vtcramennoodle

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Hello everyone, I am building a friend of mine a gaming PC. He does not have a true budget but he wants to keep it as cheap as possible. He isn't worried about playing all games in ultra, he just doesn't want his frame rate to drop. So can a few of you look over this build and tell me where i can save some money for him. I was wondering if I could go with a cheaper video card and not worry about frame rates. He plans on playing bf3, cod, and other fps's. all the prices I used in the build we just rounded from parts i found on newegg. thanks for the help.

CPU: i5 3570k ($220)
GPU: Radeon 7850 ($195)
MoBo: ASUS P8Z77-V LK ($140)
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series ($40)
HDD: WD Blue ($65)
Heatsink: Hyper 212 EVO ($30)
Case: CM Elite 431 ($60)
Power: RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 ($60)
Optical Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner ($20)
Total=$830
 

camohanna

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This would be more beneficial than the ability to OC

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uLJG
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uLJG/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uLJG/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $827.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-29 01:41 EST-0500)
 

vtcramennoodle

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Can you please explain why you went with this build?
 

nix327

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your build is good..get an i5 3470 and an asrock h77pro mvp..that will reduce the price by about 100$ without reducing much performance..only no overclocking..

here is a suggestion for the 7850..comes with a good factory overclock
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr785oc2gd

edit: and also get a better psu
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg620m
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cmpsu650txv2
 

camohanna

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This is a much better build and will play any game on high-max. E.g, it will play skyrim on ultra settings at about 80 FPS

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uUA6
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uUA6/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uUA6/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($231.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $849.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-29 22:13 EST-0500)

EDIT: this build can be overclocked