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December 15, 2011 1:21:35 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Jan 2012

Budget Range: $500-$700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and Web developing

Parts Not Required: I need all the parts

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: Any quality brand

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Additional Comments: I'm looking for PC with good graphic card that i could play all the games with good settings. I'm low on budget now but hoping to upgrade it in the future as i get the money. Also i can buy the monitor separately from the budget if needed. Suggest me a good monitor as well.

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a b B Homebuilt system
December 15, 2011 2:52:17 AM

Check the $600 build in my sig.
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 15, 2011 3:07:17 AM

my PC in my Sig should do a great job
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December 15, 2011 3:14:20 AM

^^ lasy people, but nice sig's
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December 15, 2011 3:20:15 AM

You're being quite cheap, as is anyone trying to build/buy a decent gaming computer under $900 or using weak specs such as pentium.

Once you got such a budget I recommend i7-2600K, radeon hd 6850, 8 gb corsair/kingston 1600 mhz ram (available at any decent store for $40), 1 tb hitachi deskstar (could go with less to save money after thai flooding), 500-600 W psu, any chassis and dvd burner, and an aftermarket cooling system if you intend on overclocking.

With just $700 you'll have to settle for i5 2500k and perhaps a weaker graphics card.
maybe i5-2500k - $215
radeon hd 6850 - $150
cheap mobo - $100
8 gb ram - $40
1 tb hdd - $80
decent PSU - $70
chassis - $40
and an optical drive - $20
a bit over $700, i dont see where you can skimp anymore except graphics card
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
December 15, 2011 3:25:30 AM

AMD 960T + PNY 8GB DDR3 1333 $129 (Better performance than 955 and possibility to unlock 6 core)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Asrock 870 Extreme3 R2.0 $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HIS IceQ 6950 1GB $240
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OCZ ZS 750w $100 ($20 MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec 300 Illusion $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seagate 500GB $85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Asus DVD Burner $19
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Total: $703 before rebates

Another option is the $550 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 15, 2011 3:28:55 AM

richboyliang said:
You're being quite cheap, as is anyone trying to build/buy a decent gaming computer under $900 or using weak specs such as pentium.

$800 can buy you a kickass gaming PC which would max out 99% of games at 1080p. There's nothing cheap about spending only what you need to spend.

Also, the Pentium G8xx's are far from 'weak'.
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December 15, 2011 4:00:29 AM

pavithrapl said:
Approximate Purchase Date: Jan 2012

Budget Range: $500-$700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and Web developing

Parts Not Required: I need all the parts

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: Any quality brand

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Additional Comments: I'm looking for PC with good graphic card that i could play all the games with good settings. I'm low on budget now but hoping to upgrade it in the future as i get the money. Also i can buy the monitor separately from the budget if needed. Suggest me a good monitor as well.


MOBO - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total = $555





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December 15, 2011 4:02:30 AM

Spend all your saving on games with my recommended budget build that will max out every game on highest settings and 1080P. ^^^^^
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
December 15, 2011 4:03:36 AM

^ I want proof about maxing games @ 1080P @ highest settings. *Troll Face*
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December 15, 2011 4:07:49 AM

aznshinobi said:
AMD 960T + PNY 8GB DDR3 1333 $129 (Better performance than 955 and possibility to unlock 6 core)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Asrock 870 Extreme3 R2.0 $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HIS IceQ 6950 1GB $240
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OCZ ZS 750w $100 ($20 MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec 300 Illusion $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seagate 500GB $85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Asus DVD Burner $19
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Total: $703 before rebates

Another option is the $550 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore

I think the 960T is a lesser performing binned hexa core CPU the phenom II x4s are still the best gaming CPUs from AMD.
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
December 15, 2011 4:12:35 AM

The 960T is pretty solid. If OC'd to match clocks with the 955 (since it's stock clocked at 3.0ghz) it'd match up the same pretty much or a little better.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/phenom-ii-x4-960t-z...

