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November 13, 2012 10:55:27 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: christmas break

Budget Range: 500-600 after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: GAMING fps shooters like bf3 and bl2, online utube, ocational word

Are you buying a monitor: no but i might need it eventuly because im just using left over monitors at my house dont include in hte budget but wats a good monitor

Parts to Upgrade: none

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: cheapest most reliable

Location: USA florida no microcenters i checked

Parts Preferences: intel but ive been looking at the new a10

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes in hte future

Your Monitor Resolution: im not sure

Additional Comments: here is the build ive made and im not completly sure if its good or not http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nDBm i know i dont have a graphics card but heres the way i look at it the hd 4000 will be good enogh for small games and then i will save up enough for a good card lyk a 660ti. any tips for building a new computer will be apreciated and any critisism on my build or my way of thinking or a completly new build is greatly apreciated

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading:currently i am on a hp pavilion dm4 which is a ok laptop but its not for gaming.

More about : 500 600 build

November 14, 2012 10:54:55 AM

I would change the RAM to a G.Skill Sniper or Ares. You don't need the tall heat spreaders and they'll come in annoying when installing a CPU cooler.

Save yourself alot of cash and get the Seagate on Shell Shocker instead.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Everything else looks good to me. I give it a go.

Though instead of a 660Ti in the future, get a 7870 instead. They're neck on neck in terms of performance and the 7870 is like $70 cheaper.
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November 14, 2012 11:04:04 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($125.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($61.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($32.66 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($171.97 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $524.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-14 08:02 EST-0500)

Get this. You will be playing alot of games at high with a 7850. The performance of the 7850 is more than enough for an average gamer. Also, Most games only use 2 cores so an i3-3220 would give you great gaming performance.

There will be no games that you cannot play at a decent setting.

This forums is full of enthusiasts who want to ULTRA every game out there so it's hard to get a perspective on how much you should spend to get a decent gaming build.
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November 14, 2012 11:09:57 AM

I think his idea of getting a sub $300 GPU in the near future while getting an i5 system now would be better in the long run. :p 
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November 14, 2012 11:12:01 AM

excella1221 said:
I think his idea of getting a sub $300 GPU in the near future while getting an i5 system now would be better in the long run. :p 


I don't think he's going to use a 1920 x 1080p monitor. Normally, leftover monitors would be in the 1280 x 1024 or 1440 x 990p range so a 7850 would be more than enough and with a 7850 he can play most games at high settings.

If he buys a 1600 x 900 monitor then a 7850 is all he would need :) .
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November 14, 2012 7:53:58 PM

excella1221 said:
I would change the RAM to a G.Skill Sniper or Ares. You don't need the tall heat spreaders and they'll come in annoying when installing a CPU cooler.

Save yourself alot of cash and get the Seagate on Shell Shocker instead.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Everything else looks good to me. I give it a go.

Though instead of a 660Ti in the future, get a 7870 instead. They're neck on neck in terms of performance and the 7870 is like $70 cheaper.



the hdd u chose is 32mb cashe but mine is 64 is the differene notable?
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November 14, 2012 8:06:44 PM

also i think i might go with the 660 instead of a 660 ti because ive heard the preformance isnt that much better which is better the 660 or the 7850 you have been talking about im not that informed about amd cpus or gpus
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November 14, 2012 8:57:19 PM

I dont reccommend the Z11 at all
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November 14, 2012 10:03:47 PM

nVidia cards don't have much of an edge in terms of price vs performance as of late, and I won't ever suggest buying on blind faith.

@sonicers - Fair point, but again - his original plan will serve him better in the long run with a quad core and all. Also, even if he doesn't have a 1920x1080 monitor right now, that doesn't mean he never will. It's not very hard since a $110 21.5" monitor is capable of having that as a native resolution.
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November 15, 2012 8:35:55 PM

also nividea has phisx dat cloth simulation ive seen videas about it but it dosnt seem that great is it worth it?
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November 15, 2012 9:52:19 PM

PhysX is a good feature, but not a lot of games support it anyway. Really though, if WoW wasn't a main priority, I would suggest a Radeon card like a 7870 most likely.
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November 15, 2012 11:14:18 PM

ok im new to amd so what settings can i play bf3 at with the 7870 and what about crossfire in the future
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November 15, 2012 11:40:50 PM

Pretty sure you can play it on Ultra @ 1920x1080 with +/- 40 fps.
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November 15, 2012 11:40:50 PM

Best answer selected by locke9342.
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