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December 8, 2013 4:21:37 PM

Purchasing a new PC that I'm gonna use for mostly gaming, I'd like to be able to run most modern games (L.A. Noire, Far Cry 3, Arma 2 (DayZ), Mafia 2, BF4 ect.) on atleast high settings, if not ultra while still getting about 60 fps on a 1080p monitor (possibly 2 monitors).
These are the specs for the PC I'm looking at right now, wanted to see if these were worth the price.
I'm open to suggestions about what I could change but I'd like to stay within the $700 price range. This below is $783.

Gaming Chasis: CyberPowerPC X-Titan 100 MID-Tower Gaming Case w/ Front USB 3.0, Built-in Fan Control, EZ-Swap HDD Dock, & Side-Window Panel (White Color)
CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.50 GHz Six-Core AM3+ CPU 6MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology
Motherboard: GIGABYTE 970A-DS3P AMD 970 ATX w/ Ultra Durable 4 Classic, On/Off Charge, GbLAN, 2 PCIe x16, 3 PCIe x1, 2 PCI
RAM / System Memory: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 1GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
Power Supply: 600 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready
Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)

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December 8, 2013 4:29:18 PM

you will surely need a better GPU - i'd recommend get a r9 270x or radeon hd 7870 2GB if you find a cheaper deal
and change your MB to this one Asus M5A97 R2.0
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December 8, 2013 4:45:21 PM

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you will surely need a better GPU - i'd recommend get a r9 270x or radeon hd 7870 2GB if you find a cheaper deal
and change your MB to this one Asus M5A97 R2.0


THe R9 270x is $75 more than the GTX 650 it has now, and the 7870 is $200+ higher. Neither of those work for my budget currently :/ 
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December 8, 2013 5:09:58 PM

are you dead set on buying from CyberPowerPC? If so, there's not much you can do to upgrade this rig, they charge exorbitant prices for minor changes in hardware, and you don't get much for the money because there's labor costs slapped on also.

And I would say no, this computer isn't good enough, it's kinda close, If you want a computer to run modern games on high/ultra in 1080p, then you will need at minimum a GTX 650 Ti or a Radeon HD 7870/ R9 270x, especially going forward.
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December 8, 2013 5:31:20 PM

The GTX 650 is weak for 1080p gaming. You need at the very least a GTX 650ti boost or a HD 7850. Luckily they can usually be found for around $99-109. The HD 7870 can sometimes be found for as low as $129 making it a great deal. The rest of the parts are fine except you could buy all of these parts separately and build yourself for a lot less than $783.
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December 8, 2013 5:37:50 PM

+1 to the above if you want a solid 60FPS in BF4 @ 1080 single monitor on high even the 7870 doesn't quite do it see:
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December 8, 2013 5:39:49 PM

lmaonade200 said:
are you dead set on buying from CyberPowerPC? If so, there's not much you can do to upgrade this rig, they charge exorbitant prices for minor changes in hardware, and you don't get much for the money because there's labor costs slapped on also.

And I would say no, this computer isn't good enough, it's kinda close, If you want a computer to run modern games on high/ultra in 1080p, then you will need at minimum a GTX 650 Ti or a Radeon HD 7870/ R9 270x, especially going forward.


I'm open to anywhere, and I'd just prefer to buy than build. Only really been looking at CyberPower and iBuyPower briefly.
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December 8, 2013 5:43:34 PM

The thing is that if you do want to buy pre-built, you'll have to shell out in the 800 range before you're able to find a mid-high end computer to run at the settings you desire, unless you find an absolutely killer coupon deal, I'll look out for what I find

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For example,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

it's a deal on an ibuypower pc on newegg, found this jus tnow, 700 dollars, i5 processor and an HD 7850 2 GB, a much better value than the set up in your first post
(I'll update as I find more)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


and there is no more to find at this moment, pre-builts usually have poor value because of their markups, but once in a while you'll find a deal that can rival a DIY built computer, the above ones are examples of that, and my own computer is an example of that also

but ultimately if you want a system that can do what you want it to and still be in the 700 dollar price range building it yourself is the way to go.
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December 8, 2013 7:48:41 PM

lmaonade200 said:
The thing is that if you do want to buy pre-built, you'll have to shell out in the 800 range before you're able to find a mid-high end computer to run at the settings you desire, unless you find an absolutely killer coupon deal, I'll look out for what I find

