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July 12, 2013 1:07:33 PM

I am looking to build/buy a gaming PC for around $900. Is this build from best buy worth the money, or could I easily build one on my own for the same price with better performance?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/CyberPowerPC+-+Stealth+Roni...

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a b 4 Gaming
July 12, 2013 1:47:48 PM
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Here is what you can build on your own:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Zalman LQ-310 Liquid CPU Cooler ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($25.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($25.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($178.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.73 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $886.61
July 12, 2013 3:10:43 PM

slomo4sho said:
Here is what you can build on your own:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Zalman LQ-310 Liquid CPU Cooler ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($25.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($25.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($178.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.73 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $886.61


I have not done much research on AMD graphics. Is the Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 better than the GTX 660? I was also thinking of stepping up to the GTX 660 ti or GTX 760 if i built my own. What do you think?

I will mostly be using it for gaming but also some video editing and what not.

Thanks for the help!
a b 4 Gaming
July 12, 2013 3:19:07 PM

teblol said:
I have not done much research on AMD graphics. Is the Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 better than the GTX 660? I was also thinking of stepping up to the GTX 660 ti or GTX 760 if i built my own. What do you think?

I will mostly be using it for gaming but also some video editing and what not.

Thanks for the help!


They are about equal. The 7870 overclocks better. You would be slightly above the $909 price if you go for a GTX 660 Ti, GTX 760, or HD 7950 but it may be worthwhile depending on the game you wish to play.

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