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February 13, 2013 8:18:39 AM

Guys Which Build Is better for only gaming. Also I wont change My pc for the next 3 years.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.48 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($496.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.24 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer G205HVbd 20.0" Monitor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1086.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 05:02 EST-0500)


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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.48 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($324.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.24 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer G205HVbd 20.0" Monitor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1014.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 05:05 EST-0500)

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.48 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($463.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.24 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer G205HVbd 20.0" Monitor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1153.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 05:12 EST-0500)

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February 13, 2013 8:36:42 AM

brother would you please make up your mind already!! :) 
my vote: build 2 (reason?...it's cheapest and will run all most all games at max)
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February 13, 2013 8:44:13 AM

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http://www.overclock.net/u/173759/belial

Check my signature in my profile there. I have 3 computer builds listed, each for under $500, that are amazing.

I'm using a 3770k, SSD, NH-D14, 2400mhz RAM, GTX 460 build right now for $509. I also delidded my i7 (you really gotta delid ivy to make it worthwhile). I can max out most games, my GPU is my weakest point but the games I play are much more CPU intensive than GPU intensive, I could easily buy another 460 for SLI for $60 and max out any game.

You should basically only have to spend less than $700 for a much better computer than the one you have picked out, an SSD, better cooling (no monitor).


I just asked which is better, not any other stuff. And seriously, stop going ballistic! :non: 
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February 13, 2013 8:44:46 AM

satyamdubey said:
brother would you please make up your mind already!! :) 
my vote: build 2 (reason?...it's cheapest and will run all most all games at max)


What bout the first?
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a c 79 à CPUs
February 13, 2013 9:44:15 AM

hotshot2797 said:
What bout the first?

It's good as well and so is the third. lets only look at the cpu/gpu combo and there I see a lot of value in the second build. You get an unlocked processor and an adequately powerful card (and I'd take the Asus P8 z77-vlk any day over the asrock.) and its the cheapest so best value.

Now I would still urge you to go through Belial's post again. It would make a lot of sense if you threw in an SSD. If you have a lot of data or plan to keep a lot of stuff then maybe you'd need that much space but I can at least speak for myself that i'll probably never fill up my 500 GB hard drive.

Instead, for the handful games I play and my obsession for benchmarking my system and tweaking the components (I am a novice at hardware stuff so I am learning stuff everyday), I know i'd be much happier with how snappy my system would be instead with a 128 GB SSD (my Sandra score would look better LOL). And Belial's still talking about upgrade later in time, so not really suggesting that you do not go for more space and generally more of everything.

a CX 430 is indeed a good PSU. Cooler Master psu's have always been quiet unpopular at least here at Tom's. Though my room mate's running a CM 400 Watt one with 8120 stock and it's not given any problems.
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February 13, 2013 10:12:03 AM

So 7950 Vs 7970?
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February 13, 2013 10:41:10 AM

I have just looked up the monitor you have quoted in all 3 builds and its only 1600x900. I am no expert but am looking into a new build myself and all your systems all looks massively over the top for such a low res screen. If it were me I would trim back the fat on the rest of the build and go for a much better quality monitor.
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a c 79 à CPUs
February 13, 2013 11:55:51 AM

sizzling said:
I have just looked up the monitor you have quoted in all 3 builds and its only 1600x900. I am no expert but am looking into a new build myself and all your systems all looks massively over the top for such a low res screen. If it were me I would trim back the fat on the rest of the build and go for a much better quality monitor.

^ for this very reason, I recommend a 7950 over 7970. Then use the price difference between the two gpu's and upgrade to a 1080p monitor.
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February 13, 2013 12:50:35 PM

hotshot2797 said:
How is this monitor
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http://www.aocindia.com/product.php?product_id=22&type=...


Hmm it has a 14ms response time which is slow and I believe will lead to blurring on screen when there is fast motion. As I said I am looking myself and after reading up I am aiming to get a monitor with a minimum of 1920x1080 with a response time of 5ms or less. Others will have a far bette idea of what a good monitor is though so sit tight until an expert drops in.
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a c 79 à CPUs
February 13, 2013 12:58:39 PM

Have no clue bout that brand. How much s it for?. Why not check
here: http://hardwire.in/29-displays#/
ITDepot are not hosting much so not posting there link here but give it a try.
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a b à CPUs
February 13, 2013 1:26:03 PM

Get 5ms monitor from dell,benq or samsung
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February 13, 2013 1:47:59 PM

Futureproofing is futile. If the borg were computer builders thats what they'd say.

With that said, and you saying you just want to go with what you have listed I say none of the builds.

I have three reasons for saying this:

1. All builds have i5's: You want to make sure this is good enough for the next three years and CURRENTLY i7's are overkill for gaming...CURRENTLY. Who's to say in two years you wont benefit from the extra power an i7 would give you.

2. The Vengeance series ram is overkill. Heat sinks on memory? YOU'RE SO VAIN. the Crucial Ballistix are just as good and over 10 dollars cheaper and since you'll be at MC to pick up your i7 processor you can pick it up.

http://microcenter.com/product/382101/Ballistix_Sport_8...(PC3-12800)_CL9_Dual_Channel_Desktop_Memory_Kit_(Two_4GB_Memory_Modules)

3. YOU NEED AN SSD. Computer boots are faster, game loads are faster...above and beyond any other component you get (other than graphics I suppose) an SSD will give you the biggest boost in speed in almost EVERY aspect of your computer build.

Now I know I know I know you said you just wanted an opinion on what you HAD. But this is a forum, and this is AMERICA...so you had to know that people were going to chime in however they wanted anyway. GL
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