Any thoughts on this build:
It looks like the 7850 comes with Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider, and Far Cry Blood Dragon, all of which would be nice to have for the new machine (though both me and my son played Bioshock on the 360 already). It isn't clear if it comes when you buy it from TigerDirect, though, even though they are shown in one of the pictures. Newegg makes it pretty explicit though (in that you add them as a bundle) but they charge $40 more for the card...
This is all starting to get a little overwhelming - TOO MUCH freaking choice!
I got the Sapphire 1GB 7850 OC and it's awesome so far. I haven't tested it with anything like Bioshock or Tomb Raider (though I did get the codes - came on a pamphlet in the box by newegg) however. It's eating up everything else though. Borderlands 2, GR:O, Chivalry... still installing games, though.
This XFX Double D 1GB
is on sale currently. Not sure how long the coupon code lasts, but it comes out to $132.49 after $25 MIR. Use coupon: EMCXRVS26
My last card (8600GT) was an XFX, and they have a limited lifetime warranty. Can't go wrong with them, I don't think. Or dat price
Edit: Didn't notice it was a "build"... It looks good though. My brother ordered his newest PC last year, and got that CPU. It's still holding up, and easily overclockable... One of -the- highest rated CPUs around. I, personally, got an FX-6300 as I wanted something more recent, without having to immediately feel like I wanted to overclock it. MSI's a highly reputable brand (so I hear) as is Corsair, so you should be good there...
Edit 2: Even cheaper, higher wattage OCZ PSU
with $20 off coupon + $20 MIR ($45 after all is said and done) - The one in that particular build is OOS. Or you can use the one I'm using, at $50: Corsair CXW500
(no rebates, no coupons, and also not modular)
Edit 3: Aftermarket CPU cooler instead of that "liquid cooler" on the build... The Hyper 212+ EVO
- Much cheaper, and highly rated. I don't have one, but my cousin + brother do.
Edit 4: I agree. I was overwhelmed as well. So many choices. And the stress when I put it together? Through the roof. :P (first build, had my brother do my first two... one DOA mobo each build, from Newegg...)
Edited by Rhett, 26 May 2013 - 09:12 AM.