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July 16, 2013 11:14:12 PM

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, movies, surfing the web

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any web

Parts Preferences: the graphics card must have an hdmi output.

Overclocking: possibly, if necessary

SLI or Crossfire: not necessary

Monitor Resolution: 1280 x 720 or 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: 4gb+ ram needed. id like to be able to run newer games at mid-high quality if possible. this is my first time building a custom pc. the ultimate goal is to build a decent machine that i can still upgrade to not a high end pc, but great pc.

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July 16, 2013 11:21:57 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($32.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($184.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS-I ID ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $605.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-17 02:21 EDT-0400)
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July 17, 2013 12:21:50 AM

CPU : AMD-FX-6300 or Intel i5 2500k better for mmo game ?? (not overclocking)
GPU : Radeon HD 7870, GTX 660 Ti or GTX 580 which one of these is better for mmo game ??

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July 17, 2013 12:33:42 AM

the i5 would probably be better... but at your resolutions it's unlikely you'll notice it. furthermore you won't be able to afford a good gpu if you go with an i5, and a good gpu is far more important then a good cpu. at the $600 price point an amd cpu makes a lot more sense then an intel (for the most part).

The 660ti is a little better then the 7870, but again, you won't find one for $180; and frankly, it's hard to beat the value of a 7870GE if you can get it for $180... the 580 is a very nice gpu, but it's also a space heater and power hog, and you won't find one for less then $350, at that price point you're better off with a 7970.
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July 17, 2013 7:12:23 PM

ok, thanks ingtar for the explanation ..
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