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August 23, 2011 10:13:42 PM

Hey guys, sorry if you read my earlier post but I was advised to make a new one with this format. I know next to nothing about specific parts or computer lingo, so if you could go easy on me when explaining.

Approximate Purchase Date: Next 2-3 weeks.

Budget Range: $650 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing the web, School work (University)

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, speakers, monitor, OS, mouse. I would be using a 24 inch T.V.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Prefer Newegg but open minded.

Country of Origin: United States.

Parts Preferences: Using a 24 inch Television, but I don't mind what parts are used.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, not sure what this is exactly, I just know it makes the computer faster.

Monitor Resolution: 22-24 inch Television so most likely 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I need a PC that will play WoW, the Total War series (Shogun), Mount and Blade: Warband, and possibly some new up and coming games like Skyrim and the new Star Wars MMO. Id like to run most of the games on Ultra or High with good frame rates. I understand that Skyrim and the like may be a stretch, but for the rest it should be doable. This is for a college dorm, so if it could be quiet that would be great as well. Thanks guys!

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August 23, 2011 11:22:46 PM
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August 23, 2011 11:31:51 PM

SLI and crossfire uses two [ or more ] graphics cards to improve game quality . Its always better to build using one card IMO and you dont need either to run you games well

Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz $190
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock H67M (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB $167
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD burner $20

Antec Three Hundred + BP430 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 430W Power Supply $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total is $657
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August 23, 2011 11:35:13 PM

Pretend this isn't here...
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August 23, 2011 11:39:36 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
your price on this is wrong, its $196.99


and I also understand what the words "$166.99 after mail-in rebate" mean

and the OP did specify his price was after rebates
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August 23, 2011 11:42:04 PM

yes, but I know rebates are basically a lottery. I never count on them
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August 23, 2011 11:53:53 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
yes, but I know rebates are basically a lottery. I never count on them



Thats Ok since the OP does .

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August 24, 2011 12:00:45 AM

Now let's not turn this into a fight =P

Both builds look good to me, but again, they are so close that I can't tell which would be "better" for the games I want to run. Would both run them at Ultra with 60+ fps?

Also, are mail in rebates not reliable? I figured they were :o 
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August 24, 2011 12:56:46 AM

it all depends what company rebates are from and usually u'll still wait 2-5 months for them to come. Ultra with 60+ fps ?? definetly not
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August 24, 2011 1:16:30 AM

A game like WoW wouldn't run at 60+ fps with this kind of setup? I've seen quite a few builds that are a bit cheaper that can handle it at 60+. I don't mean every game. I know Skyrim would never do that, although I'm pretty sure the builds above could easily pull their weight :o  Any other feedback?
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August 24, 2011 1:19:45 AM

Both builds are very decent .

Squirrels has a better motherboard with more expansion options , but the one I included should perform identically . Because my pick is an m-ATX that you cant add 6 expansion cards to [but hardly any one does that] but it could be recycled in to a HTPC case later on if thats of interest .

My hard drive is marginally faster , but you might never notice .

The 6870 is a decent step up from the 6850 , and should play any current game on high at 1080p . IMO it was worth shaving money off the motherboard to get more graphics punch . There are cheaper 4870's on Newegg . But that one has a better cooler than the reference designs.
MMO's it will eat for breakfast

The antec case is basic , but higher quality . The included psu not as good as Squirrels , but also certainly good enough .
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August 24, 2011 1:22:47 AM

Outlander_04 said:
Both builds are very decent .

Squirrels has a better motherboard with more expansion options , but the one I included should perform identically . Because my pick is an m-ATX that you cant add 6 expansion cards to [but hardly any one does that] but it could be recycled in to a HTPC case later on if thats of interest .

My hard drive is marginally faster , but you might never notice .

The 6870 is a decent step up from the 6850 , and should play any current game on high at 1080p . IMO it was worth shaving money off the motherboard to get more graphics punch . There are cheaper 4870's on Newegg . But that one has a better cooler than the reference designs.
MMO's it will eat for breakfast

The antec case is basic , but higher quality . The included psu not as good as Squirrels , but also certainly good enough .


