Nov 13, 2012
My build:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.00 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($148.77 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1038.26

Can I get away with a cheaper graphics card?
I want to play Assassins creed/bf3/skyrim on highest settings, could a radeon 7850 2gb or the 660 ti do that just as well as a 7950?


Oct 23, 2012
Hey, your CPU doesn't match your mobo. You can save a buck by getting i5-3470 and probably then you can afford that video.
Why am i saying this? Because you have CPU that is made of overclockin, on a mobo that doesn't have overclocking option, that way you are wasting money on CPU. i5-3470 is just as good, minus overclocking option, which obviosly don't need.