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~$600 Gaming Build - Compatible Parts?


cp1dell

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Alright. So I have two builds to choose from. Now the total prices will add up to around $800, but that's for the OS and Monitor. Don't mind that, I'm focused on the components that will make up the case.

 

I am sure these are compatible, but I want to run it by you guys first since you probably know more about this than me. I also want to make sure the parts are trustworthy and reliable. I arranged these by reviews when I was choosing them to make sure what I was getting was good, this is the first build. The second build is something I arranged from a pre-built that had good reviews, and I just picked out the parts separately that I will build myself to save money and time uninstalling third-party software.

 

Option One

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

 

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.98 @ Amazon)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3(R2.0) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.86 @ Newegg)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Seagate Momentus 750GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Amazon)

Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($157.55 @ Newegg)

Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.94 @ Amazon)

Power Supply: Antec 550W ATX12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Amazon)

Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)

Monitor: Acer G205HVbd 20.0" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.42 @ Amazon)

Total: $813.70

(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-13 22:19 EDT-0400)

 

Option Two

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

 

CPU: AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)

Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Western Digital RE4 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)

Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 6770 1GB Video Card ($116.97 @ Newegg)

Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.98 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: Antec 550W ATX12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Amazon)

Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS224-06 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)

Monitor: Acer G205HVbd 20.0" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.42 @ Amazon)

Total: $793.30

(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-13 22:19 EDT-0400)

 

All I want to know is what you guys think of these builds, which is better, and if their parts are all compatible. I want to keep the price around and close to $800. I do not want to go any higher.

 

Even though I'm new to this, I decided to check if the second build's parts are compatible (because the total is cheaper), but don't take my word for it. From what I checked the CPU, and Memory are compatible with the Motherboard.

 

So far the only problem I encountered is the SATA on the Motherboard. The Motherboard is SATA 6GB/s while my Storage is SATA 3GB/s. Is this a problem or are they compatible?

 

Another problem is that the GPU's Interface is PCI Express 2.1 x16 while the Motherboard says it supports PCI Express 2.0 x16. You can check yourself, maybe I'm seeing it wrong - but as far as I know, I don't think they're compatible. And the GPU's Memory Type is GDDR5 while the Motherboard's Standard Memory is DDR3.

 

Okay, I think that's about it. I'm not sure if the Optical Drive, Case and PSU are compatible. If you guys could double check or correct me that'd be great. I'm still not sure if I'm right about these things being compatible or incompatible. I'd appreciate it if you guys could let me know which option you recommend and if the parts are compatible. Thanks!

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I don't understand why you are going to buy half the parts from newegg and half from amazon.

 

If you are going to get some from Amazon you might as well get all of them from there because they are cheaper.

What's Amazons reputability like?

I see, so some parts are cheaper on either site, ok, makes sense.

 

If you are really going budget go for the AMD FX then, and swap the GPU with this one HD 6850 Which is better than a 7770 and a 6770 by quite a good margin, it is $135 after the Rebate, and swap the HDD from the first build (the Intel into the AMD) since it is bigger and $15 cheaper so it should come at about $800.

Also 2.1 and 2.0 are compatible both ways.

Sata III plugs fit into Sata II and vice versa so your Optical drive (the Sony) will work.

Your PSU should be fine, the MOBO says 24pin, the PSU is 20+4 pin (Someone explain that? Is the other 4 pins an extra connector just in case?)

 

I am pretty bad with cases so i can't answer that.

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I've always gotten great service from Amazon.

The reason some are from NewEgg and some are from Amazon is that's what PCPartPicker does. Those are two retailers I chose since I trust them the most. Some parts are a few bucks extra from Amazon or NewEgg, so I buy the cheaper one from whatever retailer is selling it cheaper.

 

So you want me to go with Option #2 and replace the AMD Radeon HD 6770 1GB Video Card with the Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB PCI-E Video Card? Now all the parts, including the one you suggested, are compatible with each other?

