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May 6, 2012 12:14:32 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: (this week, or even in 3 days, when my mothers comes.)

Parts Not Required: (KEYBOARD,MONITOR,OS,HDD,RAM]

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (anywhere, cheapest the beetter)

Country: (US)

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (AMD)

Overclocking: Yes /

What are the System Requirements? [S4 leage]
The Minimum Requirements for S4 League are as follows:
CPU: Pentium III 1 Ghz
RAM: 256 MB
HDD: 1 GB
Operating System: Windows 2000/XP
Graphics Card: nVidia Geforce 4MX
Direct X: 9.0c
Network: 56 Kbps or faster

The Maximum Requirements for S4 League are as follows:
CPU: P4 1.7 Ghz or higher
RAM: 512 MB
HDD: 1 GB
Operating System: Windows 2000/XP
Graphics Card: nVidia Geforce 6600 or higher
Direct X: 9.0c
Network: 256 Kbps or faster


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: He wants to play with 62.5 or more FPS. and overclock his processor.

More about : build 400 game

May 6, 2012 12:40:56 AM

So do you need the OS and case as well?
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May 6, 2012 12:44:34 AM

slomo4sho said:
So do you need the OS and case as well?


CASE: YES

OS: NO

he just wants to play that game, other than that i dont know what more.

i dont know if ya guys can help him with that budget.

but he doest really wants it on high quality MID or LOW is alright for him
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May 6, 2012 12:59:57 AM

CPU: Intel Pentium G630 2.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($65.99 @ Mac Mall)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M/U3S3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($73.97 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $366.92

If you buy everything from Newegg, it'll come to $382.91.
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May 6, 2012 1:00:04 AM

Just Fix up the info of what i wanted a litle, to see if i can get any help
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May 6, 2012 1:02:45 AM

darkclownjoe said:
CPU: Intel Pentium G630 2.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($65.99 @ Mac Mall)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M/U3S3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($73.97 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $366.92

If you buy everything from Newegg, it'll come to $382.91.


RAM?
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May 6, 2012 1:05:20 AM

nbelote said:
RAM?

He stated in the OP that no RAM was needed.
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May 6, 2012 1:07:05 AM

nbelote said:
RAM?



he said he has 4gb but i think he will upgrade to 8gb, he just loves that game. i really dont like that much.

@darkclownJoe, thank you. let me see his respond firts


EDIT: sorry your build is great exept for the intel processors he does not like intel .
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May 6, 2012 1:45:09 AM

1- Can't guarantee that your RAM will work. There're too many specifications. Please post here which RAM you already have. (Sometimes you have an obsolete DDR2)

2- I respect that he don't like Intel. Just be sure that he don't like intel for reasonable things, and not for "When I bought AMD Athlon XP they were much better than P4!!"
Sometimes people have old feelings that doesn't reflect the reality now.

3- As per current requirements for maximum performance:
"CPU: P4 1.7 Ghz or higher
RAM: 512 MB
Graphics Card: nVidia Geforce 6600 or higher"

A somehow slow computer shall be enough.
A Llano Cpu would be the best bet since:
His iGPU is 6 tiers higher than the recommended card for maximum graphics.
His CPU is uncontable tiers higher than a P4.

With this you get a nice and cheap CPU+GPU solution for the game, saves a lot of money and if you need more performance in the future you can buy a better VGA.

AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano 3.0GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) - $119.99
ASUS F1A55-M LX PLUS FM1 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - $64.99
Wintec One 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $23.99
This is the main hardware. Sadly don't have time to elaborate more.

EDIT: With our friend's recommendation parts that were missing in my build

"Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive ($16.99 @ Newegg)"

We shall settle the computer costs about 300 dollars.
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May 6, 2012 1:49:45 AM

juniiflow said:

@darkclownJoe, thank you. let me see his respond firts


EDIT: sorry your build is great exept for the intel processors he does not like intel .


Ask him if he would rather have a better computer or he wants to have a particular brand instead.

EDIT: vitornob's build should be fine for it's purpose, with my build you'd get the best performance for ~$400 ish, but I would say his is the best for ~$300 range.
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May 6, 2012 1:53:09 AM

AMD Athlon II X3 455 + BIOSTAR TA870U3+ AM3 Bundle = $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming with code: EMCNENJ38 = $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-685X-ZCFC Radeon HD 6850 = $140 -$15 MIR (comes with 2 games as well)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill CAPSTONE Series CAPSTONE-450 450W = $71 with shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LG DVD Burne =$18
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



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May 6, 2012 2:43:01 AM

vitornob said:
1- Can't guarantee that your RAM will work. There're too many specifications. Please post here which RAM you already have. (Sometimes you have an obsolete DDR2)

2- I respect that he don't like Intel. Just be sure that he don't like intel for reasonable things, and not for "When I bought AMD Athlon XP they were much better than P4!!"
Sometimes people have old feelings that doesn't reflect the reality now.