Would combining any of the parts from both your builds make an even better machine? Or is it just a matter of one over the other? And thank you both so much for taking your time to help a noob out =)
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August 24, 2011 1:35:39 AM

For future upgrades during the life of THIS computer then swap out the motherboard I suggested and use the one Squirrel suggested . It has more options to add additional cards
Watch out though .....the rebate might never come

When you are ready to order check the prices for 4870's and see who has the best price. The reference cooler works well , but is a bit noisier than I'd like in my computer . I have the HIS
Drop back to the 6850 if you have to stay under budget IMO
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August 24, 2011 1:38:17 AM

Wow at 60+ fps yes ... Metro 2033 :)  no
Also what is the point of getting 2400 if u'll be fine with i3-2100 at that resolution there is minimal fps difference and you can get 560Ti for GPU
to outlander 04 : That mobo is bad
don't get that Asrock .. P67 squirell suggested is way better .. but then what's the point again if you don't get K-series CPU
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August 24, 2011 1:45:32 AM

Haha, again guys, I truly do appreciate it, but I don't understand the difference between the different series or which parts coexist with each other in a more productive way :??:  I'd pretty much need each part laid out again like Outlander originally did.

So what do we think would be the optimal machine for things such as WoW, Rift, Total War, and the like? And possible games in the future?
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August 24, 2011 1:57:26 AM

madchemist83 said:
Wow at 60+ fps yes ... Metro 2033 :)  no
Also what is the point of getting 2400 if u'll be fine with i3-2100 at that resolution there is minimal fps difference and you can get 560Ti for GPU
to outlander 04 : That mobo is bad
don't get that Asrock .. P67 squirell suggested is way better .. but then what's the point again if you don't get K-series CPU


A quad verses a dual core : I'd go with the quad core every single time

The mb I suggested is not bad . It has limited expansion , and its m-ATX which can be an advantage
Squirrels mb is better in some regards . But its not exactly a top end part either

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August 24, 2011 2:21:32 AM

Ok let's start with mobo:

P67 series support K-series intel CPU ( e.g. 2500k 2600k) wich let's u overclock ur CPU
does not support built in graphics
Z68 supports k-series plus u can use SSD (solid state drive) as a cache for ur HDD, has Quick Sync that let's u switch between integrated GPU (2000HD, 3000HD ) and ur GPU. Helps with video processing. Also it will probably support new Ivy bridge processor so u don't have to switch mobo in the future to upgrade.
I hope that helped a little.

For the build with 650 budget ehhh:
MoBo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU (see if you have microcenter store close by)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD 20

After rebates comes to 670
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August 24, 2011 2:31:39 AM

Outlander_04 said:
A quad verses a dual core : I'd go with the quad core every single time

The mb I suggested is not bad . It has limited expansion , and its m-ATX which can be an advantage
Squirrels mb is better in some regards . But its not exactly a top end part either


Oh yeah what about quad core Athlon vs dual core Sandy bridge ??? That's what I thought :D 
Current games rarely use 4 cores and there is no point of shelling out extra 70 bucks
The mobo u linked has 8 out of 22 reviews RMA. I think it's pretty bad record.
And MSI mobos are not very quality build. They definetly dropped the ball on that.

And the build I suggested will beat ur 2400+HD6870 any time of day :) 
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August 24, 2011 2:32:59 AM

I agree with outlander in most, but the builds are very comparable.

If you are going for gaming only, maybe a core i3-2100 + 560Ti would be better. However, in "real life", you might have much better performance from the i5 cpu depending on the applications you use.

Don't forget that you can always upgrade later. Depending on your tech knowledge, a video card is always very easy to upgrade. A cpu is a little bit more work.

8 Go is really enough. As a matter of fact, I haven't seen any noticeable difference going from 4go to 8go at 1600 mhz. There's a review on toms hardware that basically says that 8 Go is the sweetspot and the $$$ between 4Go and 8 Go is very low. I'd go for this.

There is one concern for me. At this price, you won't get a "quiet" system. Quiet system have a heavier price tag. Always depends on what quiet means to you, but for that you need a better cpu cooler, a better PSU and a video card with a non-reference cooler design.

