci-e-graphics-card-11189-00-20g[/url]
CPU: Quad core AMD Bulldozer FX-4100 [url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-Bulldozer-FX-4100-Socket-Processor/dp/B005UBNL0A/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1331410137&sr=8-4[/url]
RAM: Corsair DDR3 1600MHz 8GB [url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9-1600MHz-Vengeance-Memory/dp/B004CRSM4I/ref=pd_bxgy_computers_img_b[/url]
Case: Casecom KM-9188 [url]http://www.ebuyer.com/205157-casecom-km-9188-black-mid-tower-case-with-full-black-interior-exterior-120mm-blue-km-9188[/url]
PSU: Corsair 600W CX Series [url]http://www.ebuyer.com/269259-corsair-600w-cx-series-v2-psu-6x-sata-2x-pci-e-cmpsu-600cxv2uk[/url]
I'm not missing anything am I?
Gimme a sec, I'll get you a better one. The Bulldozer's aren't great, so I'll grab you a cheap Sandy Bridge one. Is that OK?
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Motherboard: [url]http://www.ebuyer.com/266605-asus-p8h61-m-le-usb3-intel-h61-socket-1155-8-channel-hd-audio-matx-p8h61-m-le-usb3-r3-0[/url] (Generic ASUS H61 1155 socket)
CPU: [url]http://www.ebuyer.com/254976-intel-core-i3-2100-3-10ghz-socket-1155-3mb-l3-cache-retail-boxed-bx80623i32100[/url] (i3 2100)
GPU: [url]http://www.ebuyer.com/322129-sapphire-hd-6770-1gb-dvi-vga-hdmi-pci-e-graphics-card-11189-10-20g[/url] (Sapphire 6770)
RAM: [url]http://www.ebuyer.com/158711-kingston-4gb-2x2gb-ddr3-1333mhz-i5-memory-kit-cl9-1-5v-kvr1333d3n9k2-4g[/url] (Sandy Bridge only supports up to 1333MHz stock, so no need to buy more).
Case: Casecom KM-9188 [url]http://www.ebuyer.com/205157-casecom-km-9188-black-mid-tower-case-with-full-black-interior-exterior-120mm-blue-km-9188[/url] (same as you picked)
PSU: [url]http://www.ebuyer.com/278634-corsair-500w-cx-v2-psu-cmpsu-500cxv2uk[/url] (You won't need a 600w PSU)
There you go, reckon that should max out your Mass Effect 3. Enjoy. Also do you need a wireless card?
Also the motherboard you selected for the Bulldozer build is only AM3, whereas the FX-4100 needs AM3+. Ah well, the 1155 socket has more future-proof potential, since the board is also supporting of the future Ivy Bridge with a BIOS update, if you require an update.
Also don't be put off by the i3 being a dual core, it hyperthreads into a quad core and rivals practically every AMD CPU.
Thankyou very much! I won't be needing a wireless card, thanks.
In which case that should be fine. You may want to wait for another member to confirm I haven't forgotten anything/improve stuff, but I think that should be fine.
Here's a video of essentially the same system playing Mass Effect 3 on max at 1080p - the difference between i3 2100 and 2120 is pretty negligable.
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Also do you have/need an optical drive?
No thanks, I have a spare one somewhere.
Well then you should be good to go - have fun, and make sure your hard disk and such support SATA or you have an IDE to SATA converter.
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