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Is he planning on playing BF3 multiplayer is the biggest question.

If so i3 is a no go.

get something like this:



This 7850 comes clocked at 1000Mhz
Edited by rubicsphere - 11/18/12 at 7:33pm
    
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Is he planning on playing BF3 multiplayer is the biggest question.
If so i3 is a no go.
get something like this:

This 7850 comes clocked at 1000Mhz

I don't think I would recommend a Refurbished Western Digital Green as a primary OS drive. Not that I see many great choices right now. There's a 500gb Momentus XT that's $49 FS right now with promo code (until 11/21), that would be significantly faster although he might have to buy a 2.5->3.5 mounting bracket.
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He would be playing bf3 online so I guess i3 is off the table. Off topic question: I went with a i5 3570 for my desktop. Could I have done better getting an amd of similar quality? I ended up getting the i5 just based on what I had read on other threads discussing amd v intel.
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He would be playing bf3 online so I guess i3 is off the table. Off topic question: I went with a i5 3570 for my desktop. Could I have done better getting an amd of similar quality? I ended up getting the i5 just based on what I had read on other threads discussing amd v intel.

Better, no. Most people would agree that for gaming even AMD's current flagship cpu, the FX-8350, is at best equal to an i5. That's only in the newest and most heavily threaded games - like BF3.
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He would be playing bf3 online so I guess i3 is off the table. Off topic question: I went with a i5 3570 for my desktop. Could I have done better getting an amd of similar quality? I ended up getting the i5 just based on what I had read on other threads discussing amd v intel.

It will only matter when he is playing on the servers above 32M, personally I hate that many people on the map. An i5 is significantly better than any of AMD's offerings for gaming.

Are you near the microcenter in rockville?
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post #16 of 25

rubic's config is well-oriented on the balance in terms of general platform choices but is weak in several areas. The RAM is generic and Pareema does not offer any sort of warranty guarantee. Refurbished HD. Weak PSU that I would not put near a 7850 or an yhigh end card of any sort. Weak CPU heatsink. Weak case layout. These could be reasonably better while maintianing that budget. Seagate has a 1TB (and 7200RPM) drive for $50 right now. There are 2x4GB DDR3-1600 kits available for $30 shipped at NCIX. Better PSUs for less.

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rubic's config is well-oriented on the balance in terms of general platform choices but is weak in several areas. The RAM is generic and Pareema does not offer any sort of warranty guarantee. Refurbished HD. Weak PSU that I would not put near a 7850 or an yhigh end card of any sort. Weak CPU heatsink. Weak case layout. These could be reasonably better while maintianing that budget. Seagate has a 1TB (and 7200RPM) drive for $50 right now. There are 2x4GB DDR3-1600 kits available for $30 shipped at NCIX. Better PSUs for less.

Just out of curiosity which PSU would be better for the price? This was a build I'm doing for a friend and would be interested in your thoughts.

Also Raidmax PSU's are very good for the price. My 1000W is 80+ Gold certified and was only $110. The 7850 sips power by todays standards and it only requires 1 6pin connector.

According to newegg Pareema does offer Lifetime warranty, but now there are better 8GB kits for the price.

That Evercool cooler is extremely underrated. I have personal experience with it.
Edited by rubicsphere - 11/19/12 at 5:54pm
    
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Rosewill Stallion 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $582.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-19 21:24 EST-0500)

Note that the CPU is only available for in store pickup but it's $50 less than what other retailers are selling for, just change it out for another i5 if you don't leave near a Microcenter.
Edited by StayFrosty - 11/19/12 at 6:29pm
post #19 of 25

^ The PSU in the suggestion above is not a reknowned quality unit and I would not trust it with a discrete card either.

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yeah I'm pretty close to rockville
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