Will you really notice it? I went for a "quiet" system that is barely audible, but I play with a headset anyway... And when you are doing Excel, Matlab, Word and that kind of software, your video card is in 2D mode and it runs pretty quiet. My experience shows that the PSU matters a lot. Maybe because I've had crappy PSU before this one ( I got a Seasonic X-650 that turns "passive" except when I play ). So if that's really important to you, you might want to invest more for a good quality PSU.

Both system should deliver you good performance. I got a I5-750 that I barely overclock ( around 3 Ghz ), a XFX 5850 and I could play L4D, Civ 5 and Rift with very high settings. That system is pretty comparable to an i3-2100 / 6850. And IMO, AA in a game is overrated. I barely notice it, doesn't make the game more enjoyable to me and it really taxes the GPU.





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August 24, 2011 2:43:31 AM

madchemist83 said:
Ok let's start with mobo:

P67 series support K-series intel CPU ( e.g. 2500k 2600k) wich let's u overclock ur CPU
does not support built in graphics
Z68 supports k-series plus u can use SSD (solid state drive) as a cache for ur HDD, has Quick Sync that let's u switch between integrated GPU (2000HD, 3000HD ) and ur GPU. Helps with video processing. Also it will probably support new Ivy bridge processor so u don't have to switch mobo in the future to upgrade.
I hope that helped a little.

For the build with 650 budget ehhh:
MoBo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU (see if you have microcenter store close by)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD 20

After rebates comes to 670


That's indeed a very good build. By downgrading the CPU, you get money for a better PSU and more futureproof motherboard and better video card. And gaming wise, it's certainly better and I think all components are in the "bang for the buck" category. Sometimes, it's worth investing a little bit more.

Just be advised that you might want to upgrade the cpu in 1 year or 2 if you play cpu intensive games ( like BF3 looks to be ).
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August 24, 2011 3:05:03 AM

Yes but for the budget I think it's best price/performance build
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August 24, 2011 4:44:42 AM

Does anyone have any final thoughts on a complete build? I've gotten 3 or 4 different ones and for the life of me can't fathom which would be the best. Any help would be appreciated!
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August 24, 2011 5:38:59 AM

I'd go for madchemist latest build ( i3 + 560 ti ) if your main priority is gaming.
The PSU is partially modular you will like that. I don't know about it much.
8 Go ram -> sweet spot
HDD -> Go for the size you simply need. 1 TB is good, but if you'd like to save a few bucks, you can go lower.

If you feel the system is too noisy , since you said you liked quiet, you can update component later. You can go to silentpcreview.com for lots of info about that. If everything was passive, you would get zero noise. So you want to reduce the fan speed.

HDD -> Going SSD is expensive and not worth it for noise ( totally worth it for performance however! )
PSU -> Passive / Near-Passive PSU are more expensive and around 100-150$ depending on watts,brand,quality,etc
Better CPU cooler than stock -> Hyper 212+ at 30$ is cheap and good... would buy right now
Low-Noise / high air-flow for the case -> A 200mm top fan for the case later and all fan at low if possible.


To let you know, I've got a relatively quiet system that I can barely hear and here's my specs...

I5-750 with Hyper212+, Antec Mini P180 case, Seasonic X-650, XFX 5850 XXX edition, OCZ Vertex 2 120Go. The only time it gets noisy is when I play games and the GPU fan gets faster but the game music / headset is a lot more noisy. If you want it to be quiet while watching TV, studying, it's good for a "relatively" low price.

Your build is really not far from there and you can improve later on.



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August 24, 2011 5:43:04 AM

Definitely build with the quad core .

Benchmarks run by websites are always on newly assembled computers with no other software running . In real life you will have an antivirus , firewall , messenger program and probably many other things running at the same time .
As soo as the real world hits the benchmarks go out the window , and the quad steadily shows its superiority to the dual core .
Even much slower cores of the Phenom x4 out class the dual core intels , so quad core intels are a major benefit .

