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I am struggling to put together a good gaming PC in a 700$ budget
I hate to bother you guys but are there any suggestions or builds you would suggest? All the newegg DIY combos do not have video cards in the package

What parts would you guys suggest?

P.S. If you wanna put together a build and post the list that would be fine too, Would +rep rolleyes.gif
Edited by Ransom. - 1/31/12 at 10:41pm
post #2 of 14
Something like this is a good general build.Need to be more specific if you have any special needs.
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Do you think that an i3 would be fast enough to satisfy current games?
I like the build otherwise, Maybe we can shave the SSD though if cost comes down to the line to upgrade the CPU?
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According to recent benchmarks the I3 beats or matches all AMD cpus in games.You could drop the SSD for a HDD,but your only saving $30 or so bucks because HDD prices are still outrageous.If you want more storage that's the way to go.If you want upgrade the processor your going to have to downgrade the GPU.Or you can go with AMD's 960t,a great CPU for the price.The Intel system will offer more performance in the future upgrade department though,as it would be easy to grab a 2500K.Everything is a compromise basically,you just have to decide where to comprise the most.In gaming the GPU is going to be the limiter with pretty much any new CPU.
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post #5 of 14
Do you live near a Microcenter? I recently built an i5 2500k system for someone for under $600 with their deals.
post #6 of 14
Here's what I came up with:

i5 2500k
Asus P8P67 Pro motherboard
8GB DDR3
CM Case + 6870
Corsair 600W PSU + 500gb HDD
DVD Drive

Total= $691 + 14 shipping and there's $30 in rebates which would make it $661 + shipping after rebates.
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i seriously doubt ANY i3 matches/beats the 960T..just sayin' (at least not OC'd)
 
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The i3 is a problem in BF3. There was a review with a 560ti SLI setup and and 2500k vs 2500k (with 2 cores disabled no turbo boost) and the average frames for 4 cores was 113 while the average for 2 cores was 66...
     
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post #9 of 14

BF3 does not recognize or make effective use of HyperThreaded cores at all.  It's very heavy on the integer pipeline for a single core as such that there is no longer any room for a HyperThreaded core to provide a possible performance boost.

 

BF3 is also very memory-intensive (i.e. actually makes use of >4GB) bandwidth-intensive (i.e. get decent speed RAM).

post #10 of 14
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Ok I understand then, You do have a point for simply upgrading it to a 2500k or 2600k later.

Thanks for the help guys. I will end up just going with this build
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