No reviews out for the 960T since originally it was intended to be an OEM chip. So no graphical comparisons.
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December 15, 2011 4:14:16 AM

aznshinobi said:
^ I want proof about maxing games @ 1080P @ highest settings. *Troll Face*

Hey I never said 60fps maxed out at 1080p I said playable with maxed out setting at 1080p so what I said way some games will be played at around 30 to 40 fps like Crysis.
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
December 15, 2011 4:17:20 AM

Headspin_69 said:
Spend all your saving on games with my recommended budget build that will max out every game on highest settings and 1080P. ^^^^^


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Hey I never said 60fps maxed out at 1080p I said playable with maxed out setting at 1080p so what I said way some games will be played at around 30 to 40 fps like Crysis.


When you say "max out every game on highest settings" that implies 60 FPS since that is mainly when it'll be steady frames and no noticeable lag. You should probably say playable FPS. Not max out.
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December 15, 2011 4:19:23 AM

aznshinobi said:
The 960T is pretty solid. If OC'd to match clocks with the 955 (since it's stock clocked at 3.0ghz) it'd match up the same pretty much or a little better.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/phenom-ii-x4-960t-z...

No reviews out for the 960T since originally it was intended to be an OEM chip. So no graphical comparisons.

He needs a gaming rig in which case a Phenom II 955 is the best choice for his budget however on the desktop it is moot they are to close it will be like spiting hairs and he wants to game not use productivity software on the desktop where a hexa core would or may benefit. Deneb core Phenom IIs are still the fastest CPUs AMD produces for gaming.
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
December 15, 2011 4:23:25 AM

LOL Alright fine. Here are benchmarks. This is clock for clock. 1090T vs 955.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/146?vs=88
Scroll to the bottom, the 1090T gets more FPS than the 955 in gaming. The 960T is based off the Thuban arch so if unlocked and at 3.2ghz it'll be better in gaming. Probably @ 3ghz (which is stock clock) it'll be similar FPS.

The 960T just gives OP options if he ever does productivity. I didn't think I would, but now I do a lot of video/photo editing + transcoding.
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December 15, 2011 4:23:29 AM

aznshinobi said:
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Hey I never said 60fps maxed out at 1080p I said playable with maxed out setting at 1080p so what I said way some games will be played at around 30 to 40 fps like Crysis.


When you say "max out every game on highest settings" that implies 60 FPS since that is mainly when it'll be steady frames and no noticeable lag. You should probably say playable FPS. Not max out.

Highest Settings and 60fps are two different things and the majority of gamers never even see a solid 60fps maxed out in most new games unless they have SLI or CFX rigs.
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
December 15, 2011 4:26:26 AM

Lol Headspin, I quoted you. And I will quote you again.

Headspin_69 said:
Spend all your saving on games with my recommended budget build that will max out every game on highest settings and 1080P. ^^^^^


You say yourself, the build would max OUT every gone on highest settings. So.... You're going back on your statement?
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December 15, 2011 4:28:18 AM

aznshinobi said:
Lol Headspin, I quoted you. And I will quote you again.



You say yourself, the build would max OUT every gone on highest settings. So.... You're going back on your statement?

It will max out the graphics on all the games out today thats what I meant and I never changed my stance on it.
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
December 15, 2011 4:30:11 AM

I just wanted you to make your statement clearer because saying that it'll "max out every game on highest settings and 1080P" could be interpreted as play games at max out settings with solid 60 FPS.

IMO it just gives wrong info.
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December 15, 2011 4:30:41 AM

aznshinobi said:
Lol Headspin, I quoted you. And I will quote you again.



You say yourself, the build would max OUT every gone on highest settings. So.... You're going back on your statement?

Maxing a games graphics out does not entail that it will run at 60fps it entails that it can run the game with highest graphical details options selected LOL
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
December 15, 2011 4:33:33 AM

.... Headspin do you realize how your quote was worded...

You said: that will max out every game on highest settings and 1080P

That sounds as if you say, It will max out every game on highest settings. If you don't think so, then I'll let others have there input, I'll just stop dragging this "flame" war on.

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December 15, 2011 4:35:50 AM

aznshinobi said:
.... Headspin do you realize how your quote was worded...

You said: that will max out every game on highest settings and 1080P

That sounds as if you say, It will max out every game on highest settings. If you don't think so, then I'll let others have there input, I'll just stop dragging this "flame" war on.

