Solved Which is the best deal? Help! Tags: Homebuilt Western Digital Systems Last response: January 6, 2013 2:47 PM in Systems Share Halo Emperor January 6, 2013 3:20:27 AM APU build. HDD Western Digital WD Blue 1TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive$84.99 PSU Rosewill CAPSTONE Series CAPSTONE-450 450W ATX12V/EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Active-PFC Power Supply$59.99 CASE IN WIN MANA136 WHITE Computer Case - Retail$59.99 MOBO ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M Micro ATX AMD Motherboard$74.99 CPU cooler Rosewill RCX-Z1 Long life ball bearing for over 45,000/hrs CPU Cooler$14.99 RAM G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory$49.99 DVD burner ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS$19.99 APU AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic$129.99 Grand Total: 494.92 AMD FX build: GPU HIS iCooler Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition H777F1G2M Video Card$129.99 MOBO ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AMD Motherboard$69.99 DVD burner ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS$19.99 CASE RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WRP Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case$49.99 CPU AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ Quad-Core Desktop Processor$104.99 RAM G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory$49.99 HDD Western Digital WD Blue 500GB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive$64.99 Grand Total: $489.93 Intel I3 3220 option: DVD burner ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM$19.99 HDD SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive$49.99 GPU HIS iCooler H777F1G2M Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card$129.99 RAM G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL$26.99 MOBO ASRock H61M-DGS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard$44.99 CPU Intel Core i3-3220 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Desktop Processor ...$129.99 CASE & PSU Rosewill CAPSTONE Series CAPSTONE-450-M 450W ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified ...$101.98 Total: $503.92 Note: I will be buying a 7870 in March. I want to buy the APU option because it has the nicest hardware but don't know if the APU will bottle neck the 7870. So if you answer can you tell me which one of these builds will perform the best with a 7870 when i get one. Also will the APU be able to play ARMA 2 on low settings 720p. I bought Operation Arrowhead during the sell. If you have a better system that will be less than $514 please say so and give me the specs. Thank you for your help. PS. Which one of the sockets if the most future proof? (Please answer!) More about : deal | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to Halo Emperor Register or log in to remove EzioAs Homebuilt system Expert January 6, 2013 8:01:28 AM $500 Build Gaming PC | Report abuse Reply to EzioAs Best solution Sumukh_Bhagat Homebuilt system Expert January 6, 2013 12:02:11 PM Edited the Above Build for the Best Will be Good to Run Most games on Ultra PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US) Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US) Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($172.08 @ NCIX US) Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US) Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($30.95 @ NCIX US) Total: $504.96 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) | Report abuse Reply to Sumukh_Bhagat Halo Emperor January 6, 2013 2:47:54 PM Best answer selected by Halo Emperor. | Report abuse Reply to Halo Emperor Register or log in to remove Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Which is the best deal? 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