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May 31, 2013 3:29:45 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Preferebly before monday so I can order it all on monday

Budget Range: 500-650$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching Anime, Storage, surfing the internet

Are you buying a monitor: I really would like to but I can wait if the desktop will be better without spending money on one.

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon

Location: City, State/Region, Country - USA, California

Parts Preferences: None first gaming build

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no
Your Monitor Resolution: Like I said I need to buy one this one is crappy

Additional Comments: Would like to focus on gaming and watching my anime :) 

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I can barely play games like wow and LoL on low with 25-30 fps :/  so I need an upgrade bad because I really enjoy playing games on the PC but mine is just really bad.

More about : 500 650 gaming

a b 4 Gaming
May 31, 2013 3:36:00 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($74.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($40.11 @ TigerDirect)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($49.59 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Antec VSK-3000 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($52.82 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($110.98 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech K100 Wired Slim Keyboard ($7.99 @ NCIX US)
Mouse: Logitech M310 Wireless Laser Mouse ($18.75 @ Amazon)
Total: $653.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-31 18:35 EDT-0400)


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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8B75-M LX PLUS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($193.98 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($66.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)
Total: $653.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-31 18:36 EDT-0400)

And then wait with the monitor, in favor of getting a better CPU (wow probably CPU intensive).

Will destroy league on graphics son and no anime will stand in your way again. Sucks that Windows

will make it go over the limit, but you don't need an OS sooo.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 31, 2013 3:41:11 PM

Actually this is better, for the AMD one:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($40.11 @ TigerDirect)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($49.59 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Antec VSK-3000 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($52.82 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($110.98 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech K100 Wired Slim Keyboard ($7.99 @ NCIX US)
Mouse: Logitech M310 Wireless Laser Mouse ($18.75 @ Amazon)
Total: $633.16
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-31 18:40 EDT-0400)

Lots of storage. As I know you Anime folks get freaky, lol.
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May 31, 2013 3:42:22 PM

X79 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($74.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($40.11 @ TigerDirect)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($49.59 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Antec VSK-3000 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($52.82 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($110.98 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech K100 Wired Slim Keyboard ($7.99 @ NCIX US)
Mouse: Logitech M310 Wireless Laser Mouse ($18.75 @ Amazon)
Total: $653.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-31 18:35 EDT-0400)


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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8B75-M LX PLUS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($193.98 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($66.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)
Total: $653.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-31 18:36 EDT-0400)

And then wait with the monitor, in favor of getting a better CPU (wow probably CPU intensive).

Will destroy league on graphics son and no anime will stand in your way again. Sucks that Windows

will make it go over the limit, but you don't need an OS sooo.

Thanks a lot, I will run this buy my uncle :) .
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a b 4 Gaming
May 31, 2013 3:44:02 PM

Wait this is even better:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($40.11 @ TigerDirect)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($32.50 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($52.82 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($110.98 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech K100 Wired Slim Keyboard ($7.99 @ NCIX US)
Mouse: Logitech M310 Wireless Laser Mouse ($18.75 @ Amazon)
Total: $646.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-31 18:43 EDT-0400)

Better, optimum RAM and a better case. The case looks better and can store more HDDs.
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May 31, 2013 3:53:55 PM
May 31, 2013 4:10:42 PM

X79 said:
Wait this is even better:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($40.11 @ TigerDirect)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($32.50 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($52.82 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($110.98 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech K100 Wired Slim Keyboard ($7.99 @ NCIX US)
Mouse: Logitech M310 Wireless Laser Mouse ($18.75 @ Amazon)
Total: $646.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-31 18:43 EDT-0400)

Better, optimum RAM and a better case. The case looks better and can store more HDDs.
How would this run just for example, Far Cry 3? I don't care if it's not all maxed out ultra but as long as it looks decent and I get good Fps I will be happy.

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a b 4 Gaming
May 31, 2013 4:12:08 PM
May 31, 2013 4:39:36 PM

I don't need keyboard/mouse and this looks amazing would probably do well but I may stick to X79's build because it has a monitor. If you can add a decent monitor even if you go over a little bit I would definitely go with this.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 31, 2013 4:52:35 PM

How much could you stretch your budget?

Since you could get this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($40.11 @ TigerDirect)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($248.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($32.50 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($66.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($110.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $687.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-31 19:54 EDT-0400)

Great GPU and a good screen to match. I think this CPU Is better than the one he picked.
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May 31, 2013 4:56:54 PM

X79 said:
How much could you stretch your budget?

Since you could get this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($40.11 @ TigerDirect)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($248.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($32.50 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($66.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($110.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $687.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-31 19:54 EDT-0400)

Great GPU and a good screen to match. I think this CPU Is better than the one he picked.

I think I can stretch my build to that, I'll press my parents because this is a gift for graduation :) . So hopefully they will agree thanks for all the help.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 31, 2013 5:12:07 PM

No problem son.

Pick as solution so people know it's solved and don't need to check.

You can also go for a cheaper GPU like the 7850 and then use the cash for a 1TB HDD if storage is very important.
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May 31, 2013 5:27:10 PM

X79 said:
No problem son.

Pick as solution so people know it's solved and don't need to check.

You can also go for a cheaper GPU like the 7850 and then use the cash for a 1TB HDD if storage is very important.
Ok thanks lot :) 

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a b 4 Gaming
June 1, 2013 3:26:47 AM

No problem mate. Take care.
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