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May 13, 2013 6:10:41 PM

Looking to play Battlefield 3 at 1280x1024 on medium - high, or whatever is possible, Portal 2 on max, and Medal Of Honor War Fighter on Medium - high at 1280x1024 (because thats my monitors resolution) I prefer the AMD and Radeon platform, and try to make it a blue color scheme if possible to go with the Thermaltake Chaser A31, and sorry if I'm being lazy with this thread.

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May 13, 2013 6:28:45 PM

KylieAngel157 said:
Looking to play Battlefield 3 at 1280x1024 on medium - high, or whatever is possible, Portal 2 on max, and Medal Of Honor War Fighter on Medium - high at 1280x1024 (because thats my monitors resolution) I prefer the AMD and Radeon platform, and try to make it a blue color scheme if possible to go with the Thermaltake Chaser A31, and sorry if I'm being lazy with this thread.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($193.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $573.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-13 21:28 EDT-0400)

the motherboard and video card are both blue
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May 13, 2013 6:35:19 PM

MOMOJOJO said:
KylieAngel157 said:
Looking to play Battlefield 3 at 1280x1024 on medium - high, or whatever is possible, Portal 2 on max, and Medal Of Honor War Fighter on Medium - high at 1280x1024 (because thats my monitors resolution) I prefer the AMD and Radeon platform, and try to make it a blue color scheme if possible to go with the Thermaltake Chaser A31, and sorry if I'm being lazy with this thread.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($193.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $573.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-13 21:28 EDT-0400)

the motherboard and video card are both blue


Would the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... be better? It's the same price.
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May 13, 2013 6:40:03 PM

MOMOJOJO said:
KylieAngel157 said:
Looking to play Battlefield 3 at 1280x1024 on medium - high, or whatever is possible, Portal 2 on max, and Medal Of Honor War Fighter on Medium - high at 1280x1024 (because thats my monitors resolution) I prefer the AMD and Radeon platform, and try to make it a blue color scheme if possible to go with the Thermaltake Chaser A31, and sorry if I'm being lazy with this thread.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($193.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $573.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-13 21:28 EDT-0400)

the motherboard and video card are both blue


FX-6300 is a much better buy, and games almost as well. Like 2% difference - and that would open you up to get a GTX 660 - which has 2GB of VRAM and will play all games on Ultra at your res. + or - MSAA. Here's one with blue accents: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 13, 2013 6:41:44 PM

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, I can keep my Optical drive, and hard drive, and I have a Dynex 400 Watt (it's not 80 plus or anything) If I can keep that, basically, it's a recycle build, and can I run a AM3+ on a AM3 motherboard without issues?
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May 13, 2013 6:48:58 PM

KylieAngel157 said:
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, I can keep my Optical drive, and hard drive, and I have a Dynex 400 Watt (it's not 80 plus or anything) If I can keep that, basically, it's a recycle build, and can I run a AM3+ on a AM3 motherboard without issues?


Absolutely - that would open you up to an i5, and nothing else can touch those for gaming. And if you can wait a month, you could possibly get a GTX 660Ti for less than $250 if you want a little future-resistance.

And probably not on the PSU - get a better one.
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May 13, 2013 6:51:30 PM

Im not quite sure a dynex will run the power for a i5 and 650ti boost, as it puts out around... 330 watts. *EDIT* I might just save up a little more money for a 700 dollar - 800 dollar build, and get a completely new build.. I'll update you guys with the part list for it,
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May 13, 2013 9:10:00 PM

What is your location
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May 14, 2013 2:25:46 AM

From Microcenter New build.
AMD FX 8350 Black Edition 8 core $179.99
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ 970ATX After rebate $ 59.99
Toshiba 1TB 7200RPM Sata 6 $ 59.99
NZXT Phantom 410 Crafted Mid tower $ 94.99
Kingston Hyper X BLU 8GB DDR3-1600 $ 69.99
Corsair GS 600 watt 2013 Edition Power Supply $ 69.99
Gigabyte GV-N65TBOC-2GD 650TI Boost $ 174.99
Total Price $800.97
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May 14, 2013 4:33:46 AM

Well since you have access to a MC, i5-3470 is $149, and the i5-3570K is $189. The FX-series can't come close in almost all games. And definitely get at least a GTX 660.
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May 14, 2013 1:35:21 PM

I went to microcenter, and here is my build:

CPU: i5 3570k for $169.99

RAM: Corsair Vengeance Series 8GB DDR3-1600 for $74.99

HardDrive: Segate Barracuda 2TB

Video Card: MSI N660 TF 2GD5/OC NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Twin Frozr III Overclocked 2048MB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card for $209.99

Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer Series 900W ATX Power Supply

Motherboard: AsRock Extreme4 for $139.99

Grand Total (Pre-Tax): $779.94 (I asked my parents for the rest, and they surprisingly agreed.)
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May 14, 2013 1:58:41 PM

The Asrock should have been $94.99 with the bundle price.
You also had better power supplies at same or less money.
Corsair even Evga are better
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May 14, 2013 2:04:40 PM

I bought it from a store, not the website, so no bundles as far as I am aware of.
Well, It's running good anyways.
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May 14, 2013 2:17:50 PM

KylieAngel157 said:
I bought it from a store, not the website, so no bundles as far as I am aware of.
Well, It's running good anyways.


The bundle is actually in store only.
If you bring the overage to the attention of a manager they will refund you or give you a store credit.
Just look at the website catalog and you will see.
Or add the CPU and board to the online cart "note online cart for local purchase"
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May 14, 2013 2:21:46 PM

Eh, it honestly doesn't make that much of a difference to me.
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May 14, 2013 2:42:36 PM

That is what is important good luck with the new machine from the specs you have a very nice build with plenty of room to upgrade should the need arise.
There are people that do not live close to Microcenter that wish their 3570k was $169 most pay $209.
I live up in Argyle near the Texas Motor Speedway and go to Microcenter for most of my parts.
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May 14, 2013 4:16:36 PM

Great buys all around. Enjoy!
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May 14, 2013 4:53:46 PM

Thanks for the help! Running High Settings with 60 FPS, and I'm planning on buying another 660Ti for SLI or a 7xx or 8xx series card when they come out!
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May 14, 2013 5:38:41 PM

Your current card is a GTX 660 non TI
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May 15, 2013 1:25:53 PM

giltyler said:
Your current card is a GTX 660 non TI

Must of been a mistake, I picked up a GTX 660 Ti, sorry for the typo.
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May 15, 2013 3:19:17 PM

You got the 660Ti for 209??


I went to microcenter, and here is my build:


Video Card: MSI N660 TF 2GD5/OC NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Twin Frozr III Overclocked 2048MB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card for $209.99
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