Please recommend me a build.
Budget: $500-600. could possibly go higher, but I don't want to spend all the rest of my grant money in one place.
Games / Settings Desired: Planetside 2, WoW, GW2. High/Ultra
Country: United States
Parts that can be reused: I have a 500 watt power supply that can be reused. not sure how well my nvidia gtx 550Ti stands up now.
Do you need an OS? Since I will be needing a new hard drive, yes.
Do you need peripherals? no.
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.04 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($162.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-02 18:13 EST-0500)
If you can't stretch the budget that far then drop the GPU and use your 550ti and save up until you can get something better (~7870/660)
Couple of questions.
1: Is that processor really that much better than: AMD Athlon II x4 640 3.00 ghz?
2: For putting all the pieces together will I need anything besides a screwdriver?
Stood in the Fire
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PATIENCE! (if something goes wrong)
I hate to bump a thread but I don't want to open a new one to ask a related question.
How does the graphics card listed above stack up against this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130840
EVGA nvidia geforce GTX 650 Ti 2gb.
7850 vs 650ti