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So I'm building a new computer. Obviously I intend on playing WoW but also other games such as the Mass Effect Trilogy, Saints Row 3, the new Sim City, Sims 3, and others. So below I have listed the parts that I am getting and I'm interested in how you think this set up will perform.
Case: NZXT GAMMA http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146061
Power Supply: LOGISYS 575W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817170017
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3 AM3+ AMD 760G HDMI USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128565
Processor: AMD FX-4100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103996
RAM: 8 Gb or more
OS: Windows 7
For the graphics card, I am torn between two different cards. For the games listed above, which do you think will work best?
AMD Radeon HD 6870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150561
AMD Radeon HD 7850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125451
I'm new to this whole computer building experience so an input would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by Zango on 12/12/2012 8:20 PM PST
-Do NOT get that power supply. Look for something that is 80+ certified (ideally 80+ bronze).
-Get at least an FX-4300 instead. The one you have listed is built on Bulldozer architecture, which is meh.
-Your link for the case links to the video card, but I don't see an issue with that particular case.
-I believe the Radeon 7850 performs better.
What's your budget? Also, take a look at Kalg's guide.
Edited by Manik on 12/12/2012 8:20 PM PST
Don't get that FX-4100. Amazon has FX-6100's for 105 now.
You might even want to go with an x300 series, or another motherboard, but at the least, don't get that FX-4100.
Edited by Lyrenna on 12/12/2012 8:22 PM PST
Getting the power supply you've linked, while it will save you money in the short term, means you will have power failures, and probably fry out your CPU or GPU ... or even your mobo. Investing in a quality power supply pays off. Not only for your current box, but as you expand or complete a new build.
Unless you're into overclocking I'd just get an Intel i3-3220 instead of the AMD FX-6100.
edit: if you use Intel instead of AMD you will of course need to get an Intel-compatible motherboard (they have names like H77 and B75).
Edited by Melhunt on 12/13/2012 12:31 PM PST
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