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January 4, 2013 11:06:06 PM

As the title reads, I'm looking for help on my new budget computer build.

Overclock - If possible but it doesn't matter if not.

OS - Already have my OS

I'm only in need of the hardware/case. I want to be able to play Planetside2/League of Legends/GW2 on higher settings at a good frame rate. I prefer intel processors but if its not possible with my budget then it can be left out. As for an SSD, it's the same thing, I want one but if its too much then its fine. Thank you!

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a b B Homebuilt system
January 4, 2013 11:09:23 PM

What's the currency...
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January 4, 2013 11:11:10 PM

US, I didn't think I had to specify.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 4, 2013 11:13:17 PM

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: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $727.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


or if you want a ssd included :

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: 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)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $747.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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January 4, 2013 11:15:34 PM

I forgot to post I had the RAM already too! Sorry man. With that out of the way can I add a SSD?
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January 4, 2013 11:15:48 PM

and thank you!
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January 4, 2013 11:22:30 PM

Okay. Now I know PS2 is very PCU intensive will the I5-3470 cope? Sorry about all the questions, I'm a newb to this :kaola: 
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 4, 2013 11:30:27 PM

Yes, only if you want an k cpu +z77 mobo, but that's gonna cost you more, either you ditch the ssd or if you want a i5-3570k+cooler+z77 mobo, that is if you know how to oc.
Like this : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vVof

You can switch the gpu for the 660 gtx if you prefer nvidia.

But in my opinion i would get the 660 ti + i5-3470 and ditch either the i5-3570k and ssd, what's the most important thing is the gpu.

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January 4, 2013 11:34:44 PM

I've heard nothing but good things about the XFX HD 7870 so I'm fine with that. Would you say that the build without the SSD and the I5-3570 is the better deal? And i don't know how to overclock, but I know people who could for me.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 4, 2013 11:40:15 PM

Well then get i5-3570k build if you want to oc, if you want the ssd get the one with the sdd, or if you want the best card get the 660 ti build.
Another option is this : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vVuS
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January 4, 2013 11:46:08 PM

I really like that last build. I'd be set if I got that. I was just curious on your opinion towards SSD's. That's what I was asking before.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 5, 2013 12:02:35 AM

You're downgrading the gpu, if the build is for gaming, the priority is the gpu, the ssd only will help on the loads of maps, but fps wise no gain, also the cpu i5-3470 will not bottleneck any of those cards, i just put a i5-3570k if your preference is oc the cpu(a bit of an enthusiast), but what most counts it's the gpu, and from a 660 ti to a 7870 and now for a 7850 it is not recommended, the 7850 will do well in 1080p, but there's better cards out there.

In my opinion either the ssd with a balanced build(without k cpu) : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vVhn
or with the 660 ti +i5 k+cooler+mobo z77 : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vVuS
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January 5, 2013 12:08:50 AM

Okay, I just know that PS2 is a lot of loading from continents and what not and from what I've heard, it's very CPU intensive. If you think I should just ditch the SSD completely though and grab a better GPU, I'll do that.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 5, 2013 12:10:23 AM

My order is this GPU>CPU>SSD.
Only get the ssd if your budget allows it, without sacrificing gpu and cpu.
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January 5, 2013 6:10:00 PM

djangoringo said:
Well then get i5-3570k build if you want to oc, if you want the ssd get the one with the sdd, or if you want the best card get the 660 ti build.
Another option is this : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vVuS

No you are absolutely wrong, the 660 ti is way overpriced and does not perform as well as it is advertised to. I say get the 3570k, 7850, and SSD. If you want better GPU performance ditch SSD and get the 7870. The 7870 will beat the 660 any day.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 5, 2013 6:22:35 PM
January 5, 2013 7:20:11 PM

I smoke clean air. Let me edit my previous statement. The 7870 will beat the 660 ti any day when OVERCLOCKED.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 5, 2013 7:34:33 PM

Unknowngama said:
I smoke clean air. Let me edit my previous statement. The 7870 will beat the 660 ti any day when OVERCLOCKED.



Orly ? a 660 ti overclocked beats a 7970 stock :

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_660_Ti_Direc...
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_660_Ti_Power_Edition/...
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_660_Ti_Amp_...
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Palit/GeForce_GTX_660_Ti_Jet_...

We can say the same for a 660 gtx when overclocked beats a 7870 stock, a 7950 overclocked beats a 660 ti stock, etc.
The 660 ti is in league with the 7950, and the techreport review, shows it's even better(due to the latency), only better cards are the 670/680 or 7970...
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January 6, 2013 4:11:37 AM

djangoringo said:
Orly ? a 660 ti overclocked beats a 7970 stock :

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_660_Ti_Direc...
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_660_Ti_Power_Edition/...
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_660_Ti_Amp_...
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Palit/GeForce_GTX_660_Ti_Jet_...

We can say the same for a 660 gtx when overclocked beats a 7870 stock, a 7950 overclocked beats a 660 ti stock, etc.
The 660 ti is in league with the 7950, and the techreport review, shows it's even better(due to the latency), only better cards are the 670/680 or 7970...

you do realise this is for Battlefield 3. and also, if you haven't noticed, battlefield 3 favors nvidia cards. its a proven fact. Link: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6276/nvidia-geforce-gtx-6...
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