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November 12, 2013 5:34:52 PM

The title really says it all. I'm fed up with console gaming and with the next gen coming out I am ready to switch fully over to pc gaming. I am looking for something that can run League of Legends at max settings 60fps as well as stream, skype, itunes If possible. I would like to play other games as well at fairly high settings. If that isn't possible with my price range I totally understand. Just looking for some input as to what I should be looking into for this. As much as I have read into it I still can't quite figure out the difference between AMD and Intel and what will be better for my needs.

I don't need a monitor, keyboard, mouse as I have those already and I won't be overclocking the system.
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November 12, 2013 5:40:47 PM

Does this budget include a monitor/os/keyboard/mouse?
What other games do you wish to play?
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November 12, 2013 5:44:23 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/21tWq
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/21tWq/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/21tWq/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $784.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-12 20:44 EST-0500)

Without OS/Peripherals. You could get a 120/128GB SSD which would help with loading LoL, but you would have to get a lower end GPU to keep the cost under $800.
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November 12, 2013 5:47:23 PM

I have all of those. I am looking at playing other mobas such as smite and dota2. Sc2:HotS, BF4, Bioshock Infinite, Borderlands 2 would be the games I will be playing as of now.
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a c 277 4 Gaming
November 12, 2013 5:55:19 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($55.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $797.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-12 20:54 EST-0500)

Unable to overclock, but the i5-4430 is a strong processor.
This gpu can max out nearly every game at 1080p and high on the higher end games.
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November 12, 2013 6:11:28 PM

Obviously I can see the difference between the two builds can someone explain further the difference between the amd and the intel?
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November 12, 2013 6:13:14 PM

CPU: Intel Core i7 4820k - $300
GPU XFX Radeon HD 7770 Core Edition - $100
MOBO: MSI X79MA-GD45 - $180
PSU: CORSAIR CX 600 - $60
STORAGE: WD BLUE 1TB 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB CACHE - $55
MEMORY: KINGSTON HYPER X BLU 4GB DDR3 1600MHz - $40
CASE: NZXT GUARDIAN 921 - $60
Total: ~795
Amazing processor but cheaper GPU considering you will only be playing League of Legends you should get a high FPS on max settings
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a c 277 4 Gaming
November 12, 2013 6:45:28 PM

Between my build and enemy1g:
-AMD processor and motherboard vs Intel. The FX-8320 is a fairly strong processor, but in single-threaded applications like games, it's not as strong as an i5. You need to overclock the FX to compete against a stock i5, but the motherboard he chose does not allow for much overclock due to the lack of VMR heatsinks.
-RAM is the same performance, except the Crucial one is cheaper.
-The XFX 550w psu is higher quality. The Corsair CX non-modular series use low quality capacitors.
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November 13, 2013 5:43:12 PM

My cousin came up with this for me. Only a slightly bit out of my price range but I should be able to manage. Is there anything wrong with this build?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($55.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $860.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-13 20:43 EST-0500)
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a c 277 4 Gaming
November 13, 2013 6:05:55 PM

-I wouldn't go with Socket LGA 1155. It's last gen and old. Go with the newer socket LGA 1150 so you'll have better upgradability.
-The RAM is crazy expensive for what it is.
-The processor and motherboard price is based off Microcenter's in-store pickup only price. If you don't live near a microcenter, it will be significantly more expensive.

Also, you'll be wasting money because that is a overclocking build and you're not overclocking.
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