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    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.
    Resolution: 1600x900
    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.
    Last edited by IIBloodXLustII; 2012-12-01 at 06:31 AM.

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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)
    Total: $652.53
    (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)
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    GPU: Asus 280X TOP (1130MHz/1750MHz) RAM: Corsair LP/LV white 8GB 1600MHz
    SSD: Samsung 840Pro 256GB + Crucial m4 128GB (040H) PSU: Seasonic 620M CASE: Corsair 500R (White/Black) Monitor: 1440p BenQ GW2765HT 1080p LG 237L-BN IPS
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    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?

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    CPU: Intel i5-3570k (4.5GHz) MB: ASUS Z77 Sabertooth (uefi 2003)
    GPU: Asus 280X TOP (1130MHz/1750MHz) RAM: Corsair LP/LV white 8GB 1600MHz
    SSD: Samsung 840Pro 256GB + Crucial m4 128GB (040H) PSU: Seasonic 620M CASE: Corsair 500R (White/Black) Monitor: 1440p BenQ GW2765HT 1080p LG 237L-BN IPS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaellen View Post
    2: For putting all the pieces together will I need anything besides a screwdriver?
    Yes...

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    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.

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    Performance comparison: 7850 vs 650ti
    CPU: Intel i5-3570k (4.5GHz) MB: ASUS Z77 Sabertooth (uefi 2003)
    GPU: Asus 280X TOP (1130MHz/1750MHz) RAM: Corsair LP/LV white 8GB 1600MHz
    SSD: Samsung 840Pro 256GB + Crucial m4 128GB (040H) PSU: Seasonic 620M CASE: Corsair 500R (White/Black) Monitor: 1440p BenQ GW2765HT 1080p LG 237L-BN IPS
    Current build! ||Old Build || Bitdefender Total Security 2015 || AV-TEST 2014

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