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October 4, 2012 3:21:55 PM

What do you all think about this build? Tried to get the best deal for sub $800. Going to get a SSD during BF with what's left. A few deals at Newegg weren't updated on Part picker so you'll see a few differences in prices.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jkHz

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($285.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.29 @ Newegg)

Total: $699.22

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October 4, 2012 3:36:39 PM

TheBigTroll said:
much better for gaming. much better
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jkO4


So I should opt for a better video card over the 3770? That's the main difference right? Sorry, first time building so I can use all the help I can get.

My last prebuilt lasted about 4 years before really dropping off in performance. I was thinking I could always upgrade the video card later, but a good processor will last me longer.



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October 4, 2012 3:38:56 PM

yes. an i5 will match the i7 in gaming, the better gpu will see you much farther
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October 4, 2012 3:39:32 PM

My impression (I've done alot of research but haven't built a new pc yet), is that your CPU is much more powerful than you would need, and your graphics card much less powerful. A more balanced choice might be something like this:

CPU: $164
Intel Core i5 3450 3.1GHz LGA 1155 Processor
http://www.microcenter.com/product/388579/Core_i5_3450_...

Graphics Card: $250
XFX Core Edition FX-787A-CNFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $414 (vs your choices for these two components at $428).


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October 4, 2012 4:21:43 PM

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October 4, 2012 4:22:01 PM

Thank you everyone. You've been very helpful. Ordering the parts today.
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October 5, 2012 3:34:19 AM

TheBigTroll said:
this is a better video card. the other poster had a single fan 7870 which isnt as good
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=69829&promoid=1047


Yeah, I ended up going with the double. found a deal on Newegg so it was actually cheaper than the single fan. Plus it came with Sleeping Dogs. heh
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