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Old 08-20-2013, 01:28 PM   #1
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Hello everyone. I want to upgrade my computer to be able to run new games on ultra for multiplayer. Games such as Arma 3, and Battlefield 4.

The problem is, is that I found out that muliplayer specs differ from the single player ones. So I need some assistance on whether or not these specs can run Arma 3 Wasteland, and Battlefield 4 multiplayer on ULTRA graphics.

If the answer is no, I have a budget of $600. I would like to stay around $400 if all possible. I do not need a new hard drive. Also, how long until my rig is out of date?

Graphic Card:
Radeon HD 7750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5

Processor:
AMD Athlon X4 750K Trinity

PSU:
500 Watt

RAM:
8 GB DDR3

Resolution:
1920X1080

Motherboard:
MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 FM2 AMD A75
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The GPU should be fine, as should the RAM, but:

For the CPU/motherboard, go with something like an AMD FX-6100 with an MSI 860GM-P43 Motherboard - it would be much more powerful. The Socket FM2 Processors aren't very powerful, but they do have better graphics than others. However, you won't be using the integrated graphics if you have a dedicated GPU.

What brand/model 500W PSU do you plan on using? I'd try to get a Seasonic S12II 430W. It's good quality and will be enough for that rig.

Also, Where do you plan to buy your parts from? That way, we could see exactly what options are available to you.
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Thanks so much man!

As far as the PSU goes, I plan on using this Tower/PSU combo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144224

All my parts are coming from Newgg.
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You could use that case, but toss the PSU. It would be a cheap 200 Watter with a 500W sticker, which could kill your hardware. This (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811108413) is about the only case I know of which would include a half way decent PSU. It's not as flashy though.

I'd use this PSU (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151074). It's well worth the $60 it costs.
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I will never again buy an Apevia case. I bought one. One. The X-QPACK2 design was great, but the materials were awful (soft aluminum that bent if the wind blew), and QC non-existent (a factory drone had put a screw through the power switch wires). I fought a grounding problem for months; if my fluffy cat walked near it, the PC restarted. I finally tossed it into the grabbage. I think it was either a $70 or $80 case, years ago. I never used its included PSU-shaped object though; I tossed that without ever letting it taste A/C.
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Apevia are virtually non-existant in the Australian Market, so I don't know much about them. I've seen some awful PSUs from them in reviews, but I don't know much about their cases (although I guess most companies that offer mostly gutless junk PSUs would also have horribly flimsy cases)

If you want a case with a PSU, then In Win are my first choice. They usually come with one of these as the bundled PSU. Maybe not a server quality unit, but it won't explode and kill your PC if you try to pull 300W from it, unlike most of the Apevia PSUs.
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Some Antec cases come with Earthwatts PSUs, and those are probably the only case+PSU combos I've used or would recommend.
I still recall your helpful remarks about the 300W PSU included in an InWin mini-ITX case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811108428 though, thinking to get that one for an ASRock Z77E-ITX + G860 (or i3-3220) and a HD7750.
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