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500-600$ Gaming PC, don't know anything!

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August 25, 2011 1:08:31 AM


Ok so hey how is everyone?
I have decided to start playing some computer games such as SC2 and WoW.
Was browsing around the web to see if I could find a gaming computer but I don't know what's up to date these days or what's good or what not. I was browsing and found this http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/AMD_Fusion_APU_Confi...

I would like some opinions if this tower is any reliable for maybe about 2 years atleast. If not then could anyone point me in the right direction to just build my own? I was looking at ibuypower.com or something, they didn't look to right in price with the stuff they were giving for some reason... So if this computer isn't any good then.

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP, before the end of September

Budget Range: 500-600 before/or after rebagtes

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, movies, homework, web

Parts Not Required: Moniter, Keyboard, mouse, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, actually any reliable site is fine

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: any well trusted brands

Overclocking: no idea what this is.

SLI or Crossfire: no idea what this is

Monitor Resolution: Probably going to use my TV, 1280x720? It's about 56" or something with the Monitor adapter or HDMI what not.

Additional Comments: Would like to know how much for the HDMI port if there is such a thing for towers.

Thank you much appreciated,
EL

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August 25, 2011 2:25:13 AM

Processor : Intel Core i3 2100 - Dual Core - 65W - 32nm LGA1155 Sandy Bridge -
$124.99
Motherboard : ASRock H61-M GE - $69.99
Graphics Card : Sapphire Raedon HD 6850 1GB - GDDR5 - $125
RAM : Corsair 2 x 4GB DDR3 1333Mhz Dual-Channel Memory - $45.99
Storage : Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s - $59.99
Optical Drive : LG DVD R/W - $19.99
PSU : Corsair CX500 V2 500W - $59.99
Case : Your Choice - Rosewill Backbone Plastic/Steel ATX Mid Tower - $39.99
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August 25, 2011 12:35:44 PM

So the prebuilt computer I listed isn't any good?
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August 25, 2011 12:39:41 PM

So the computer I listed isn't any good?
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August 25, 2011 1:07:02 PM

this is an enthusiast/hobby website. Everyone here will usually encourage you to build your own.


cyberpower has nothing wrong, per se, but you'll save $200-500 depending on the build by building your own
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August 25, 2011 1:11:44 PM

008Rohit said:
Processor : Intel Core i3 2100 - Dual Core - 65W - 32nm LGA1155 Sandy Bridge -
$124.99
Motherboard : ASRock H61-M GE - $69.99
Graphics Card : Sapphire Raedon HD 6850 1GB - GDDR5 - $125
RAM : Corsair 2 x 4GB DDR3 1333Mhz Dual-Channel Memory - $45.99
Storage : Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s - $59.99
Optical Drive : LG DVD R/W - $19.99
PSU : Corsair CX500 V2 500W - $59.99
Case : Your Choice - Rosewill Backbone Plastic/Steel ATX Mid Tower - $39.99

If you can afford it go for something like this it will destroy the llanno apu.
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August 25, 2011 2:01:38 PM

If you don't know how to put a computer then just look at the $500 dollar build that tom hardware has but Im sure somebody hear will give you something great.
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August 25, 2011 2:08:43 PM

zooted said:
If you can afford it go for something like this it will destroy the llanno apu.


This is really a decent build by 008rohit.
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August 25, 2011 2:18:38 PM

I'll second 008rohit's build. If you build it yourself you will appreciate it more and gain knowledge on how to upgrade it. If you have it built for you, you will have passed up an opportunity to learn, and spend more on an inferior system (to one which you could build).
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August 25, 2011 4:55:10 PM

oh alright everyone's opinion is great much is appreciated I'll be using one of these builds then.
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August 25, 2011 5:02:19 PM

008Rohit said:
Processor : Intel Core i3 2100 - Dual Core - 65W - 32nm LGA1155 Sandy Bridge -
$124.99
Motherboard : ASRock H61-M GE - $69.99
Graphics Card : Sapphire Raedon HD 6850 1GB - GDDR5 - $125
RAM : Corsair 2 x 4GB DDR3 1333Mhz Dual-Channel Memory - $45.99
Storage : Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s - $59.99
Optical Drive : LG DVD R/W - $19.99
PSU : Corsair CX500 V2 500W - $59.99
Case : Your Choice - Rosewill Backbone Plastic/Steel ATX Mid Tower - $39.99


Hey, am I able to get these parts all from newegg? or what other sites are good to look at?

#edit: ok so I looked at newegg and was able to find most of those parts, but I wasn't able to find "Graphics Card : Sapphire Raedon HD 6850 1GB - GDDR5 - $125
RAM : Corsair 2 x 4GB DDR3 1333Mhz Dual-Channel Memory - $45.99" These two at those prices.
Also the case I found was "APEX PC-389-C Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case"
Am I able to use that case into this build?

##edit: SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
I found this graphic card instead since I wasn't able to find the original one that was listed. Any opinions?
As well for the RAM, I found this one on tigerdirect.
Corsair XMS3 TW3X4G1333C9AG 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 RAM - - PC10666, 1333MHz, 4096MB (2x 2048MB), 240 Pin, Dual-Channel
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August 25, 2011 5:21:42 PM

It looks good.
Newegg and Amazon are solid sites.
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August 25, 2011 7:03:40 PM

Ok so this is what I have,

LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Black SATA Model GH22NS50 Bulk - OEM

Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

ASRock H61M-GE LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I32100
all these parts are from newegg which comes to 511.

and the ram from TD, coming to 36.
C13-8220 ::Corsair XMS3 TW3X4G1333C9AG 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 RAM - - PC10666, 1333MHz, 4096MB (2x 2048MB), 240 Pin, Dual-Channel(0.65 lbs)


Though I have decided to look at a better speed such as this part, i5 would I need to change anything in the already build to put this part in?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also this graphic card,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My question is the build on top already good? Should I put the new i5 and graphic card I found? I mean all I'm going to do is play WoW, SC2, homework, and probably stream videos, watch movies only. I'm most likely going to hook this up to my TV, so would the HDMI wire help put a sound in? or would I have to buy a sound card or something? So confusing ;p
TY!

*edit the changes for those 2 parts is still within my budget somewhat so...?
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August 26, 2011 1:27:45 AM

For those jobs, an i3 2100 and a HD 6850 is just enough.
22nm Ivy Bridge will come out next year, so you shouldn't spend unnecessary money on the i5 currently unless you NEED the power of an i5.
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August 26, 2011 2:23:21 AM

and my infamous question ... do u have microcenter close by?
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August 26, 2011 11:43:58 AM

it's a store but it's in-store only not online so u actually have to go there. look for locations near u. can save u some dough
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