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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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  1. much better for gaming. much better
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jkO4
  2. 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.
  3. yes. an i5 will match the i7 in gaming, the better gpu will see you much farther
  4. Best answer
    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_31GHz_LGA_1155_Processor

    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=N82E16814150604

    Total: $414 (vs your choices for these two components at $428).
  5. Best answer selected by Avanju.
  6. Thank you everyone. You've been very helpful. Ordering the parts today.
  7. 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
  8. 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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