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Acer AX1420G-U5832 Case/PSU/Video card.(first time builder)


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Hello im new here as i see this place quite a bit when searching for my own answers. I figured it was a community i want to be a part of. Today i come to you as a complete novice in your regards. I have never built a computer but have tinkered around in one. My final goal is to play ArmA 2 and other pc games. Requirments for ArmA 2. Alas, my walmart computer just doesnt have the umph needed. Heres what i have so far

Case: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129180

I chose that case, as the cramped stock case only allows for low profile cards.

The rest is what i need your help on. What kind of power supply do i need?

The video card needs to be at least the reccomended for most games but a little cushion wouldnt hurt either.

I would really appreciate your help as im totally lost. Thanks so much.
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Hi Newcomer, Posted Image

Please give us a budget to work with.
In which country would you be purchasing your parts.

The PSU would be the last item to select as it's size will depend on the power requirements of the components.
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I will be purchasing these in the U.S An as for budget, there really isnt one, whatever the price is, if it gets me performance then i will save up and buy it.
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Consider changing the case. The one you have selected has USB 3.0 front socket which your Mobo does not support. This one has USB 2.0 front sockets and better cooling.
> http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129066

Conside the PSU, > http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID= Very good quality, will support high end GPUs.

This card, > http://www.amazon.co.../?tag=pcpapi-20 Getting hard to come by as it is still an excellent card.
Find Benchmark this chart, > http://www.cpubenchm...h_end_cpus.html
Review, look for the monitor setting you will be using, > http://www.techpower...0_Fermi/16.html

If you decide to go ahead with the upgrade, let us know so we can give you some more information on build procedure.
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im not sure how to use or what to do with that chart but thank you for listing parts. As for installation this should all just be plug and play right? Those parts are compatible with everything else i have? So i wont need to upgrade the CPU or anything. Thanks so much for your replies i really do appreciate the help.
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Glad to have been of help. It is just plug and play but the order in which you proceed can make it hard or easy. The new parts are compatible. No you will not have to upgrade the CPU.

You should prepare you computer first. You will need you user manual. Find instructions to upgrade the BIOS. Create a manual restore point then run windows update. Clean up the OS. Defrag the hard drive.

When working on the computer, you must take anti static measures the easiest way being to wear an anti static wrist strap like this,
> http://www.newegg.co...N82E16899261005 follow instructions for use.










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Either the Saphire radeon 6670 low profile http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102958 or the Powercolor version of the same http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814131469 will run Arma 2 with resonable results with out the need to change your case or even upgrade your PSU. Just dont upgrade the graphics driver beyond AMD Catalyst 11.5b as the MB doesnt like the new 2.1 card drivers. Im running the 6670 on the orig 220w psu that came with the ax1420g-u5832 with no problems thus far. Hope I got to you before you blew a bunch of $$$ on unnecessary upgrades. BTW here is a link to the specs for your MB http://www.findlapto...0g-u5832-specs/ The board only seems to recognize 4G of ram not the 8G quoted in the link.

Edited by Zritter, 19 June 2012 - 03:52 PM.

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Hi.
How is the selection going?
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