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New Buget Build advice would be apreciated

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November 2, 2012 12:07:29 AM

I am selling my powerhouse for a gaming pc to pay rent, but i am already thinking of a budget build to replace it. I am reusing an I5-2500 that i have from a previous build so no cpu is needed atm.

XFX Double D Radeon HD 6850 @ 140
Cool Masters HAF 912 @ $60
Giganyte GA B75M @ $63
OCZ ModXstream Pro 500W @ $70
Corsair Vengence 2 x 4gb @ $41
WD Blue 500Gb @ $70
Asus DRW 24x dvd Burner @ $20

Total: 464 + tax

I want to keep this case because i know it is easy to keep it cool and I have used the 922 before so I am hoping the 912 is of similar quality. I mainly want to try to keep 40ish FPS in BF3 on min settings on a 1680x1050 resolution. My main concern is the psu and mobo. I want to try to keep upgradability in mind but i can find any better psu or mobo that would not increase my budget by too much more. My max budget would be about $600ish. But id reall like to keep it at $500. IF anyone can offer any suggest to improve this build without increasing the cost to much would be greatly appreciated. FYI all these preices are from Newegg and I live in the usa.

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November 2, 2012 12:10:48 PM

go with a 7770 Radeon as for the PSU go with ANTEC EARTHWATTS 650W + 80bronze it costs about 30$ its the best you can get i dont think you need a cpu cooler since your cpu isnt a "K" series (unlocked i mean by that) thats all :) 

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November 2, 2012 12:29:50 PM


get a 6870 from newegg. there is one that sell for 149.99 after MIR. or you can get a tested open box for 100. performs much better than a 6850

you dont want a 7770

you are better off with something like a antec one at 44.99 at amazon. much better case

modxstreams are crap. get a xfx 550w from us.ncix and it will be much much better and its also cheaper

newegg has some orange gskill ares 2x4gb 1600mhz cl9 ram for 33.99 after a promo code. just as good ram

hard drive is cheaper elsewhere. seagate is fine

dvd burner is cheaper as well
November 12, 2012 12:10:01 AM

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