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Budget gaming pc

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January 23, 2013 10:34:10 AM

hey everyone
im looking to build myself a budget gaming rig and ive come up with 2 options in my price range and i would like to know what everyone thinks would be better
option 1
amd fx4170
gigabyte ga990
8gb ram(2x4gb)
radeon hd7770
Corsair VS650 powersupply

option 2
amd a10 5800k
8gb ram(2x4gb)
radeon hd7770
Corsair VS650 powersupply

now in the way of games i dont neccisarily want to be running at 1080p but i would like to be able to run games at a decent graphics level.
all these parts im buying from msy. i live in australia if u can find a cheaper place please let me know

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January 23, 2013 10:41:59 AM

You definitely don't need that much power. Even if you overclock your CPU so that it consumes a massive 200 W (very unrealistic) and the GPU consumes 120 W, and the rest of the components spend about 50 W then 400 W would be enough. But those numbers are quite unrealistic (put too high). I'd go with something like a Corsair CX430-m if I were you.

In general, the Radeon 7770 can handle games at 1920x1080 if the quality is toned down. The Radeon 7850, on the other hand, can handle many games at 1920x1080 with the quality cranked up. I hope this guideline will help you choose the right GPU.

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January 23, 2013 2:32:04 PM

I like the first option better, however I would swap the cpu out for either the 4300 or 6300 as vishera is a better performer zambezi clock for clock.
I also agree you wont need a 650w for a single low/mid end gpu.
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January 23, 2013 2:41:27 PM

I would only use the A10 on an ultra low budget without a graphics card. Once you add a gpu the A10 is redundant, and no longer the best option.
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January 23, 2013 4:53:02 PM

Please tell me your budget! I have guessed $600 but i am building a $700 as prices in australia are insane...

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.00 @ Foxcomp)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ Scorptec)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($249.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.00 @ Scorptec)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($89.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $722.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-24 05:52 EST+1100)
January 23, 2013 11:59:00 PM

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