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February 6, 2012 1:11:58 AM

I'm trying to get the price as low as possible while at the same time having good performance.


I don't need an OS and an HDD.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Total: $420 including shipping before rebates.


Now I'm going to be playing at 720p resolution, so I'll be limited to 30/60fps (?). Can you provide your opinions or on this build? The lower the better. I'm not going to crossfire/SLI, overclock, or upgrade anytime soon. And 420 dollars is already pushing the limit slightly. I'll go up to 450 dollars, but no more than that. Thank you all in advance!
February 6, 2012 1:15:39 AM

try to get a saphire 6870 and 8 gigs of ram if you can aford it.
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February 6, 2012 1:26:01 AM

Looks pretty solid, i do like AMD but im only saying that because I cant afford an i5 or i7 lawl, The pentium's are great, even Toms Hardware showed that they can be a serious competitor with gaming. but a word to the wise, Gaming engine's are now utilizing 4 core technology in games rather than just 2, as shown in the new frostbite engine. But since it is 1155 socket, you will be able to upgrade to an i5 when you get the cash. 500w can get you a long way, but you can save about $20 for a non modular psu, and maybe you can upgrade to an i3, or maybe just wait till you come upon some more money, becuase the i3 beats the pentium big time. It will just make it easier to upgrade
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February 6, 2012 1:27:49 AM

The 6850 is a great card, I am getting it and I have a few friends who have it, and they can max everything they have thrown at it, You dont want to overpay for a gpu and have your cpu or psu bottleneck it
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February 6, 2012 3:17:30 AM

I don't like any of the mewest games out, but I might play Skyrim and/or battlefield 3. I'll most likely be playing games released before 2010. And I checked the benchmarks between the G850 and the i3-2100, and the performance difference was pretty small. Also, I'm not looking to max BF3 or Crysis.
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February 6, 2012 1:28:26 PM

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Get this psu instead(better quality)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

What are you planning to use the computer for? Like what games? Pentium will definately most likely not be enough for you. You'll need to get at least an i3.

I was actually planning on getting this power supplt.
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February 6, 2012 1:59:46 PM

xpeh said:
WOW! Same price as the 520w one and a 15% off promo code! I'll get this one then.


Also, will the G850 bottleneck a 6850?


Don't know, but if you wait on a Sale and combine coupons, you could get the i3-2100 for just a little more.
I paid about $103 for my i3. :D 

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February 6, 2012 7:34:51 PM

SingingThroughTheStorm said:
Don't know, but if you wait on a Sale and combine coupons, you could get the i3-2100 for just a little more.
I paid about $103 for my i3. :D 

I'm not going to buy right away. If the i3-2100 drops in price, I'll buy it instead
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February 6, 2012 9:53:22 PM

xpeh said:
I'm not going to buy right away. If the i3-2100 drops in price, I'll buy it instead


It most likely won't. I recommend buying the power supply right away because most likely that deal won't stay very long as it is only temporary.
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February 7, 2012 5:56:24 AM

the_creed4 said:
Looks pretty solid, i do like AMD but im only saying that because I cant afford an i5 or i7 lawl, The pentium's are great, even Toms Hardware showed that they can be a serious competitor with gaming. but a word to the wise, Gaming engine's are now utilizing 4 core technology in games rather than just 2, as shown in the new frostbite engine. But since it is 1155 socket, you will be able to upgrade to an i5 when you get the cash. 500w can get you a long way, but you can save about $20 for a non modular psu, and maybe you can upgrade to an i3, or maybe just wait till you come upon some more money, becuase the i3 beats the pentium big time. It will just make it easier to upgrade

Is there an AMD processor similar to the G850 in performance?
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