Best $600 dollar build?

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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  1. 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
  2. MOMOJOJO-1302146 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=N82E16814127730 be better? It's the same price.
  3. MOMOJOJO-1302146 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=N82E16814127707
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. 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,
  7. What is your location
  8. I live in Dallas.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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.)
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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"
  15. Eh, it honestly doesn't make that much of a difference to me.
  16. 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.
  17. Great buys all around. Enjoy!
  18. 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!
  19. Your current card is a GTX 660 non TI
  20. 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.
  21. 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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