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November 28, 2011 12:31:07 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Now

Budget Range: 700$ or less after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming Only. I play Wow, want to play SWOTOR and SKYRIM

Parts Not Required: Mouse Keyboard & Monitor (probably a 23inch I can buy one at best buy for about 120$)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg Amazon or any other trusted site

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Best bang for buck within the price range

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: Not really sure about this

Additional Comments: N/a


Thanks for your suggestions and help.

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November 28, 2011 1:42:49 PM

If you're looking to build your own i'd suggest you check out the system builder marathons - look at the $1k builds and then downgrade where needed. Might be best to order today (28/11/11) due to the cyber discounts. Link to the last 1k system builder below:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclock-cpu-ssd,3...

I'd also advise checking out the one before that too.

Hope that helps.
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November 28, 2011 2:35:25 PM

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

Think of going with AMD PHenom II x6 1100T, with 6850 graphics card.


Need suggestions for MOBO... don't need SLI/Crossfire. (100$ or less)...

May try some overclocking.

Any suggestions would help.

So far this is what i have;

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(DVD Burner)

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(Graphics Card 6850)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
AMD 1100T x6 Cpu

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS Windows 7

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
(Power Supply Ram combo)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HD 1 TB


I am at about 650$.

I still need MOBO, .. probably would spend 150$ more to finish out this system.

Should i spend a few extra dollars on that CPU to go to something else? etc.

Any advice would help.

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November 28, 2011 4:40:27 PM

the amd fx series are flops. also an i3-2120 is better for gaming that the amd series since most games only utilitize 2 cores. the 6 on the Amd phenom II x6 1100t would be a waste for a gaming computer. For a gaming build that utilizes AMD as its CPU a phenom II x4 965 or 975 would do really well and they are both overclockable. For a board id go with an ASUS or Gigabyte for their easy OC software.
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November 28, 2011 4:57:48 PM

That being said...

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

What about the 980 chip.


mourice12 said:
the amd fx series are flops. also an i3-2120 is better for gaming that the amd series since most games only utilitize 2 cores. the 6 on the Amd phenom II x6 1100t would be a waste for a gaming computer. For a gaming build that utilizes AMD as its CPU a phenom II x4 965 or 975 would do really well and they are both overclockable. For a board id go with an ASUS or Gigabyte for their easy OC software.

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November 28, 2011 5:08:52 PM

The x4 980 BE is pretty legit, kinda overkill but its good and has great overclocking potential. The phenom II are some of the best CPU's made in my opinion. For the board i would go with this asus

Asus m5a97 99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Good for overclocking. But when you get into OC you will need a good liquid cooler.

A corsair H70 or H50 would be good.
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