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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

I think I'd be looking at an APU at this budget. An A8 5600K already comes with a decent IGP and can easily be crossfired with a 7770 for around $200. Then you'd still need a cheap CPU cooler like a Hyper 212, a PSU like a cheap 500W CM (got one I use for jumping water pumps for $40), and a case which really depends on aesthetics. That would make for a pretty powerful $300-$400 gaming rig.... thumb.gif

Offtopic but holy crap... Im a big tron fan too haha

Here a quick peek at my current desktop

http://i.imgur.com/BddDC.jpg

XD

Oh and thanks for the advice on the APU and everything else. I'll take that into consideration.

Edit: I'm heading to bed as its getting late. So I will be looking at everything else in the morning right after I wake up. Thanks again everyone wink.gif
Edited by nephty - 10/8/12 at 10:32pm
post #32 of 47
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

Why is nobody else suggesting Trinity?

Because you can do better with the budget.

@OP: I wouldn't consider trinity. The best GPU you can crossfire is the 7670. 7770 won't crossfire.
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Don't forget to check open box for gpu deals:

ASUS HD7770-2GD5 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 2GB -$111
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121642R
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post #35 of 47
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Don't forget to check open box for gpu deals:
ASUS HD7770-2GD5 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 2GB -$111
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121642R
Depending on budget, I would def go with the XFX 6870. I'm sure you can find a used one on OCN for cheap. Considerable performance difference.

edit: http://www.overclock.net/t/1312136/tiny-xfx-6870-almost-brand-new speaking of the devil. This guy is even offering the warranty. Can't beat that for $115

IMO these are the best cards for the price. I run crossfire dual fan XFX 6870s. For under 300$ I can play pretty much any game out right now on max settings wit a touch of OC and a bit of extra air.
Edited by likethegun - 10/9/12 at 6:54am
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Beat this ladies:

Low end MSI with highly failure-prone VRMs.... no-name PSU..... this is a terrible, terrible idea

Buying this would be like setting your house up to be burnt down some day.

 

Trinity APU *could* be the sweet spot at this budget, depending on how fast the RAM he has is. But there may be other good options; as I suggested earlier:

 

 

Pair this with:


Edited by xd_1771 - 10/9/12 at 10:33am
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Low end MSI with highly failure-prone VRMs.... no-name PSU..... this is a terrible, terrible idea
Buying this would be like setting your house up to be burnt down some day.

Trinity APU *could* be the sweet spot at this budget, depending on how fast the RAM he has is. But there may be other good options; as I suggested earlier:

Pair this with:

No name PSU? Raidmax makes great PSUs. As for the VRMs just undervolt that 955 which is practically guaranteed on AMD CPUs and don't OC. A 3.2Ghz Quad is enough for casual gaming
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Rather than getting the i3, should I get the "AMD Phenom II X4 3.2GHz Quad-Core" instead?
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I think the i3 2100 and Pentium G850 are close enough for games that the $50 difference between them is better spent elsewhere.

...like turning the HD 7770 into a HD 7850.

$075-Pentium G860 3.0GHz
$165-HD 7850 1GB
$065-ASRock B75 Mobo
$040-Antec VP-450 450W
$345 - Total


G850 vs PII x4 980

I don't think the mixed gaming performance is worth going with the dead AMD socket, the upgradability is the better option ...IMO.

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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7295297&CatId=6983
I3-2100 for $80 right now. Best bang-for-buck until the the coupon deal goes away.

For $80, the i3 is a no brainer.
Edited by thegreatsquare - 10/9/12 at 12:33pm
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7295297&CatId=6983

I3-2100 for $80 right now. Best bang-for-buck until the the coupon deal goes away.
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