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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

GPU 7850 $170 + 2 free games

DVD drive $10

Motherboard $40

Memory Kingston $42

CPU i5 2500k $140

Power Supply $27

CPU Heatsink $7

Hard Drive $47

SSD $90

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.


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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

7850 GPU $160

SATA DVD Player $10

Motherboard GA-H61M-DS2 $40

Memory Kingston hyperx blue 8gb $40

i5 2500k $140

Corsair 500w PSU $40

CPU Heatsink $7

320 GB HDD $50


Phenom II x4 965 $80

760GM-P34 Motherboard $55

Memory Kingston hyperx blue 8gb $40

7850 GPU $160

Corsair 500w PSU $40

320 GB HDD $50

SATA DVD player $10

Case $15

CPU Heatsink $10

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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.