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March 20, 2013 12:08:31 AM

So bsdically i have a mid lever laptop i guess its a toshiba satellite p855 s5312 alright processor and graphics card but i want something more. i figure i can put around 600 to 700 into a nice setup, i dont need a monitor since i will be using my tv via hdmi cables. i was going to go scratch but seen on newegg and tigerdirect that they have barebone kits but i seen some dont come with a standalone video/graphics card


witht hat price range can anyone help be design a nice tower for skyrim and few other games of the sort.

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March 20, 2013 12:24:28 AM

a good gpu is around $300 and above, well 7770 is cheaper. but i would suggest for the gpu, get at least a 7870
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March 20, 2013 12:35:57 AM
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March 20, 2013 12:42:10 AM

via newegg.com

Rosewill REDBONE Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $39.99
Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $74.99
ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $89.99
ZOTAC ZT-61101-10M GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card $149.99
ASUS Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E818A7T/BLK/B/GEN $18.99
CORSAIR GS700 700W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply $104.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-8GBRL
$69.99
AMD FX-4300 Vishera 3.8GHz (4.0GHz) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4300WMHKBOX $119.99
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel 1366/1155/775 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+ $29.99

Subtotal: $698.91

March 20, 2013 12:45:20 AM

Barebones systems are just the mobo, case, and psu, and the ones with cpu already in there seem like a rip off. For$600-700, I'd go for a i5 w/ 7850 (7870 if possible). Like this
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital RE3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.80 @ Compuvest)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $632.71
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-20 03:43 EDT-0400)
The 7850 comes w/Bioshock infinite and tomb raider. I think all 78xx/79xx gpus do.

I think mr.atomic war has his emphasis a little off. The cost of cpu and gpu should be more than psu, case and mobo. Yes, they are all very important, but it is the GPU/CPU that powers gaming. (well its really the psu but a 550w xfx is plenty)
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