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February 20, 2012 4:36:39 PM

I'm looking to build a new pc my budgets kinda limited.
$450

these are the specs for the components I've found and think would give the best performance for what i can afford.I plan to use the HDD and optical drives of my old pc.

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 $39

BIOSTAR TP67B+ $75

Diablotek EVO Mid Tower ATX Computer Case $38

Intel Core i5 2500K $180

Corsair XMS 8GB DDR3-1333 $45

after buying these components I should have about $60 after taxes and I found a

ATI HD 4770 and a 9800 gtx + that fit this budget.I understand that both are 512 mb cards, but last time i purchased a 8400gs over a gts 250 because it had more memory and obviously i picked the wrong one.If anyone thinks that there are better components or ones of equal quality for less of a price I'd appreciate any help that I can get with this build.I plan on using it for mild gaming maybe a little BF3 or MW3 (not on high settings),as well as video editing,and some 3d modeling.I don't think I'll do much overclocking but I'd prefer to have a p67 mobo and 2xxxk cpu in case I change my mind about it.As for the gaming I'd like to get 40+ fps while recording on medium settings,if you think this is too high a expectation please say so.

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February 20, 2012 5:02:20 PM

You would get way better FPS in games if you bought a cheaper CPU and a better graphics card. The i3-2100 is still very good, better than the FX-8150 and anything else AMD have to offer (in games). The Pentium G620 isn't far behind the i3 either, that's equivalent to an FX-4100 in most games.

i3-2120 - $127.99 (only $3 more than the 2100)
4GB Mushkin Silverline - $23.99
ASRock H61M/U3S3 - $64.99
Powercolor HD 6850 1GB - $149.99
Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D Green 430W - $39.99
Fractal Design Core 1000 - $39.99

Total - $446.94

You can't overclock on this but it would give far better gaming performance than the i5-2500k/HD 4770 combo.
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February 20, 2012 7:17:44 PM

jmsellars1 said:
You would get way better FPS in games if you bought a cheaper CPU and a better graphics card. The i3-2100 is still very good, better than the FX-8150 and anything else AMD have to offer (in games). The Pentium G620 isn't far behind the i3 either, that's equivalent to an FX-4100 in most games.

i3-2120 - $127.99 (only $3 more than the 2100)
4GB Mushkin Silverline - $23.99
ASRock H61M/U3S3 - $64.99
Powercolor HD 6850 1GB - $149.99
Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D Green 430W - $39.99
Fractal Design Core 1000 - $39.99

Total - $446.94

You can't overclock on this but it would give far better gaming performance than the i5-2500k/HD 4770 combo.

The video card is pretty high end I actually saw a msi 6850 on sale for a lower price, and when I saw that I considered i3 but the main reason I want i5 is the fact that its a quad core with 4 threads vs a dual core with 4 threads.Like I said I do 3d modeling and video editing,in programs such as Maya, Sony Vegas,and After Effects, all of which make full use of all threads and cores.These programs rely much more heavily on the processor then they do on the gpu, in fact as of now they only use it to improve playback speed and or render times. Also I currently use a Core 2 Duo and if I were to upgrade to a new pc, I'd like the difference in their performance to be more then doubled if possible.from what I've seen the i5 2500k exceeds this expectation whereas the i3 2100, which my sister has,shows minimal improvement over my core 2 duo,aside from its built in graphics which don't interest me.sorry if this sounded harsh, I'm just trying to express why I disagree that getting a lower quality cpu would benefit me.
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February 20, 2012 7:39:34 PM

It's up to you obviously, just pointing out how important the graphics card is for gaming.
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