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January 4, 2013 3:15:17 PM

Help me build a new GAMING DESKTOP under $700 (FIRST TIME)

i already researched a lot of reviews on this forums but i can't decide what build i gonna follow. i want to focus on gaming desktop preferably on good video card and processor. the only thing that bothers me is that what video card and processor should i use on a tight budget, on video card i have 2 choices

1.) Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card
2.) EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card

and on processor many say that INTEL is better than AMD but not that much
the only advantage of AMD is the price here is my 2 choices of processor

1.) Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
2.) AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor

maybe these video card and processor is too much for a $700 budget if any build that can help me do a gaming desktop under $700 is truly appreciated

Thanks a lot

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January 4, 2013 3:20:49 PM

dude... for 700 you cant get that high tier stuff...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $624.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 12:13 EST-0500)
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January 4, 2013 3:52:17 PM

Yea you are definitely reaching with those parts on $700 budget, but I was able to squeeze a 7870 into this build.

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $683.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 12:51 EST-0500)
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January 5, 2013 2:28:39 PM

Thanks for the replies. does this setup / specs can play GTA IV,Skyrim, BF 3,Borderlands,Far Cry 2 and ETC

on high settings (not MAX) or in Medium?
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January 5, 2013 2:56:53 PM

I got this with the 660 Ti 2GB. Barely over $700 if you can squeeze it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax ATX-248NWU (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $712.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-05 11:56 EST-0500)

And would still suggest the 600W PSU suggested by AMD Radeon if you can squeeze another $8
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