I cant see much point buying a z68 motherboard , and not much in buying a P67 when you combine them with a processor that cant over clock . But I can see the point in using an ATX P67 [ as suggested by screwy squirrel ] if you might add further expansion cards .
Otherwise at this budget the H67 Asrock board makes lots of sense . Performance will be the same , but you have the option to remove the graphics card and use it later in an HTPC or home server . Long term planning might not be important though

As for graphics cards the 560 ti is slightly better than the 6870 but you pay a LOT for the 4-5 extra FPS .

Cases are personal choice . If you like the HAF its a decent case . I think its ugly , but thats just me
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August 24, 2011 6:40:55 AM

First of all you need to be running Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD and some video processing software in order to start using ur 4 cores. Measly things like AV, firewall and messenger mostly running in background and will not use much of CPU. Quad cores are mainly for multiprocessing programs that require extensive calculations. I am not saying dual core is better than quad but if u look at dudes preferences u can see gaming is at the first place and school is last :D  (no wonder third never graduate from college) so no need here for quad especially with tight budget. i-3 2100 is new 32nm processor and not going to be slow .. Pentium 4 might be slow. The point of buying Z68 mobo is:
you get future possibility of upgrading to Ivy Bridge
you can switch to integrated GPU and fly through video processing and editing ( I mean it freakin beats GTX 470 in video conversion). You can use it to put funny videos of ur drunk college friends on ur phone, youtube etc :D 
you get future possibility of using SSD as cache for ur HDD
H67 is dead ... who the hell needs HTPC? especially 3 years from now on H67 please
560Ti plays 10-15 fps better in some games and for pay a LOT more ?? 30-40 bucks extra ... u sure will spend more on i-5 2400
case is personal choice but was chosen as it provides best cooling and internal space for the money HAF is 25% spacier -> better airflow.
also I wouldn't suggest most combos as the main reason they doing it is to push crappy products out the door and 430W PSU really?
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August 24, 2011 7:33:58 AM

@madchemist

There are already games that benefit from 4 cores . Even a couple of years back when Toms tested cores versus frame rates they found the "ideal" was pretty much 3.

Secondary tasks like , say, AV take a small ammount of resources ...... but occupy an entire core for the time they run . Oops the dual core just became a single core

H67 can run quick sync too . P67 has advantages too , but probably not many for a locked multiplier cpu . Z68 might be ideal , but there is a budget.
Did you ask what the OP might use his computer for when he leaves college? Maybe he wants an HTPC or home server .

You cant count . The 560 ti was $75 more expensive for a 10% improvement . Some times .
My experience with nVidia graphics cards over the last decade has not been good . Everyone I bought died . So far every Radeon has been working when I removed it from the computer

Bigger cases DONT equal more air flow . Imagine a shoe box with a 120 mm fan at one end . You can feel the breeze . Imagine your school gym with a 120 mm fan at the end . There is NO breeze .
This something that many people repeat ,even though its always been untrue , so I guess you werent to know.

The 430 watt psu is easily capable of running sandy bridge quad and a 6870 which is going to draw about 260 watts

So your z68 suggestion is worth considering. The rest : not so much

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August 24, 2011 8:21:38 AM

Imagine shoe box in a gym full off people like you ....
all im saying for that budget i3-2100+560ti will manhandle i5-2400+HD6870
u have bad luck with nvidia ... so what?
and the difference between decent HD6870 and GTX560ti is about 40$ ( look who can't count)
Yeah and couple years ago architecture was different ... it's more efficient now

And if your AV takes up whole core and turns ur dual core into single .. sorry about that (just pathetic)
about case I said it's 25% more spacious (non comarable gym and shoebox - another pathetic thing u said) and with all the cables of ur crappy non modular PSU crammed and bigger HD6870(then 560ti) ur airflow goes into rats caduceus ...
talk about airflow
430 might be enough but u'll throw it away in couple years cause it won't handle upgraded GPU ..etc
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August 24, 2011 12:37:24 PM

just a note from my original build:
The Board I chose was the least expensive that handled DDR3-1600 RAM.

swapping to a Sapphire HD6870 ($174.99) on my build puts the price tag to $659.92, a little over the $650 price tag.

