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May 15, 2012 1:55:29 AM

Hello everyone, well my idea was to build a nice pc for gaming, blue-ray and music, but what I most want is nice perfomance at gaming. So, if you have some opinions, advices, critics, build changes that can help with what I want to achieve, they're welcome :) .

Monitor: I'm going to use a 23 or 24 inch monitor at 1080p.

Don't include monitor,keyboard,mouse or speakers on the budget.

Country: I'm going to buy all the stuff in the US. Then I'm going to take all back with me to my home country, Bolivia :D  ... :sweat:  (this is goin to be fun :na:  )

Approximate Purchase Date: 1 Month

Budget range: from 800 to 1100 max

Overclock: -----> NO <-----

Crossfire: -----> NO <-----

Brands that I like: intel, gigabyte, corsair, antec, seasonic, silverstone, nvidia, asus, kingston.

Games I'm going to play titles like: BF3, GTA IV, Dirt 3, NFS The Run, Assassins Creed. And maybe some flight simulator for my old man.

So this is the build I was thinking of:

1.- SAMSUNG 830 Series 64gb for SO and small programs = 100$ (newegg)

2.- Seagate Barracuda 500gb for storage = 70$ (us.ncix.com)

3.- CPU Intel Core i5 3550 = 210$ (us.ncix.com)

4.- Motherboard Gigabyte H77M-D3H 89$ (us.ncix.com)

5.- Memory Corsair Vengance Low Profile "BLUE" DDR3-1600 53$ (us.ncix.com)

6.- Blueray Drive Asus BC-12B1ST 57$ (us.ncix.com)

7.- Case. I'll buy this thing in back in my country :na: 

8.- GPU Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 OC 975MHZ 2GB 280$ (us.ncix.com)

9.- I think the Seasonic S12II 520W(80$ at us.ncix) can handle radeon 7870 or GTX670? If I'm not right please tell my so I go for the 620w(89$ at us.ncix), or if you have some other idea for PSU I listen.

10.- And for my music and blueray video:

Asus Xonar DX = 72$ at newegg



Shoot... :D 

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a b 4 Gaming
May 15, 2012 1:36:03 PM

yeah go with the 7850 if you dont want any bottlenecks. your build seems fit
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May 15, 2012 3:08:32 PM

TheBigTroll said:
yeah go with the 7850 if you dont want any bottlenecks. your build seems fit


Yeah I think you're right. Thanks man.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 15, 2012 11:32:55 PM

another great 7850 is the msi twin frozer 3 oc 7850. it a bit smaller
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May 16, 2012 12:20:29 AM

GTX 670 beats 7950 just in case you were wondering
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May 16, 2012 12:54:00 AM

BuBzXXL said:
GTX 670 beats 7950 just in case you were wondering


Yeah I heard that. Also heard that the GTX670 it's almost = to the 7970...
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May 18, 2012 3:13:09 AM

I was thinking... Should I go for a mATX MB ?

I'm only using this:

1 GPU

1 SDD

1 HDD

1 Blueray/dvd/cd drive

I mean... I can save a few bucks in the MB and go a little bit higher on a gpu...


I have this two other options in mATX MB:


http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=70268&vpn=GA-H77M-D3H&...


http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=70266&vpn=GA-Z77M-D3H&...

I mean what the hell is the difference between this two of course of the price... I can go for the one with the price of 89$ and take the radeon 7870, what you say?


EDIT: What the hell I'm going for the one of 89$. Has all I'm going to need-use. And I'll take the radeon 7870 or the gtx 670 :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
May 18, 2012 7:22:15 AM

BuBzXXL said:
GTX 670 beats 7950 just in case you were wondering

Actually, that is not entirely true. Crysis Warhead is better with the 7950 than the 670.
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May 18, 2012 4:04:38 PM

azeem40 said:
Actually, that is not entirely true. Crysis Warhead is better with the 7950 than the 670.


Actually that is good info for the guy who is seeking to play that game with very nice quality... :D  (not me)
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May 28, 2012 1:05:24 AM

Best answer selected by majadito.
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