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April 9, 2012 2:34:39 AM

Guys i'm planning to replace my really old pc pentium D with HD 4670 and so many chopped up parts i don't remember their brands.

Will this run games like witcher 2, Diablo 3, BF3 in 1920x1080

i5 2500
4g g.skill
Gtx 550Ti / HD 6770
GIGABYTE H61M-S2PV-B3 LGA-1155
HDD WD 500g
CoolerMaster EX 500w

No need for case/dvd/keyboard/mouse/monitor/OS

please post other parts you may find more suitable, budget is around $600.00

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April 9, 2012 3:51:58 AM

Better power supply $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM $47
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU $250
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i5-2300 + ASRock board $272
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

That's a total of 630, without HDD.
The i5-2500 is good, but the board you listed is pretty weak. With a better board like the one in the combo, you can get a slightly lower CPU and a solid video card and be better off. Plus I chose 8GB RAM instead of 4GB.

If this change isn't out of budget range, it will give you a lot better performance.
The graphics card is actually the 560ti and has excellent reviews but it's almost 2x the cost of the 550ti I use. As you can see in my config, I use the MSI Cyclone 550ti wand I haven't had any issues. My friend has the same one and he's way more of a gamer than I am and said it's great but if you ask anyone on here they'll say it's weak.

If you want to give the 550ti a shot, here's the one I use.
MSI gtx550ti $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

WD 500GB Caviar Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Same total, now with HDD!
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April 9, 2012 4:02:51 AM

sharkbyte5150 said:
Better power supply $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM $47
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU $250
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i5-2300 + ASRock board $272
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

That's a total of 630, without HDD.
The i5-2500 is good, but the board you listed is pretty weak. With a better board like the one in the combo, you can get a slightly lower CPU and a solid video card and be better off. Plus I chose 8GB RAM instead of 4GB.

If this change isn't out of budget range, it will give you a lot better performance.
The graphics card is actually the 560ti and has excellent reviews but it's almost 2x the cost of the 550ti I use. As you can see in my config, I use the MSI Cyclone 550ti wand I haven't had any issues. My friend has the same one and he's way more of a gamer than I am and said it's great but if you ask anyone on here they'll say it's weak.

If you want to give the 550ti a shot, here's the one I use.
MSI gtx550ti $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

WD 500GB Caviar Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Same total, now with HDD!


Most of those are good choices but I wouldn't pay the premiums for the Caviar Black right now and if you're going to pay $249 for the 560TI I would rather get a Radeon 7850 - it's brand new, was designed from the ground up and beats the 570TI in some benchmarks: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-revi...

What's the max budget? I can probably suggest a good build for it.
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April 9, 2012 9:45:09 AM

maximum budget will be around $650.00
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April 9, 2012 10:26:56 AM

the 6870 on new egg are not a bad card for the price they are now.the 7870 was the refresh of these cards.
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April 9, 2012 10:57:05 AM

To hell with what's new and what's old, people. I think the OP just wants something that will give him the best performance, regardless of whether or not it's a new design.

OP:

GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 $110

http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GA-970A-UD3-AM3-SATA-Mot...

Phenom II X4 965 Black $125

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

MSI 5770 Hawk $115

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

Antec EarthWatts EA650 $80

http://www.amazon.com/Antec-EarthWatts-EA650-Power-Supp...

8GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 $60

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

Cooler Master Elite 430 $45

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Elite-Window-RC-430...

$535 total

And the cheaper 5770 whips the 6770. With you on a budget, the above rig has your name written all over it.
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