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November 19, 2013 5:06:31 PM

Hey, I've been doing some research for some 6 months now and have finally put together my build. What do you think? Is it next-gen ready? Thanks.

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($77.00 @ Amazon)

Motherboard: MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 ATX FM2 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.98 @ OutletPC)

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Microcenter)

Case- to be determined. Any recommendations of $50 or below would be much appreciated.

Total: $486.94

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November 19, 2013 5:12:44 PM

other than adding an operating system you should be alright with those you might want to look at the 270x
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GDDR5-2GB-2xDVI-Graphics...

actually if you dont mind waiting on a rebate this card is better .. http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Double-2XMiniDP-Graphics-FX79...
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November 19, 2013 5:17:15 PM

and you will get the never settle bundle now that processor might be an issue though its basically a 6800k with out the gpu on die so its just the processor.
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November 19, 2013 5:51:44 PM

Alright thanks so much. What about this 6800k and the never settle bundle?
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November 19, 2013 5:53:25 PM

Also, I've looked at the benchmarks between the 7870 and 270x. They seem about the same. Which one do you think is better?
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November 20, 2013 9:50:34 AM

well the 7950 would be better if you got that but the 270 is basically a 7870 with a slight overclock or a 7950
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