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Gaming Computer 800-900 budget.

Last response: in Systems
April 7, 2012 11:57:42 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: The 13th of this month

Budget Range: 800-900$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Main use is for gaming, of course I web surf, and I stream on netflix.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Country: U.S

Parts Preferences: Was originally considering an AMD FX 4170 build but was told that I should stick with the i5-2500k

Overclocking: Maybe. Leaning more towards yes.

SLI or Crossfire: Not planning to do any SLI or Xfire

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I play games such as WoW, SW:TOR (not sure if i'm re subbing to that though) Diablo 3, Skyrim, Tera online, Guild wars 2. I like to play games at max settings (of course) I would prefer x8 AA, usually keep my shadow detail low, and x4 multisampling, bloom, triple buffering, etc..

Ideal build at the moment looking for any potential issues in the hardware, just trying to achieve 60 FPS in my games with no hiccups, or any advice how I can save money! :]


CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge -220

CPU Cooler: CORSAIR CWCH60: -65

Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 -121

Graphics: MSI N560GTX-Ti 448 Twin Frozr III -280

PSU: Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W - 60

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) - 42

That's 838. How can I keep 60 FPS and make this build cheaper?

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April 7, 2012 1:01:57 PM

solid lil computer uve put together, i dont think id skimp on anything
April 7, 2012 1:28:39 PM

Eeesh looking at this
I mean taking into consideration the games I play since they aren't as graphically demanding as BF3 32v32 PvP matches, MW3 etc...Could probably save 80 bucks going with the 6870 and not notice an FPS difference since I don't max AA/AF/or shadows. Frozr 7850- 260$ -200$ Still not much FPS difference. >.<

I really just don't want to be spending more than I have to if my eyes won't notice a difference 200$ for 60 FPS would be a sweet range taking that extra 70$ off the GPU. That and I know the prices are about to be shoved down with the release of the rest of the 6xx series.
April 7, 2012 2:02:24 PM

Yep since I have to make the purchase and don't have the time unfortunately to wait for the new cards to come out and prices to even out i'm going with the 6870.

All those benchs, most of those games more demanding than mine, and they're cranked up higher. Agreement anyone? I'm too fickle D:
April 8, 2012 7:31:22 AM

Ati may be budget and power but Nvidia has better driver software updates i've heard so according to these comparisons

I won't even need a 448 core or 2GB. That being said i'm trying to save money and I haven't bought from Amazon a whole lot. -It's a gtx 560 ti except it says this; Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 2.6 x 3.4 inches ; 1.6 pounds - And for 200$ here is this a GTX560 non TI edition? Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 4.4 x 1 inches ; 1.6 pounds

Are these just typos or scams for such good prices?