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October 5, 2012 4:16:13 PM

This is my first build so take a look at my New Egg shopping cart, and help me out I haven't chosen the case yet cause I don't need it to look pretty. My budget is $700-$775 the only real issue I'm concerned with so far is the Graphics card, the HD7870 I'm directed to get by Falcon Guide. I keep seeing reviews saying that they are having screen blackout issues. So given what the other parts are that I am using, is there another card that will work?

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a b U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 4:26:47 PM

There's no link. But that 7870 should be fine - I have one and have had no issues with it.

For $800 here's what you should get:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($117.85 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($251.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($53.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS224-06 DVD/CD Writer ($27.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $861.30
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 5, 2012 4:30:50 PM

solidsnake89x said:
This is my first build :o  so take a look at my New Egg shopping cart, and help me out I haven't chosen the case yet cause I don't need it to look pretty. My budget is $700-$775 the only real issue I'm concerned with so far is the Graphics card, the HD7870 I'm directed to get by Falcon Guide. I keep seeing reviews saying that they are having screen blackout issues. So given what I'm the other parts I am using, is there another that will work?

there are a lot of nice cases a plane jane is the antec one cases. if your looking for a small case. there also the rosswell distoryer case and a few clones of it on new egg. for cases you want one that lets you work on the cpu/cpu back plate. (if the cpu fan fails and needs to be replaced without pulling the mb. with cable management. the crusial r line of cases. the game you posted sounds more like a driver issues more then a hardware issues. have you checked there help forums to see if they drop a patch or ati drop a driver fix?? if you dont go with ati then you have to pick up a 670/660ti card to be in the same speed as that amd card.
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October 5, 2012 4:42:51 PM

g-unit1111 said:
There's no link. But that 7870 should be fine - I have one and have had no issues with it.

For $800 here's what you should get:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($117.85 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($251.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($53.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS224-06 DVD/CD Writer ($27.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $861.30
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)




Well I posted the screenshot. $800 was the ceiling and I don't really want a Quad core it's 80% for gaming.
a b U Graphics card
October 5, 2012 4:46:57 PM

solidsnake89x said:
Well I posted the screenshot. $800 was the ceiling and I don't really want a Quad core it's 80% for gaming.


Quad core CPUs are beneficial for gaming - especially if you play a lot of strategy games.
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