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July 1, 2013 2:25:03 PM

Hey guys, I'm configuring a rig that I plan on building in the future. I'm on a pretty tight budget and sadly cant go all out on this rig. I need an OS, a monitor, speakers etc... My budget is about $1100 and that's the limit. So with that in mind I am trying to build this rig so it runs games on high settings, I'm not looking for ultra good or anything because I know that's not really possible with this budget. I have all the parts planned out except the GPU. I'm not sure if I should just get the 7870 or spend some more cash and get a 7950. The games I will be playing will be Wow,GW2,Lol,maybe some star craft, etc... I'm not going to be playing anything high demanding like Crysis 3. So if anyone out there is real good with graphics cards tell me whether its worth it or not to get the 7950 over the 7870? TIA.

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July 1, 2013 2:33:36 PM

Anonymous said:
Hey guys, I'm configuring a rig that I plan on building in the future. I'm on a pretty tight budget and sadly cant go all out on this rig. I need an OS, a monitor, speakers etc... My budget is about $1100 and that's the limit. So with that in mind I am trying to build this rig so it runs games on high settings, I'm not looking for ultra good or anything because I know that's not really possible with this budget. I have all the parts planned out except the GPU. I'm not sure if I should just get the 7870 or spend some more cash and get a 7950. The games I will be playing will be Wow,GW2,Lol,maybe some star craft, etc... I'm not going to be playing anything high demanding like Crysis 3. So if anyone out there is real good with graphics cards tell me whether its worth it or not to get the 7950 over the 7870? TIA.

The 7870 will be fine for those games on a single monitor and maxed except for probably Guild Wars 2. If you are concerned, go for the SAPPHIRE 7870XT as that is basically a 7950 that cannot overclock further.
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July 1, 2013 2:35:39 PM

If your just playing games like wow and lol then you might aswell skimp a bit on the graphics card and buy a 650ti boost 2gb slightly slower but cheaper and you wont find that much difference. Then you could put the saved money into a better cpu,ssd,speakers or anything you feel like

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July 1, 2013 2:37:24 PM

Anonymous said:
Hey guys, I'm configuring a rig that I plan on building in the future. I'm on a pretty tight budget and sadly cant go all out on this rig. I need an OS, a monitor, speakers etc... My budget is about $1100 and that's the limit. So with that in mind I am trying to build this rig so it runs games on high settings, I'm not looking for ultra good or anything because I know that's not really possible with this budget. I have all the parts planned out except the GPU. I'm not sure if I should just get the 7870 or spend some more cash and get a 7950. The games I will be playing will be Wow,GW2,Lol,maybe some star craft, etc... I'm not going to be playing anything high demanding like Crysis 3. So if anyone out there is real good with graphics cards tell me whether its worth it or not to get the 7950 over the 7870? TIA.


If you play on a 1080p monitor, I would suggest the GTX760. It outperforms the 7870, and is on par with the 7950, but with a lower price. If you could spend a little more, the 7970 right now is $310 after rebate, which is a steal. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 1, 2013 2:37:58 PM

I made you something nice for $1100 :) 
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L9i 57.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock B85M-ITX Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($86.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($164.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.97 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($254.29 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (White) Mini ITX Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Gaming 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $1066.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-01 17:36 EDT-0400)

That should be good for your needs. And it's sexy, and future proof, somewhat. The card will fit in the case so long as you remove the top hard drive cage, and you can fit the SSD on the side panel of the case :)  ALSO, get a non-modular power supply if you get this case, as you want to be able to run the cables through a little hole and modular power supplies have cables scattered all through out the face of the unit.
Feel free to make any edits :) 
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July 1, 2013 2:39:25 PM

aredflyingbird said:
Anonymous said:
Hey guys, I'm configuring a rig that I plan on building in the future. I'm on a pretty tight budget and sadly cant go all out on this rig. I need an OS, a monitor, speakers etc... My budget is about $1100 and that's the limit. So with that in mind I am trying to build this rig so it runs games on high settings, I'm not looking for ultra good or anything because I know that's not really possible with this budget. I have all the parts planned out except the GPU. I'm not sure if I should just get the 7870 or spend some more cash and get a 7950. The games I will be playing will be Wow,GW2,Lol,maybe some star craft, etc... I'm not going to be playing anything high demanding like Crysis 3. So if anyone out there is real good with graphics cards tell me whether its worth it or not to get the 7950 over the 7870? TIA.


