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

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=N82E16883227430


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.
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  1. Definitely build 2. I would, however, consider MSI TwinFrozr HD7870, and would, perhaps, spend an extra $10 on Antec 300 Two. Otherwise, very good.
  2. I wouldn't even consider build 3. The 640 is worse than 7750.
    1 and 2 are really close, but 2 seems better.
  3. I like 2 personally, but its way way better than 3.
  4. 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
  5. 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)
  6. 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.
  7. lol nvm its like 3 more bucks
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.)
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