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Cheap gaming build: G860/i3-2100 & HD 7750/7770

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August 12, 2012 8:03:13 PM

Building a cheap light gaming build for my son and was wondering how well the new value class Radeon 7xxx series cards work with i3 sandy bridge or G860 processors.

Current thoughts:
MSI B75A-G43
Pentium G860 / i3-2100
2x 2GB Kingston HyperX blu
Radeon HD 7750 / Radeon HD 7770
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14

Everything else will be stuff that I have right now.

What are your thoughts on the setup?
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August 12, 2012 9:29:22 PM

Unless you're pretty much exclusively playing RTS and MMO's, I'd go for the Pentium and HD 7770. Just to put that into perspective with older parts, the Pentium/HD 7770 would be similar to a Phenom II 955 and GTX 460 1GB or something.
August 12, 2012 11:11:14 PM

Thanks. Thats what I'm thinking too. The processors look quite similar when looking at the specs and the G860 is 40€ cheaper.
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August 12, 2012 11:12:19 PM

Overall thats a nice build for gaming, i'd get the i3 2120 with the 7700 and a budget H61 board.
August 12, 2012 11:21:17 PM

Thanks! The H61 is a nice suggestion and even saves me some money.
August 12, 2012 11:24:27 PM

plekter said:
Thanks! The H61 is a nice suggestion and even saves me some money.


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