New Gaming Rig

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Approximate Purchase Date: 3 weeks

Budget Range: $500 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming (BF3, COD, WoW, Diablo III etc.), surfing the internet, watching HD movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, psu

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: US

Parts Preferences: I would like to use an AMD CPU
Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Fast and reliable
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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=N82E16819103996 - $109

MSI 760GM-P21 (FX) AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130638 - $49 - OWNED

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231425-$16 - OWNED

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196 - $80 - OWNED

SAPPHIRE 11188-22-20G Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card (OC Edition)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102987 - $200

Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181 - $80
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  1. you need a 990fx chipset mobo to use fx processors
    if it doesnt cost much more, get the fx 6100 (i like intel but for this budget, get amd)
    a msi twin frozer 3 7850 will run you better.(ex. high to ultra on bf3) any other brand you like is also good. go with non reference
    get a seagate 1tb sata 6gb/s drive. it has more performance for the buck
  2. TheBigTroll said:
    you need a 990fx chipset mobo to use fx processors
    if it doesnt cost much more, get the fx 6100 (i like intel but for this budget, get amd)
    a msi twin frozer 3 7850 will run you better.(ex. high to ultra on bf3) any other brand you like is also good. go with non reference
    get a seagate 1tb sata 6gb/s drive. it has more performance for the buck

    i already have the mother board and it supports all fx series and i was looking at the hdd so i will get that and the 7850 is more than 6950
  3. the 7850 has much better performance and uses les power
  4. TheBigTroll said:
    the 7850 has much better performance and uses les power

    ok i''ll just get the sapphire 7850
  5. actually second thought they are approximately the same. its just that one uses more power than the other
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