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Considering New Build... PLEASE HELP

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December 14, 2012 12:53:09 PM

Hey there...
So I'm looking for a computer --- MAINLY TO PLAY WORLD OF TANKS on it's best settings. But I'd like it to be good enough to BF3 as well. However, WoT is the main game.... its pretty difficult to play on my laptop... haha.

At any rate, I was at a big box store discussing this with an associate and he suggested the HP Envy h8-1414. He says this will play the game on it's best settings. He then said if I wanted to play BF3 on it's best settings, I'd just need to upgrade the graphics card to an AMD 7770.

What say you? I'm including the specs here. What I would like to ask is this: This computer is $699. I know I'm not investing a ton but the criteria is set. Can I build a BETTER computer for $700? Can you? Taking all suggestions...

M3970AM-HP (Angelica2)

AMD FX-6120

10 GB

Video graphics
AMD Radeon HD 7450

Integrated IDT 92HD89E Audio

Hard drive
1 TB

CD/DVD disc drive
SuperMulti DVD Burner drive

Power Supply
Internal 300W (100V-240V)
Form factor: Internal ATX
Total wattage: 300W
Keyboard, mouse and input devices
USB keyboard with volume control
HP USB optical mouse

More about : build

December 14, 2012 1:34:22 PM

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $635.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-14 10:33 EST-0500)
December 14, 2012 1:45:37 PM

About the HP can give him 700$ and tell him you don't want the computer..atleast you won't have to carry that crap back home.This build will run all the recent games at decent settings including BF3..
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December 14, 2012 2:07:31 PM

Could you tell me your monitor resolution?
December 18, 2012 7:16:58 PM

Could you tell me your monitor resolution?

December 18, 2012 8:47:27 PM

tcastlejr said:
Could you tell me your monitor resolution?


At this resolution you'll need a 7870 or 7850 to run BF3 on decent settings..a 7770 will let you run the game on low graphics preset.

if you are not likely to get any of the recent games then i suggest you go with either the 7770 or 7850..if you do plan on getting more recent games in the near future then its better to get the 7870..the build i posted above includes a 7870 and is still under the 700$ for the'll still have some money left for getting perpherals..