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February 3, 2013 8:07:32 PM

Hi guys I am looking to build a new system and I have about 200$ to spend on the CPU and gpu and since I will only be playing swtor I was wondering if I should go with 150$ card ie 650 ti with the g540 or a 100$ card with a g860 or a Simulary priced CPU GPU combo
Note I will be playing at 1080p

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February 3, 2013 8:31:51 PM

In keeping with the parameters you set up, I would go with the G540 and the better card. the G540 and G860 are only a single tier apart in Tom's Gaming CPU Hierarchy Chart: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...
Usually 1 tier means you won't be able to tell the difference.
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February 3, 2013 8:46:27 PM

If those are the only two practical options, then go for the G540 plus better graphics. The difference in CPU performance isn't worth 25% of the CPU/graphics budget whereas the difference in graphics performance is.
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February 3, 2013 8:55:30 PM

clutchc said:
In keeping with the parameters you set up, I would go with the G540 and the better card. the G540 and G860 are only a single tier apart in Tom's Gaming CPU Hierarchy Chart: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...
Usually 1 tier means you won't be able to tell the difference.


by that same token, the 650 ti is only one tier above the $100 7770.
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February 3, 2013 9:08:02 PM

Oh, not to mention, you get a coupon code for Bioshock infinite and the new tomb raider game with that card!

If you were so inclined, you could sell the codes to make the card's total cost very low.
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February 3, 2013 9:34:38 PM

Sorry for my lack of knowledge but how much could I sell those games for since I live in Canada so there is no mail in rebate

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Nvm I was looking at the wrong card after switching sites ;) 
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February 3, 2013 10:41:39 PM

looks good yoyo
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February 3, 2013 11:28:03 PM

Yoyo57 said:
Sorry for my lack of knowledge but how much could I sell those games for since I live in Canada so there is no mail in rebate

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Nvm I was looking at the wrong card after switching sites ;) 


Need that bit in the original post....all our price quotes have been off because we didn't know you weren't in teh states.
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February 3, 2013 11:29:00 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/BkpZ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/BkpZ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/BkpZ/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Pentium G550 2.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($42.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($23.86 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $296.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 20:28 EST-0500)

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February 3, 2013 11:29:20 PM

Yoyo57 said:
I was just looking at quils 400$ build and came up with this and for me cheaper is way better
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BkpZ


Good build. Question - is your top priority keeping costs down, or playability at 1920x1080?
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February 4, 2013 12:14:52 AM

Price down since I play at very low right now and the only reason I said 1080p is because I will be playing on my 42 inch tv but as long as it looks good and plays at atleast 30 fps
And sorry about not mentioning where I live
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February 4, 2013 3:19:13 AM

so hows the build u chose in canada price?

u wont get better for less
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February 4, 2013 12:21:03 PM

Just went to newegg Canada to see the prices and to buy and shipped to my door is 330$ but there is 2 20$ rebates so 290 in the end so I am happy I could stay under budget and can't wait to order the parts
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February 4, 2013 12:24:58 PM

Best answer selected by Yoyo57.
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