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July 10, 2012 5:33:45 PM

i need help to build a new cpu.please suggest a gaming cpu configuration for 600$ and one for 500$(for a friend).dont need a optical drive and case.

is this configuartion good for atotal of about 600$.(all from newegg)

Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz 214$
ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP LGA 1155 Intel H77 89$
G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 46$
Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W 43$
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM sata 3 64$
radeon hd 6850 149$

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July 10, 2012 5:48:56 PM

Here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.00 @ Mac Connection)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($97.99 @ eCost)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GT 640 2GB Video Card ($115.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($36.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $534.92
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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July 11, 2012 1:24:20 AM

g-unit1111 said:
Here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.00 @ Mac Connection)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($97.99 @ eCost)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GT 640 2GB Video Card ($115.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($36.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $534.92
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)


Um i thought i would not call u out on this but you do realise the GT 640 u suggested is about as horrible a piece of advice one could possibly share right? A GTS 450 from 2 generations ago is considerably better! Are u advising that 8GB DDR3 1600 and a 2GB GT640 would some how nab a person monster gaming performance?
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GT_640...

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Pricing of the GT 640 is awful. Currently the ZOTAC GT 640 is available online for $110, which gets you a HD 6790, that's 50% faster. If you want to spend less, go for the HD 6670, which offers similar performance but costs only $65. If you are only interested in media PC capabilities, then there are cheaper alternatives out there that offer similar features, also in single slot form factor, some of them even passively cooled.


Just so we are clear it is a poor buy @ $110 so wow u suggest getting one @ $116? - mind boggling lol
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July 11, 2012 6:15:59 AM

batuchka said:
Um i thought i would not call u out on this but you do realise the GT 640 u suggested is about as horrible a piece of advice one could possibly share right? A GTS 450 from 2 generations ago is considerably better! Are u advising that 8GB DDR3 1600 and a 2GB GT640 would some how nab a person monster gaming performance?
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GT_640...
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/batuchka/Untitled-1098.jpg
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Pricing of the GT 640 is awful. Currently the ZOTAC GT 640 is available online for $110, which gets you a HD 6790, that's 50% faster. If you want to spend less, go for the HD 6670, which offers similar performance but costs only $65. If you are only interested in media PC capabilities, then there are cheaper alternatives out there that offer similar features, also in single slot form factor, some of them even passively cooled.


Just so we are clear it is a poor buy @ $110 so wow u suggest getting one @ $116? - mind boggling lol


OK I know it's a poor choice but it's certainly better than a 550TI and it's way better than integrated video. Ideally I'd include a 6850 in every sub-$600 build but that's not always obtainable. The 6790 used to be the defacto choice here but that's since been discontinued and there's been nothing released in that price range that could even remotely come close.
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July 11, 2012 7:25:28 PM

g-unit1111 said:
OK I know it's a poor choice but it's certainly better than a 550TI and it's way better than integrated video.



Ouch do u even know how to read charts :pfff: 
TS - if there ever was an example of no advice is better than bad advice g-unit1111 here has shown it so u were on the right track 1st time - go for at least a HD 6850 or better for best gaming performance/$$
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July 11, 2012 7:46:23 PM

i raise that 6850 and see that 6870 with
MSI GeForce GTX 560 810MHZ 1GB $164.98
After Mail In Rebate: $144.98 ($5 cheaper)
and free shipping as opposed to $7.56 Shipping ($12.50 cheaper total)
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July 11, 2012 7:58:49 PM

~ $500 build
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 560 1GB Video Card ($144.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 550W ATX12V Power Supply ($57.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $505.49
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

for the ~$600 build just swap the i3 2120 with:
Intel Core i5 2400 $189.98
and the RAM with something slightly faster:
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB $45.99
TOTAL$591.48
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July 11, 2012 8:00:13 PM

Now thats what i call an awesome $500ish config :p  If i were TS and since an odd/case is not needed i would go with the above ^^
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July 11, 2012 8:09:15 PM

batuchka said:
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/batuchka/u1-5.jpg
Ouch do u even know how to read charts :pfff: 
TS - if there ever was an example of no advice is better than bad advice g-unit1111 here has shown it so u were on the right track 1st time - go for at least a HD 6850 or better for best gaming performance/$$


Stop saying I'm giving bad advice or I don't know how to read the charts correctly. I said my choice was poor but there's nothing really that can accurately compare to the discontinued 6790.
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July 11, 2012 8:19:30 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Stop saying I'm giving bad advice or I don't know how to read the charts correctly. I said my choice was poor but there's nothing really that can accurately compare to the discontinued 6790.



If u knew, you would not say a GT 640 is better than a 550Ti. If i didn't call you out on that, people not in the know would take that as a fact and that would be misleading :non:  In any case it has been shown other confgis for gaming @ $500 is more than capable of spanking any GT 640 based config and looniam has more or less put the matter to bed
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July 11, 2012 8:23:28 PM

batuchka said:
If u knew, you would not say a GT 640 is better than a 550Ti. If i didn't call you out on that, people not in the know would take that as a fact and that would be misleading :non:  In any case it has been shown a full rig for gaming @ $500 is more than capable of spanking any GT 640 based config and looniam has more or less put the matter to bed


Please type out the words "you" and "your" - it's not that hard.

I know the GT 640 is a poor choice, and I admit it, and I've said that several times alone in this thread.
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July 11, 2012 8:28:27 PM

Err it's not about admission - it's simply getting the facts (that are readily available online) straight.
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July 23, 2012 10:22:18 AM

Anonymous said:
~ $500 build
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 560 1GB Video Card ($144.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 550W ATX12V Power Supply ($57.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $505.49
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
for the ~$600 build just swap the i3 2120 with:
Intel Core i5 2400 $189.98
and the RAM with something slightly faster:
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB $45.99
TOTAL$591.48


will the lucidvirtu mvp on ASRock H77 Pro4 give any advantage with a card like gtx560.i read that its not very useful with high end cards
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July 24, 2012 4:49:02 AM

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