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What can I do to this PC setup to make it cost less, but still play games on high graphics?

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May 18, 2013 2:21:51 PM

Hey guys here are the parts I have picked to build my computer: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/TnBx

I just want to know what I can do to make it more cost efficient and if it will be able to run games on a high resolution and high graphics? Just tell me what you think overall and what I can do to improve it.
May 18, 2013 2:30:10 PM

Well you are going to need a HDD because a 64 gig ssd wont cut it, other than that there isnt much room to cut down on prices, amd processors are slightly cheaper and run just as good as intel (If not better) Other than that looks good.
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May 18, 2013 2:34:12 PM

I don't know a lot. probably an FX-6350 or 8150 processor would work well
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May 18, 2013 2:37:48 PM

could knock 70 or 80 off the mobo.
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May 18, 2013 2:43:11 PM

Don't use an SSD, and use a HDD. Get a different mobo (with the z77 chip still)
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May 18, 2013 3:08:43 PM

Ditch the intel i5 . Its obsolete in 2 weeks anyway

AMD FX 6300 $130
ASUS M5A97 R2.0 $85

Those changes put enough money in your budget for a Radeon 7870XT , and a CM hyper 212 cooler

It will game better , cost less , and is updateable because even next generation AMD steamroller cpu's will drop right in ....unlike intel who change sockets all the time to force you to buy a mb too
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May 21, 2013 3:01:07 PM

Thanks for the help guys
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May 21, 2013 3:12:57 PM

my only suggestion is to look carefully at the options presented. DO NOT get a video card with 1gig of vram.
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May 21, 2013 6:12:19 PM

Okay thanks! What do you think would be a good video card?
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May 22, 2013 6:12:34 AM

mastrom, I don't care what that chart says. telling someone to buy a 1gig card isn't the smartest thing to do. They fail at 1600 resolution or above.
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May 22, 2013 12:54:49 PM

swifty_morgan said:
mastrom, I don't care what that chart says. telling someone to buy a 1gig card isn't the smartest thing to do. They fail at 1600 resolution or above.


They fail?

"The charts" prove that spending money to upgrade to 2 gigs isn't a good option. The performance boost is literally nothing in every game except skyrim. Why would waste their money on something that's unnecessary?

IF the OP was looking to game on three screens or in 1440P, then I would recommend a lot of VRAM. At 1080P, games are NOT using over 1 gig of RAM, especially on entry-level cards.
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May 22, 2013 1:15:13 PM

mastrom101 said:
swifty_morgan said:
mastrom, I don't care what that chart says. telling someone to buy a 1gig card isn't the smartest thing to do. They fail at 1600 resolution or above.


They fail?

"The charts" prove that spending money to upgrade to 2 gigs isn't a good option. The performance boost is literally nothing in every game except skyrim. Why would waste their money on something that's unnecessary?

IF the OP was looking to game on three screens or in 1440P, then I would recommend a lot of VRAM. At 1080P, games are NOT using over 1 gig of RAM, especially on entry-level cards.


sorry, but only fools look at the FPS numbers in benchmark charts and believe that that's all there is to performance.
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May 22, 2013 2:00:52 PM

swifty_morgan said:
mastrom101 said:
swifty_morgan said:
mastrom, I don't care what that chart says. telling someone to buy a 1gig card isn't the smartest thing to do. They fail at 1600 resolution or above.


They fail?

"The charts" prove that spending money to upgrade to 2 gigs isn't a good option. The performance boost is literally nothing in every game except skyrim. Why would waste their money on something that's unnecessary?

IF the OP was looking to game on three screens or in 1440P, then I would recommend a lot of VRAM. At 1080P, games are NOT using over 1 gig of RAM, especially on entry-level cards.


sorry, but only fools look at the FPS numbers in benchmark charts and believe that that's all there is to performance.


Care to expand?
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May 22, 2013 3:14:26 PM

why should I. do some homework.
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May 22, 2013 4:16:51 PM

swifty_morgan said:
why should I. do some homework.


Maybe I'm wrong, but from everything I have seen so far, 2 GB is only marginally better than 1GB. Even Tom's recommends some 1Gb cards.

I don't mean it disrespectfully, I just haven't seen 1 GB being a major issue. I'm happy to hear your reasoning if you want to explain it.
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May 22, 2013 5:07:51 PM

You wont notice any difference between a 1 gig and a 2 gig card .

Possibly at very high resolutions , but other than that the difference is non-existent
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May 23, 2013 4:21:17 AM

you guys should try 1gig cards and 2gig cards on your own machines. if you play modern games at 1600 or 1900 resolution and you don't have slow ups or hitches with 1gig cards I'll eat my hat.

and by the way, I don't want to hear it didn't give me more FPS.
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May 23, 2013 2:11:30 PM

Not sure if i agree with you, but that's something for the OP to consider
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May 23, 2013 6:29:14 PM

Alright, so I shouldn't get a 2gig card?

Thanks for all the help by the way!
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May 23, 2013 6:39:36 PM

Ryan Dailey said:
Alright, so I shouldn't get a 2gig card?

Thanks for all the help by the way!


IDIOT
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