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Budget Build vs Gaming Build

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January 15, 2013 12:20:46 AM

For an extra $300 I know I'm going to get a solid performance boost with my gaming build. With the better cpu and gpu and overclockability how much better do you think it will perform? I plan on playing the high end games like far cry 3, bf3, crysis, etc. at 1080p with either build. I can tolerate 30 frames but 60 fps is awesome.

Budget Build=
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xFO7
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xFO7/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xFO7/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($174.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $619.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-14 23:18 EST-0500)

Gaming Build=
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xyVT
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xyVT/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xyVT/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($279.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.52 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro M 700W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($89.20 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $966.64
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-14 21:17 EST-0500)
a b 4 Gaming
January 15, 2013 12:34:53 AM

^lol, that's amusing. :lol: 
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