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January 10, 2013 8:03:58 AM

Hi ppl,

I'm thinking of building a gaming pc on a tight budget that can play medium to high details on 720p with a decent 45 fps or above. what i only need is mobo, cpu, gpu, ram, and psu.

looking forward to any suggestion.
thanks in advance

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January 10, 2013 8:13:16 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($68.76 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $358.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-10 05:13 EST-0500)
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a b 4 Gaming
January 10, 2013 8:43:49 AM

^Brilliant.
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January 11, 2013 3:07:13 AM

thanks for the reply.

If i stretch my budget and go with this:

mobo: Asrock H77 PRO4/MVP
Proc: I3-3220

is the mobo a better choice?
is the proc far superior choice as well?
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a b 4 Gaming
January 11, 2013 4:03:58 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wVAj

Go with that , then upgrade to a better CPU and Graphics Card later on. Or get a Radeon 7750/7770 now instead of later. Buying these parts tomorrow.
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a c 324 4 Gaming
January 11, 2013 4:18:06 AM

^ not sure if trolling or noob
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a c 324 4 Gaming
January 11, 2013 4:18:28 AM

tobenitz said:
thanks for the reply.

If i stretch my budget and go with this:

mobo: Asrock H77 PRO4/MVP
Proc: I3-3220

is the mobo a better choice?
is the proc far superior choice as well?

that will be even better :)  those are ebst for your budget, unless you want to pay more than 100 more
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January 11, 2013 4:57:24 AM

i read that I3-3220 is not far off than G860 in-terms of gaming. the important part should be the GPU.

I'm still getting the hd 7850 but theres a lot of version to it??? im confused.

Powercolor HD7850 2GB GDDR5 PCS+
Powercolor HD7850 1GB GDDR5
Sapphire HD7850 2GB DDR5 OC Edition
Sapphire HD7850 1GB DDR5 OC
(this are the only GPU available within my price range here in SG. which one is better?)

I'm already stretching my budget for this.

mobo: Asrock H77 PRO4/MVP
CPU: I3-3220
GPU: any of the hd7850

this 3 will cost me around 400USD already.

is Asrock H77 PRO4/MVP a logical choice for future upgrade?
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a c 324 4 Gaming
January 11, 2013 5:30:29 AM

i read that I3-3220 is not far off than G860 in-terms of gaming. the important part should be the GPU.
^ this is correct, thats why i put it G860 the list :)  but still i3 is better CPU overall

Sapphire HD7850 2GB DDR5 OC Edition <--- this one has better cooling and high clock
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a b 4 Gaming
January 11, 2013 12:43:07 PM

Not trolling, those are actually capable. Check out youtube.com/boomcraftin 's video. He uses an even worse processor. The quality is amazing. Uses cinematic mods, and still gets awesome FPS. The FX-4170 has the same performance of the i3-3220. Upgrade that to the 6/8 core and you'll get a much better build than one with an i3-3220.
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January 11, 2013 1:14:44 PM

Mephikun said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wVAj

Go with that , then upgrade to a better CPU and Graphics Card later on. Or get a Radeon 7750/7770 now instead of later. Buying these parts tomorrow.

This is so troll you should be banned. A person could waste hundreds of dollars.
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January 11, 2013 1:38:32 PM

Mephikun said:
The FX-4170 has the same performance of the i3-3220. Upgrade that to the 6/8 core and you'll get a much better build than one with an i3-3220.


considering the FX-8350 is ALMOST as good as an i3... your wrong. amd can not make a 8 core processor that can touch intel's. and it sucks twice the power...



"The good news for folks with Piledriver-based processors is that the FX-8350 is nearly as quick as Intel's Core i3-2100 (never mind the fact that the Core i3 costs $90 less)."

its ok to cry, i was an AMD fan boy once. then i stop'd being stupid...
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