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February 13, 2012 10:01:51 PM

Need help building gaming rig around AMD FX-8120

Approximate Purchase Date: beginning march (after receiving tax refund :) 

Budget Range: $500 max, cheaper the better (+$100 if needed)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming system built for SWTOR, WoW, and to include future games like Tera, Lineage eternal, Diablo 3, Guild wars 2, and various f2p mmos.

Parts Not Required: OS, DVDRom, Keyboard, CPU, Mouse, speakers, I have a 300w PSU and pretty sure ill have to upgrade that anyway.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Tigerdirect, Newegg, and Amazon

Country: US

Parts Preferences: Name brands preferred.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1600x900 or 1920x1080 (HDMI input optional)

Additional Comments: This will be used mainly for mmo gaming. i need this to play those type of games at max textures/res/settings (with aa/vsync etc and stuff like that OFF, or optional). With room for other action games like batman:ac, kingdoms of amalur reckoning. also keep in mind of upgradeability.

I'm also leaning towards the GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 for upgrades sake.
I also like the design aesthetics of the black fractal design define r3
And not afraid to ebay parts for now, to meet my needs and to keep the cost down.
I have 3 hard drives for storage, i think they are lower than 7200rpm though, so maybe a nice small boot/os drive would be good (optional)

in the end i need help with the guts of it since i already have the CPU :
motherboard
ram
gpu
psu
monitor
hdd/ssd

:) 
February 13, 2012 10:43:21 PM

$500 for a top performing pc...hmmm.

Lets try the following. First, I can't recommend anything from AMD right now. Even the Intel i3 blows AMD away. You didn't mention case so I'm going to assume you need one. The 300w psu needs to be replaced. Here we go...

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm ... Model #:CHALLENGER Item #:N82E16811147153 $59.99 -$5.00 Instant $54.99

ASRock Z68M/USB3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
ASRock Z68M/USB3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #:Z68M/USB3 Item #:N82E16813157270 $94.99 -$10.00 Instant $84.99

SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity Model #:100315L Item #:N82E16814102908 $149.99 -$15.00 Instant $134.99

XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified ... Model #:p 1-550S-XXB9 Item #:N82E16817207013
$69.99

Intel Core i3-2105 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I32105 Intel Core i3-2105 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I32105 Model #:BX80623I32105 Item #:N82E16819115090 $134.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBXL G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBXL Model #:F3-10666CL9D-4GBXL Item #:N82E16820231425 25.99

Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:ST500DM002 Item #:N82E16822148767 $84.99
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February 13, 2012 11:00:27 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- ASUS VS Series VS228H-P Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI LED: $144

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W 80 PLUS Certified: $60

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0: $155

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333: $40

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC (SSD): $90

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- SAPPHIRE 100328L Radeon HD 6770 1GB: $100

TOTAL: $589 ($554 after MIR's)
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February 13, 2012 11:28:39 PM

QuietPC said:
$500 for a top performing pc...hmmm.


lol. after re reading it does sound like that. just figured swtor and wow didn't have high system requirements, or diablo 3. i already have the amd chip in hand and rather use it rather than go through the hassle of trying to sell it.

looks like wasupmike got it on the money!

combining both posts this is what i like so far

$26
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$70
XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$155
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$100
SAPPHIRE 100328L Radeon HD 6770 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$90
OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

total: $441

CASE and MONITOR is still up in the air. looks like i definitely need at least $600. thanks you guys for the help!
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