Good Enough for these games? can be better?

OilLamp

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Hello there! basically i need help making a cheap build good enough to play these games at the max settings: S4 league, Vindictus, Dragon Nest, Sims 3 (and Sims 2), GTA 5, Prototype 2 and Skyrim. (well maybe.....I don't really plan on playing those console games as much as its more about knowing i can play them :sweat: but i really want to play the only games!.) Now here is the build.

Motherboard ASRock B75M-DGS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157335
CPU Intel Pentium G860 Sandy Bridge 3.0GHz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116405
GPU GeForce GTX 650 Ti http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5121336&CatId=7387
Ram Kingston HyperX Red http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3865543&Sku=
Power COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171031

my budget is about 300$-370$ but i'd like to keep it at 300$ and i know i'm missing a few things that's because i already have that stuff. (I.E the HD, also the items i listed may be more than 300$ together i have found the same items cheaper at other places) I'd like you guys to tell me if this build is good enough to play those games and if its not what would you suggest i Upgrade/Downgrade (but still keep it around 300$) but still be able to max them. (Also if anything is misspelled or something along those lines sorry my laptop keyboard gets hot not only that the s key is kinda stuck)
 
:lol: that was a typo anyway depends on your monitor resolution 1366 x 768 1360 x 768 1280 x 1024 1024 x 768 then you should be able to any higher i doubt it.

 
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $99.99
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $61.97
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $29.99
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $53.99
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card $214.98
 

OilLamp

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Would it be okay to change the GPU to Radeon HD 7770? also thank for the help btw
 
Here another suggestion pick which ever you prefer

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($61.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Pareema 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($111.97 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $353.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-15 23:17 EST-0500)
 

OilLamp

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Perfect! :D Thanks.
 

ohiou_grad_06

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If you are going to spend 111 for the 7770, consider the 650 TI.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130838

It's 139, but you are only talking 28 bucks.

Here is a quick review.

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=855&Itemid=72

I will say for me personally, I am doing upgrades, I have a GTS 450. But Christmas is coming, and I am able to upgrade. I actually got a 7770 ghz edition at Microcenter. But as I started researching, the 7770 was only a little better than my 450. Plus things I'm reading said in a year or two, 1 gb of vram may not be enough. So for me personally, I jumped to a 7850 2gb. Don't have it installed yet, but it should be able to handle nearly anything for a little while.

One suggestion if going the AMD route, maybe don't get the Phenom II, maybe consider an Athlon II quad

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103871

Still 3ghz, and only 80 bucks for a quad. This chip is not quite as fast as the 965 BE, but if you aren't going to overclock, the Athlon should serve you well. I have one and I want something faster, but honestly, I don't really need a faster processor, getting the upgrade bug seeing the new Piledriver chips, lol.

Also, you could even consider this motherboard.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128564

Between those two things you'd save 30 bucks, which means you could get a stronger video card. For gaming generally, your video card will make more diffference to you than your cpu.
 

OilLamp

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I thought the GTX 660 TI was better than the 650TI http://www.hwcompare.com/13625/geforce-gtx-650-ti-vs-geforce-gtx-660-ti/. Actually the 7770 got killed by the 660 TI http://www.hwcompare.com/13142/geforce-gtx-660-ti-vs-radeon-hd-7770/ (Atlease that site says so), So how come everyone keeps saying its bad? Just wondering what route would you take intel (Dual core) or the AMD.(Quad-core)?
 
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All based on different factors, Personal Preferences.Basically to break it down:

7770< 650 Ti< 7850 < GTX 660 < 7870 < GTX 660 Ti = 7950< GTX 670< 7970< GTX 680< 7970GHz
 

ohiou_grad_06

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The 660 TI is going to be a great card, but you are talking 300 bucks for just the video card.


I was judging price based on below.

"bigcyco1 wrote :

Here another suggestion pick which ever you prefer

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($61.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Pareema 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($111.97 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $353.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-15 23:17 EST-0500)"

A lot of guys will disagree with me, but I'm an AMD fan. If you are going to get a quad, hard to argue with the 965 Black Edition, because it's a decent chip and will overclock, and it's not just a dual core that acts like a quad the way i3's do. I would pick the AMD, but that's my personal preference. Either one should do well.