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I see so many people build their gaming PC like this

#1Koala262Posted 3/30/2014 9:17:46 AM
i7 4770k
16gb DDR3 2400
GTX650

I could understand if you're using your PC more for CPU and RAM intensive tasks, but when you build a PC for solely gaming, that expensive processor and RAM won't compensate for your $100 graphics card.
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#2maybecallsPosted 3/30/2014 9:19:08 AM
Never seen that particular build before.
#3Koala262(Topic Creator)Posted 3/30/2014 9:20:44 AM
That's surprising. And I don't mean that exact build, just a build that drops a ton of money into CPU and RAM and goes with a cheap video card.
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#4DragnfyrPosted 3/30/2014 9:26:10 AM
Generally most people on this board don't do that.
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#5steelix55Posted 3/30/2014 9:30:40 AM
Most people that do that, do it for budgetary reasons with intentions on selling their card back in a couple of months and going with a big upgrade. When I built my PC in my sig, I went with a 560 Ti to cut costs, and then saved up a little more money and upgraded when the 780 came out.
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#6PhilOnDezPosted 3/30/2014 10:02:10 AM(edited)
Not counting the majority of reasonably balanced builds that are recommended/posted-for-critique the most common thing I see is FX6300/770-or-290 builds. That's not the worst possible balance but excluding the prebuilts (which are actually usually worse, 4770, 16 gigs of ram, and a gt 620/640) I've only seen a build similar to your hypothetical build posted once and they had pretty much the same reasoning behind it as you posted, photo editing.

E: actually, I don't think I've ever seen anyone got with 2400mhz ram. I've seen a few people go with 2100mhz but oftentimes that really isn't any more expensive than 1600.
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#7DerPancakePosted 3/30/2014 10:00:30 AM
sounds more like an expensive prebuild.
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#8SnadadosPosted 3/30/2014 10:03:27 AM
DerPancake posted...
sounds more like an expensive prebuild.


Yeah, this is something I see often from a prebuilt "gaming" PC.
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#9killkountPosted 3/30/2014 10:03:41 AM
steelix55 posted...
Most people that do that, do it for budgetary reasons with intentions on selling their card back in a couple of months and going with a big upgrade. When I built my PC in my sig, I went with a 560 Ti to cut costs, and then saved up a little more money and upgraded when the 780 came out.


But you were still a shining example of what the TC was talking about.
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#10PhilOnDezPosted 3/30/2014 10:06:56 AM
560ti+2500k isn't unbalanced though, a 2500k would have been $220 and the 560ti would have been $250. That's well within the range I usually recommend, spending 10-30% more on the gpu than the CPU.
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