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Building a New PC.. need advice.

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June 4, 2013 1:21:01 PM

Ok.. so I have put together the things I want.. First I need to make sure they will work together. Second, I was curious if there is hardware that is equal to the ones i picked (or close) for a little cheaper. I would like to get the price down a little. I play alot of games and would like to run them at a high quality without sacrificing performance.

This is what I have picked.
Case: http://
Motherboard: http://
CPU: http://
Video Card: http://
Ram: http://

I will be using my 620w PSU, DVD/CD Rom, and CPU Cooler from my old PC.

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June 4, 2013 1:23:14 PM

Forgot to say, total price off all this is $761.95
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June 4, 2013 1:29:03 PM

Also using my 1TB Hard Drive
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June 4, 2013 1:29:21 PM

why not get 2 - 4gig sticks of ddr3/1600?........( 8gigs) 1.5v
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June 4, 2013 1:33:12 PM

I just thought for an extra 20-30 bucks i get another 4g was a good deal
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June 4, 2013 1:43:15 PM

Is 8 good enough for games?
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June 4, 2013 1:49:24 PM

kmfv said:
Is 8 good enough for games?


Yes 8 gigs of ram is perfectly fine for what you need, you will only need more if you are simultaneously running three different games. Save yourself some money and go with 2 X 4GB.
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June 4, 2013 1:53:40 PM

Ok perfect. Already saving some money. As far as the build itself goes? Would it be able to run the games out there now on Ultra settings?
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June 4, 2013 1:57:37 PM

although the i5 does help propel the 660 over lesser cpu's, I would get the AMD equivalent. Those 192bit memory interfaces really start to suck the higher up the resolution/settings scale you get.
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June 4, 2013 2:33:37 PM

kmfv said:
Ok perfect. Already saving some money. As far as the build itself goes? Would it be able to run the games out there now on Ultra settings?


Depends on what games you want to run ultra on. Games like Metro will gobble up anything you can throw at it. If you want a nice smooth experience on ultra you are going to want to put as much money into the graphics card as you can.

A 7970 or 680 would be my suggestion but I know those will throw your budget into chaos. Use the following list and the benchmarks on Tom's to see which card is right for you.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
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June 4, 2013 8:50:37 PM

The game I am mostly playing right now is Rift.. I will probably play Elder Scrolls Online when it comes out.. I play MMO's mostly and what I'm looking for is to basically be able to go into an event/raid/pvp etc.. something with lots of people, lots of particle effects and lots of action and have No lag.
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June 4, 2013 8:55:59 PM

swifty_morgan said:
although the i5 does help propel the 660 over lesser cpu's, I would get the AMD equivalent. Those 192bit memory interfaces really start to suck the higher up the resolution/settings scale you get.


According to Gaming CPU Hierarchy There doesn't seem to be an AMD Equivalent.
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June 4, 2013 9:20:29 PM

7870/7870 tahiti.............. better anyways.

GPU not CPU.
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June 4, 2013 9:31:32 PM

Sorry misunderstood. the 7870 is about 30 bucks more. For the XFX that is .. the Sapphire is about the same.
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