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I am building a pc, and I need an opinion from somone who knows what they are doing. I would like to be able to play any game.

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November 27, 2013 9:17:11 PM

I am new to pc gaming and I am building my first rig. I need an opinion from someone who knows what they are doing. I will mostly be playing first person shooters, survival horror games, and older (10+ years) games. I want to be able to play any game on at least high settings. Here are my potential system specs:

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core

Graphics Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600

Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM

Power Supply: CoolMax 500W ATX

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)

Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

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November 27, 2013 9:41:45 PM

what's it total budget?
November 28, 2013 1:13:55 AM

My total budget is $800, but $150 will be dedicated to headphones, speakers, a keyboard, and a mouse. I am using a TV screen as my monitor. Also, around $100 dollars is going to the optical drive and the case, mostly the case. I know I could shave off about $50 by getting cheaper case, but if I am putting this much money into something, I want it to look nice. My budget could increase though, if I get more work in the next couple of weeks. So overall ,lets say my budget for the specs listed above is $550-$650.

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November 28, 2013 1:29:07 AM

Have a HD7870 instead of HD7770 for a bit more than 50$. Then I'm not sure but is the PSU going to be sufficient?
November 28, 2013 1:42:04 AM

I don't know; as I said before I'm new to this. PC says my estimated wattage will be 274w. As for the graphics card , I found this on sale for $130: SAPPHIRE 100354OC-2L Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card.

Out of curiosity, what is the difference between the two cards (the 7770 and the 7870, )?

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November 28, 2013 1:50:13 AM

Ok your PSU will do fine.
There aren't differences between the two, it's the same GPU but with different coolers since they are made by brands such as Asus and MSI here. Sometimes the clocks are set higher or lower. But no big deal here. I would advice you to go for the cheaper, that would be the MSI if my guessing are right. It's a good card not very noisy and with good cooler.
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