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Advice on gaming pc around $700

I am looking to build a gaming pc to basically play Guild Wars 2 & possibly Diablo 3 at highest settings in my living room. I set my budget at $700 +/- $100. I am looking for a fresh pair of eyes to let me know where I could improve performance, lower cost etc. I plan to use hdmi to a 47 inch TV. I tried going micro atx but felt that heat wise, I should just use a mid tower I appreciate any and all suggestions. I plan to start the build as soon as I am confident I'm getting the best bang for my buck!!!

*I have a asus dvd writer, a couple sata hdd's and mouse/keyboard I plan to use, let me know if I'm forgetting anything thanks again.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293 $114.00

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072 $199.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231546 $41.99

http://www.amazon.com/HD7870-DC2-2GD5-DisplayPort-Utilities-PCI-Express-Graphics/dp/B007JLFVNO/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=15THYTM651X7R&coliid=I316ZM5H1G6ZAO $253.99

http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Series-80PLUS-Performance-compatible/dp/B005A2RJOI/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=15THYTM651X7R&coliid=IROI0DZ7SOU7A $89.99

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Direct-Contact-RR-B10-212P-G1/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pdT1_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=15THYTM651X7R&coliid=I13GHKAD37WSIN $25.09

http://www.amazon.com/NZXT-Phantom-Tower-Gaming-Case/dp/B006I2H084/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=15THYTM651X7R&coliid=I2V56ZE53FLWB7 $99.99

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=91218&CatId=5300 $59.99 Purchased today 1 day sale!!
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  1. Good build! As you want to be playing Guild Wars 2, let me tell you something. I play it too, and on my GTX 670, in world v world, I will drop down to 30-40 FPS in big fights. So if that's what you will mainly be doing, consider a more powerful graphics card.
  2. nsouter853 said:
    Good build! As you want to be playing Guild Wars 2, let me tell you something. I play it too, and on my GTX 670, in world v world, I will drop down to 30-40 FPS in big fights. So if that's what you will mainly be doing, consider a more powerful graphics card.


    What graphics card would you recommend, I think I found a less expensive case that has about the same cooling so maybe I can put the money saved there towards a better gpu. thanks for the reply,.
  3. tricex2 said:
    What graphics card would you recommend, I think I found a less expensive case that has about the same cooling so maybe I can put the money saved there towards a better gpu. thanks for the reply,.

    really you are ok with a 7870 . . .


    EVERY card will dip down from time to time.
  4. Anonymous said:
    really you are ok with a 7870 . . .
    http://media.bestofmicro.com/J/D/348025/original/appearance%201920.png

    EVERY card will dip down from time to time.



    Thanks for the reply, after viewing your graph, looks like your right when it comes to my budget, what do you and nsrout think about changing the case I have to this one?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233

    I will be air cooling so I want to make sure I can keep my temps manageable and I'm wondering if the $40 difference is going to actually change my experience both building and playing.
  5. Best answer
    the building/tinkering will be a little easier on the NZXT. but if you can deal with no front usb3 and get another large fan for the top exhaust the HAF will do.
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