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Building A Gaming RIG

Budget Range: $500 (after shipping)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: none

Location: South Carolina

Parts Preferences: Intel preferred

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Additional Comments: Needs to run Tera on max settings 60+fps

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: To play upcoming games with my little brother.
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    Nebb said:

    Budget Range: $500 (after shipping)

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming

    Are you buying a monitor: No

    Do you need to buy OS: No

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: none

    Location: South Carolina

    Parts Preferences: Intel preferred

    Overclocking: No

    SLI or Crossfire: No

    Additional Comments: Needs to run Tera on max settings 60+fps

    And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: To play upcoming games with my little brother.


    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1jX71
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1jX71/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1jX71/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD A8-5600K 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($92.23 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock FM2A85X Extreme4 ATX FM2 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ PCM)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($82.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan ($2.99 @ Newegg)
    Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan ($2.99 @ Newegg)
    Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan ($2.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Other: Aerocool F6XT ($24.99)
    Total: $485.10
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-23 21:25 EDT-0400)
  2. Jonathan Sifleet said:
    Nebb said:

    Budget Range: $500 (after shipping)

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming

    Are you buying a monitor: No

    Do you need to buy OS: No

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: none

    Location: South Carolina

    Parts Preferences: Intel preferred

    Overclocking: No

    SLI or Crossfire: No

    Additional Comments: Needs to run Tera on max settings 60+fps

    And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: To play upcoming games with my little brother.


    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1jX71
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1jX71/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1jX71/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD A8-5600K 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($92.23 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock FM2A85X Extreme4 ATX FM2 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ PCM)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($82.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan ($2.99 @ Newegg)
    Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan ($2.99 @ Newegg)
    Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan ($2.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Other: Aerocool F6XT ($24.99)
    Total: $485.10
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-23 21:25 EDT-0400)


    1. gpu and apu
    2. 4 gigs of ram will do
    3. too much money on mobo when not overclocking
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1jUbp
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1jUbp/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1jUbp/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.24 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Azza Solano 1000R ATX Full Tower Case ($81.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($71.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.74 @ Amazon)
    Total: $756.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-23 19:31 EDT-0400)
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