Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Which of These Three Builds is Better? + Better than this one?

Last response: in Systems
Share
October 27, 2012 6:18:42 PM

Build 1:

Intel i5-2400 3.1GHz Quad Core
Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V Micro ATX LGA1155 Mobo
G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card
Antec One Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case
Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply
Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/ CD Writer
Windows 7 Home Premium

Build 2:

Intel i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad Core
ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Mobo
Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card
Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case
XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V/EPS12V Power Supply
LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer
Windows 7 Home Premium

PC 3:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



MY budget is $850 and I want to run WoW on max. Plus if you could link me to the parts that would be great.

More about : builds better

October 27, 2012 7:33:49 PM

Definitely build 2. I would, however, consider MSI TwinFrozr HD7870, and would, perhaps, spend an extra $10 on Antec 300 Two. Otherwise, very good.
October 27, 2012 7:45:25 PM

I wouldn't even consider build 3. The 640 is worse than 7750.
1 and 2 are really close, but 2 seems better.
Related resources
October 27, 2012 8:16:16 PM

I like 2 personally, but its way way better than 3.
October 27, 2012 8:29:12 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.86 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $833.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

try this build

buy this Z77 board from newegg and you get free 8GB ram kit

has a 750W supply if you want to add another card in the future, of course it can be downgraded into a 500-550W to save money if you do not plan on upgrading.

also comes with a 128GB SSD to boost your performance and a 1TB drive for storage

EDIT: sorry i did not see that you needed win7, you can either torrent it but i will make another build to fit in the win7
October 27, 2012 8:33:11 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.86 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($55.71 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $791.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

leaves about $60 for tax and upgrades but i would really want to put inside an SSD for better speed, but a budget is a budget.
(of course you can also switch the PSU into a 750W if wanting to use 2 cards in the future, is about $40 more)
October 27, 2012 9:03:34 PM

guys i also like build two but it goes a little bit over my budget. If i change the power supply would it still be ok. and also the RAM.
October 27, 2012 9:07:39 PM

lol nvm its like 3 more bucks
October 27, 2012 10:10:33 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($284.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $768.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

I would go with this, as it has a 7950 instead of a 7870.
October 27, 2012 10:37:13 PM

Deemo13 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($284.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $768.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

I would go with this, as it has a 7950 instead of a 7870.


the 7950 is only a bit stronger than the 7870, for $70 less just get a 7870 that performs pretty much on-par to a 7950, and you didn't add ram into your build
October 27, 2012 10:47:02 PM

boulbox said:
the 7950 is only a bit stronger than the 7870, for $70 less just get a 7870 that performs pretty much on-par to a 7950, and you didn't add ram into your build


I knew something was missing lol :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($284.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $808.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
!