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July 16, 2013 12:20:46 AM

hello,
im starting to get more into pc gaming and i want a upgrade form the bad laptop i play on now to a nice gaming rig. ill be playing games like bf3 (and bf4 when it comes out), planetside 2, minecraft, and eve online.
budget is $800
so here are the specs:

AMD FX-8350 Processor

Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 Motherboard

EVGA GTX 660 4GB SuperClocked

8GB kingston hyperX blu 1333MHz

62GB sandisk SSD

1TB Western Digital Caviar Green Hard Drive

500W Corsair CX500 Power Supply

Corsair Carbide 200R Case

total on amazon: $781

could you give advice on changes to make or if you could tell me the kind of fps i would get on these games maxed out at 720p that would be great!

cheers :) 

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July 16, 2013 12:32:05 AM

Drop thE 60g Ssd it to small even for the os. You want a 120g drive as min for your os drive. With your gpu look for a 650 or 750w power supply. There a cosair 750tx for 59 on parts picker.
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Smorizio/saved/
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July 16, 2013 12:36:04 AM

what do you think about the cpu because i have heard a lot of smack about amd and i dont have any experience with anything but intel processors.
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July 16, 2013 12:36:49 AM

Yeah. drop that 64GB SSD. Save some and get 128 or 256GB when you have money for that.

Here is build for you:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1hc9i
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1hc9i/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1hc9i/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($85.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.13 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($263.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $801.03
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-16 03:32 EDT-0400)
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a b 4 Gaming
July 16, 2013 12:45:05 AM

With this build you will be able to play almost all recent and upcoming games in
high--> max. Settings smoothly!

You could upgrade to a hd 7970 for ~340$, but a hd 7870 is enough for you


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($190.70 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $682.63
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-16 03:42 EDT-0400)
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July 16, 2013 12:45:35 AM

louddifference said:
what do you think about the cpu because i have heard a lot of smack about amd and i dont have any experience with anything but intel processors.


the 8350 is a really good cpu don't listen to the intel fanboys
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July 16, 2013 12:49:23 AM

here http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1hck1 this build (or the one in the previous post) will give u 60+ fps in almost every current game maxed out at 720p easily
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July 16, 2013 12:49:36 AM

i think i will go with the build axlfone recomended but with a cheaper 3.2 Ghz i5 cpu. thanks a ton for your input guys!
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July 16, 2013 12:51:11 AM

point to be noted-u have a K Series CPU, although u can now overclock it on a B85 board, u need a good CPU cooler for overclocking
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July 16, 2013 12:52:20 AM

Intel is better. And same price for the build. So AMD is not cheap. No point to buy anything else than intel.
AMD CPU is best to put in yard. It is suitable for use as a fertilizer. :D 
Remember that you can buy a good CPU cooler later. And then you can overclock that K CPU so take it.
This is only 30 $ and with this you can OC that 4670k and get good overclock performance boost out of it.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...
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a b 4 Gaming
July 16, 2013 5:13:40 AM

Get gigabyte z87 ud4h and i5-4670k combo, you get 80$ off because of newegg promotion
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