New Budget Build
Posted 19 December 2012 - 01:15 PM
I plan on running the game at 1920x1080
anyways this is what I was thinking (All prices are from ebuyer, if you know of anywhere cheaper I would appreciate it)
CPU - Intel i5 3550 3.3GHz (£160)
GPU - Saphire HD 7770 1GB (£95)
Mobo - Gigabyte GA-Z77-ds3H (£68)
RAM - 8 gig (around £30 - if you could reccomend one that'd be great)
PSU - Powercool modular 550w 80+ (£42)
Hard Drive - Segate 500gb Barracuda HDD SATA-III, 7200RPM, 16MB Cache (£40)
I already have a OS (win7), a disk drive and an old case, I think it's an old gaming case but I'm not 100% sure. I'm not entirely sure how important a case is, would I need to replace it?
What sort of specs will this pc be able to run the game on and what sort of frame rates would I be getting?
That comes to a total of around £440. I know that's cheap enough for a (hopefully) decent gaming pc but I was looking at saving even more money;
One way I was thinking was to upgrade the CPU to the i5 3570K (an extra £15), and then running the game with the onboard intel HD 4000 graphics. I know this wouldn't be the greatest gaming experience, but I was wondering how 'playable' it would be? ie, what sort of settings would i need to run on and what frame rate would I get?
Is there anyone running the game with similar processor/mobo with onboard graphics, and how bad is it? That way I could save up a bit more money and pay more towards the £200 mark for a graphics card in a few months time.
Also is there anything I have missed out. Will I need to think about CPU cooling? I imagine someone will reply something about overclocking, but I don't really know anything about it.
Sorry for the repetativbe nature of the post, I know there are alot of threads like this and i spent all yesterday afternoon and evening sifting through the forums, but found myself just as (if not more) confused this morning.
Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:20 PM
and note where the HD4000 sits on the chart relative to the HD7770.
Also note that the actual game performance increase from a 3550 to a 3570 is negligible. Btw., if you wanted to shave a bit more off the cost, you could use an i5-3350P which is basically a 3450 without the GPU and it should perform within a few fps of the 3550/3570.
P.S. For specific recommendations it would help to know what country you are in (within Europe I assume) and/or where you plan to purchase items.
Edited by Quaker, 21 December 2012 - 05:07 PM.
Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:24 PM
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