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April 20, 2012 9:46:51 PM

Im going to build my own gaming computer and i need help on choosing parts. this is what i have so far

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

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

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

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

So im thinking on getting a AMD CPU ( need help ), my budget is around 600$ and thinking on playing games such as SC2, League of legends and maybe crysis 2. if you guys can help choosing the best MOBO, GPU, PSU and CPU for me that would very appreciated.

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April 20, 2012 9:54:42 PM

AMD
phenom II x4 CPU (955, 965,970, 960t) / AM3+ 970 mobo / 500w+ PSU from corsair or antec / AMD 6870 or Nvidia GTX560 video card (or best card you can afford)

Intel
i3-2XXX CPU / H67 mobo / 500w+ PSU from corsair or antec / AMD 6870 or Nvidia GTX560 video card (or best card you can afford)

you can probably get more for your money with the intel build (plus it has a better upgrade path) but remember in gaming, the GPU is the key and should take most of your budget compared to the CPU.
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April 21, 2012 5:25:09 PM

Thank you, but what which would you go for? and I was thinking on getting the AMD 6970?
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April 21, 2012 5:26:52 PM

Tell us your entire budget!

I would go with this:
i5-2500k
gtx 560ti or 660ti
asrock z68 extreme 3 gen 3 OR BETTER (can't say without knowing your budget)
corsair vengeance 8gb
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April 21, 2012 5:35:50 PM

My Budget is around 600$
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April 21, 2012 7:04:07 PM

thx is the i3 better than the phenom x4 965/975?
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April 22, 2012 12:42:35 AM

txfear said:
thx is the i3 better than the phenom x4 965/975?


in games that are dual core optimized it is. in multi core optimized games they are basically the same. in the real world you won't tell the difference between the two but the intel 1155 socket has a better upgrade path.
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April 22, 2012 12:43:10 AM

txfear said:
Thank you, but what which would you go for? and I was thinking on getting the AMD 6970?


good card but hard to fit into a $600 budget
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a b 4 Gaming
April 22, 2012 2:19:23 AM

That's why we use the 6870! :) 
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April 22, 2012 6:00:43 PM
a b 4 Gaming
April 23, 2012 5:15:49 AM

You'd be better off going with a mid ranged i5!
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