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Gaxxe

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10-01-2012

Thanks man. Will some of these parts be more on sale towards black friday/cyber monday? Just a question.


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Clerigon

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10-01-2012

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So take off 90 bucks, so around 410-420 total. I build this exact setup(except my PSU was 400w 80+, and I got the last gen H61 board doesn't support ivy-bridge), for about 340 cost. I bought everything on sale.

EDIT: For reference, take a look at this guide by EVGA's Lead Hardware Kalganized http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/5592454629#1

EDIT 2: Incase your out of the loop, AMD CPU's no where are recommended. Intels CPU architecture is so much more advanced specifically IPC's(up to 6 atm), compared to AMD's(2 in the FX 3 in the phenom 2's), that they are literally 2-3 times faster at EQUAL speeds it's stupid. 99% of games out there benefit and/or rely on IPC's to execute data specifically CPU bound areas such as raids/cities in world of warcraft. This is really where they shine, and currently the G860 competes with every AMD from 0-200(FX-8150) of course this is at stock speeds. The FX-8150 @ 5GHz is still slightly behind the I3-3220 @ 3.4GHz(Stock speeds) in gaming by about 5-10%

thats a good pc but i recommend save a bit more money andbuy an i5. buy a dual core right now is want to throw the money

Stuff like operating system, save that $90 and pirate bay it, theres no difference between the pirate version of win 7 vs the original one.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/j79b
i made this list in 5min, i think is a good pc and cheap, with this you can run any game in high settings without problem.


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TheFieldMarshal

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10-01-2012

Yes and No. I'd expect the I3's to actually go on sale for close to the G860 price(has a solid increase in performance too). I wouldn't expect the Intel G-series to go on sale TBH. You'll make savings on the GPU for sure, ram is pretty damn cheap already 25-30 bucks for 8GB cant see it any cheaper. Hard drives MAY go on sale, expect PSU and case sales def. I'd say if you wait, you'd saved 50-100 bucks and possible get a bit better performance if u waited. Thats just a guess.


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TheFieldMarshal

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10-01-2012

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thats a good pc but i recommend save a bit more money andbuy an i5. buy a dual core right now is want to throw the money

Stuff like operating system, save that $90 and pirate bay it, theres no difference between the pirate version of win 7 vs the original one.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/j79b
i made this list in 5min, i think is a good pc and cheap, with this you can run any game in high settings without problem.
Power supply is overkill and expensive, board is last generation and has almost ZERO upgradability, GPU is very bad(GTX 550ti performs BELOW the HD 7770 by 10-20% should be no more than 85 bucks at best), your build includes no case or HD, ram is slower as well, as well as last generation I5's.

It is a throw away somewhat, but tbh, the G860 can max out ANY GAME OUT THERE with the right GPU. FPS playable at 1080p ultra settings 30+ in any game assuming the GPU can power it. The I5 will note about 50-60FPS everywhere rather than 30-40, but atm he's on a budget, so my build would work best.


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Gaxxe

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10-01-2012

Also like I said I WILL be upgrading it quite a lot. I just need a system that can run what i previously said. Ok so atm I have around $350 in reserve, the other $500 i have but i'll put it away for later on. I'll wait till black friday/close to it and look for sales and get the cheapest i can.


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TheFieldMarshal

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10-01-2012

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Also like I said I WILL be upgrading it quite a lot. I just need a system that can run what i previously said. Ok so atm I have around $350 in reserve, the other $500 i have but i'll put it away for later on. I'll wait till black friday/close to it and look for sales and get the cheapest i can.
The average build takes me about 1 month to buy. I wait quietly and buy **** on sale. I got an 80 dollar PSU for 11 bucks(on sale for 60, 15% promo ontop of that and a 40 dollar MIR). Just follow that guide I listed by kalganized and you'll be set.


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Clerigon

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10-01-2012

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Power supply is overkill and expensive, board is last generation and has almost ZERO upgradability, GPU is very bad(GTX 550ti performs BELOW the HD 7770 by 10-20% should be no more than 85 bucks at best), your build includes no case or HD, ram is slower as well, as well as last generation I5's.

It is a throw away somewhat, but tbh, the G860 can max out ANY GAME OUT THERE with the right GPU. FPS playable at 1080p ultra settings 30+ in any game assuming the GPU can power it. The I5 will note about 50-60FPS everywhere rather than 30-40, but atm he's on a budget, so my build would work best.
i didnt realize that dual core is socket 1155 lol. And gtx 550 ti vs hd 7770, why not ati 6850?

so yea, your list can work, later he can upgrade an i5 2500


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TheFieldMarshal

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10-02-2012

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i didnt realize that dual core is socket 1155 lol. And gtx 550 ti vs hd 7770, why not ati 6850?

so yea, your list can work, later he can upgrade an i5 2500
HD 7770>=HD 6850>GTX 550ti

The HD 7770 now is equal sometimes slightly ahead of the 6850, however the HD 7770 is low powered(PSU's 350w+) and only requires 1 6 pin connector vs 2 of the HD 6850. The GTX 550 ti is utter fail.


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Clerigon

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10-02-2012

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HD 7770>=HD 6850>GTX 550ti

The HD 7770 now is equal sometimes slightly ahead of the 6850, however the HD 7770 is low powered(PSU's 350w+) and only requires 1 6 pin connector vs 2 of the HD 6850. The GTX 550 ti is utter fail.
well, some ppl said the 6850 is a bit better than a 7770 and they are at the same range with GTX 550 ti because the difference is not huge, the difference can be 5-10fps at 1080p in bf3.


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TheFieldMarshal

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10-02-2012

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well, some ppl said the 6850 is a bit better than a 7770 and they are at the same range with GTX 550 ti because the difference is not huge, the difference can be 5-10fps at 1080p in bf3.
The HD 7770 past the HD 6850 with the driver fix from 12.7 and 12.8. The HD 7770 is now 15-20% ahead of the GTX 550ti. Also note the HD 7770 is a lower powered GPU can run on any setup 350ws+

I only recommend the GTX 550ti if you can grab it for 80-85, if you're going to spend 100-120 get an HD 7850. At the 120-150 level an HD 6870/GTX 560 can be had, past that the HD 7850 for 170 and HD 7870 for 200.


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