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August 31, 2013 2:07:31 PM

I've been working on (or at least trying to) a good gaming build. I've gone a little over my "happy price" but that's not a huge problem. The thing I'm concerned with is getting the most I can out of my money. Here is my build so far:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ypdm

If anyone has any tips or advice on how I could better my build, or even lower the price while keeping the quality good, please share. Thanks

P.s. I want to play games ranging from Minecraft and TF2 to Skyrim
September 2, 2013 3:35:50 PM

I would probably go for a 660ti instead of the 760 if your going more for a 'Bang for buck' build.
And also the RAM is a little bit of an overkill. Many gaming rigs barely ever touch 8GB yet alone 16GB.
I'd grab this instead - http://www.ebuyer.com/492119-powercolor-turboduo-hd-779... .
But otherwise the build seems pretty good.
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September 2, 2013 3:46:20 PM

iisfitblud said:
I would probably go for a 660ti instead of the 760 if your going more for a 'Bang for buck' build.
And also the RAM is a little bit of an overkill. Many gaming rigs barely ever touch 8GB yet alone 16GB.
I'd grab this instead - http://www.ebuyer.com/492119-powercolor-turboduo-hd-779... .
But otherwise the build seems pretty good.


WTF this is terrible advice. 660 ti is a terrible value compared to the 760. Dropping down to 8GB of ram is fine since you probably won't need more than 6-7 GB even while gaming with lots of other programs running.

Another idea is dropping to a FX-6300 CPU which will let you fit in a 256 GB SSD as a boot drive. Besides that, it looks fine
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September 2, 2013 3:54:46 PM

If your going to be so dismissive about someones opinion then at least back it up. The 660ti is good value for the card it is, and the upgrade to the 760 is around $50. Thats for around another 7 FPS increase. The OP wants to get the most out of their money as they can, so the 660ti is a good choice, after the 760 it starts to become overkill.
They want to play Minecraft and Skyrim, not Arma 3 and Crysis 3.

OP - save your dollars and spend it on an SSD, thats a good idea.
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