Is this a good computer and will it work?

18th of June 2014 1

Is this a good computer and will it work?

Question by Trevor Patrick: Is this a good computer and will it work?
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0
$ 109.99
Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5″ Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive – OEM
$ 59.99
Kingston SSDNow V300 Series SV300S37A/60G 2.5″ 60GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$ 69.99
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power …
$ 89.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
$ 62.99
ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
$ 78.99
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+
$ 34.99
EVGA SSC 01G-P4-3652-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
NVIDIA $ 75 value in-game coin coupon
$ 159.99
Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32100
$ 119.99
Grand Total $ 786.91

This is the 1st time building a computer and I want to be able to use it for gaming and regular use. Is all this stuff good enough to run BF3 on high or ultra. The reason for a computer is because consoles are just getting too old for me. Also is there any stuff I can downgrade on to save me money. Like do I need the 16GB of RAM? Also is Windows 7 Home a good operating system or can I boost it a little? Also does how much does Directx11 sound cost? Do I need anything else or is this good?

Best answer:

Answer by Jordan
Any Intel items, change to AMD. Any GPU’s, change to NVIDIA GeForce. Any HDDs, at least 1TB or more. Any Motherboards, switch to MSI or Gygabuyte.

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  1. simon 11:43 pm 18/06 of 2014

    You skimped budget on the motherboard which is the most important component, presumably when your mind was how many GHZ your getting with the processor.


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