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April 18, 2012 2:03:53 AM

Hi.

Im new to the forums so please let me know if i have done something wrong.

I am going to build a gaming pc, hopefully. But i need help on what Components to get.

I only have $750-$800 to spend so i need help. I plan on playing BF3, MW3 maybe GTA IV.
What would be the best Components that will give me good performance with these games at this price range. I would like
to play these games at high-ultra settings if possible. I was going to go with a Core2 Build but i have been hearing that a
Core2 would be a bad decision considering most games now are designed for Quad-Core CPU's.

I got recommended getting a AMD FX-4100 build but i have read reviews saying the FX-4100 is'nt the best choice for gaming.

Please help me.

www.pbtech.com is the place i would like to buy my parts from so if you could look here and let me know i would much appreciate it.

Thanks

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April 18, 2012 2:33:56 AM

Intel is the best for gaming. Just trust me... they're the best. Umm... pbtech isn't a retailer... it's a search engine. Newegg and NCIX are good... and reliable. I'll post the build from pcpartpicker, which finds the best deals on your parts (new and from retailers... with price graphs and benchmarks! Great website).

Anyway, I'd recommend using the sticky at the top of the subforum, but you have all of the parts we really need. Are you up for overclocking? I'm going to assume you are. Also, I'm not including a monitor, OS, keyboard, mouse, or speakers. I don't think this'll pull off Ultra/Maximum on BF3, but it'll get High and come close to Ultra on most games. I think it'll be fine on Max in BF3 with no AA, though.

Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ NCIX US) I think this'll pull off just about any game on High, some on Ultra. If you want better performance, upgrade to an MSI Twin Frozr II OC 7870... for another $100ish
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $784.80
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated 2012-04-17 22:33 EDT-0400)
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April 18, 2012 5:38:46 AM

ddan49 said:
Intel is the best for gaming. Just trust me... they're the best. Umm... pbtech isn't a retailer... it's a search engine. Newegg and NCIX are good... and reliable. I'll post the build from pcpartpicker, which finds the best deals on your parts (new and from retailers... with price graphs and benchmarks! Great website).

Anyway, I'd recommend using the sticky at the top of the subforum, but you have all of the parts we really need. Are you up for overclocking? I'm going to assume you are. Also, I'm not including a monitor, OS, keyboard, mouse, or speakers. I don't think this'll pull off Ultra/Maximum on BF3, but it'll get High and come close to Ultra on most games. I think it'll be fine on Max in BF3 with no AA, though.

Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ NCIX US) I think this'll pull off just about any game on High, some on Ultra. If you want better performance, upgrade to an MSI Twin Frozr II OC 7870... for another $100ish
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $784.80
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated 2012-04-17 22:33 EDT-0400)





Thank you. I agree intel is better. So all these parts i can purchase from PC part picker?
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April 18, 2012 6:48:39 AM

@ddan49 PBTech is a New Zealand based wholesale computor parts retailer. It is NOT a search engine, lol.
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/

@Technoboy. I'm a kiwi myself and would recommend against buying your pc parts from overseas due to you may get hit by customs charges, which could add a significant amount to what you have to pay. I have dealt with PB Tech often and had no problems. Other NZ based stores I would recommend are Computor Lounge http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/default.asp & Playtech http://www.playtech.co.nz/ . ddan49's list is a good build but I doubt it will be within your budget once you take the exchange rate into consideration.
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April 18, 2012 7:37:23 AM

a little black duck said:
@ddan49 PBTech is a New Zealand based wholesale computor parts retailer. It is NOT a search engine, lol.
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/

@Technoboy. I'm a kiwi myself and would recommend against buying your pc parts from overseas due to you may get hit by customs charges, which could add a significant amount to what you have to pay. I have dealt with PB Tech often and had no problems. Other NZ based stores I would recommend are Computor Lounge http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/default.asp & Playtech http://www.playtech.co.nz/ . ddan49's list is a good build but I doubt it will be within your budget once you take the exchange rate into consideration.



Yea i guess you are right on that one.

Could you please recommend me some components?
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April 18, 2012 10:44:35 AM

There is no chance of fitting a 2500K and a other top end components in to your budget . None at at all since the processor alone is over $300 NZ and motherboards more than $150 .

PBtech are OK , but check your prices on
www.pricespy.co.nz.

You may be able to get
FX 4100
970 series mb
2 x2 gig of RAM
and a Radeon 6850 in your budget
if you shop carefully

and despite the brilliant recommendations of a poster above you will not be able to buy from newegg because they dont ship internationally , and even if you could have them shipped to a US address and then onsent the postage cost and then the GST you will be charged at the border make it uneconomic .

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April 18, 2012 11:50:10 AM

either amd or intel will perform great on bf3 or mw3.

but IMO i still advice intel... for what reason?

real eyes performance you will only notice minimal difference.

but number wise you will see big difference.

ego wise intel is the best

about being epic, intel is still the best

I like blue. and green.

intel is expensive as "normally" expensive stuff are great "sadly doesn't apply to all stuff" but with Intel it does apply.
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April 18, 2012 12:19:30 PM

a little black duck said:
@ddan49 PBTech is a New Zealand based wholesale computor parts retailer. It is NOT a search engine, lol.
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/

@Technoboy. I'm a kiwi myself and would recommend against buying your pc parts from overseas due to you may get hit by customs charges, which could add a significant amount to what you have to pay. I have dealt with PB Tech often and had no problems. Other NZ based stores I would recommend are Computor Lounge http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/default.asp & Playtech http://www.playtech.co.nz/ . ddan49's list is a good build but I doubt it will be within your budget once you take the exchange rate into consideration.



