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In need of a $600-$700 Gaming rig that can multitask

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May 5, 2012 6:30:56 AM

I am looking to put together a $600-$700 computer that does not have to run games on low while streaming music / video streams.

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: $600-700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, streaming music, streaming video

Parts Not Required: Mouse, speaker, OS, possibly monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon

Country: US

Parts Preferences: HDMI mobo, Intel

Overclocking: Prefer to stay away from overclocking

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: Will be using a 32 inch plasma if not just keep it budget please

Additional Comments: Needs to last a while. Don't want to be upgrading in under a year

any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
May 5, 2012 7:15:38 AM

not trying to induce this but if you know anything about piratebay you can save yourself some money on the OS but if not i still put it in here, if you do already have windows XP The upgrade will be cheaper to do instead of buying all new. Streaming Video is going to mostly depend on your internet upload speed.

I left you lots of room for upgrading abilities in future if when ever you choose to do so.

AMD Phenom II X6 1045T - $139
MSI 870A-G46 AM3 -$74
PowerColor Radeon hd 7750 -$129
Thermaltake V3 Black Edition -$44
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB -$42
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750M 750W-$119
WD 1TB Blue + LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black Combo $111
Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium-$99
Total price ------ $765

i Dont think i Forgot anything so far. Btw the reason i Went with AMD system not intel is because its going to be a hell of lot more expensive if you want it for gaming, im not about to throw an i3 in there an call that game acceptable if you don't care thats it's an i3 ill do that but i tried with and i5 and it came out to a bit over 800. You can save about $100 if you already have a hard drive (supports IDE drives)
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May 5, 2012 2:30:45 PM

here's a sandybridge quad core build with sata 6g and usb 3.0.
it will perform much better that an AMD CPU
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-a...

SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16827151244
$15.99

NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16811146075
$39.99

Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16822152181
$79.99

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (100314-3L )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16814102948
$169.99

SILVERSTONE ST50F-ES 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16817256061
$59.99

G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBNT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16820231424
$38.99

MSI H61MA-E35 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16813130629
$79.99

Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Item #: N82E16819115074
$189.99
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$687.72 Shipping: $12.80


Combo deals you might be interested in:
CPU and DVD burner combo (save $11 on same ones above
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

or

bigger HDD (1TB) combo with same CPU for only +$2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 5, 2012 2:43:32 PM

Go with that Intel build. That is a really nice build.
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May 5, 2012 2:58:16 PM

The AMD X6 is far better than the Intel Core i5-2400 , I5 2500 K is better than the x6.
The i5-2400 cannot be OC to increase performance. The x6 has 6 cores and it is more future proof when compared to the i5-2400.
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May 5, 2012 4:37:22 PM

mitunchidamparam said:
The AMD X6 is far better than the Intel Core i5-2400 , I5 2500 K is better than the x6.
The i5-2400 cannot be OC to increase performance. The x6 has 6 cores and it is more future proof when compared to the i5-2400.



Actually not. most games and apps use only one or 2 threads, very few use more.

on anatech I compared the i5 2400 against a AMD x6 1090T in this one to take into account some (500MHz) overclocking on the AMD side. The AMD chip doesn't fair well:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/146?vs=363


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May 5, 2012 5:32:41 PM

that intel builds good but i don't think what hes looking for an if you add an OS to it that comes out to $787.71
x6 is not much more expensive then the x4 and its pretty cheap anyways. And He said crossfire or sli capabilites, your not going to get an intel system any cheaper then that, possibly unless you throw an i3 in that or have parts from other computers to salvage.\

P.S as far as the i5 2400 vs x6 there both about equal anyways and the 2500k is better then x6 but not dramatically that much better then x6.
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May 5, 2012 9:18:43 PM

Suave145 said:
that intel builds good but i don't think what hes looking for an if you add an OS to it that comes out to $787.71
x6 is not much more expensive then the x4 and its pretty cheap anyways. And He said crossfire or sli capabilites, your not going to get an intel system any cheaper then that, possibly unless you throw an i3 in that or have parts from other computers to salvage.\

P.S as far as the i5 2400 vs x6 there both about equal anyways and the 2500k is better then x6 but not dramatically that much better then x6.


the OP listed an OS as "parts not required". I'm not sure where you got that he needed an OS?

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I left you lots of room for upgrading abilities in future if when ever you choose to do so.

not sure why you didn't include an AM3+ MB so that the OP would have some upgrade capability. I still have faith that AMD will come out with a descent gaming CPU some time in the future
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May 6, 2012 3:11:25 AM

Lol thanks i dont know how to read.

You state a good point jerreddredd since they will come out with piledriver sometime in near future ;) 

*AMD in the laboritory*: ADD MORE CORES!!!
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