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Hd 7950is for future proof. But yes can be changed for a used hd 7870ghz/hd 6970 or a brand new hd 7850/7790 and .but psu are in rebate which make them cheaper (i600,tx650w) for future proof too
I just think we need to be more cognitive about making sure she gets a good 1080p monitor. Nothing SERIOUS, but just something that'll benefit her even while she's not gaming. (School, work, facebook, movies)

A 7850/7870 is the most I think she'd n need. Beyond that though and you start cannibalizing the funds you need to put in other components that'll affect her 24/7 use.

If we go the AMD CPU route we'll need to include a wifi card or a mobo with it built in
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I just think we need to be more cognitive about making sure she gets a good 1080p monitor. Nothing SERIOUS, but just something that'll benefit her even while she's not gaming. (School, work, facebook, movies)

A 7850/7870 is the most I think she'd n need. Beyond that though and you start cannibalizing the funds you need to put in other components that'll affect her 24/7 use.

If we go the AMD CPU route we'll need to include a wifi card or a mobo with it built in

I agree with you, she needs the wifi since her room isn't near enough to the router, so wifi is a must. I also agree on the 7950 aswell, a that card is way to overkill, which is why I put the 760 as a placeholder in my original build for her.
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Well lol a 760 preforms just as good as a 7950, also about the same price. A 660 (used) would be a good buy, or a 7850.
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I think it's best to choose the cpu, ram, ssd, hard drive, mobo, case, monitor, first, then find the balance of funds between GPU and PSU.

I personally think that something just above integrated graphics would be nearly good enough.

What RPGs does she play?
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post #34 of 34
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Yeah it includes the monitor, which is why I kinda need help making the build cheaper. I think I could have chose a different psu, but I'm not sure.

Dont skimp out on the PSU, especially if it's for a gaming build with a GTX 760. You'll most likely need a decent quality 500w minimum power supply with 2x PCI-E connectors, 80 Plus Bronze or better if you can if you're going for a card like that.

But including a monitor into your $800 budget, say you pick up a 1080p monitor for $180, that'll leave $620 to build the PC. I'd say pass on the GTX 760 and go for something like a GTX 650 or a HD7770, that way you can spend less on the PSU because either card has less power requirements compared to something like a GTX 760.

Take a look at my girlfriend's build, she already had a monitor, however we kept the build within the $500 radius and it's able to play modern games on med-high settings at comfortable frame rates.
Seeing as your budget can stretch a little further, you could make comthing similar with a little faster gpu and cpu.
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