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February 7, 2013 12:36:08 AM

ok so ive been asking around this forum and i think ive come to a conclusion for my first build...



CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (OC to 4.3GHz)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Memory: G.SKILL Value 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C11S-8GNT
Storage(OWNED): Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Operating System(OWNED): Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Full (64-bit)
Mouse(OWNED): Logitech G9x Wired Laser Mouse
Monitor(OWNED): HP 2010i 20" widescreen lcd 16:9
Optical Drive(OWNED): HP DVD-RAM GH60L


everything (excluding parts i already own) comes to about $600

im 99.9% sure everything will work together.
is this a decent build for gaming on 1600x900 for modern fps games and a few adventure/survival horror games?

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February 7, 2013 12:38:09 AM

It's a GREAT build for that resolution.

You can even go down to a 7850 1gb card and it'll still be great.

I'm 100% sure that it's going to be good.
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February 7, 2013 12:40:59 AM

im getting the 2gb for futureproofing reasons because i cant really buy anything new for it for a few years :)  butttt...... thats a little chunk of change i can save for going down to a 1gb. when do you think a 2gb card will be minimum requirement? lol
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February 7, 2013 12:47:36 AM

well, since you're using a 1600 x 900 monitor.

You really won't notice the difference. :) 

If it were 1920 x 1080, I would recommend the 2gb but you're not :) .
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February 7, 2013 12:49:45 AM

cutebeans said:
well, since you're using a 1600 x 900 monitor.

You really won't notice the difference. :) 

If it were 1920 x 1080, I would recommend the 2gb but you're not :) .



Not a terrible idea to get the 2Gb, if he has the idea to purchase a better monitor later.
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February 7, 2013 12:52:25 AM

That's true but 1600 x 900 is still a great monitor resolution and I doubt people buy a new monitor until their monitors die :) ).

It took my old Monitor 9 years before it died.
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February 7, 2013 1:00:40 AM

Meh, I'm playing on a 32" LCD TV atm, but I'm definitely buying a new monitor with my new PC. Haven't figured out which one yet, however, and I'll be using the TV for a while until I decide. Leaning IPS, simply because the majority of my gaming is MMO, which I would see the experience improving vs a TN. For me, at least, obviously everyone is different. :) 
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February 7, 2013 1:01:05 AM

yeah no plans for a new monitor. i use it as a tv lol my apartment is small.

btu will future games use more than 1gb?
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February 7, 2013 1:11:43 AM

I don't think you're out of line getting the 2Gb, for what it's worth. I would probably get it, regardless. If you ever decide to buy an actual TV and use it as a monitor (like I do atm), you'd use it.
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February 7, 2013 1:18:19 AM

Games are using more than 1gb right now but if they are on higher resolutions but yes eyeage is right, it's always to better to get more.

Your wallet might not agree hahaha. Up to you.
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February 7, 2013 1:44:57 AM

its like 30 bucks difference between 1gb and 2.
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February 7, 2013 1:48:25 AM

1gb is fine for 1600 x 900. You will not notice the difference getting the 2gb right now but in the future.

Get the 1gb! You really wont need it right now.
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February 7, 2013 1:53:27 AM

how about 3-4 years?
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February 7, 2013 3:12:48 AM

hmm as long as you don't change your monitor in 3-4years. You won't notice it.

1gb will be great.
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February 8, 2013 1:17:07 AM

ok thanks :)  any other issues?
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February 8, 2013 1:27:04 AM

now to scrounge up some newegg promo codes :D 
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February 8, 2013 3:30:12 AM

looking for blue backlit keyboard
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February 9, 2013 8:39:35 PM

the 2gb 7850 went on sale for the price of the 1gb just now and sold out :( 
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February 10, 2013 1:26:17 AM

The OC version did, but the regular version is still 199 with $15 rebate and 2 free games. 2Gb. Here
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February 10, 2013 1:28:36 AM

yep got it :) 
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