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December 7, 2013 7:50:41 AM

I don't believe my last thread posted so here it I again
I am building a rig for my friend for xmas budget is $700.
all he does is game and watch youtube
I haven't been following current trends so I am a bit lost on best bang for buck.
I was thinking a amd FX and a 760
screen will be a 60 inch led Samsung 1080p
he would of course like to play all games on ultra but I don't think that is possible with $700
would like ssd and HDD storage setup
I purchase from newegg.com
need full rig: case, ram, etc.
I know how to stable overclock so that shouldn't be an issue if necessary
I tend to chose EVGA for GPU and corsair for PS but I am open to alternatives
going to be air cooled
this will be his first gaming PC

I personally have a
i7 920
gtx 580 1.5gb
evga x58 mobo
corsair hx600
gtx 250 512 (phyx)
6 GB gskill 1333
azza case (yuck)
hyper212
3 1.5 tb Seagate
500gb Seagate
Hauppauge 2250
(It struggles on BF4 with auto settings but I think the weird frame drop is due to only 1.5gb on vram since gpuz shows about 1460mb useage)

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December 7, 2013 8:03:12 AM

Does that budget include an OS? Also with that budget there is no way to fit an SSD in it and keep that GPU.
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December 7, 2013 8:09:04 AM

I have OS already hmm maybe a hybrid drive then
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December 7, 2013 8:10:00 AM

he hates win 8 so it will be 7 64 bit ultimate
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December 7, 2013 8:11:50 AM

I assume that a more powerful gpu is better than an ssd in gaming still?
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December 7, 2013 8:12:09 AM

Here is the best that I could do. I picket the 8320 because it was only $20 more than the 6300, and more than worth that extra money. I know I went slightly over but there wasn't really anywhere to cut money from unless you wanted to go really low end. Also I know I got 2133Mhz RAM, but it was cheaper than lower speeds so why not?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.13 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $756.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-07 11:10 EST-0500)
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a b Î Nvidia
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a b À AMD
December 7, 2013 8:16:41 AM

Cordell Roberson said:
I assume that a more powerful gpu is better than an ssd in gaming still?


That is correct. An SSD only decreases loading times.
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December 7, 2013 8:25:44 AM

Might aswell drop the ssd so that it would not exceed 700$
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($101.20 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.25 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($254.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $736.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-07 11:24 EST-0500)
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December 7, 2013 9:41:44 AM

that's more like it I have to buy from new egg because of some obtuse reason they don't want it purchased anywhere else
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December 7, 2013 9:44:56 AM

i assume an intel solution would be overbudget? I hate $700 budgets it always leaves me feeling like there is too much compromise
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