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Build me a gaming pc with a price tag at 850

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April 26, 2012 3:55:18 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Around about April-May

Budget Range: 600-850

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming,Internet,Email.

Parts Not Required:Nothing needed. (Already have a PSU that i am using. It is the Corsair TX750M)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com and microcenter.com

Country: America

Parts Preferences: by brand or type. Honestly you guys can run wild. I have a wishlist with a i5-2500k and a Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 but that can be broken if you guys can show me something better.

Overclocking:Maybe

SLI or Crossfire:Maybe.

Monitor Resolution:1024x768. ( already got monitor)

Additional Comments: PC doesn't have to be quite or anything like that. I just need something that can run High-End Games Really Well
April 26, 2012 4:56:19 AM

I would recommend a 1080p monitor.

But for that resolution, you should be able to max any game on the market with a top Phenom CPU, 4GB of DDR3, and a 6770. Also any decent AM3 socket motherboard.

Considering your budget, you should forget that monitor, and go with an i5 2500k, 8GB of DDR3, and an HD 7850. Also any decent LGA 1155 motherboard.

Good luck.
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April 26, 2012 5:36:55 AM

7850 is better than GTX 560 TI?
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April 26, 2012 6:44:37 AM

Here's my suggestion...

Part list permalink: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7llr
Part price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7llr/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7llr/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Biostar TZ77B ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($97.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($25.97 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $721.46
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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And of course you may want to get an Ivy Bridge i5 instead, that's your choice, price should e about the same. Also, I left a bit in the budget for a new monitor. Trust me when I say that you need one. No point in getting a computer that can game well and not be able to fully enjoy what it can do.
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April 26, 2012 7:08:26 AM

As gaming is your primary purpose, you may want a PC that is more balanced for it. A 2500k is tons more processor than a 6870 can use. I'd recommend going with an i3 and spending the money on a better video card.

(prices via newegg)

PSU
$45 ($35 with mail in) CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2

CPU
$125 Intel Core i3-2120

Mobo
$110 ASRock Z77 Pro3

RAM
$45 G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

HDD
$110 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB

Case
$40 LIAN LI Lancool PC-K58

Optical
$17 LG DVD Burner 24X

Video
$240 HIS H785F2G2M Radeon HD 7850

I'd strongly reccomend getting a new monitor. Any modern system, even a $250 one, will max out every game in existence @1024x768

Monitor
$110 Acer G215HVAbd Black 21.5" 1920x1080

$842 ($832 after rebate)
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April 26, 2012 11:30:34 AM

quilciri said:
As gaming is your primary purpose, you may want a PC that is more balanced for it. A 2500k is tons more processor than a 6870 can use. I'd recommend going with an i3 and spending the money on a better video card...

PSU
$45 ($35 with mail in) CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2...

He already has a PSU.

You gave some great suggestions. The only thing I really disagree with is on the CPU. He may be open to crossfire in the future, and I really don't think an i3 can feed two 7850s.

I do agree with you on that monitor situation.
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April 26, 2012 11:42:27 AM

Intel i5 2500k
asrock z68 extreme3 gen 3
cm hyper 212 evo
500gb samsung spinsomething hdd
sapphire/msi 7850/7870
13$-20$ optical disk drive
128gb crucial m4 ssd
nzxt source 210 elite(those with extra stuff) or a better case
2x4gb g.skill 8gb ares 1600mhz cl9

if you got some money left or even if you don't go buy your self a better monitor in the next few months


edit: home premium win7 99.99$ good to go
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April 26, 2012 11:43:45 AM

PCgamer81 said:
He already has a PSU.

You gave some great suggestions. The only thing I really disagree with is on the CPU. He may be open to crossfire in the future, and I really don't think an i3 can feed two 7850s.

I do agree with you on that monitor situation.


I too, disagree with the I3 recommendation, and agree about the monitor. I5 is a much better processor for the money spent.
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April 26, 2012 5:35:27 PM

Ah, missed the PSU bit.

Well, losing the PSU, and dropping the HDD to a 500gb WD cav blue , you can almost fit a 2500k in the budget.

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

@$220 for the 2500k, that'd come to $867

However, a 2120 runs a pair of gtx 480's just fine, with room to overclock the cards even, and those cards are equivalent to 7850's in performance.
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April 26, 2012 10:04:34 PM

Many of you guys seem to be leaning towards the Asrock mobo while i said i would like a Gigabyte mobo. Could you tell me what's the advantages of the Asrock Motherboard? What makes it better?
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April 26, 2012 10:34:22 PM

coolmarquis97 said:
Many of you guys seem to be leaning towards the Asrock mobo while i said i would like a Gigabyte mobo. Could you tell me what's the advantages of the Asrock Motherboard? What makes it better?



Asrock has the newer chipset, has pci 3.0, and it's $40 cheaper. It doesn't have firewire 1394 and it's not SLI capable. If you need firewire, or want SLI, go with the Gigabyte board. Your call on that

here's one from Asrock with SLI

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

Here's one from Gigabyte

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 26, 2012 11:27:02 PM

Different chipsets p67 vs z68. Z68 is newer and is reported to work with Ivy Bridge processors.
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