 

EDIT: So here is the build and fixes you suggested.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

 

CPU: AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)

Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Seagate Momentus 750GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Amazon)

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ Newegg)

Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.98 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: Antec 550W ATX12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Amazon)

Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS224-06 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)

Monitor: Acer G205HVbd 20.0" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.42 @ Amazon)

Total: $796.32

(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-14 01:32 EDT-0400)

 

I'd love to see what others have to say about this or my original two builds, and if they're all compatible.

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Actually no, i am re-doing the AMD build, give me 20 minutes.

I think the FX4100 is a terrible choice to be honest, i will try configure something better.

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Alright, thank you very much. But please, try to keep it around $800. I don't want it going over too much and don't want to wasting your time picking out parts together only to find out I think it's a bit too much.

 

Oh, and as it turns out - yes, the 24 pin and 20+4 pins are compatible. The reason for the 20+4 is for using the PSU with older motherboards that only support 20 pins.

 

EDIT: And I think the case might be compatible. Most of the parts in the AMD build are parts from I pre-built iBUYPOWER that I picked out instead of having to pay the extra cost for it being pre-built and the time of uninstalling the third-party hardware.

 

EDIT 2: Haha, I'm real sorry. I know you're getting a build together too and helping me out, but the more choices the better right? I found these recommended parts, mixed and matched a few - and they're some trusted brands too. Woops, forgot to add in the Optical Drive.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

 

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.98 @ Amazon)

Motherboard: ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.98 @ Newegg)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Western Digital RE4 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)

Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)

Case: Antec One Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: Antec 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($63.98 @ Newegg)

Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS224-06 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)

Monitor: Acer G205HVbd 20.0" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.40 @ Amazon)

Total: $829.28

(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-14 03:03 EDT-0400)

 

I'm sure they're compatible. I'll check, but I'd like a second opinion on the compatibility and everything too.

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Alright here is the Mark-Up, you will need to get the PC relatively soon (before the end of the month i think) otherwise the rebates and such expire, but that's plenty of time and this might not necessarily be the best build (i think it is for value/money), i hope someone comes in and gives a second opinion.

The only issue there is with the build is that 1 component (the CPU) is from Tiger-Direct, which hopefully isn't too much of a problem because the CPU is a good bit better than the FX4100 and tiger-direct is just as good as Newegg.

I put in a better monitor as well, higher resolution 1080P and slightly larger.

I also added in the specs of the parts so comparisons would be easy for whoever else might modify the build.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

 

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1045T 2.7GHz 6-Core Processor ($136.97 @ TigerDirect)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)

-PCIE 2.0x16: 3 (x16, x8, x4)

-PCIE 1x: 2

-8X USB 2.0

- 2X USB 3.0

-12.0 x 9.6" board

- ATX

- 24pin

Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.98 @ Newegg)

- Sata 6gb/s

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ Newegg)

-PCIE 2.1 X 16

- 775MHz Core clock

- 960 Stream processors

- 256Bit interface

- 1GB memory clock @(1000/4Gbits)

- GDDR5

- DX11

- 1HDMI, 2Dvi, 1 dislay port.

 

Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.98 @ Newegg)

Dimensions (L x W x D) 19.51" x 7.68" x 17.32"

- ATX/Micro-ATX

-8 3.5" drive bays

- 3 5.25" drive bays.

 

Power Supply: Cooler Master 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)

- Single volt 12v rail

- 20+ 4pin

- 80Plus Bronze

- Output [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

- Input 7A @ 115VAC , 3.5A @ 230VAC

Dimensions: 5.9" x 5.5" x 3.4"

 

Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)

Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd 21.5" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)

Picked a larger monitor that runs at 1920x1080 rather the 1600 x 900

-COntrast: ACM 100,000,000:1 (1000:1)

- Response: 5ms

- No speakers

- LED monitor.

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.40 @ Amazon)

Total: $807.27

(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-14 02:45 EDT-0400)

 

 

EDIT: Finally found a website with a proper benchmark for the 1090T (Higher clocked 1045T right?) and Intel i3 2100.

