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October 7, 2012 7:17:17 PM

Hey there guys, I'm needing a new computer. So far I've done lots of research, and I've pretty much got my build planned out. I'm planning on gaming smoothly at med-high settings on GW2, Minecraft, Skyrim, Civ V, and Portal 2. Trying to stay within a $600 budget. My build looks something like this:

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965 ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Micro ATX AM3+ ($49.99 @ Newegg after MIR)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB ($55.99 @ NCIX)
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 1GB ($139.99 @ Newegg after MIR)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
PSU: Rosewill Stallion 500W ATX12V ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($92.09 @ Amazon)

My cousin works at an Eclipse Computing Solutions near me, so I could get some stuff cheaper there, and there's a Newegg warehouse in my state, so I'd prefer to order form there.
My question for you guys is, how does this build look to you guys? I know the experts are found here, so if you guys could give me some pointers, that would be great.

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October 7, 2012 8:04:36 PM

^^^ Better build, but why not get the Phenom II x4 965? The i3 a little bit better, but the extra cores on the PII are what make it a better CPU.
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October 7, 2012 8:09:32 PM

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its decent but here is a pretty solid improvement the main point being is that i got a better, cheaper video card and used the savings to get a much better processor and motherboard.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jCxF

I have no question in my mind that the GTX 560 outperforms the Radeon 7770, so no. This build isn't for me. Plus, I would rather have a quad-core CPU for my build because I'm pretty sure GW2 is optimized for quad-core CPUs.
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October 7, 2012 8:14:05 PM

Well, for $170-$180, you can get a 7850 that is quite a bit faster than the 560.
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