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Looking for Best Gaming Components for a PC under 500$

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September 21, 2012 9:23:24 PM

Hello, I'm looking to upgrade parts in my computer but I don't have a great amount of knowledge as to what I should get and what I should look for. I have a 1680 by 1050 monitor, a 750 watt PSU, and 2 hard-drives, and a sound-card. I'm looking for a new Mobo, CPU, RAM, and a new graphics card. Unfortunately I only have about 400-500$ to spend on this. Can anyone help me put together components that work together properly and will be good to play games such as Guild Wars 2 on at least high settings @ 30+ fps? I have Win7 prof. so no need for a OS.

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September 21, 2012 9:50:22 PM

If I wouldn't need to overclock I wont. How good are the Radeon's? And do all of these components work together correctly?
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September 21, 2012 9:53:43 PM

zared619 said:
If you don't plan on overclocking, this is a great set up.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/i82j.

Don't hesitate to ask some questions.



Also is 1600mhz RAM worth it? would 1333 do the job?
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September 22, 2012 1:13:35 AM

The 7850 is as good as they come for $200.

The RAM could be dropped down to 1333 and you wouldn't see a huge difference.

The parts I have listed are all compatible. What is you PSU model? It probably has the right connectors, but probably should make sure before you buy anything.
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September 22, 2012 1:34:58 AM

the 7850 is a great buy ( i have it) but if you are thinking of playing more demanding games the 7870 is as low as 220. i would have bought this had it been this cheap 3 weeks ago =(
1333 ram in dual channel is all you need, but with ram so cheap (relatively) why not get something for future plans ( like OC'n) and with the rebate that's a great deal!
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September 22, 2012 1:35:16 AM

zared619 said:
The 7850 is as good as they come for $200.

The RAM could be dropped down to 1333 and you wouldn't see a huge difference.

The parts I have listed are all compatible. What is you PSU model? It probably has the right connectors, but probably should make sure before you buy anything.



Corsair TX750
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September 22, 2012 2:20:40 AM

That's a great PSU, and you won't have any issues with that and the mother board and peripherals.
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