Budget AMD Computer for Under $700

Approximate Purchase Date: End of next month

Budget Range: Preferably under $600... $700 tops (Already have some parts)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (able to run BF3 on high with at least 60 fps)

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, HDD, RAM, Monitor, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: US

Parts Preferences: AMD CPU and a mid sized tower

Overclocking: In the future when this computer starts becoming slow for the norm

SLI or Crossfire: In the future when this computer starts becoming slow for the norm

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments:

This computer will be for my friend. I have built Intel based computers before but never AMD so I am completely new to AMD builds. Any input or feedback would be great.

I have a feeling that I should be getting an FX CPU and at least a 7870 for the GPU if I am not mistaken.

The only parts that I need to fit in the budget listed above are:
CPU
CPU Cooler
Motherboard
PSU
GPU
Case

Thanks!

Mark
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($200.98 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($20.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $686.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-07 03:30 EDT-0400)

    The best config for AMD. I don't think for this budget you can find a better video card and mainly CPU.
    This mobo supports crossfire and overclocking.
  2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113285
    159 CPU


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128521

    89 MOBO


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134
    20 Cooler


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026
    299 GPU

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150604
    239 GPU = cheaper version

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233
    59 CASE


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028
    69 euro PowerSupply.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139029
    124 power supply semi modular crossfire/sli ready.

    total=695 Configuration 1 with ATI 7950
    total=690 Option 2 with ATi 7870 but better powersupply.
    Motherboard is subject to change (there may be something better from asus but i have good gigabyte experience)


    I would go for 7950 on account of the fact you can add a second one later and be way faster than 2x7870.
    However the choice is up to you. If you choose Powersupply number 2 it is Crossfire ready. So you can just
    buy another card with 0 upgrades needed. Theoretically.
  3. luckiest charm said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($200.98 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($20.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $686.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-07 03:30 EDT-0400)

    The best config for AMD. I don't think for this budget you can find a better video card and mainly CPU.
    This mobo supports crossfire and overclocking.


    Thanks for the quick reply! But I have a question about the motherboard. Should I go with the extreme4 or stick with the exterme3?
  4. AMD Rig already performs worse than Intel. I don't suggest anything below 8350.
    Also, 7870 XT is just a toned down 7950 but costs $100 less straight.

    The difference between both the GPUs is less than 9 and 10.
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