$700-$800 Gaming PC Build (Australia)
Alright, my friend has asked me for suggestions on what to build. His budget is around $700 and will go up to $800 if need be to get a noticeable boost. I had a quick look and the main thing I keep arriving at is the Radeon HD 7870 graphics card, by no means does this absolutely have to be included in the build but from what I've read it is very good for this type of price range. He hasn't been very specific but I can assume he will be playing high end games such as bf3 and Bioshock Infinite, looking for maybe 60ish fps at 1080p medium to high settings. Greatly appreciate any answers, thanks!
Have a look at this build. It is the best i can search for the price, also it is very much more powerful than the 7870. And the i5 is a beast when it comes to gaming, so this build should be able to play games at good settings without any problems. It can do gaming at Ultra without problems.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($193.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI B85M-E33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($67.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($254.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.74 @ Amazon)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-24 13:42 EDT-0400)
Here are some benchmarks to support my argument about the quality of that graphics card for gaming :
Bioshock Infinite :
You mentioned these two games that is why I included the benchmarks of these two games. You can get a idea of how powerful this graphics card is. I am sure that you would like this build.
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