If you play on a 1080p monitor, I would suggest the GTX760. It outperforms the 7870, and is on par with the 7950, but with a lower price. If you could spend a little more, the 7970 right now is $310 after rebate, which is a steal. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The 760 is also a very good choice.

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Anonymous
July 1, 2013 2:39:32 PM

thank you both for the answers! I might just get the 7870 an upgrade a little ways from now. To be honest anything at this point beats my laptop that I'm playing on. Once again thank you both!

EDIT: I didnt see all these answers before I posted haha. I will be going over every option you guys gave me thanks!
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Anonymous
July 1, 2013 2:51:04 PM

Thank you everyone for the post they help a lot!
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July 1, 2013 2:54:13 PM

The Q6660 Inside said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/

This includes everything such as the OS and Monitor.


For some odd reason the link keeps directing me to the page where I pick out the parts myself, nothing is there?
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July 1, 2013 2:56:36 PM

The Q6660 Inside said:
aredflyingbird said:
Anonymous said:
Hey guys, I'm configuring a rig that I plan on building in the future. I'm on a pretty tight budget and sadly cant go all out on this rig. I need an OS, a monitor, speakers etc... My budget is about $1100 and that's the limit. So with that in mind I am trying to build this rig so it runs games on high settings, I'm not looking for ultra good or anything because I know that's not really possible with this budget. I have all the parts planned out except the GPU. I'm not sure if I should just get the 7870 or spend some more cash and get a 7950. The games I will be playing will be Wow,GW2,Lol,maybe some star craft, etc... I'm not going to be playing anything high demanding like Crysis 3. So if anyone out there is real good with graphics cards tell me whether its worth it or not to get the 7950 over the 7870? TIA.


If you play on a 1080p monitor, I would suggest the GTX760. It outperforms the 7870, and is on par with the 7950, but with a lower price. If you could spend a little more, the 7970 right now is $310 after rebate, which is a steal. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The 760 is also a very good choice.



Anonymous said:
The Q6660 Inside said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/

This includes everything such as the OS and Monitor.


For some odd reason the link keeps directing me to the page where I pick out the parts myself, nothing is there?

He gave the wrong link, you're supposed to use the one on the left top corner, that's a sharing link. The link he gave you takes you to the stored cached page that you use lol
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July 1, 2013 3:03:43 PM

Shadowblade2652 said:
The Q6660 Inside said:
aredflyingbird said:
Anonymous said:
Hey guys, I'm configuring a rig that I plan on building in the future. I'm on a pretty tight budget and sadly cant go all out on this rig. I need an OS, a monitor, speakers etc... My budget is about $1100 and that's the limit. So with that in mind I am trying to build this rig so it runs games on high settings, I'm not looking for ultra good or anything because I know that's not really possible with this budget. I have all the parts planned out except the GPU. I'm not sure if I should just get the 7870 or spend some more cash and get a 7950. The games I will be playing will be Wow,GW2,Lol,maybe some star craft, etc... I'm not going to be playing anything high demanding like Crysis 3. So if anyone out there is real good with graphics cards tell me whether its worth it or not to get the 7950 over the 7870? TIA.


If you play on a 1080p monitor, I would suggest the GTX760. It outperforms the 7870, and is on par with the 7950, but with a lower price. If you could spend a little more, the 7970 right now is $310 after rebate, which is a steal. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The 760 is also a very good choice.



Anonymous said:
The Q6660 Inside said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/

This includes everything such as the OS and Monitor.


For some odd reason the link keeps directing me to the page where I pick out the parts myself, nothing is there?

He gave the wrong link, you're supposed to use the one on the left top corner, that's a sharing link. The link he gave you takes you to the stored cached page that you use lol

haha I see
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