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November 29, 2012 11:22:15 PM

Is it possible to build a computer that can run SWTOR at medium settings 40 fps? If so, please tell me. Windows 7 must be part of the price.

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November 29, 2012 11:29:45 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qcqH
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qcqH/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qcqH/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($162.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.28 @ CompUSA)
Total: $592.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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November 30, 2012 12:07:26 AM

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Biostar H61MGC Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($32.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($31.64 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $627.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Will definitely be able to run newer games on max settings.
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November 30, 2012 12:19:54 AM

That psu won't do for a 7870 ghz edtion, you don't pair a 200$ cpu with a ultra crappy mobo biostar h61, nor you choose 1 stick of memory 1333 mhz instead of 2x4gb 1600mhz(i know that crappy mobo doesn't support it) and it needs the windows 7 OS(that's what he said).
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November 30, 2012 12:31:03 AM

Pingy are you kidding me? That motherboard with those specs... yeah... that will crash in an hour and also that PSU.... good luck with that build... +1 for djangoringo
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November 30, 2012 12:42:00 AM

djangoringo said:
That psu won't do for a 7870 ghz edtion, you don't pair a 200$ cpu with a ultra crappy mobo biostar h61, nor you choose 1 stick of memory 1333 mhz instead of 2x4gb 1600mhz(i know that crappy mobo doesn't support it) and it needs the windows 7 OS(that's what he said).


The PSU is absolutely fine for the GPU. That mobo isn't ultra-crappy, it's perfectly fine. 1 8GB stick leaves room for upgrading to 16GB. There is also nothing wrong with having 1 stick of 8GB.
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November 30, 2012 1:08:08 AM

If you want to make a intel build at least do it right :

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qdqA
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qdqA/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qdqA/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: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($30.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($31.64 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.28 @ CompUSA)
Total: $582.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

OR :

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qdtD
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qdtD/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qdtD/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($30.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($162.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($31.64 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.28 @ CompUSA)
Total: $595.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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December 1, 2012 2:54:07 PM

Best answer selected by trainmaster2000.
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December 1, 2012 2:57:08 PM

djangoringo said:
If you want to make a intel build at least do it right :

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qdqA
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qdqA/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qdqA/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: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($30.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($31.64 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.28 @ CompUSA)
Total: $582.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

OR :

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qdtD
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qdtD/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qdtD/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($30.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($162.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($31.64 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.28 @ CompUSA)
Total: $595.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Thank you! I could never get it under $700 when I did it myself.
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