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$400 Gaming PC Challenge

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October 25, 2013 5:25:10 AM

Whoever can beat this gaming PC in terms of detail quality and FPS on Crysis 3 will be selected as best answer.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Celeron G1610 2.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($42.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H61M-S1 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($41.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($27.99 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Seagate 250GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Sentey CS1-1420 PLUS ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $395.88

Criteria:
*Must use pcpartpicker
*Must be under $400 (discounts, combos, and promos apply)
*Must have: CPU, MOBO, RAM, HDD, GPU, Case, PSU, and DVDRW.

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October 25, 2013 5:45:26 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1T0Ci

Leaps and bounds better due to Crysis being severely CPU limited.
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October 25, 2013 5:52:07 AM

Nailed it!! Got a pro, cheap quad core, and a decent GPU! It's in pounds i know... But yeah. Ignore that ;)  Just order everything from 'sunny' Britain!
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1T0Ht
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October 25, 2013 5:55:19 AM

lilpopjim said:
Nailed it!! Got a pro, cheap quad core, and a decent GPU! It's in pounds i know... But yeah. Ignore that ;)  Just order everything from 'sunny' Britain!
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1T0Ht


I highly doubt you read by post.
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October 25, 2013 5:55:20 AM

lilpopjim said:
Nailed it!! Got a pro, cheap quad core, and a decent GPU! It's in pounds i know... But yeah. Ignore that ;)  Just order everything from 'sunny' Britain!
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1T0Ht


I highly doubt you read by post.
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October 25, 2013 6:01:24 AM

Sorry! xD But for £400 that's really good ;) 
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October 25, 2013 6:07:14 AM

Here's mine

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($98.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock N68C-GS FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($44.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($78.29 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($21.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $394.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-25 09:06 EDT-0400)
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October 25, 2013 6:07:32 AM

lilpopjim said:
Sorry! xD But for £400 that's really good ;) 


I agree with you, it's really good. However, it exceeds $400. Nevertheless, thanks for your efforts. :bic: 
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October 25, 2013 6:08:14 AM

I could add a GTX 650 ti if the budget was a little higher , like $450
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October 25, 2013 6:10:36 AM

Just realised y'all totally skimped on everything except for CPU , GPU , and PSU....

250 GB of hard drive space isn't enough !
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October 25, 2013 6:47:18 AM

It's probably not for a real PC.
It's all hypothetical.
I mean, I would put some extra money and buy a 2TB HDD. That's only for 40$ more.
I think it was a test more than anything.
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October 25, 2013 8:14:17 AM

Malcolm Malcolm said:

the difference between 7870 and 7950 on Crysis 3 is only 1-2 FPS


The 7870 in that build is a cut down version of the 7950 and should even do a little better than a normal 7870,it might even be as good as a 7950 depending on the game.


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