The intel actually beat out the 1090T to my surprise, so perhaps the intel build is better.

 

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming...rk,3120-10.html

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Oh wow! Thank you very much. I'd love to hear second opinions on your build choice and the new one I just posted. I have to go for now but I hope to see some feedback later in the morning. Again, thank you very much!

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

 

CPU:  Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($114.98 @ Amazon)

Motherboard:  ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) ATX  LGA1155 Motherboard  ($109.98 @ Newegg)

Memory:  Corsair Vengeance 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($24.99 @ Newegg)

Storage:  Western Digital RE4 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($89.99 @ Amazon)

Video Card:  XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card  ($154.99 @ Newegg)

Case:  Antec One Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case  ($59.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply:  Antec 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply  ($63.98 @ Newegg)

Optical Drive:  Lite-On iHAS224-06 DVD/CD Writer  ($19.99 @ Newegg)

Monitor:  Acer G205HVbd 20.0" Monitor  ($99.99 @ Newegg)

Operating System:  Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)  ($90.40 @ Amazon)

Total: $829.28

(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-14 03:03 EDT-0400)

 

 

 

 

Fixing up the Intel build since it seems to be the better CPU, has a better GPU and a better case.

 

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.98 @ Amazon)

Motherboard: ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.98 @ Newegg)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.98 @ Newegg)

Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)

Case: Antec One Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: Cooler Master 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)

- Single volt 12v rail

- 20+ 4pin

- 80Plus Bronze

- Output [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

- Input 7A @ 115VAC , 3.5A @ 230VAC

Dimensions: 5.9" x 5.5" x 3.4"

Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)

Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd 21.5" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)

Picked a larger monitor that runs at 1920x1080 rather the 1600 x 900

-COntrast: ACM 100,000,000:1 (1000:1)

- Response: 5ms

- No speakers

- LED monitor.

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.40 @ Amazon)

Total: $810.28

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Is there any way you can pick up Windows 7 cheaper? Like if you have an .edu email address I think you can get a student discount for half that price. RAM is cheap and going to 8GB will be another $20. Also while the i3 will get the job done, i5 would be a nice upgrade as well. Definitely go Intel over AMD currently though.

 

If you can't budge on anything, I'd get a slightly cheaper HD and 8GB of RAM instead. You don't technically need a SATAIII HDD as platter drives can only go so fast, but I'd stick with a SATAIII MB if you ever decide to stick a SSD in there.

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

 

CPU:  Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($114.98 @ Amazon)

Motherboard:  ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) ATX  LGA1155 Motherboard  ($109.98 @ Newegg)

Memory:  Corsair Vengeance 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($24.99 @ Newegg)

Storage:  Western Digital RE4 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($89.99 @ Amazon)

Video Card:  XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card  ($154.99 @ Newegg)

Case:  Antec One Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case  ($59.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply:  Antec 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply  ($63.98 @ Newegg)

Optical Drive:  Lite-On iHAS224-06 DVD/CD Writer  ($19.99 @ Newegg)

Monitor:  Acer G205HVbd 20.0" Monitor  ($99.99 @ Newegg)

Operating System:  Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)  ($90.40 @ Amazon)

Total: $829.28

(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-14 03:03 EDT-0400)

 

 

 

 

Fixing up the Intel build since it seems to be the better CPU, has a better GPU and a better case.

 

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.98 @ Amazon)

Motherboard: ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.98 @ Newegg)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.98 @ Newegg)

Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)

Case: Antec One Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: Cooler Master 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)

- Single volt 12v rail

- 20+ 4pin

- 80Plus Bronze

- Output [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

- Input 7A @ 115VAC , 3.5A @ 230VAC

Dimensions: 5.9" x 5.5" x 3.4"

Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)

Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd 21.5" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)

Picked a larger monitor that runs at 1920x1080 rather the 1600 x 900

-COntrast: ACM 100,000,000:1 (1000:1)

- Response: 5ms

- No speakers

- LED monitor.

