My first gaming PC i3-2120, HD 6850

By Blue Saber · 8 replies
Feb 12, 2012
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  1. Case: NZXT Black Tempest 210 Mid-Tower Gaming Case

    CPU: Intel® Core™ i3-2120 3.30 GHz 3M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155

    Cooling Fan: Intel LGA1156 Certified CPU Fan & Heatsink

    Motherboard: Biostar H61MH Intel H61 Chipset DDR3 mATX Mainboard w/ Onboard Video, HDMI, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB 2.0, SATA-II, 1 Gen2 PCIe, 1 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI [B3 Stepping]

    Memory: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1333MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)

    Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by AMD)

    Power Supply: 450 Watts - Standard Case Power Supply

    Hard Drive: 500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)

    Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)


    Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network

    Keyboard: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard

    Mouse: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse

    PRICE: 507

    What should I change?
  2. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TS Enthusiast Posts: 301

    I would up the PSU to 550-650w and up the video card to a 6870 for an extra $35
  3. ldavis3

    ldavis3 TS Rookie

    I am almost positive you can find a better deal if you wait, but if that is what you are going with that you defiantly want a better PSU. But not a diablotek, those are garbage. (see post before yours)
  4. Blue Saber

    Blue Saber TS Rookie Topic Starter

  5. Blue Saber

    Blue Saber TS Rookie Topic Starter

    What do you mean a better deal and how long should I wait?
  6. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,485   +45

    Rather you buy now or later its always smart to purchase everything at once. Buying a quality psu is important for sure. I also support the suggestion of the 6870.
  7. Blue Saber

    Blue Saber TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I changed the power supply but now I'm interested in knowing what kind of performance I will get with Battlefield 3 and Skyrim?
  8. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    With a 6870 you should be able to play BF3 on high and Skyrim on Ultra (but you might need to turn down the AA). Depends what resolution your screen is though.
  9. callumcustompc

    callumcustompc TS Rookie

    Looks like a nice build for the price, I would if I could :)

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