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April 22, 2013 7:26:42 PM

I need a gaming build that is capable of 60FPS on Battlefield 3. My budget is around $600 dollars. Any suggestions?

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a b 4 Gaming
April 22, 2013 7:28:35 PM

You wont be getting 60 fps on ultra, but probably on high

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ TigerDirect)
Total: $496.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-22 22:28 EDT-0400)
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April 22, 2013 7:37:33 PM

Azn Cracker said:
You wont be getting 60 fps on ultra, but probably on high

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ TigerDirect)
Total: $496.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-22 22:28 EDT-0400)


Sounds great to me, but I have little knowledge of pc's. Would a Radeon HD 6850 1GB be an upgrade, from the Radeon HD 7850 2GB? And I need a case and a wireless adapter.
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a c 352 4 Gaming
April 22, 2013 7:38:34 PM

do you want to get AMD or intel cpu? for 600 i think amd has potential price to allow more gpu power. btw is it USD or canada?
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $566.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-22 22:39 EDT-0400)

be careful, make sure to get 1600MHz ram :) 
oh btw, if you already had 6850, dont bother upgrading to 7850. yes it is an upgrade, but not by much margin. wait until june-august to upgrade you GPU. new amd radeon card is coming
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April 22, 2013 7:45:55 PM

AMD Radeon said:
do you want to get AMD or intel cpu? for 600 i think amd has potential price to allow more gpu power. btw is it USD or canada?
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $566.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-22 22:39 EDT-0400)

be careful, make sure to get 1600MHz ram :) 
oh btw, if you already had 6850, dont bother upgrading to 7850. yes it is an upgrade, but not by much margin. wait until june-august to upgrade you GPU. new amd radeon card is coming


This is USD. And I do not have the knowledge to have a preference between AMD and Intel. I would just like the best gaming I can get for $600USD because gaming is essentially the only use. Also I need an optical drive only to read video games. Does the MOBO difference between your build and Azn Cracker's matter? I forgot that I also need an OS and i would like to get Windows 8.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 22, 2013 7:50:07 PM

AMD Radeon said:
do you want to get AMD or intel cpu? for 600 i think amd has potential price to allow more gpu power. btw is it USD or canada?
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $566.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-22 22:39 EDT-0400)

be careful, make sure to get 1600MHz ram :) 
oh btw, if you already had 6850, dont bother upgrading to 7850. yes it is an upgrade, but not by much margin. wait until june-august to upgrade you GPU. new amd radeon card is coming


They're not coming out until Q4. Really, AMD even announced it. Also, 7850 is a huge leap from the 6850. It performs on par with a 6950 and sometimes with a 6970!
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April 22, 2013 7:57:03 PM

Thanatos Telos said:
10704161,0,636680 said:
do you want to get AMD or intel cpu? for 600 i think amd has potential price to allow more gpu power. btw is it USD or canada?
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $566.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-22 22:39 EDT-0400)

be careful, make sure to get 1600MHz ram :) 
oh btw, if you already had 6850, dont bother upgrading to 7850. yes it is an upgrade, but not by much margin. wait until june-august to upgrade you GPU. new amd radeon card is coming
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Any suggestion on a cheap optical drive? It only needs to read video games.
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a c 352 4 Gaming
April 22, 2013 8:03:58 PM

Thanatos Telos said:
AMD Radeon said:
do you want to get AMD or intel cpu? for 600 i think amd has potential price to allow more gpu power. btw is it USD or canada?
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $566.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-22 22:39 EDT-0400)

be careful, make sure to get 1600MHz ram :) 
oh btw, if you already had 6850, dont bother upgrading to 7850. yes it is an upgrade, but not by much margin. wait until june-august to upgrade you GPU. new amd radeon card is coming


They're not coming out until Q4. Really, AMD even announced it. Also, 7850 is a huge leap from the 6850. It performs on par with a 6950 and sometimes with a 6970!

thx for the info :)  afaik 7870 that has its potential to outperform 6970
Nicholas Liedorff said:
Thanatos Telos said:
10704161,0,636680 said:
do you want to get AMD or intel cpu? for 600 i think amd has potential price to allow more gpu power. btw is it USD or canada?
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $566.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-22 22:39 EDT-0400)

be careful, make sure to get 1600MHz ram :) 
oh btw, if you already had 6850, dont bother upgrading to 7850. yes it is an upgrade, but not by much margin. wait until june-august to upgrade you GPU. new amd radeon card is coming
said:


Any suggestion on a cheap optical drive? It only needs to read video games.
said:


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $584.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-22 23:02 EDT-0400)
okay, optical is included :)  lite on/samsung is priced the same, but lite on drive recieve a lot of good feedback 1000++
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April 22, 2013 8:08:52 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $584.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-22 23:02 EDT-0400)
okay, optical is included :)  lite on/samsung is priced the same, but lite on drive recieve a lot of good feedback 1000++[/quotemsg]

Would I be able to sacrifice a little on the MOBO to be able to afford a Windows 8 OS?
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a c 207 4 Gaming
April 22, 2013 8:54:35 PM

Windows 8 costs about $100. You'll have to shave about $85 off to get it within budget. It can be done, but your build would be crippled. I would not recommend the CX / Builder PSU for gaming.
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April 23, 2013 4:44:40 AM

ksham said:
Windows 8 costs about $100. You'll have to shave about $85 off to get it within budget. It can be done, but your build would be crippled. I would not recommend the CX / Builder PSU for gaming.


It looks like Windows 8 is cheaper than Windows 7 for some reason so ill have to just save up an extra $100.. Also what PSU would you recommend and why?
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