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May 12, 2014 7:28:16 PM

BUDGET=$800 and going to be playing at 1600x 900 resolution in games.. General use will be gaming.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($53.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($330.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($48.91 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $733.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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May 12, 2014 7:31:07 PM

It's great. Although, for better gaming results, go with an i3 or an i5 as they will give the best performance. but that 6300 can still be pretty useful with 6 cores.
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May 12, 2014 7:32:58 PM

Hi,

If I were you, I would buy a more expensive motherboard (990FX chipset) and an aftermarket CPU cooler so I could overclock the 6300 in the future. You won't need to now, but if you end up doing crossfire, overclock would really help. Also, the motherboard is the hub of your PC and it's never a good idea to get a cheap motherboard. I would get atleast a 970 chipset motherboard.
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May 12, 2014 7:33:40 PM

mamamia13 said:
It's great. Although, for better gaming results, go with an i3 or an i5 as they will give the best performance. but that 6300 can still be pretty useful with 6 cores.


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May 12, 2014 7:36:34 PM

But an i3 is much more durable than an FX processor. I'm not saying that it's more powerful. Also, you should add the i7 after the i5, then a xeon
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May 12, 2014 7:37:36 PM

TropicoSuarez said:
mamamia13 said:
It's great. Although, for better gaming results, go with an i3 or an i5 as they will give the best performance. but that 6300 can still be pretty useful with 6 cores.


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Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($135.98 @ Amazon)

Will this work? I'll upgrade later in time, I really don't have OC'ing in mind for now, i'll slowly work my way , i'll be satisfied as long as it's like 40 fps minimum and 50fps average at high-ultra 720p settings.
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May 12, 2014 7:39:06 PM

mamamia13 said:
But an i3 is much more durable than an FX processor. I'm not saying that it's more powerful. Also, you should add the i7 after the i5, then a xeon


The i3 will last just enough as an FX processor as long as i'm not overclocking. And the I7 is such a total waste unless i'm going into editing. I sense a troll.
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May 12, 2014 7:42:44 PM

Random M said:
TropicoSuarez said:
mamamia13 said:
It's great. Although, for better gaming results, go with an i3 or an i5 as they will give the best performance. but that 6300 can still be pretty useful with 6 cores.


i3<6300<i5




Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($135.98 @ Amazon)

Will this work? I'll upgrade later in time, I really don't have OC'ing in mind for now, i'll slowly work my way , i'll be satisfied as long as it's like 40 fps minimum and 50fps average at high-ultra 720p settings.


Yeah that's a great motherboard. I'm got around 40-50 FPS @ 1080p on Battlefield 4 with my 6300 and my 7950. You have a more powerful graphics card than me, so you should be just fine, even without overclocking, especially since AMD mantle is being integrated to more and more games.
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May 12, 2014 7:45:46 PM

here is a good build

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CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($80.66 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($71.10 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.43 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($265.38 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($43.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $825.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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May 12, 2014 7:49:09 PM

Random M said:
mamamia13 said:
But an i3 is much more durable than an FX processor. I'm not saying that it's more powerful. Also, you should add the i7 after the i5, then a xeon


The i3 will last just enough as an FX processor as long as i'm not overclocking. And the I7 is such a total waste unless i'm going into editing. I sense a troll.


I never said that you should get an i7. i was telling him to complete his "graph" by putting all the cpus up there. I've never intended to be any sort of "troll." I have hopes of becoming a mod one day here on Tom's. I don't know why you would call me a troll.
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May 12, 2014 7:50:07 PM

mamamia13 said:
here is a good build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($80.66 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($71.10 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.43 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($265.38 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($43.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $825.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-12 22:45 EDT-0400)


You downgraded his GPU to put an i5 in when he already said he wanted a 6300 dude...
That build is also like $100 more expensive, and will most likely get less fps in games. Graphics card is the biggest factor in games, not the CPU. Intel is not the only way to go for gaming, and I'd say that the 6300 is the best CPU for a budget gaming build at this time anyway.
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May 12, 2014 7:51:02 PM

mamamia13 said:
Random M said:
mamamia13 said:
But an i3 is much more durable than an FX processor. I'm not saying that it's more powerful. Also, you should add the i7 after the i5, then a xeon


The i3 will last just enough as an FX processor as long as i'm not overclocking. And the I7 is such a total waste unless i'm going into editing. I sense a troll.


I never said that you should get an i7. i was telling him to complete his "graph" by putting all the cpus up there. I've never intended to be any sort of "troll." I have hopes of becoming a mod one day here on Tom's. I don't know why you would call me a troll.


My bad, I thought you were telling me to upgrade to an I7 after the I5 and then to a Xeon for gaming. I read wrong.
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May 12, 2014 8:17:33 PM

@TropicoSuarez, you're the one who said that he shouldn't get an i3. Now you're saying he shouldn't get a i5? What is your conclusion? It's all spread out right now.

@Random M, the Xeon is for server related tasks, not gaming. But in a few minutes. Tradesman1, SR-71, or CTurboa re going to come and say that the Xeon is made for gaming.
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May 12, 2014 8:59:22 PM

mamamia13 said:
@TropicoSuarez, you're the one who said that he shouldn't get an i3. Now you're saying he shouldn't get a i5? What is your conclusion? It's all spread out right now.

@Random M, the Xeon is for server related tasks, not gaming. But in a few minutes. Tradesman1, SR-71, or CTurboa re going to come and say that the Xeon is made for gaming.


I said he should get the 6300 because it's better than an i3 for the price and performance, not to mention mantle and overclocking. The i5 is about $100 more expensive than the 6300, and he was already going to get one so...

The xeon can be used for gaming, xeons are good, but they are prefessional grade and have no ability to overclock, and no integrated GPU. They are geared toward professional things like servers (as you mentioned) and workstations for people who do things like CAD.

@mamamia13 I didn't mean to come off as aggressive or offensive earlier, sorry if I did :p 
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May 13, 2014 3:26:50 AM

@ TropicoSuarez, it's okay. I was the aggressive one. Also, i really don't know that much about AMD processors, I haven't done my research. But I do know that they run very hot and can burn a hole through your system without a cooler
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May 13, 2014 5:04:41 AM

mamamia13 said:
@ TropicoSuarez, it's okay. I was the aggressive one. Also, i really don't know that much about AMD processors, I haven't done my research. But I do know that they run very hot and can burn a hole through your system without a cooler


That is true with all of AMD's products; they run hotter than Intel and use more power, but tend to be able to be more aggressively overclocked.
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