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Budget gaming PC advice

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December 6, 2012 2:50:58 AM

Hi
I'm trying to figure out a cheap but powerful configuration for gaming (highest bang for buck)
I already have the peripherals and 2 hard drives
Here's what I'm thinking:

GPU: PowerColor AX7850 2GBD5-DH Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card 185$

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 Sandy Bridge 3.0GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80623G860 75$

PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply 45$

RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1339DS1S00 34$

Motherboard: ASRock H77M LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard 70$

Case: Antec one ~50-60$

COOLER MASTER R4-S2S-124K-GP 120mm Case Fan 4 in 1 pack 12$


i think the 7850 and g860 should be fine on high/ultra in most games
Any suggestions?

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December 7, 2012 6:57:11 PM

I suggest 600W min. for gaming power and 1600mhz ram.
Best bang for the buck is AMD cpu and board.
Stick with AMD video card, nVidia is expensive and under performer.
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December 8, 2012 12:24:41 AM

Looks good. That PSU is more than enough for that build as long as you don't plan on upgrading to a higher-draw CPU or GPU.
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December 8, 2012 3:02:10 AM

I've increased my budget a little bit and the current plan is:
gtx 660 instead of the 7850
xfx 650w PSU
AMD fx 6300
MSI 970A-G46
8GB 1600hz kingston dual channel kit
also I decided to go with tigerdirect instead of newegg, they have better prices on most stuff and no taxes.
any thoughts?
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December 9, 2012 7:58:04 PM

If you have a better budget, get off the Z77, get an X79 MB.
Asus/Gigabyte vs. ASSrock/MSI, stick with AMD 7850.
AMD FX line do not have hyperthreading, so the cores you buy is it.
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