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December 6, 2012 8:29:18 PM

Hello!

This is my build:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/reO0
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/reO0/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/reO0/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.53 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z68A-G43 (G3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($31.64 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $271.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

All I need on this build is a good graphics card to pair up with this set up. I am going to play games like Skyrim, Battlefield 3, Borderlands 2, Cod 4, and Fallout. I intend to play on at least high settings with good framerate. My budget is $200 on this card including shipping and mail-in-rebates. I prefer buying off of Newegg. My monitor is 1600x1200.

*Note this is running on Win XP 32, stated just for compatibility issues*

*I chose Intel because in the future I intend to buy an i5 or i7*

*Please tell me the exact card with a link of where to buy it from*

Thanks for your time! :D 

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December 6, 2012 8:32:23 PM

7850 or 7870.
December 6, 2012 8:34:34 PM

daswilhelm said:
7850 or 7870.


Can I get links? What are the differences?
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December 6, 2012 8:35:58 PM

Have you bought these parts yet?
December 6, 2012 8:41:25 PM

Deemo13 said:
Have you bought these parts yet?


No, but I intend to when I get everything situated.
December 6, 2012 8:42:34 PM

Well, I wouldn't recommend a Z68 first of all. Either go for a B75 or a Z77 if you want to upgrade to an i5 in the future.

That being said, that motherboard is dirt cheap.
December 6, 2012 8:44:36 PM

Deemo13 said:
Well, I wouldn't recommend a Z68 first of all. Either go for a B75 or a Z77 if you want to upgrade to an i5 in the future.

That being said, that motherboard is dirt cheap.


Thanks for letting me know!
December 6, 2012 8:49:26 PM

Deemo13 said:
Well, I wouldn't recommend a Z68 first of all. Either go for a B75 or a Z77 if you want to upgrade to an i5 in the future.

That being said, that motherboard is dirt cheap.

It's a low end mobo from lat year, it isn't THAT bad. And you can, in fact put a sandy bridge i5 in there. The difference between sandy bride and ivy bridge is little if any. (Except usb 3.0)
December 6, 2012 8:59:41 PM

CheesyHotDogPuff said:
It's a low end mobo from lat year, it isn't THAT bad. And you can, in fact put a sandy bridge i5 in there. The difference between sandy bride and ivy bridge is little if any. (Except usb 3.0)


Okay, well does this look good now then?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rf45

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December 6, 2012 9:35:12 PM
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kassuba39 said:
Okay, well does this look good now then?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rf45

Good, but a few recommendations. Not a big deal, but I would get a western digital hard drive if it's a internal drive. - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... As well I would get a nice seasonic power supply, much better quality then antec. Seasonic builds some of antecs power supplies, dunno which ones though. - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... It may push you over budget a little, but the lifespan of the
components I suggested Imo is much better then then the ones you chose.
December 6, 2012 9:38:35 PM

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December 6, 2012 9:39:10 PM

thanks for the help! i think im going to stick with the cheaper stuff though haha
December 6, 2012 9:42:23 PM

kassuba39 said:
thanks for the help! i think im going to stick with the cheaper stuff though haha

Yeah they work great for first builds. And one quick question. Why windows xp? No dx11 support.
December 6, 2012 9:48:48 PM

CheesyHotDogPuff said:
Yeah they work great for first builds. And one quick question. Why windows xp? No dx11 support.


I have on old unused copy of it. I think it's worth it instead of dumping $100 into win 7. Later when it bugs me enough I'll definitely upgrade though lol
December 7, 2012 12:01:03 AM

It means no usb 3.0 for that case. Usb 3.0 is faster then usb 2.0. But since that mobo has usb 2.0 support, it should be fine. And If you are gaming, get windows 7. Unless you want all your games to look old. bf3 won't even boot on xp.
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