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.40 @ Amazon)

Total: $810.28

Thanks, I made a few more changes as well. I think this may be better and for a good price. I'm going to check the compatibility.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

 

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.98 @ Amazon)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)

Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($104.99 @ Newegg)

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.64 @ Newegg)

Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)

Monitor: Acer G205HVbd 20.0" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.86 @ Amazon)

Total: $809.41

(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-14 17:08 EDT-0400)

 

Honestly, I very much prefer this one. I just need to know if the parts are compatible or not. The GPU is pretty weak, but I can always upgrade it.

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I think I'm fine with the parts I have now. I just need to know if they're compatible or not. I want to buy this stuff before the prices change, possibly increasing - or go out of stock.

 

EDIT: I don't think the GPU is compatible with the Motherboard. The GPU's Interface is PCI Express 3.0 x16 while the Motherboard's Expansions slots are PCI Express 2.0 x16, PCI Express x1 and 2 PCI Slots.

 

EDIT 2: I think this Motherboard is compatible with the GPU, and for when I ever upgrade it. It has a PCIE 3.0 x16 a PCIE 2.0 x16 and a PCIE x1, and three PCI Slots.

MSI Z77A-G43 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

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Processor: Intel Core i5-2310 Sandy Bridge 2.9GHz (3.2GHz Turbo Boost)----- $179.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819115089

Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z75------ $84.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813157304

Memory: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600------ $43.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820231544

Graphics: XFX CORE Edition FX-777A-ZNF4 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5----- $124.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814150598

Hard Disk: Seagate SV35 Series ST3500411SV 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache------$59.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822148728

Optical Disk: LG DVD Burner 24X------ $17.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827136247

Power Supply: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2------- $59.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817139027

Monitor: Acer S201HLbd Black 20" 5ms LED------ $94.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16824009256

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM------- $99.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16832116986

Case: Diablotek REACTION CPA-8817D3------ $39.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811822008

Total $814.82

 

Made a change to the case and edited for detail post

The original case picked out was the Cooler Master Elite 311

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811119248

It has been replaced with a Diablotek REACTION CPA-8817D3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811822008

 

Reason for change is for front USB 3.0 ports. Both case cost the same, but the Cooler Master lacks from USB 3.

The Diablotek has it and it's the cheapest one to have it. The case's front USB 3.0 header is a internal design so it plugs into the

internal USB 3 header on the Asrock Z75 motherboard. The USB 3 header is located right at the front of the memory slot.

With this, there is a total of 4x USB3.0 ports (2x on the back and 2x on the front).

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Stinky, think I should get this case instead?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...ID=3938566&SID=

 

It's $60 more dollars, and it has a dust filter. Or do you think I could find a better one? It'd be nice to have a dust filter, I don't need it badly but it would probably be better to have. I do get quite a bit dust build-up - especially with a radiator in my room, and I have a cat.

 

Finn, I can always upgrade in the future though.

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Finn, I can always upgrade in the future though.

Yeah okay, that is true, i have the idea that you spend more now and save later, because now when your GPU performs pretty poorly you will end up spending more in the long run, the 7770 is a very average card...128bit, on average looking at reviews the 685- is about 10Fps ahead, the 6870 is 15fps on average in the more graphic heavy games (7770 was about 30FPS, 6850 40FPS, 6870 45FPS)

 

On a couple of occasions the 6850 was about 20FPS higher and the 6870 was about 30fps higher than the 7770 in less graphics intensive games

 

But it's your decision ultimately.

What games were you looking to play?

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GTA SA, L4D2 and some other Source Games. I'll probably be getting some more games for my PC now that I will actually be able to run them.

 

EDIT: Actually, on second though. The budget does allow it. The build Stinky provided me comes out to $750 (not including rebates). I could spare an extra few bucks for a 6850.

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VIDEO CARD: HD6770

PROCESSOR: INTEL CORE i3 2320

RAM: GEIL ENHANCE CORSA 1600 MHz 8GB CL9

MOTHERBOARD: ASROCK B75M

Congratulations, you just resurrected the thread with a worse spec than the others have suggested.

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