New Computer...Looking for your thoughts

Games, Gaming and Hardware
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.


Power Supply: LOGISYS 575W

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3 AM3+ AMD 760G HDMI USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Processor: AMD FX-4100

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

AMD Radeon HD 7850

I'm new to this whole computer building experience so an input would be greatly appreciated.
Ineffective build. You should see my PC build guide on this forums.
-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.
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.
12/12/2012 08:19 PMPosted by Manik
Do NOT get that power supply. Look for something that is 80+ certified (ideally 80+ bronze).


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).

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