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I'm making a new build with a budget of $570.
Cpu: I'm between an i3 3220 and an FX-4170
RAM: 8gb of the cheapest i can get
Storage: I was looking at solid state hybrid drives but i don't know if they're any good? (at least 500gb)
Case: HEC Blitz Black Steel Edition ATX Mid Tower Computer Chassis
O.S.: I have to get one new and i dont have a previous version of windows so i cant go the 8 upgrade route
PSU: I was looking at this PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817339002 (hope to keep it for future builds maybe?)
Mobo: I would like 6.0 gb/s and 5.1 audio but not a neccesity
Video card: I have a XFX 6770 but im kinda thirsting for more frames I was thinking of going xfire but my monitor is only 1600 x 900 i was looking at a 6870 for 150 is it better than a 7770 ?

I'm open to all suggestions. Please point me in the right direction?
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  1. 6870 is a stronger card and outperforms the 7770 regularly, however games that rely on newer engines will favour the 7770 slightly more. Generally they perform similar with 6870 coming on top alot. I have a 6870 in my comp and there are 0 problemos
  2. So i should just kind of leave my 6770 in a box and maybe donate to a friend?
  3. Just a quick response, the fx is better, the 6870 is definitely going to outperform the 7770, I am using the xfx 2gb edition and it spanks, my 965 amd is holding me back. Windows disk is going to nerf your budget by 100 bucks. I'd look into creating your own boot dis.
  4. My dad has a win 7 laptop can i use that code?
  5. will his laptops OS be deactivated?
  6. cstevens123 said:
    will his laptops OS be deactivated?
    No
  7. Thanks I just saw a 4300 on amazon for 120 which ill pry be aiming for now any other reccomendations or maybe a suggested build?
  8. Let me put a build together, do you need a monitor mouse and keyboard?
  9. I have a monitor and a mouse but no keyboard
  10. I am trying to get ya going but this budget is tight for you to be able to basically have my set up. Here is what I got...

    Case

    Mobo

    Processor

    Ram

    Power Supply

    HDD

    Video Card

    This is total=628, with no keyboard, and no optical drive. The places where skimp room is available = Power Supply, Hard Drive, and Graphics card but there should be no skimp there. How tight is the budget can we go over? And this is before shipping. To ship these parts to my address, it is 1.93.
  11. cant really go over too much at all...
  12. Case

    Mobo

    Video Card

    HDD

    Ram

    Processor

    Power Supply

    Ok we skimped on the HDD and Power Supply. Which means ingame loading times will be pretty bad but im sure an improvement to what ya got. Overall your system is good you could play skyrim at 60fps all times max settings with this build. Total Price: 568.92

    No optical drive which is 20bucks, No keyboard which is like 5 bucks, And you have the windows disk issue. After you have your bootable disk, you install it through a cdrom that you have lying around the house hopefully and your golden, install windows, activate it through a key, and return the cd rom from whoever's cellphone you took it from lol. This is some major budget building which is why I love AMD, I had to do this years ago.
  13. i'm gonna do some more crunching real quick
  14. cstevens123 said:
    i'm gonna do some more crunching real quick


    That video card is only 1gig vram, I did see it though. Do you not have a cd rom / dvd disk? re-read that post above, I did a few edits.
  15. i'll have to boot off of a usb flash drive i guess
  16. cstevens123 said:


    Not sure, irrelevant you can do that within CCC settings yourself in a jiffy. With these changes you saved 18 bucks. I am not sure you can install windows through a USB. You do bio flashes and things but windows? I don't think so. If I am right we need to cut back on the card to get a dvd/dvd burner/keyboard. Hopefully I am wrong though. Overall 18 bucks saved for much less hardware. Especially on that motherboard.
  17. i swapped to a powercolor 7850 for 185 and i added the mobo u put and im sitting pretty at 570 any other way to skimp for like a 500 gb hdd?
  18. cstevens123 said:
    i swapped to a powercolor 7850 for 185 and i added the mobo u put and im sitting pretty at 570 any other way to skimp for like a 500 gb hdd?


    How'd it go up? I'm at 568 with original components. And that's before rebates. Skimping on the HD anymore not really.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066 60 case

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130637 80 mobo

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127663 200 GPU

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171046 30 PSU

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103962 6 core processor, 105

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231313 4gig ram x 2 = 44

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152244 320gig hdd 16mb cache 7200rpm 50

    Total = 568. 7 bucks under. And if you are botting windows from usb, you don't need a cd rom. You can buy a keyboard for 3 bucks.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823201029 6 bucks I stand corrected.

    Shipping included, its 580 for this with the keyboard.

    Think your cart has some of the first post items in it, redo what I got here.
  19. can the 460w PSU hang though?
  20. Quote:
    Yes so you'd lfip the laptop over and slap the code in. You need to figure out what type of windows 7 he has, probably home edition. Then download home edition through a torrent and use the code.

    Hello cstevens - Don't do any of that. That is called pirating software. Your Dad's laptop key belongs to his laptop, not to your new system. Downloading Windows through a torrent and using another computer's key for activation is piracy. Since I'm sure you don't want to do any of that you'll want to get Windows through a legitimate source. Buy a legitimate copy of Windows, do not pirate it.
  21. cstevens123 said:
    can the 460w PSU hang though?


    My gut feeling says its fine but let me find some sources to reassure you.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/368127-33-450w-powercolor-7850 talks a bit about it.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/540?vs=549 talks about it.

    and for the nail in the coffin..

    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_radeon_hd_7850_power_edition_oc_review,6.html
  22. larkspur said:
    Hello cstevens - Don't do any of that. That is called pirating software. Your Dad's laptop key belongs to his laptop, not to your new system. Downloading Windows through a torrent and using another computer's key for activation is piracy. Since I'm sure you don't want to do any of that you'll want to get Windows through a legitimate source. Buy a legitimate copy of Windows, do not pirate it.


    +1 black is black and white is white no ifs ands or buts. At any rate, it appears the fine print agrees. @

    Violations - It violates the Tom's Hardware Rules of Conduct if you engage in any of the following activity:
    Post, promote or distribute any content that is illegal.
    Promote or encourage activity which is illegal, such as hacking, cracking, scamming.
  23. larkspur said:
    Hello cstevens - Don't do any of that. That is called pirating software. Your Dad's laptop key belongs to his laptop, not to your new system. Downloading Windows through a torrent and using another computer's key for activation is piracy. Since I'm sure you don't want to do any of that you'll want to get Windows through a legitimate source. Buy a legitimate copy of Windows, do not pirate it.

    Ok thats going to kill my budget but... i guess
  24. Best answer
    cstevens123 said:
    Ok thats going to kill my budget but... i guess


    gl, hope I helped! :pt1cable:
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