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April 17, 2012 12:10:23 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: by mid may

Budget Range: 500- 600

System Usage from Most to Least Important:
for gameing on mmos terra and guild wars 2

Parts Not Required:
keyboard, mouse, speakers, power supply 750w thermaltake tough power, case XCLIO wind tunnel, proc PHENOM II X4 965 BLACK AM3 3.4GB 512KB 45NM 125W 4000MHZ BOX, mobo
Asus Sabertooth 990FX AM3+, monitor Samsung B2430H 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, ebay

Country:usa

Parts Preferences: by brand or type dont care
Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200

still need ram, vid card, hard drive, will run stock cpu fan unless i need over clock then suggestions on cpu cooler would be needed.
all advice welcome thanks
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April 17, 2012 12:12:41 AM

Well... advice number one:

GO INTEL. AMD is way worse than Intel for gaming. But it seems you already bought the AMD CPU... am I right?
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April 17, 2012 12:13:29 AM

yes i didnt think through too well on this. What ive listed is what i got.
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April 17, 2012 12:55:52 AM

So... keep in mind that whatever your GPU now, you won't get the same performance as you will on an Intel build. So any benchmarks will be relative, because they'll have been tested on Intel builds. I'm assuming your budget is $500 for the REST of the build... so here're some of my suggestions:

RAM: 8GB DDR3-1600 CAS9 1.5v RAM... G.Skill Vengeance is nice... it's on newegg - $45
GPU: MSI Twin Frozr II OC 7850 - $260
HDD: 1TB 7200rpm. There's one on newegg with good reviews and it's $99.99 plus $1 shipping...

I have no idea about AMD CPU coolers. I know that the Hyper 212 Evo is a favorite for Intel, and it says it's universal and will fit on AMD boards... but I don't know for sure.
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April 17, 2012 1:17:11 AM

2570597,4,1150945 said:
So... keep in mind that whatever your GPU now, you won't get the same performance as you will on an Intel build. So any benchmarks will be relative, because they'll have been tested on Intel builds. I'm assuming your budget is $500 for the REST of the build... so here're some of my suggestions:

yes 500 for the rest. I have another pc for videos and net. Just mainly want the best bang i can get for the money. plan to only play the two games on that pc.

questions on the ram the mobo can go to 32gb but think that would be over kill. is 8 all that will really be needed to play those games?
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April 17, 2012 1:36:50 AM

8GB is plenty. Even 4GB is fine, but 8GB is enough. 32GB capacity just means it has four slots... which can each take 8GB sticks. But 2x4GB is plenty enough... trust me.
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April 24, 2012 12:42:50 AM

Best answer selected by fleamonkey.
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