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October 19, 2012 9:05:15 AM

Hi, awhile ago I posted a thread seeking for help to build a $600 gaming pc. I don't do OC, I 'm a casual gamer playing WOW and Skyrim

I need opinions for this one :

CPU: i5 3470
MoBo: Asus P8H77 M
Graphics : XFX HD 7850 1GB GDDR5 256 bit
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8gb
HDD: 1TB seagate barracuda 7200rpm
PSU: XFX Core Edition PRO550W
Casing: Aerocool X One advance


Is it ok if i stick with Asus P8H77 M rather than Asrock H77 Pro4 ?
Does this build works ?

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a c 106 B Homebuilt system
October 19, 2012 10:04:34 AM

I would suggest getting the standard 2GB 7850. The $10 or so difference is worth the extra GB of VRAM. Maybe also swapping to a brand like Sapphire or Gigabyte, XFX arent really known for the graphics cards.

Both are about the same feature-wise, except the ASUS has support for dual cards (but considering the PSU, dont think thats an option anyway).
The AsRock is full ATX size and has two more SATA III ports. Because of that I would get it, but you wouldn't go wrong with either.

Yep, all works and none of the parts are objectional.
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a c 87 B Homebuilt system
October 19, 2012 10:25:35 AM

I'd be looking at Sapphire or Gigabyte too. MSI makes good ones as well.

You could also get an i3-3220 and a good 7870.
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October 19, 2012 11:00:26 AM

Yeah, that's one of my options before buying this unit.
an I3-3220 instead of an i5 3470, so that i could have extra bucks to buy 7870.

Is their a minimal change if i switch my processor to I3-3220 ? or is the change remarkable ?
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a c 87 B Homebuilt system
October 19, 2012 11:04:27 AM

It will be minimal in gaming. If you spend ages transcoding movies it may be a larger difference though. An i3 shouldn't bottleneck the 7870.
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October 19, 2012 12:23:59 PM

Ok, thanks men. Is I3 -3220 good for applications such as MS Office , school stuffs or should i just stick with i5 and just swap my GPU to MSI, Sapphire, Gigabyte instead of having XFX graphic cards.

I kinda heard that HD5570 is often underrated.
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a c 87 B Homebuilt system
October 19, 2012 12:30:18 PM

Even a celeron is enough for MS office and most school stuff :) . Get the i3 and a better GPU eg 7870
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October 19, 2012 1:06:49 PM

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