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September 7, 2012 4:41:48 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gMlO
Thinking this is maxed out for under $1200. Anybody improve at that cost or shave some bucks off without sacrificing quality?
Just for gaming. Upcoming simcity, arma 3 and xcom.

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September 7, 2012 5:10:02 AM

Oh there definitely is. The gtx 560 Ti for that price is ridiculous. For $239.99 get a Radeon 7850 or 7870. Much faster for the same price. The 560 Ti is a generation old and not worth it anymore.

Good luck!
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September 7, 2012 5:22:18 AM

Very solid build i can see you did your homework quite well however unless you prefer nvidia i suggest get this it's cheaper and out preforms 560 TI SAPPHIRE 100355OCL Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card OC Version http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 7, 2012 5:28:10 AM

560ti is a terrible buy at $270. You could get a much faster 7870 for less.
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September 7, 2012 5:57:29 PM

hapkido said:
560ti is a terrible buy at $270. You could get a much faster 7870 for less.


Definitely agree with this.

I'd try something like this for $1200:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($24.97 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G245HQ Abmid 23.6" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1220.86
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-07 13:57 EDT-0400)
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September 7, 2012 6:06:06 PM

Check out my signature builds, the 1187.21$ rig in there can rape the one you originally posted.
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September 7, 2012 6:13:08 PM

idroid said:
Check out my signature builds, the 1187.21$ rig in there can rape the one you originally posted.

Your costs don't include a monitor or os though. That'd add around another $250.
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September 7, 2012 6:16:44 PM

xtjaga3 said:
Your costs don't include a monitor or os though. That'd add around another $250.


Hmmm... well there is wide variety of monitors you can choose from...

Btw (i DO NOT want to offend) you seem to be kinda new to this things.... go here to read your messages.
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September 12, 2012 2:43:05 AM

Best answer selected by xtjaga3.
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