Ann alternative to my board would be the $75 H61M/U3S3 from AS Rock. The DDR3-1600 RAM would be lowered to 1333, but you could tighten the timings. this would bring it back to $644.92 with the 6870
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August 24, 2011 1:09:19 PM

uhmm..

both madchemist and outlander's builds are very good ones.
the i3 2100 + 560Ti is better for gaming and the i5 is better for general tasks and/or video transcoding.
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August 24, 2011 4:12:22 PM

008Rohit said:
uhmm..

both madchemist and outlander's builds are very good ones.
the i3 2100 + 560Ti is better for gaming and the i5 is better for general tasks and/or video transcoding.


Okay, let's make this simple as you seem to be the medium between the two haha. I don't plan to ONLY game although that will be a large part of it. I also need to do some school work, web browsing and general multitasking. Would a i5 quad core hinder my gaming experience at all?

And let's say I want to go with a quad core i5. What would be the best build to go along with it? I already have the i3 build so I'll just need to pick between the two.
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August 24, 2011 4:21:29 PM

what about i5 2500k and z68, then you can use the integrated graphics on the mobo until you have enougn cash to get a graphics card, using that money for a great cpu, your cpu i smore powerful so it will have a longer useful life, and you can just get psu and gpu upgrades along the road. i think that would be what ill do once i get the cash for the rig im going to make.
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August 24, 2011 4:40:07 PM

mildgamer001 said:
what about i5 2500k and z68, then you can use the integrated graphics on the mobo until you have enougn cash to get a graphics card, using that money for a great cpu, your cpu i smore powerful so it will have a longer useful life, and you can just get psu and gpu upgrades along the road. i think that would be what ill do once i get the cash for the rig im going to make.


The one thing that I do know is that integrated graphics are never good for gaming. All of the graphics cards mentioned do their job on the games I want to play perfectly. The 6870 seems to be the top here though, but I could be wrong.

I don't need a super machine that will be amazing for a huge amount of time. I don't plan on being a hardcore gamer playing things like BF3 and the like. I just want the best I can get for my money and a quad core i5 sounds really nice. I wouldn't mind having a mobo that can be used to expand in the future either.

Really I just need a build that will run those games perfectly, multitask decently, work with Office, play streamed movies and all of that nonesense without breaking my bank. That's not to say that I don't want a good machine and the way things are going a dual core just seems a bit outdated or it will be in the future.
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August 24, 2011 5:04:58 PM

^ That's exactly what I keep saying ... also u can squeeze in 560ti
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August 24, 2011 5:10:41 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
the i5-2400 will game as well as an i3-2100 in single-threaded games, and will outpace it in multithreaded games.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/289?vs=363

the only reason to get a 2100 is that you cannot AFFORD a 2400


Now I am very confused, both you and Outlander's original builds have i5 2400's for about $650. :o 
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August 24, 2011 5:23:09 PM

I guess choosing the i5 2400 + H67 MoBo + HD 6770 or GTS 450 is a sensible option for you.
Do you really need a GTX 560Ti? Thats the question, if you do, then you must buy i3 2100 to keep up with your budget.
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August 24, 2011 5:59:53 PM

i5-2400 + Patriot 8 GB DDR3-1600: $229.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.694809

MSI P67S-C43: $89.99 w/ $10 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813130576

Corsair CX 500W PSU + Seagate 1TB HDD: $104.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.707942

Sony 24x DVD: $19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827118039

Rosewill Blackbone Case: $39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811147023

HIS HD6850 + Deus EX: $159.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814161348

$644.92

This build by ScrewySqrl seems to be the best build listed and if I went with it I'd have an HD 6850. That sounds really nice, even compared to the GTX 560Ti. How much more would my total be if I upgraded to a HD 6870? And would it be worth it?
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August 24, 2011 6:05:43 PM

The build seems fine.

I just prefer Asus or LG more over Sony when it comes to DVD R/W s.
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August 24, 2011 6:17:26 PM

a 2400 is better than a 2100 with the same GPU. a 6870 + 2400 will be better all-around than a 2100+560ti. the 560ti might get a few extra FPS in some games, but the 2400+6870 at 1920x1080 is still going to be 50-60fps or more at anything, which is equally playable. The 2400 however will be better at handling multiple tasks, especially background tasks like anti-virus, OS overhead, I/O, etc. or Multithreaded items like BF3 or Photoshop
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August 24, 2011 6:18:39 PM

008Rohit said:
The build seems fine.

