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1200$ Build Help

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February 25, 2013 1:09:29 PM

I just want a 1200$ dollar build. Also I am fine with an FX too.

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February 25, 2013 1:15:07 PM

crap, I don't know why this triple posted. Sorry about that.
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February 25, 2013 1:15:08 PM

nothing to see here, the third post
February 25, 2013 1:18:26 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: In Mid April

Budget Range: 1200$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming Only.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes(Seperate 200$ so dont count it in 1200$)

Parts to Upgrade: No Parts.

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ANY

Location: City, State/Region, Country - India

Parts Preferences: AMD FX and AMD Graphics. Intel Is Fine too.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: In Future

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920X1080
February 25, 2013 1:40:46 PM

Well, off the top of my head for that budget you could go for
CPU:Amd Fx 8350 - amd's flagship cpu
MOTHERBOARD:Asus sabertooth 990fx - good for overclocking
RAM: from any good company (g-skill, Kingston, corsair,mushkin) there are a few more 8gb is generally enough for gaming and if you are on 32bit os get 4gb
GPU: i'd say a 7950/gtx 670 like this not the exact one but get one factory overclocked if you do not plan to oc yourself

ssd (optional but recommended) Kingston hyperx, Ocz vertex, adata not essential
hdd any old hard drive is normally fine, 1tb is the norm for most people now.

A power supply from: corsair, cooler master, seasonnic if you plan to sli/crossfire try 750w+ go for a gold rated one

those are the most important parts, i think the rest is down to you eg case, optical drive

This is just a quick one of the top of my head change around anything according to your needs like and the prices around you, if intel is cheaper go intel, you'd want an i5 3570k and a good z77 motherboard.

Hope I've helped at least a bit

February 25, 2013 1:41:10 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
February 25, 2013 1:55:16 PM

Thanks for the reply! I was thinking a 3770K. Hows that?
February 25, 2013 1:58:12 PM

Or Just get the FX 8350 with a GTX 680?
February 25, 2013 1:59:05 PM

hotshot2797 said:
Thanks for the reply! I was thinking a 3770K. Hows that?

3770k wouldn't be a good purchase since hyperthreading has little to no impact on gaming. definitely get either a i5 3570k or fx 8350.
February 25, 2013 2:01:16 PM

morgoth780 said:
3770k wouldn't be a good purchase since hyperthreading has little to no impact on gaming. definitely get either a i5 3570k or fx 8350.

Thanks for the reply! So ill just get a FX 8350 and a GTX 680 or a 7970 OC'ed?
February 25, 2013 2:05:11 PM

If you plan to overclock, I would definitely say to get the 7970 since those have a lot of headroom. You may want to consider other features the 680 has, like adaptive v-sync.
February 25, 2013 2:06:46 PM

I really don't know much about V Sync and all. What is it? Just tell me which is better 7970 or GTX 680? Gaming wise.
EDIT: I just saw a Forsa - GTX 680 Graphic Card 2GB DDR5. Is it good? Is very cheap.
February 25, 2013 2:12:33 PM

Basically, adaptive v-sync makes it so that it caps your FPS at your monitor's refresh rate to eliminate screen tearing, but when FPS goes below that amount it allows the card to generate frames normally, preventing a large FPS drop.

Back to the 7970 vs 680, most people would say 680. It has better performance than the 7970 at stock, and both are fairly comparable when overclocked. The 7970 (at least in the US) is significantly cheaper, so that's another thing to consider.
February 25, 2013 2:13:31 PM

The 2GB of GDDR5 will limit you if you want to play at resolutions above 1920x1080, but other than that it will be fine.
February 25, 2013 2:14:32 PM

Actually, the 7970 and GTX are almost same here! I just saw a FORSA one which was pretty cheap. What do you say about it?
February 25, 2013 2:17:43 PM

OK see. I have an option between The GTX 680(575$) and the 7970(520$) which is better?
February 25, 2013 2:17:47 PM

Definitely the 680 then, like I said, the FORSA one will be fine unless you plan to play on higher resolutions.
February 25, 2013 2:19:50 PM

I would SLI in the future before playing On a higher resolution.
February 25, 2013 2:21:24 PM

That wouldn't make a difference, since you'd still be limited to the 2 GB of VRAM, which severely limits higher resolutions. Definitely try to get a 4 GB gtx 680 if you plan to do that.
February 25, 2013 2:23:05 PM

I really cannot afford the 4gigs one at all. Just tell me,will I be ok at 1440P?
February 25, 2013 2:25:32 PM

Also tell me how good is your current build?
February 25, 2013 2:27:00 PM

At 1440p it most likely wouldn't be worth it to crossfire/SLI. I think you would most likely be ok with the 2 GB of VRAM at 1440p.

the 7970 does have 3 GB of VRAM, so then there wouldn't be any VRAM limitations at 1440p. You would have to overclock to get 680 performance though.
February 25, 2013 2:30:06 PM

I play at 1920x1080, I was able to run the Crysis 3 beta maxed (I don't remember how much AA I had) at a constant 30 fps. Metro 2033 maxed with 4x AA I get a min of 17 fps in the frontline benchmark. Crysis 2 with the DX11 patch and high-res texture pack gets 30-40 fps, usually above 40.
February 25, 2013 2:45:22 PM

I am getting a Palit GTX 680 WindForce with the FX.
February 25, 2013 2:54:58 PM

Which Is better MSI GTX 680 Gigabyte or palit?