Edit:
For example,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

it's a deal on an ibuypower pc on newegg, found this jus tnow, 700 dollars, i5 processor and an HD 7850 2 GB, a much better value than the set up in your first post
(I'll update as I find more)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


and there is no more to find at this moment, pre-builts usually have poor value because of their markups, but once in a while you'll find a deal that can rival a DIY built computer, the above ones are examples of that, and my own computer is an example of that also

but ultimately if you want a system that can do what you want it to and still be in the 700 dollar price range building it yourself is the way to go.


I'm currently looking at parts on pcpartpicker, I don't know much about any of this, so if you have any suggestions within the $600-700 price range that'd be helpful :p 
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December 8, 2013 8:48:31 PM

I don't know where you are looking...but the average 270x goes for $200~ total. And will outperform a 650 always. And a 7870 Ghz edition goes for about $150...so I'm not sure where you are getting these numbers...
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December 8, 2013 8:55:50 PM

kdawt said:
lmaonade200 said:
are you dead set on buying from CyberPowerPC? If so, there's not much you can do to upgrade this rig, they charge exorbitant prices for minor changes in hardware, and you don't get much for the money because there's labor costs slapped on also.

And I would say no, this computer isn't good enough, it's kinda close, If you want a computer to run modern games on high/ultra in 1080p, then you will need at minimum a GTX 650 Ti or a Radeon HD 7870/ R9 270x, especially going forward.


I'm open to anywhere, and I'd just prefer to buy than build. Only really been looking at CyberPower and iBuyPower briefly.


You're going to pay a lot more on a building site like that. For $800 you can build a noticeably more capable gaming rig. I made this mistake when I was new to the PC/Gaming world. paid $2k when it should have even been $1500.
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December 8, 2013 8:56:59 PM

Anonymous said:
I don't know where you are looking...but the average 270x goes for $200~ total. And will outperform a 650 always. And a 7870 Ghz edition goes for about $150...so I'm not sure where you are getting these numbers...


The case is from CyberPowerPC, therefore he's buying from CyberPowerPC, prices are ridiculous on that site because they are a custom gaming computer seller, they markup prices to make profit

anyways OP, my suggestion:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / 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 ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $719.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-08 23:54 EST-0500)

a bit over 700 bucks but more powerful, has a better motherboard, an after market CPU cooler for overclocking, and a R9 270x
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December 8, 2013 9:01:16 PM

This build will crush that cyberpower build for about the same price. You could even go cheaper with the storage and the CPU if you really needed to. I was being a bit generous.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2hrBd
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2hrBd/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2hrBd/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
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 ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($214.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Rosewill Line Glow ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.26 @ OutletPC)
Total: $777.14
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-09 00:04 EST-0500)
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December 10, 2013 10:57:22 AM

lmaonade200 said:
Anonymous said:
I don't know where you are looking...but the average 270x goes for $200~ total. And will outperform a 650 always. And a 7870 Ghz edition goes for about $150...so I'm not sure where you are getting these numbers...


The case is from CyberPowerPC, therefore he's buying from CyberPowerPC, prices are ridiculous on that site because they are a custom gaming computer seller, they markup prices to make profit

anyways OP, my suggestion:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / 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 ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $719.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-08 23:54 EST-0500)

a bit over 700 bucks but more powerful, has a better motherboard, an after market CPU cooler for overclocking, and a R9 270x


Would the CPU make a huge difference when it comes to gaming between the 6300 and the 8320? If not then I'll go with the one you suggest.
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December 10, 2013 11:11:48 AM

Far better motherboard and an FX 8320. The 7870 I picked is a factory overclocked model that will perform similarly to a stock 270x for a nice chunk of change less.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($46.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $696.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-10 14:16 EST-0500)
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December 10, 2013 12:21:21 PM

logainofhades said:
Far better motherboard and an FX 8320. The 7870 I picked is a factory overclocked model that will perform similarly to a stock 270x for a nice chunk of change less.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($46.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $696.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-10 14:16 EST-0500)


Looks good, thanks for the help
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