new builder looking for advice on my three specs

  mordekaiser 23:23 31 May 2012

Hello all, firstly, i am new to the forums, so hi there and thank-you for taking the time to read and consider my thread.

As the title suggests, i am a newbie to customizing a pc for gaming. Over the past two weeks i have researched plenty of websites and guides on what components to prioritise and trying to educate myself on what i should go for.

Since that time i have made a few online specs but i still have concerns on whether they are compatible or more importantly, if the system i have drafted actually makes any sense and works harmonously with eachother, for example getting a great graphics card but falling short on other components like a cpu so not fully utilising the graphics card (wasting money)

i am a casual gamer with about £400 to spend on a unit, i do not plan on building it physically myself, i would like an entry-mid level budget gaming pc to play diablo 3 on medium settings and smoothly run most games. I would also like the pc to give me decent performance for a few years or at least have upgrade options for the future incase i fancy a bigger beast!

So i invite you experienced builders to offer me your thoughts and feedback on my specifications listed below:

Build 1: [url][/url]

[*]CPU: AMD FX-4100 3.60 GHz Quad-Core AM3+ CPU 4MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology [*]Cooling Fan: Coolermaster Hyper TX3 with 3 x Direct Contact heat-pipes CPU Cooling Fan [*]Motherboard: ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 AMD 760G (780L) Chipset DDR3 Socket AM3+ Micro-ATX w/ 4 RAM slots, 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III, 1 PCIe X16, 1 PCIe X1, & 2 PCI [*]Memory: 4GB (2x2GB) PC10666 DDR3/1333mhz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Value Select or Major Brand) [*]Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB GDDR3 16X PCIe Video Card [+20] (Major Brand Powered by AMD) [*]Power Supply Upgrade: 500 Watts Power Supplies [+10] (CyberPower 500W Gaming Power Supply (No Overclocking recommended)) [*]Hard Drive: 500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache HDD (Single Hard Drive) [*]Case: NZXT Tempest 210 Mid-Tower Gaming Case (Black Colour)

£409.20 in VAT

Build 2: [url][/url]

• Intel Core i3 2100 Dual Core,
• Nvidia GTX550Ti 1024MB
• 1155 Asus P8H61-M LE,
• 4GB DDR3 Corsair 1600 (2 x 2GB),
• Integrated Sound Card,
• Manufacturer Supplied Cooler,
• DVD+/- RW - 22X Samsung SATA,
• 500GB SATA Hard Drive SATA 3,
• No Secondary Hard Drive,
• No Monitor,
• CiT Vantage Black Midi Gaming Case HD Audio Black Interior 4 Fans Card Reader No PSU,
• 450watt Standard PSU


Build 3: [url][/url]

CPU: AMD FX 4100 Black Edition Motherboard: Gigabyte M68MT-S2 RAM: 4GB Corsair DDR3 1600mhz Vengeance (1x4GB) Hard Drive: 500GB S-ATAII 3.0Gb/s Optical Drive: 22x DVD±RW DL S-ATA Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Sound card: Onboard 7.1 Audio Case: Zalman Z9 Plus PSU: 500W Xigmatek


thank you again for reading i i welcome all feedback on what you guys think or suggest i do since alot of components and products i am unfamiliar with so will take your advice onboard

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