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A little help please with my first build...

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November 20, 2012 12:25:25 AM

So far im looking at this setup as a good budget gaming build under 700-800$ that can almost max any game with pretty good frames....

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/opD1

How does this build look in terms of gaming on a budget?
I mostly play games such as crysis,bf3 ,far cry, gta, arma 3 soon,etc

Any help is appreciated...



P.S If I can squeek out a little more money, i will be aiming for a 7950 or maybe a 660 ti hopefully...

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November 20, 2012 1:17:47 AM

From my own POV, i think you better stick with the ATi/AMD gfx... in terms of money value and also performance, AMD quite a good choice... Nvidia known for its reliability... Based on your specs listed, i think its more than enough to play your fav games in medium to high setting..
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November 20, 2012 2:26:51 AM

The whole build doesn't make sense and is composed of cheap quality components.(no offense)

The CPU cooler you chose, I doubt would be any better than the stock cooler from Intel.

Are you gonna overclock?
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November 20, 2012 3:44:09 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Newegg)
Case: MSI TC- (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($41.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $829.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-20 12:43 EST-0500)
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November 21, 2012 12:37:46 AM

OP, you're cheaping out on the motherboard too much.

I would take ilysaml's build, but you can-
- Change the HDD to this - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...
- Maybe drop down to a 7870. It performs close to the 7950 and the latter is a bit too much to fit in the budget. XD
- 8gb of RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Corsair CX is bit mediocre in terms of quality and performance, it's actually a 450w unit in reality. I would get this instead - http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&vpn=P1550SXXB9&m...
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