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October 2, 2012 12:10:00 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/iVTE i have put this build together for gaming and video watching well staying under my 600$ budget. If you could help. i am open to anything, Heck i f you wanna suggest a wholenother build thats better go for it. Thanks!!!!

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a b 4 Gaming
October 2, 2012 12:14:18 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/j5U8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/j5U8/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/j5U8/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Pentium G850 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($28.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.88 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($176.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.37 @ Amazon)
Total: $540.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Made it $9 cheaper. I don't know how you feel about mail in rebates. It should be exactly $600 now.
October 2, 2012 12:18:11 AM

Deemo13 said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/j5U8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/j5U8/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/j5U8/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Pentium G850 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($28.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.88 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($176.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.37 @ Amazon)
Total: $540.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Made it $9 cheaper. I don't know how you feel about mail in rebates. It should be exactly $600 now.

could i be playing mordan games on this setup with a fair fps?
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a b 4 Gaming
October 2, 2012 12:26:49 AM

It would play modern games yes, but aznshinobi's build is also very good.
October 2, 2012 12:27:48 AM

aznshinobi said:
Check out my $500-$650 build here: http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore#module14669582...
Costs less before rebate sitting at only $575, get the OS here and your build would be getting a better CPU (the i3 3220) and a better motherboard for roughly the same cost.
OS here: http://www.softwaresupplygroup.com/microsoft-windows-7-...

that one is abit to expensive for me. thanks anyways. Did you check out my build? could i play games at medium to high settings?
October 2, 2012 12:28:47 AM

Deemo13 said:
It would play modern games yes, but aznshinobi's build is also very good.

it is out of my price range. I dont have a solid income.
a b 4 Gaming
October 2, 2012 12:31:18 AM

Deemo's build is better. The 7850 is an update, runs cooler overclocks WAY better, and is generally quieter. I'd rather go that route. I think it'd be better to spend only $40 more than your budget with the OS link I said since it is discounted but trustable. The i3 3220 will be better but ultimately your choice.
a b 4 Gaming
October 2, 2012 12:37:20 AM

OP, my build is the exact same as yours, except the power supply is less, as the 7850 doesn't need that much power and runs cooler.

I'd love to throw a i3 2220 in there too, but I haven't seen any bench's on them yet. Are they like the same? Any better or worse?
October 2, 2012 12:55:09 AM

Note that the GPU in Deemo's build is a 1 GB model. Unfortunately you just missed out on some deals on 2 GB 7850s. I'd stick with the 2 GB 6950 unless you want to wait a little and see if the 7850 deals reappear.

Also the PSU in Deemo's build is actually $10 cheaper than listed because of a promo code that is expiring today. I'm not sure how close you are to ordering, but it's the best deal on a cheap but acceptable PSU right now.
October 2, 2012 2:04:38 AM

lighter17 said:
Note that the GPU in Deemo's build is a 1 GB model. Unfortunately you just missed out on some deals on 2 GB 7850s. I'd stick with the 2 GB 6950 unless you want to wait a little and see if the 7850 deals reappear.

Also the PSU in Deemo's build is actually $10 cheaper than listed because of a promo code that is expiring today. I'm not sure how close you are to ordering, but it's the best deal on a cheap but acceptable PSU right now.

what do you think about Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 gpu?
a b 4 Gaming
October 2, 2012 2:05:11 AM

Not nearly as fast as the 7850 I posted, but if you are on a budget its a good choice.
October 2, 2012 2:12:11 AM

Deemo13 said:
Not nearly as fast as the 7850 I posted, but if you are on a budget its a good choice.

should i go with your build?
a b 4 Gaming
October 2, 2012 2:42:37 AM

I would go with mine personally yes.
October 2, 2012 2:46:58 AM

Deemo13 said:
I would go with mine personally yes.

Alrite thank you so much bro. Il let you know when i egt all the parts and get it all put together!!!
October 2, 2012 2:49:59 AM

Don't you think you should go with a better CPU and lesser GPU? That's bottlnecking if i've ever seen it. p-p
a b 4 Gaming
October 2, 2012 2:57:33 AM

The Pentium G850 is about as fast as a Phenom II X4. I don't feel as if a Phenom II X4 would bottleneck a 7850, as I have a Phenom II X4 965 with a 6950, flashed to a 6970, and I don't see a bottleneck.

I don't think it would bottleneck, as the 6970 is quicker than the 7850 and there is no bottleneck.
a b 4 Gaming
October 2, 2012 2:59:53 AM

^ Untrue, the G860 is fine for cards up to the 7850-7870. After that I'd start questioning if there are bottlenecks but generally you want a better GPU than the CPU. CPUs can always be upgraded later, vice versa but generally the load of games is carried by the GPU. If you bottleneck, you can always max your settings which will take some load off the CPU and tax the GPU.
October 2, 2012 9:19:33 PM

Deemo13 said:
The Pentium G850 is about as fast as a Phenom II X4. I don't feel as if a Phenom II X4 would bottleneck a 7850, as I have a Phenom II X4 965 with a 6950, flashed to a 6970, and I don't see a bottleneck.

I don't think it would bottleneck, as the 6970 is quicker than the 7850 and there is no bottleneck.

so i should keep the build as it is?
October 2, 2012 9:21:53 PM

aznshinobi said:
^ Untrue, the G860 is fine for cards up to the 7850-7870. After that I'd start questioning if there are bottlenecks but generally you want a better GPU than the CPU. CPUs can always be upgraded later, vice versa but generally the load of games is carried by the GPU. If you bottleneck, you can always max your settings which will take some load off the CPU and tax the GPU.

so my build is fine?
a b 4 Gaming
October 2, 2012 11:18:07 PM

With your budget, yea.
October 2, 2012 11:26:11 PM

Deemo13 said:
With your budget, yea.

alrite thanks
a b 4 Gaming
October 2, 2012 11:43:56 PM

If by my build you mean Deemo's then yes.
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