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 Post subject: First time build for a good price
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:47 am 
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My budget is around $750. I want a gaming pc that can play most bigger game on high or ultra like GTA V or BF4. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: First time build for a good price
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:55 am 
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I already have a copy of Windows on my jump drive.


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 Post subject: Re: First time build for a good price
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:39 pm 
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rattmann wrote:
My budget is around $750. I want a gaming pc that can play most bigger game on high or ultra like GTA V or BF4. Thanks.


Go to pcpartpicker.com and play around with configurations. Get an Intel i5 or one of those AMDs if you want to same money for a better graphics card. If you live near a Microcenter, they have great mobo/cpu combo deals. You only need 8 gb RAM. I suggest a 60 (or 120) gb SSD with a 1 TB HDD for fast boots/loading times. And for cases, get one in the 50-100 range. You can get good ones in that price range.

GFX, I have no clue what the latest and greatest ones are. You want a good one for your gaming needs so this will be most of your budget. Go read the MaxPC blog, Tom's Hardware, or Anand reviews.

You gave only a budget so that's as far as I can help. Do you need keyboard, mouse, monitors? Good luck and show your build here. We can tell you if it will work out.


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 Post subject: Re: First time build for a good price
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:51 pm 
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I really hope that you don't need a keyboard, mouse or monitor because otherwise with your budget a gaming build that you're asking for isn't going to happen. I don't think you're going to hit Ultra settings with a budget of just $750 (generally builds that can run everything on Ultra start at about $1200 ish) but nonetheless you can get a decent build. Here is what I would suggest:

CPU: Intel i5-3350P - $179.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-HD3 - $64.99
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1600 8GB - $62.99
GPU: XFX Double D Radeon HD 7850 - $229.99
HDD: Western Digital Green 1TB - $79.99
PSU: Corsair CX-600 - $69.99
Case: Corsair Carbide 200R - $69.99
Total: $747.93

There are a few downsides with this build:

1) You do not have the ability to overclock the CPU. Not sure if this is a big deal for you but unless you live near a Microcenter your budget precludes getting a K series processor and a Z77 board
2) You'll have to do without an SSD. You can add one down the road though so that's a plus at least but unless you have a HDD you can transfer over you won't have the extra speed it provides
3) While the 7850 is a great card and it can run some games on Ultra settings it's not going to be able to run all of them at that high of a setting, depending on your resolution.

Overall though it is a solid build and should last a good long bit.


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 Post subject: Re: First time build for a good price
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:24 pm 
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nsafreak wrote:


I haven't heard too many good things about the speed on the Green WD drives. They park their heads often and I hear this slows down load times. I'm not sure. Not much choice in the HDD market nowadays though.

I still refuse to buy an HDD until I can get a 1TB drive for $50 (No, I don't want to spend $90-100 on a 2TB) . I'm chugging along on a 60 GB OCZ Agility for now.


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 Post subject: Re: First time build for a good price
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:16 pm 
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phillyj wrote:
I still refuse to buy an HDD until I can get a 1TB drive for $50 (No, I don't want to spend $90-100 on a 2TB)

You're going to wait a very long time then, perhaps forever.

Though you might get lucky on a sale or something.


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 Post subject: Re: First time build for a good price
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:59 am 
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The budget is big I think that could really buy a very high speed pc. I wish I could have that budget too :)


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