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$500-$550 New build for gaming

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February 9, 2013 5:37:07 PM

First off I have a list ive compiled and im hoping for insight on it . Ill post it below.

I just want a computer that will last a couple years since new consoles are coming out and i cant justify the price of them. I just want the graphics on FPS mainly and maybe skyrim to look same/better than the PS 3. Ill be running a 720 P fyi.

Approximate Purchase Date: Hoping this month i have some money owed to me that ill be collecting

Budget Range:5-550 with shipping. Trying to stay away from the 600 range

System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming, movies, some rendering maybe.

Are you buying a monitor: I have a 22" acer HDCP 1080 p already - NO

Parts to Upgrade:I have nothing currently

Do you need to buy OS:No i have a copy of 7

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: no preference, though i do have 2 Micro center within 45 mins of the house

Location: Baltimore, MD 21224

Parts Preferences: Im not a fan boy

Overclocking: No necessarily maybe in future


SLI or Crossfire: Not interested currently

Your Monitor Resolution: 720/1080 max. I prefer to game at 720 for the Frames

Additional Comments:

Case $15
http://www.microcenter.com/product/379078/Mid-Tower_ATX...

GPU 7850 $170 + 2 free games
http://www.microcenter.com/product/400655/11200-16-20G_...

DVD drive $10
http://www.microcenter.com/product/388314/SATA_DVD_Driv...

Motherboard $40
GA-H61M-DS2

Memory Kingston $42
KHX13C9B1RK2/8 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-khx13c9b1r...

CPU i5 2500k $140
http://www.microcenter.com/product/406960/Core_i5_2500K...

Power Supply $27
http://www.microcenter.com/product/337641/StealthXStrea...

CPU Heatsink $7
microcenter.com/product/332208/LGA_1155-1156_CPU_Cooler

Hard Drive $47 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...

SSD $90 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sandisk-internal-hard-driv...


Now im curious should is it worthto switch over the 965 BE instead of the I5 2500k since i dont plan to overclock anytime soon.

Thoughts

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February 10, 2013 1:00:35 AM

Thanks for the link is bulldozer worth it when you can get 965/i5 ? My apologies...thqt is a piledriver..correct?

Also if i can get the 7850 for a lesser price than that id have to go the cheaper route for better product.

I have the two builds if you could change/edit those to maybe better components .

Case $15
http://www.microcenter.com/product/379078/Mid-Tower_ATX...

7850 GPU $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SATA DVD Player $10
http://www.microcenter.com/product/388314/SATA_DVD_Driv...

Motherboard GA-H61M-DS2 $40
http://www.microcenter.com/product/377387/GA-H61M-DS2_L...

Memory Kingston hyperx blue 8gb $40
http://www.microcenter.com/product/360526/HyperX_blu_8G...(PC3-10600)_CL9_Dual_Channel_Desktop_Memory_Kit_(Two_4GB_Memory_Modules)


i5 2500k $140
http://www.microcenter.com/product/406960/Core_i5_2500K...

Corsair 500w PSU $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Heatsink $7
http://www.microcenter.com/product/332208/LGA_1155-1156...

320 GB HDD $50
http://www.microcenter.com/product/347371/Scorpio_Blue_...



$$$$$$502$$$$$$


Phenom II x4 965 $80
http://www.microcenter.com/product/325874/Phenom_II_X4_...

760GM-P34 Motherboard $55
http://www.microcenter.com/product/401772/760GM-P34_(FX)_AM3_mATX_AMD_Motherboard

Memory Kingston hyperx blue 8gb $40
http://www.microcenter.com/product/360526/HyperX_blu_8G...(PC3-10600)_CL9_Dual_Channel_Desktop_Memory_Kit_(Two_4GB_Memory_Modules)

7850 GPU $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair 500w PSU $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


320 GB HDD $50
http://www.microcenter.com/product/347371/Scorpio_Blue_...

SATA DVD player $10
http://www.microcenter.com/product/388314/SATA_DVD_Driv...

Case $15
http://www.microcenter.com/product/379078/Mid-Tower_ATX...

CPU Heatsink $10
http://www.microcenter.com/product/340459/DK9-7E52A-0L-...

$$$$$$$460$$$$$$$
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February 10, 2013 2:32:19 AM

you may need a sandy bridge CPU to update the BIOS on that H61 motherboard. might want to look into it.
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