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locodragon

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Ok so I am for sure getting the Corsair Vengeance C70 case and Radeon 7850 2GB video card but all my other parts people have questioned me on.

I want to shop at Newegg mostly or Tigerdirect. I have a $800 budget. Help me build a computer!

I am only positive on the case and video card I want, otherwise totally open to anything and everything.
 

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Guess what I have for you? [thread=80121]More questions[/thread]!

And even more: Why a 7850 specifically? A 7850 should fit easily in [thread=2192841]Mfenn's build[/thread], but it might be possible to fit a 7870 or 7950 in there.
 

locodragon

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I get tomb raider and bioshock with the 7850 and the case is all military and awesome so I want it.
 

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You probably get Tomb Raider and Bioshock with a 7870 or 7950 as well. That's part of AMD's campaign.

Ken g6 didn't post the questions just for fun, answer them and we'll be able to help you out.
 

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$130 on a case? OK, it's cool-looking. But it will cost you an SSD from Mfenn's build.

Drop in the linked 7850 and you're only $15 over budget. You could then drop to an i5-3470 and be well under budget - only $10 away from fitting this 7870 in. Get a Z75 mobo, which can still OC the 3470 up to 400MHz, and everything should fit in $800.

Edit: Let me simplify that:
Mfenn's build, substituting:
- i5-3470, ~$185
- this 7870, $215AR
- a Z75 mobo, $77
- And no SSD unless you go with Mfenn's case instead of your choice.
 
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locodragon

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I am getting an I3...I will build a better computer someday but I am not dropping a ass ton into this computer. Is the 7870 really worth $30 more?
 

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Dude, ken_6g's build is only $10 over budget or so. That's 2 Starbucks coffees. You could also look into the Antec GX700--a cheaper, well cooled, and military case.
 

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Case: Corsair Vengeance C70

Optical drive: Samsung DVD burner

Video card: XFX Double D FX Radeon 7870 GHz edition 2GB

PSU: Cool Master Elite 460W

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB(2x4GB)

Mobo: ASRock Z75 Pro

CPU: Intel I3 -3220 Ivy Bridge

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 

lehtv

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Are you intentionally avoiding answering the questions? Can you read? Do you want us to help you out or not?
 

locodragon

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This is a low end gaming PC that I will record gamplay on. I am going to play Tomb Raider and Bioshock as the come with the graphics card plus Sims and Call of Duty.

I am not brand spefic but I do have a $800 budget. I am firm on my case because I really love it. I don't care for the antec military case. It looks ugly compared to the one I picked plus the price difference wasn't much.

I want HDD not SSD. So I don't really care about that factor. I am getting a 500GB hard drive as I don't foresee me needing more then that.

I wanna buy from Newegg or Tigerdirect.

Building as soon as I know I have a low to mid end gaming PC and I am buying today before 10pm CST to get discounts.
 
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locodragon

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I will be using my 720P 32in TV for a monitor. Though if I don't go over $800 I can upgrade to a 1080P 19in secondary TV.
 

Sleepingforest

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There's definitely room for a 7950 if you count in rebates. Observe:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($187.28 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: Foxconn B75M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($58.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tactical 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair C70 Arctic White (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $826.21
And the case looks better than the green/black ones (in my opinion, of course):
11-139-014-TS

But then you can get $50 back across 2 mail in rebates.
 
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This ^ Its a much better build than what you have and its within your budget if your willing to deal with rebates
 

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There's definitely room for a 7950 if you count in rebates. Observe:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($187.28 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: Foxconn B75M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($58.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tactical 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair C70 Arctic White (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $826.21
And the case looks better than the green/black ones (in my opinion, of course):
11-139-014-TS

But then you can get $50 back across 2 mail in rebates.

:thumbsup: Nice.
 

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Unless you get a more expensive board, a cooler, and are willing to overclock (roughly an extra $80), no. It is better than an i3 due to the increased core count and twice the L2 and L3 cache per core, not just the clock speed.

Crysis is a famous series of graphically beautiful but demanding FPS games. Crysis 3 has a single player campaign and multiplayer.
 

locodragon

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could you guys make me a amd build? I feel it would be cheaper and better until i get more money for a intel buld
 

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This is a forum, not Twitter. You can edit your posts after you post them. Cohesive thoughts are appreciated.

I want a ATX not micro atx board...help!

Why? What benefit would you get from an ATX board?


Yes, but SF's board is more cost effective.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814202004

is this ok for my graphics?

Tiger is a ripoff because of shipping cost. so going newegg.

No, it's too slow and has too little VRAM.

will the i3 work fr now? i wanna save money and get a great graphics card

Why? SF has already recommended you a build with a great graphics card.

could you guys make me a amd build? I feel it would be cheaper and better until i get more money for a intel buld

This doesn't make sense. A single Intel build is cheaper and faster than an AMD build + an Intel build.