Description

Last Christmas my younger brother wanted a new computer to play games on, his favorite colors are red and blue so i thought the case fit that perfectly. I did build this a while ago without the help of PCPartPicker unfortunately, but i recreated all the parts here for my amusement. the graphics card was a carry over from my old gaming computer. this computer plays Minecraft with texturepacks and Sykrim at ultra detail with no noticeable frame rate losses. The graphics card isn't seen in any of the pictures, but overclocked a little nicely. The smaller fans on the case are a little noisy for my taste, but they don't bother my brother.

Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 20 points

You must hate your brother, trying to kill his PC with a ****** PSU.

  • 73 months ago
  • 8 points

The 5750, a budget entry-level GPU from 3+ years ago, doesn't play Skyrim at Ultra with "no noticeable framerate losses." It just doesn't work that way.

Recommended Specs (For running Skyrim on "High" settings at 1920x1080 resolution) Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit) Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU 4GB System RAM 6GB free HDD space DirectX 9 compatible NVIDIA or AMD ATI video card with 1GB of RAM (Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or higher; ATI Radeon 4890 or higher). DirectX compatible sound card Internet access for Steam activation

The 4890 is better than the 5750 and it's recommended for High settings.

  • 73 months ago
  • 5 points

I'm guessing that he is playing on a lower resolution, because as you said, it just doesn't work that way.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

This is probably what it is. Not everyone has (or can afford) a 1080p monitor, after all...

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, he's probably on 720p or something. If he had a nice 1080p monitor some of that money might have been better spent on a slightly better GPU anyways, depending on the situation.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Plus he OC'ed

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  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

i used to have an HD5750 and i ran various games like Borderlands and Crysis at the highest resolution i could at the time: 1440x900. chances are, the OP is using a similar setup with 720p or 900p, and in that case an HD5750 can play AAA games just fine at those resolutions.

it would definitely have helped if the OP had described what kind of screen they were using.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

I guess you are right! Sorry for the confusion.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Ghost min specs said you need 6 gigs of ram when you only need 2 gigs. I never trust those specs. I know for sure that a 4850 1 gb with a e7400 runs skyrim on ultra without all those mods at 60+ fps. So who really knows but its not like that game is extremely demanding.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Thats the 512 mb version. So 1 gig will help out a ton for 1080p. Plus the 4850 1gb performs around the exact same as a 5770 1gb and im sure the 5750 1gb performs around the same as a 4850 512mb version. So yes this computer could run skyrim at 1080p :)....ppl need to stop thinking that you need a gtx 770 and above plus 8 cores to game on computers. You'd be surprised how low of a rig you need to game.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not concerned about the ability for the card to play the game, because clearly it can and Skyrim isn't terribly demanding. The only thing that I question is getting 60+ FPS stable..

  • 73 months ago
  • 4 points

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/22iSZ This APU probably would have been a much better option if I were building a gaming computer on that short of a budget.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

definitely would of been. much better budget gaming pc. although the op might of had these spare parts that's why he put it together for his bro. dont know im just speculating

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

I think one of the New APUs from amd would have been a much better budget build :/

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Could've made a much better build like this (for around the same price): http://pcpartpicker.com/p/22lR7

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

I think the build will play certain games that his brother wants just fine. Yeah maybe he got the whole Ultra off, but other than that this thing will be fine for minecraft and other things. I say +1

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

He plays with a 24" asus monitor at 1920x1080, also the psu has been working fine for about a year.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't even........

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I had that very same CPU on my first build ever....5 years ago....

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Why raidmax? That is the worst idea ever, using a raidmax psu

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Triple-Core!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

thatt gpu dude its better tahan mine XD

  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

Nice build, there are some components that should be replaced, however.

  • Before anything, you should get a reliable psu. Raidmax have a.. reputation..
  • That 5750 and x3 450 are reasonably outdated now and have trouble running most of today's games above 30fps at 1080p.
  • An SSD would also be a great addition
  • A CPU cooler would be great to squeeze some extra performance out of the X3 450 if your younger brother isn't ready to upgrade
  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

a ssd is nice but not needed in a 500 build

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

a great addition

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  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

It's not necessarily that wattage that annoys people about Raidmax, but rather the fact that they're unreliable, cheaply made and fail all the time, destroying builds.

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