I said nothing of 60fps gaming I stated that my recommended build will play any game on maximum graphical settings @ 1080p LOL.
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December 15, 2011 4:49:44 AM

aznshinobi said:
.... Headspin do you realize how your quote was worded...

You said: that will max out every game on highest settings and 1080P

That sounds as if you say, It will max out every game on highest settings. If you don't think so, then I'll let others have there input, I'll just stop dragging this "flame" war on.

It is commonly known that to attain a solid 60 fps framerate on Maximum IQ settings and 1080p in new games and some of the older more demanding titles that a mid to high end CrossfireX or SLI build will be needed to maintain high a framerate in highly demanding titles end of story and once again most people have never played highly demanding games axed out at 60fps and they never expected to on any single card under a GTX 580 LOL.
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 15, 2011 12:44:21 PM

getting back on track:

i5-2400: $190
AS Rock H61M/U3S3: $75
PNY 8 GB DDR3-1333: $32
Hitachi 750GB HDD: $100
PowerColor HD 6870: $160
Seasonic S12II 80+ Bronze 520W PSU: $60
Samsung DVD Burner: $17
Rosewill Challenger case: $50
Rosewill 4-pk of 120mm Blue LED fans: $13 (which will fill up the case)

total: $697.

this will run every game you can throw at it for at least the next two years
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December 16, 2011 4:59:11 PM

im not suggesting but here is my build that i just made n love based on gaming and future proof
i5 2500k 180
8gb g.skill ddr 3-1333 30
hitachi 500gb 7200 rpm 80
asrock z68 ex3 124
haf 912 60
ocz modxstream 600w i paid 50 but sale might be over
samsung dvd burner 18
powercolor 6870 160

totald around 740 with tax shipping, havent done rebates yet but should bring to around 670

i had some issues with such as monitor losing signal randomly but im not sure if thats my comp or monitor or drivers..well it plays everything i have on ultra with 60fps and temps are good stock

you can pay less buy getting a cheaper mobo and case, and maybe a diff video card but i wud just get a 6870 cuz its only 10 bucks more than a 6850 and better performance
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December 16, 2011 8:08:27 PM

pairenoid said:
im not suggesting but here is my build that i just made n love based on gaming and future proof
i5 2500k 180
8gb g.skill ddr 3-1333 30
hitachi 500gb 7200 rpm 80
asrock z68 ex3 124
haf 912 60
ocz modxstream 600w i paid 50 but sale might be over
samsung dvd burner 18
powercolor 6870 160

totald around 740 with tax shipping, havent done rebates yet but should bring to around 670

i had some issues with such as monitor losing signal randomly but im not sure if thats my comp or monitor or drivers..well it plays everything i have on ultra with 60fps and temps are good stock

you can pay less buy getting a cheaper mobo and case, and maybe a diff video card but i wud just get a 6870 cuz its only 10 bucks more than a 6850 and better performance

6870 is very close in performance to the old 5870 and try as they may the 5870 is trading blows with the GTX 570 and the 5870 is a 2 year old card plus the 6870 is made from the same DNA as the 5870.
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 17, 2011 12:15:14 AM

Headspin_69 said:
6870 is very close in performance to the old 5870 and try as they may the 5870 is trading blows with the GTX 570 and the 5870 is a 2 year old card plus the 6870 is made from the same DNA as the 5870.


no, no it isn't

the 6870 was the replacement for the 5770, and the 6970 was the replacement for the 5870.
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
December 17, 2011 12:44:30 AM

Tier wise, Screwy is correct. The 6870 was intended to replace the 5770, the 6970 the 5870. Since the 5870 and the 5850 were the fastest single cards from AMD at the time, the 6970 and the 6950 are fastest now. So on the scale, the 6950/6970 were supposed to replace the 5850/5870.
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December 17, 2011 12:50:41 AM

aznshinobi said:
Tier wise, Screwy is correct. The 6870 was intended to replace the 5770, the 6970 the 5870. Since the 5870 and the 5850 were the fastest single cards from AMD at the time, the 6970 and the 6950 are fastest now. So on the scale, the 6950/6970 were supposed to replace the 5850/5870.

doesn't matter when the performance of the 6870 especially the HAWK edition supersedes its placement and price within the graphics card Hierarchy by an overwhelming margin.
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
December 17, 2011 1:06:19 AM

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So the $200 6870 Hawk has a justified price?
The 560 Ti is only $10 more and still has lost of OC room. The 6870 max OC'd may perform a little below the 6870, but that's, AGAIN, its max OC room. The 560 Ti and 6950 can still OC further.

