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$700 Budget Gaming Build

Hey people, this will be my first build ever I wanted to work on this summer. It will be used mostly for gaming and other personal use.
I was wondering how this setup would fair with most modern games today ie. Far Cry 3, Max Payne 3, Crysis 3. I am not sensitive about how great graphics are although I would love to play most games on high. Here is what I have...

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/I7iR
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  1. err... change that GPU to HD 7 XT/LE? get GPU with better cooling solution
    e.g. Sapphire/Gigabyte/Asus/MSI
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100354xtl
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html
  2. Best answer
    Here's a slightly better build, for a bit cheaper:

    PCPartPicker part list /

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($76.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Amazon) CL9 instead of the CL11 stuff you had before.
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Microcenter) (an 7870 XT is another, better option if you don't mind a slight increase of maybe $30 in price).
    Case: Rosewill RANGER-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $691.48

    RAM is both faster and cheaper due to a discount. Also not ugly and green.

    7870 is a Ghz edition, not just a standard one, and it's again cheaper due to a discount.

    Power supply is the same as the one before, except it's a V2 since it can be had for the same price.

    In regards to performance, at 1080p pretty much everything will be on high/ultra with no issues. For lower resolutions you won't even be breaking a sweat.

    M
  3. Awesome fix I was really wondering if my mobo was ok and everything was compatible. Thank you for the inputs, I will update my list and order those parts Marshall
  4. Best answer selected by tobishen.
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