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Need A New Gaming Build 300-400$

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October 1, 2013 7:35:19 AM


Approximate Purchase Date: First week of November(Birthday)

Budget Range: $300-400

Main Uses: Gaming, Live Streaming, Internet, School Work

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: CPU, Mobo, PSU, Tower Case, Case Fans

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Microcenter(as I live in Denver) Newegg Tigerdirect

Location: Denver, Colorado, USA

Parts Preferences: AMD CPU, Modular PSU

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Later in the future, around Easter next year maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 I want to go up to 1080p monitor

I already have the MSI Radeon HD 7850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm really not terribly picky and open to options, so post away and I'll reply back with my input and see what I like :) 

On the side note, I want a case and the most case fans I can put into it just for the airflow.
If we have the extra money in the end, an after market heatsink cooler/fan would be nice.

Any questions? Ask.

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October 1, 2013 7:47:38 AM

Does the MSI fit into into the budget? Or do I have 300-400 to play with?
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October 1, 2013 8:11:33 AM

This is not within your budget but that's because I like to future proof things http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1JCU0
A10 works well with AMD GPU with new drivers,
SSD for speed,
MOBO and PSU for crossfire if you chose to do so.
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October 1, 2013 8:13:57 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Predator Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($58.61 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $393.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-01 11:13 EDT-0400)
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October 1, 2013 10:23:32 AM

No, I do not need a video card. I already have that as I stated in my post. No I do not want A10 chipset series as I already have a video card so I can afford to pay for the CPU.

The items I NEED: CPU, Mobo, PSU, Monitor(optional), Case, Case Fans

So if it really comes down to budget squeezing, I can simply do the Mobo, Processor, PSU.

But like I said I like options.
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October 1, 2013 12:30:40 PM

ok, a modified purchase list:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($72.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Predator Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($58.61 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card (Purchased For $0.00)
Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $384.09
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-01 15:29 EDT-0400)


note the 7850 is marked as 'already purchased'
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October 1, 2013 2:49:16 PM

Dedicated_Blade said:
No, I do not need a video card. I already have that as I stated in my post. No I do not want A10 chipset series as I already have a video card so I can afford to pay for the CPU.

The items I NEED: CPU, Mobo, PSU, Monitor(optional), Case, Case Fans

So if it really comes down to budget squeezing, I can simply do the Mobo, Processor, PSU.

But like I said I like options.


The AMD A-series CPU can be in crossfire with a AMD cards for better GPU performance.
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October 1, 2013 4:31:38 PM

note that I'm using the Athlon II X4 version of the cpu (which has the on-board graphics disabed) -- this potentially allows a higher overclock, and you don't feel like you wasted the on-board gpu with more powerful graphics cards (the 7770 and 7850 I list blow the 7660D out of the water)
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October 2, 2013 3:53:12 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
note that I'm using the Athlon II X4 version of the cpu (which has the on-board graphics disabed) -- this potentially allows a higher overclock, and you don't feel like you wasted the on-board gpu with more powerful graphics cards (the 7770 and 7850 I list blow the 7660D out of the water)


I put this together, yes it goes outside my budget, but I think I might be willing to pay closer to this amount, these are the parts I'm looking for and what not. Input?

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1K7z4) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1K7z4/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1K7z4/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd6300wmhkbox) | $99.99 @ Newegg
**Motherboard** | [ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-970extr...) | $89.98 @ Outlet PC
**Case** | [Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-rc912kk...) | $49.99 @ Newegg
**Case Fan** | [Cooler Master Megaflow 110.0 CFM 200mm Fan](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-fan-r4l...) | $7.99 @ Newegg
**Case Fan** | [Cooler Master Megaflow 110.0 CFM 200mm Fan](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-fan-r4l...) | $7.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx600...) | $54.99 @ Microcenter
**Monitor** | [Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vs239hp) | $159.99 @ Microcenter
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $470.92
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-02 18:49 EDT-0400 |
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October 2, 2013 7:50:38 PM

looks pretty decent for parts. the 7850 will run just fine on the corsair cx 430W though
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