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June 10, 2012 3:05:13 AM

Purchase Date: Hopefully by Tomorrow, no later than Wednesday (Yes, its close :p )
Usage: Gaming, most likely TF2, BF3 and Minecraft
Power Supply: Corsair 650 watt Vengeance
CPU/MoBo: Intel i5 3570k and ASRock Z77 Pro3
Website: Newegg, I also live near a MicroCenter
Parts Preference: Don't really care, as long as it lasts for a while
Overclocking: Most likely
SLI/Crossfire: In the future
Reso: 1920x1080
Budget: Under 200$ would be great

This is my first computer build, so I am a complete Newbie about parts and technical terms. If any more info is needed, just let me know and I'll get back to you ASAP.

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a b U Graphics card
June 10, 2012 3:16:16 AM

Well, I say lol, under $200 for that...this is hilarious.
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June 10, 2012 3:28:13 AM

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Yes, you are going to need at least ~$500 for a decent gaming computer. Preferably ~$800.

Also, are you planning on maxing out BF3 at 1080p because that would make a difference between night and day.
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a c 106 U Graphics card
June 10, 2012 3:28:14 AM

so you need 200$ for: ram, hdd, dvd drive, gpu? the gpu already takes up more than 1/2 of the budget which makes it feel like buying an i5-3570k pointless because gpu importance>cpu importance.

edit: and case makes it even worse:

Hdd: ~60-90$
dvd drive: 18$ if free shipping ~24$ without it
ram: ~25$ for 4gb ~45$ for 8gb
Case: varies, higher end builds aim for 50-90$
Gpu: The most.
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a b U Graphics card
June 10, 2012 3:34:59 AM

I'm assuming you're talking about a GPU here, since you're in this section, and for what you want, this is about the best "cheapest" option for you.

MSI GTX 560 Ti http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $219.99 ($199.99 after MIR)

You can also go with this, but you'll have to use lower than Ultra quality settings in BF3 at 1080p. It's a good card that I can personally vouch for since I have one, it just won't do Ultra quality at 1080p in BF3 (with decent FPS).

Asus GTX 560 DCII OC http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $179.99 ($159.99 after MIR)
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June 10, 2012 3:35:06 AM

LOLOLOL Sorry, I meant 200$ for the GPU only
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a b U Graphics card
June 10, 2012 3:37:49 AM

BrightKnight141 said:
LOLOLOL Sorry, I meant 200$ for the GPU only


Well, read up above your post then, lol. Two good options for you.
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a c 106 U Graphics card
June 10, 2012 3:38:07 AM

if its gpu only, it would be

~170(6870) ~180(560) ~220(560ti or 6950) ~250(7850) overclocked varients hover a bit over the prices shown here.
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June 10, 2012 3:45:01 AM

What would you guys recommend (Under 200 maybe 220) I've been told that the 6870 is better than the 560.
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a c 185 U Graphics card
June 10, 2012 3:45:21 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
I'm assuming you're talking about a GPU here, since you're in this section, and for what you want, this is about the best "cheapest" option for you.

MSI GTX 560 Ti http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $219.99 ($199.99 after MIR)

You can also go with this, but you'll have to use lower than Ultra quality settings in BF3 at 1080p. It's a good card that I can personally vouch for since I have one, it just won't do Ultra quality at 1080p in BF3 (with decent FPS).

Asus GTX 560 DCII OC http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $179.99 ($159.99 after MIR)
+1 these are your best options at 200 price point. ;) 
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a b U Graphics card
June 10, 2012 3:50:11 AM

Well, you're motheboard doesn't support SLI so I would definitely change that to the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 for future proof. Then get the GTX 560 ti.
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