I just prefer Asus or LG more over Sony when it comes to DVD R/W s.


Ok, great =) And what kind of frames do you think I would be getting running various games. WoW and Mount and Blade are my main concerns, but you can pick out a few games like Crysis and whatnot just to give me a ballpark (if you even know) lol. Thanks a ton guys!
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August 24, 2011 6:18:54 PM

eagleblueline said:
i5-2400 + Patriot 8 GB DDR3-1600: $229.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.694809

MSI P67S-C43: $89.99 w/ $10 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813130576

Corsair CX 500W PSU + Seagate 1TB HDD: $104.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.707942

Sony 24x DVD: $19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827118039

Rosewill Blackbone Case: $39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811147023

HIS HD6850 + Deus EX: $159.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814161348

$644.92

This build by ScrewySqrl seems to be the best build listed and if I went with it I'd have an HD 6850. That sounds really nice, even compared to the GTX 560Ti. How much more would my total be if I upgraded to a HD 6870? And would it be worth it?


a Sapphire 6870 will add $15 more to the build, making it $659.92
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 24, 2011 6:20:25 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
a 2400 is better than a 2100 with the same GPU. a 6870 + 2400 will be better all-around than a 2100+560ti. the 560ti might get a few extra FPS in some games, but the 2400+6870 at 1920x1080 is still going to be 50-60fps or more at anything, which is equally playable. The 2400 however will be better at handling multiple tasks, especially background tasks like anti-virus, OS overhead, I/O, etc. or Multithreaded items like BF3 or Photoshop


Great! I'd ask you the same question that I posted a few seconds ago. What kind of FPS would I be pulling on which games? You can pick whatever games you'd like, but the ones I listed are the most important. Although I wouldn't mind seeing what the performance might be on games like Crysis and other high end games.
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August 24, 2011 6:25:56 PM

I have no idea on the FPS.
I'm not at all a serious gamer and I don't even own a discrete GPU.
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August 24, 2011 6:49:58 PM

u can't say for sure on FPS depends on all ur components .. u can find out .. after u get it and run the games :D 
and yes 560Ti is overkill for your resolution
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August 24, 2011 6:52:02 PM

madchemist83 said:
u can't say for sure on FPS depends on all ur components .. u can find out .. after u get it and run the games :D 
and yes 560Ti is overkill for your resolution


haha, I'm not looking for exact numbers. I'd just like to know that if I buy all the parts and put them together that my games will run well. I don't need WoW and the like to run at only 25 fps =/
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August 24, 2011 6:56:29 PM

its hard to find that specific combo benchmarked out there, I can tell you what I have at 1680x1050 with an HD6850 in my own build, assume a 5-10FPS improvement fora 6870:

City Of Heroes, Ultra, DX10: 48 fps
Lord Of the Rings Online, Ultra DX11: 84FPS
Second Life High, 2xAA, 8x Ansitropic 24-75fps depending on sim business
Dragon Age II, DX 11, 4xAA, 16x Ansitropic: 57 fps
All Points Bulletin: Reloaded, Ultra: 62 fps
DC Heroes: 128fps

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August 24, 2011 7:01:45 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
its hard to find that specific combo benchmarked out there, I can tell you what I have at 1680x1050 with an HD6850 in my own build, assume a 5-10FPS improvement fora 6870:

City Of Heroes, Ultra, DX10: 48 fps
Lord Of the Rings Online, Ultra DX11: 84FPS
Second Life High, 2xAA, 8x Ansitropic 24-75fps depending on sim business
Dragon Age II, DX 11, 4xAA, 16x Ansitropic: 57 fps
All Points Bulletin: Reloaded, Ultra: 62 fps
DC Heroes: 128fps


Thanks a ton Screwy! And I have one more favor to ask you. Could you check your private messages, I have just a few more questions concerning your build, but I'm very impressed!
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August 24, 2011 7:02:58 PM

Best answer selected by eagleblueline.
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