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~800$ gaming/everything else PC

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July 22, 2012 2:37:48 AM

Anything i can get cheaper/better and any advice

Approximate Purchase Date: about a month

Budget Range: ~800$

System Usage from Most to Least important: gaming, everything else

Are you buying a monitor: no


Do you need to buy OS: Yes


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: none

Location: Australia, in victoria

Parts Preferences: none, so long as they're good bang for buck

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Probably in the future

Your Monitor resoloution: 1920x1080


When are you purchasing: Buying in the next month or so
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: current computer has an intel processor that still uses pins! I want a new that can play Battlefield 3 on medium specs at 1080 by 1920

Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts. Please do not post only links:
CPU
Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $195.00 Motherboard
MSI Z77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $125.00 Memory
G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory Hard Drive
Kingston SSDNow V+200 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $109.00 Video Card
PowerColor Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card $139.00 - Case
Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Casem $49.00
Power Supply
OCZ 600W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $79.00


More about : 800 gaming

July 22, 2012 2:39:40 AM

Get a 6850. Same price as 7770 and beats it easily.
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July 22, 2012 2:42:21 AM

Problem is, here in aus those cost a lot more for some reason, so it doesnt make sense to buy it
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July 22, 2012 2:44:00 AM

OK. Well, the 7770 isn't bad. What games do you play?
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July 22, 2012 2:48:32 AM

Id like to play bf3 multiplayer at medium/high graphics
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July 22, 2012 2:52:20 AM

A 7770 is a pretty weak video card for a gaming machine, and not the best compliment to an i5, especially for battlefield 3. You might consider saving up a little more for a higher budget. At bare minimum, I would be looking to get a 560 TI or a Radeon 7850 to max out Battlefield 3.
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July 22, 2012 2:55:42 AM

A 6870 can play BF3 on High pretty well, and even does Ultra albeit at reduced FPS.
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July 22, 2012 2:56:25 AM

Ok, so the 7850 isnt a bad card? I will probably crossfire a year from now, will this card gain a decent boost from it? The reason i chose the 7770 is because it crossfires well(so iv'e heard), so i can go a bit cheaper now, and increase later
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July 22, 2012 2:58:49 AM

A 7770 SLI wouldn't be bad, but you'd get about 7850 performance, so best to go 7850.
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July 22, 2012 3:02:13 AM

Hmmm, ill go see how much they cost her.(it could be a crap deal here, so im not sure)
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July 22, 2012 3:06:56 AM

My problem is the fact that my parents wont let me hit the "sweet" spot for bang for buck, so a 250$ 7850 is too much. (should it even cost that much?)
Also, i wnat the computer to be fairly futureproof, so should i up anything else?
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July 22, 2012 3:10:26 AM

A 560 Ti/6950 for $200 would be great.
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July 22, 2012 3:33:35 AM

Once again, i must say that the 6950 is unavailable here in aus. Also, the 560 ti is $220 and up. The cheapest 560 is around $180
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July 22, 2012 3:55:00 AM

No such thing as future proof, they're all junk in 4-5 years.

Forget the SSD altogether. Get a regular old hard drive 500GB. Would that give you enough room for a better video card?
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July 22, 2012 4:02:28 AM

Ill have a look at reguAr ol' hard drives. I can just get an SSD in a year or to when prices are sensible
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July 22, 2012 4:04:35 AM

Also, aside from previous gen video cards, what would you recomend for my build, because in australia, their seems to be no such thing as a cheap, more powerful old card.
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July 22, 2012 4:08:27 AM

PANZER4 said:
Ill have a look at reguAr ol' hard drives. I can just get an SSD in a year or to when prices are sensible

My thoughts exactly. It would be good to hold off, there is a price war going on with them, they already have dropped quite a bit and should keep going.


PANZER4 said:
Also, aside from previous gen video cards, what would you recomend for my build, because in australia, their seems to be no such thing as a cheap, more powerful old card.



GTX 480s I don't know about Australia, but here in the US they're less than half the price they originally were and are still quite powerful even today.

For decent cards that I would consider, 6870 is about as low as I think I would go. GTX 570 are a good option, 560 TI, if you have to an SLI of 2 GTX 460s would even be a good option.. Do you have links of places you're shopping at so I can see whats available?
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July 22, 2012 4:33:01 AM

You aren't kidding, shits expensive in Aus land. And the selection on those 2 sites isn't that great. Are there any other places you can order from? Does Amazon.com service Australia?
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