@ $200 the Hawk isn't worth it specially since the 560 Ti ($210) can easily be OC'd to at least 900mhz which it equates to a 570 and the 6950 1/2GB can be OC'd to the 6970's level.
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December 17, 2011 1:07:48 AM

aznshinobi said:
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So the $200 6870 Hawk has a justified price?
The 560 Ti is only $10 more and still has lost of OC room. The 6870 max OC'd may perform a little below the 6870, but that's, AGAIN, its max OC room. The 560 Ti and 6950 can still OC further.

@ $200 the Hawk isn't worth it specially since the 560 Ti ($210) can easily be OC'd to at least 900mhz which it equates to a 570 and the 6950 1/2GB can be OC'd to the 6970's level.

HAWK 6870 goes to 1ghz when OCed plus it to reaches GTX 570 levels of performance give or take just like the GTX 560ti and the HAWK 6870 does it for less money.
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
December 17, 2011 1:10:41 AM

@1ghz the Hawk only equals the 6950 2GB and 560 Ti at stock. The 560 Ti being only $10 more can get to 1ghz as well, at which point the Hawk gets killed at. At $200 The Hawk isn't justified, even if it reaches 1GHZ, the 560 Ti can do the same a get to the level of a little over a 570 so...

You can't argue that the 6870 1GHZ HAWK has a good value since that's also after overclocking, the stock Hawk only reaches 930mhz and that model is a decent margin behind the 6950.
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December 17, 2011 1:19:08 AM

aznshinobi said:
@1ghz the Hawk only equals the 6950 2GB and 560 Ti at stock. The 560 Ti being only $10 more can get to 1ghz as well, at which point the Hawk gets killed at. At $200 The Hawk isn't justified, even if it reaches 1GHZ, the 560 Ti can do the same a get to the level of a little over a 570 so...

You can't argue that the 6870 1GHZ HAWK has a good value since that's also after overclocking, the stock Hawk only reaches 930mhz and that model is a decent margin behind the 6950.

stock ONLY reaches 930mhz LOLOLOLO cause that's such a low factory stock over clock LOL Plus the 6870 HAWK routinely reaches 1ghz
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
December 17, 2011 1:29:57 AM

Headspin... Do you realize the 560 Ti routinely reaches 1ghz? If you're still this ignorant, I'm not going to argue with you.
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December 17, 2011 1:37:30 AM

aznshinobi said:
Headspin... Do you realize the 560 Ti routinely reaches 1ghz? If you're still this ignorant, I'm not going to argue with you.

Do you not realize that while the 560 ti is good it is also over hyped and priced like many Nvidia cards and in this case that I am presenting I am well aware that the 560ti routinely reaches 1ghz on the OC but the HAWK 6870 is just a faster and slightly better card that is a bit cheaper to boot.
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
December 17, 2011 1:42:09 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With that being at stock, it's already better than the 6870 HAWK at stock.

After Max OC the 6870 STILL loses to a MAX OC 560 Ti. At only $10 more, the 560 Ti is a better deal specially since it still runs cool and is faster...
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December 17, 2011 1:46:43 AM

aznshinobi said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With that being at stock, it's already better than the 6870 HAWK at stock.

After Max OC the 6870 STILL loses to a MAX OC 560 Ti. At only $10 more, the 560 Ti is a better deal specially since it still runs cool and is faster...

How is a Gigabyte card better than a HAWK Edition at the same price LOL
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
December 17, 2011 1:48:35 AM

Omg... You're so ignorant... I give up, I'll leave it to OP and whoever else wants to argue with an ignorant troll.
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December 17, 2011 1:53:43 AM

aznshinobi said:
Omg... You're so ignorant... I give up, I'll leave it to OP and whoever else wants to argue with an ignorant troll.

Nvidia has better marketing not better cards.
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