Reasonably Priced Gaming Computer.
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February 16, 2013, 05:19 AM
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Ontario, Canada
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As you said reasonably priced gaming computer and dont do anything demanding, a core i5 is deffinately overkill already. Same thing with those gpus. preferably to save you money, look at your local classifieds (like craigs list or kijiji) for someone selling an older rig; probably with a socket 1366 i7 processor, 8gb ddr3 ram, and either a radeon hd 5770, 5850, 6770, 6850, 6870, 7770, 7850 or a geforce gtx 280/285, 460/465, 470, 480, 560ti, 570, 660, 660ti.
You could also go with AMD, if you arevplaying games like runescape and gunz, its highly unlikely that you will notice a difference. well there wasnt much of a difference between the fx vishera models and sandy bridge to complain about. Money wise, go for a phenom II x4 955/965 which you can overclock, or go for a fx 4300/6300 along with a 970/990x/990fx motherboard. or you can go with the fm2 socket choosing an a10-5800k (or was it 5700k) and an fm2 motgerboard. Just to be different try a Biostar hi-fi a85w motherboard, i havent heard anything bad about them thus far. If not try an ECS or ASRock, just to be different.
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ASRock Fatal1ty Z77 Professional-M
Intel Core i7 3770K @ 4.2GHz
Samsung Green 30NM 16GB DDR3-1600 @ 2000
PNY Geforce GTX 670 Galaxy Geforce GTX 670
ADATA XPG SX900 128GB SSD Samsung 840 120GB SSD Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB Seagate Momentus XT 500GB Hybrid Drive
SeaSonic X-760w 80 Plus Gold
Fractal Design Arc Mini
ASrock Game Blaster 7.1
ASUS VE247H 23.6" LED Monitor
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
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