3- As per current requirements for maximum performance:
"CPU: P4 1.7 Ghz or higher
RAM: 512 MB
Graphics Card: nVidia Geforce 6600 or higher"

A somehow slow computer shall be enough.
A Llano Cpu would be the best bet since:
His iGPU is 6 tiers higher than the recommended card for maximum graphics.
His CPU is uncontable tiers higher than a P4.

With this you get a nice and cheap CPU+GPU solution for the game, saves a lot of money and if you need more performance in the future you can buy a better VGA.

AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano 3.0GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) - $119.99
ASUS F1A55-M LX PLUS FM1 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - $64.99
Wintec One 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $23.99
This is the main hardware. Sadly don't have time to elaborate more.

EDIT: With our friend's recommendation parts that were missing in my build

"Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive ($16.99 @ Newegg)"

We shall settle the computer costs about 300 dollars.



EDIT: FOUND MOBO

and also this is pretty nice for a 300 dollar build , i couldt think it can be pull off..

@Slomo4sho thakn you for your setup aswell, but i know he would of not like your processor choice.

a ma post the setup on what parts he wants.

EDIT: also would the llano beat these processor?:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AMD-Phenom-II-X2-550-3-1-GHz-Du...

AMD PHENOM II x2

thanks all for the help.
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May 6, 2012 2:56:12 AM

I would not recommend buying a seller refurbished CPU. That said, you are gonna have to sacrifice somewhere if you want a better CPU.

Getting an unlocked CPU at this price point with a good GPU is not very realistic.

A comparison between the Athlon II X3 455 and the Phenom II x2 550 BE (the X3 performs better at gaming):
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/202?vs=97&i=2.5....


GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P AM3+ $60 - $10 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz = $100 with code: EMCNENJ36 (ends tomorrow 5/7)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This setup adds $20 to previous build ($10 after rebate)

Llano build:
ASUS F1A55-M LX PLUS + AMD A6-3650 Llano 2.6GHz Bundle = $142
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Comparison between the A6-3550 and the Phenom II X2 550 BE:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/403?vs=97&i=2.5....
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May 6, 2012 3:12:09 AM

slomo4sho said:
I would not recommend buying a seller refurbished CPU. That said, you are gonna have to sacrifice somewhere if you want a better CPU.

Getting an unlocked CPU at this price point with a good GPU is not very realistic.

A comparison between the Athlon II X3 455 and the Phenom II x2 550 BE:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/202?vs=97&i=2.5....


GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P AM3+ $60 - $10 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz = $100 with code: EMCNENJ36 (ends tomorrow 5/7)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This setup adds $20 to previous build ($10 after rebate)


what do you mean an unlicked CPU at this price point with a good GPU is NOT VERY REALISTIC?. is that a bad? [ i am a n00b sorry ]

and is athlon II x3 = LIano?
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May 6, 2012 3:17:41 AM

THIS IS THE PC I THINK HE IS GOING TO BUILD

[ he says dual core is just enought for him, <<******* DUMBASS ]

GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

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

AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4100WMGUSBX

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

Wintec One 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 3OH16009U8H-4GK

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


Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sony-optical-drive-ddu1681...

Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-vp450


Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-case-challenger



$296 [ just calculating the price of it on the website ]


by the way, does that MOBO includes graphics?

i believe this is a great build for him, but he still says the processor is too much, but he is going for it.

so any feedback plis tell me
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May 6, 2012 3:20:10 AM

unlocked is where you can overclock it
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May 6, 2012 3:21:04 AM

Llano has a on chip GPU which great for HTPC but mediocre at best for gaming. Unlocked CPU means the multiplier is unlocked and thus the CPU has greater capacity of being overclocked.

You are going to need a dedicated graphics card to run that game at 60+ FPS on high settings.
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May 6, 2012 3:25:56 AM

slomo4sho said:
Llano has a on chip GPU which great for HTPC but mediocre at best for gaming. Unlocked CPU means the multiplier is unlocked and thus the CPU has greater capacity of being overclocked.



ohh ok, thank you, i am stil getting the hang of this but i have to study more in deeep.. and i think ama stick around and read lots of post's.

EDIT: BTW how did you guys like the build up?
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May 6, 2012 4:05:33 AM

slomo4sho said:
COOLER MASTER GX 450W + LITE-ON DVD Burner Bundle = $57 - $10 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

XFX HD-677X-ZNLC Radeon HD 6770 = $118 - $20 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Btw, 1 thing I neglected to ask! What resolution is he going to be playing?



i dont think he is gona play fullscren, the game has an option to resize the windows i think.

but i do not think is that high. he doest really care about the graphics integrated, he can upgrade later he says.
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May 6, 2012 4:23:10 AM

Best answer selected by juniiflow.
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May 6, 2012 4:41:15 AM

thank you all for your anwers <3 with all my heart. my cousin going to recieve a good pc.
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