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$475.00 Budget for CPU, GPU, and MOBO

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December 27, 2012 10:27:16 PM

I need help configuring a new system I am planning on building, but I have to limit my CPU, GPU and MOBO price down to 475$ as I have the rest of the parts picked but I cannot seem to decide well on these parts.

I am planning on building a computer to play modern games (BF3, MP3, FC3, lots of 3s) at 1920x1080 w/ playable framerates (30+ FPS), and am looking for a CPU that will not bottleneck the GPU, and a MOBO with a UEFI BIOs. I do not know if this asking for a lot, but I am just having a lot of trouble and appreciate it if someone can assist me.
December 28, 2012 4:39:31 AM

Would you recommend picking up the ASUS version for 30 dollars cheaper and purchasing an i5-3570k or 2500k?
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December 28, 2012 4:49:02 AM

get a better card : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or this if you can : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (out of stock for now, it will be back soon)

The rest get the suggestions of bigcyco1.
You need a z77 mobo for the i5-3570k and an aftermarket cooler, that is, for taking advantage of the cpu, it will be over the budget with any 7850.
You'll be fine with the i5-3470 and the asrock mobo is a good one for it's price, you won't find any better, just get the 660 gtx, cause it's better than any 7850.
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December 28, 2012 7:10:43 PM

I've heard rumors that the 192-bit interface on both the 60s could possibly ruin any future of 1920x1080 gaming with some AA. I also have a liquid cooler I bought a while back before I got stuck on a budget.

:(  PC Parts are intimidating at times.
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December 28, 2012 7:22:45 PM

Then get this :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $459.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

You can change the mobo if you have extra $ for : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 2, 2013 1:17:05 AM

Best answer selected by justin0822.
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