Ahahaha... oops. The OP had pbtech.com in his original post. I had no idea he was in Australia. In that case, go to the pcpartpicker site and go to the top right hand corner where it'll say "United States", click on it, and select Australia. As you can see, most of the parts aren't available. pcpartpicker just compiles prices and stuff...

I'll get on it after school
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April 18, 2012 12:19:56 PM

@ Technoboy.
Honestly, my recommendation if you want to play BF3, MW3, GTA4 on ultra, good fps, no bottle necks, etc. Is to double your budget, it will also future proof your system, such as future proofing is. But, I couldn't recommend anything better than what Outlander_04 suggests & staying within your budget. You will also need, if you don't already have, an optical drive (cd, dvd, blu-ray), hdd, & OS (recommend 64bit, especially if you want to use more than 3GB RAM),

Mobo:Asus M5A97 EVO AMD 970 ATX SB950 Socket AM3+ DDR3-2133 RAID USB3.0 SATA3 1394 eSATA CrossfireX $172.50
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=MBDAS57565&name...

CPU:AMD FX-4100 Quad Core 3.6GHz 12MB Cache Socket AM3+ 95W "Unlocked" $166.75
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=CPUAMD4100&name...

Memory:G.SKILL Ripjaws X 4GB (1x4GB) Gaming DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) 240Pin Desktop Memory OEM Pack Mode F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL $56.35
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=MEMGSK0358A&nam...(1x4GB)-Gaming-DDR3--1333-(

GPU:Sapphire HD7770GHZ OC EDITION 1G GDDR5 PCI-E 3.0 Video card , 128Bit ,1120MHz / 1250MHz , DirectX 11.1 , HDMI + DVI-I + DUAL MINI Display ports $286.35
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=VGASAP7772&name...

PSU & Case:COOLER MASTER Elite 431 PLUS w/cm500W PSU Peak Mid Tower USB3.0 port External SATA X-Dock Supports long vga cards all-black interior coating 12cm front Blue LED fan Tool-Free design better cooling $171.35
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=CHACLM0431&name...

Total: $895.05

You may be able to find some parts cheaper if you shop around. What resolution do you intend playing at? Good luck.
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April 18, 2012 8:48:48 PM

AMD FX-4100 @ 3.6GHz, 8GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM, HD 6770 1GB GDDR5.

will these perform well?
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April 18, 2012 8:50:03 PM

a little black duck said:
@ Technoboy.
Honestly, my recommendation if you want to play BF3, MW3, GTA4 on ultra, good fps, no bottle necks, etc. Is to double your budget, it will also future proof your system, such as future proofing is. But, I couldn't recommend anything better than what Outlander_04 suggests & staying within your budget. You will also need, if you don't already have, an optical drive (cd, dvd, blu-ray), hdd, & OS (recommend 64bit, especially if you want to use more than 3GB RAM),

Mobo:Asus M5A97 EVO AMD 970 ATX SB950 Socket AM3+ DDR3-2133 RAID USB3.0 SATA3 1394 eSATA CrossfireX $172.50
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=MBDAS57565&name...

CPU:AMD FX-4100 Quad Core 3.6GHz 12MB Cache Socket AM3+ 95W "Unlocked" $166.75
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=CPUAMD4100&name...

Memory:G.SKILL Ripjaws X 4GB (1x4GB) Gaming DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) 240Pin Desktop Memory OEM Pack Mode F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL $56.35
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=MEMGSK0358A&nam...(1x4GB)-Gaming-DDR3--1333-(

GPU:Sapphire HD7770GHZ OC EDITION 1G GDDR5 PCI-E 3.0 Video card , 128Bit ,1120MHz / 1250MHz , DirectX 11.1 , HDMI + DVI-I + DUAL MINI Display ports $286.35
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=VGASAP7772&name...

PSU & Case:COOLER MASTER Elite 431 PLUS w/cm500W PSU Peak Mid Tower USB3.0 port External SATA X-Dock Supports long vga cards all-black interior coating 12cm front Blue LED fan Tool-Free design better cooling $171.35
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=CHACLM0431&name...

Total: $895.05

You may be able to find some parts cheaper if you shop around. What resolution do you intend playing at? Good luck.



Either 1080p or 720p. Im not to fussed as long as it is some sort of HD lol.
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April 18, 2012 9:24:44 PM

TechnoBoy said:
AMD FX-4100 @ 3.6GHz, 8GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM, HD 6770 1GB GDDR5.

will these perform well?


Yeah, that'll work. Just make sure you use 64bit OS. If you use 32bit OS you will only be able to utilise 3GB of that 8GB of RAM.

The reason I asked about resolution is if you're planning on going eyefinity (5760x1080) at some stage then you will run into bottlenecks and will have to turn down your graphics settings.

Good luck.
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April 18, 2012 10:14:37 PM

TechnoBoy said:
AMD FX-4100 @ 3.6GHz, 8GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM, HD 6770 1GB GDDR5.

will these perform well?


Argh... I guess you're going AMD. Well... I guess I can't stop you. You'd get better performance with an Intel (clock speeds aren't everything), but I see where you're coming from.

Anyway, besides switching the RAM to DDR3-1600 (and making sure it's CAS9 or lower), I can't see any improvements. Switching RAM isn't necessary, either.

Make sure your motherboard is AMD!
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April 19, 2012 12:23:12 AM

ddan49 said:
Argh... I guess you're going AMD. Well... I guess I can't stop you. You'd get better performance with an Intel (clock speeds aren't everything), but I see where you're coming from.

Anyway, besides switching the RAM to DDR3-1600 (and making sure it's CAS9 or lower), I can't see any improvements. Switching RAM isn't necessary, either.

Make sure your motherboard is AMD!


deffo agree that i5 2500K would be better suited for his use, but with OP's budget an i5 isn't possible.
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April 19, 2012 12:24:07 AM

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