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June 19, 2013 4:55:26 PM

looking for good gaming performance in budget

a8 5600k
a8 5600k + hd 6670
i3 3220 + hd 6670
i3 3220 + hd 7700

which one will I buy?

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June 19, 2013 5:06:07 PM

What is your budget?
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June 19, 2013 5:11:41 PM

mastrom101 said:
What is your budget?


I have to choose one of them. Do you have suggestions?
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June 19, 2013 5:19:56 PM

i3 3220 + hd 7700
Of the ones you show this is the best.

arrpee
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June 19, 2013 5:24:26 PM

I would do the 5800K + 6670
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June 19, 2013 5:35:57 PM

i3 3220 + hd 7700

Definitely
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June 19, 2013 6:03:49 PM

arpeggi said:
looking for good gaming performance in budget

a8 5600k
a8 5600k + hd 6670
i3 3220 + hd 6670
i3 3220 + hd 7700

which one will I buy?


FX 6300 + HD 7770 > i3-3220 + HD 7770 and costs less money.
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June 19, 2013 6:22:09 PM

The $650 PC Gaming rig:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/budget-mini-itx-gam...

You don't need to buy the exact same parts, in fact get a full ATX or micro-ATX motherboard but it's a good guide.

*It's also important to note that different HD7000 series cards currently have FREE digital games included. When you get an HD7870 for example you get more games than you would from an HD7700. So if you were going to get one of these games anyway it's better to get an HD7850 or HD7870.

THIS CARD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

has FOUR FREE GAMES (3 1/2 really). For $225 after rebate it's a really great deal. Compare that to the HD7700 which is much cheaper but without these games.

This HD7870 includes:
- Crysis 3
- Bioshock Infinite
- Tomb Raider
- Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon

The HD7770 oddly includes the main Far Cry 3 game which is a POOR choice as the graphics card isn't really up to the task.
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June 19, 2013 6:27:28 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18fsd
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18fsd/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18fsd/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.97 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($31.82 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Toshiba 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 335 Upgraded ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.37 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $567.10
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-19 21:27 EDT-0400)

EDIT: I am actually pretty proud of that build...$567 for a FX6300, 4GB DDR3-1866 RAM, 500GB 7200RPM HDD, HD 7870XT, and Asus M5A97 MB...

That's a pretty solid build.
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June 19, 2013 9:23:18 PM

8350rocks said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18fsd
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18fsd/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18fsd/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.97 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($31.82 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Toshiba 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 335 Upgraded ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.37 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $567.10
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-19 21:27 EDT-0400)

EDIT: I am actually pretty proud of that build...$567 for a FX6300, 4GB DDR3-1866 RAM, 500GB 7200RPM HDD, HD 7870XT, and Asus M5A97 MB...

That's a pretty solid build.


Nice.
Some points:
1) That graphics card might be out of supply. The Asus 1000MHz version of the HD7870 is also a good pick.

2) I've heard of problems with the Corsair Builder series after mine died the first day. I'm not recommending one unless given a budget or asked though.

3) Windows 8 64-bit OEM, and START8 from Stardock should be added.

4) CPU COOLER should be added. Don't use the stock cooler. The Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus/Evo is probably the best value.
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June 19, 2013 10:04:23 PM

I normally include the 212 EVO, but the OP never specified a desire to OC, and to hit a budget, while the stock cooler is noisy...it does the job if you don't OC.

The 7870XT is still in stock...last time I checked.

I prefer win7 64...but wasn't sure the OP didn't already have a full version of an OS to use.

Corsair builder series is ok...not great...but for $30...it's a good value.
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