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September 4, 2012 11:28:48 AM

Hey guys.

I was wondering for my new build, if I should get the AMD FX-4170 with a Radeon HD 7850. I want to be able to play BF3/MW3 at minimum at least. I kind of am in a tight budget, as my parents are asian and they do not understand the need of these parts. The last computer ( and my current one ) they got me only had integrated graphics, which could barely run Runescape at medium settings.
So as they are asian and don't want to spend so much money, should I get the AMD FX-4170 and upgrade in a few years time, or ask to spend a bit over budget?
Another cpu I was thinking of was the Intel 3570k, but that is over $100 more.

TL;DR, Should I get AMD FX-4170 and upgrade later, or get the 3570k now.
Also please recommend me motherboards for each.

Thank you in advance doods.

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September 4, 2012 11:32:13 AM

What is your current one, you could upgrade it instead.
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September 4, 2012 2:48:45 PM

Wait for PD.
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September 4, 2012 11:39:58 PM

jay_nar2012 said:
What is your current one, you could upgrade it instead.

My current computer has
Gigabyte G31M-S2L - motherboard
integrated graphics - graphics card
2gb of ddr2 ram -ram
intel core 2 duo e4600 at 2.4ghz - processor
400w power supply
windows 7 home 32bit

I know it is really bad, and it really hurts me when my friends talk about playing BF3 and MW3 but I can't even touch the thing.



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September 5, 2012 12:18:26 AM

obsama1 said:
Wait for PD.

^ This
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September 5, 2012 12:59:31 AM

Sorry guys but what is PD?
and jar_nar thank you for the suggestions, i will look into them
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September 5, 2012 1:01:48 AM

Piledriver; AMD's next line of CPU's being released very soon.
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September 5, 2012 1:08:54 AM

mocchan said:
Piledriver; AMD's next line of CPU's being released very soon.

okay thank you :D 
So should I upgrade the computer or get a whole new one for around $600 and reuse some parts? Because my current motherboard only has 2 slots for ram, which would only be total 4gb ddr2
also would ddr3 ram work on my motherboard? and do i have to upgrade to win7 64 bit to have use the ram? I think 2gb ram is too little
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September 5, 2012 1:10:41 AM

99 tnaig eci said:
okay thank you :D 
So should I upgrade the computer or get a whole new one for around $600 and reuse some parts? Because my current motherboard only has 2 slots for ram, which would only be total 4gb ddr2
also would ddr3 ram work on my motherboard? and do i have to upgrade to win7 64 bit to have use the ram? I think 2gb ram is too little

If you have $600 to spend on parts, I would build a new rig :)  I could make you a parts list if you'd like. You could make a very modest gaming rig for that amount, also I'm assuming you need a copy of Win7?
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September 5, 2012 1:14:10 AM

mocchan said:
If you have $600 to spend on parts, I would build a new rig :)  I could make you a parts list if you'd like. You could make a very modest gaming rig for that amount, also I'm assuming you need a copy of Win7?

Yes that would be very nice of you :D DD
Yes I would need a copy of Win7 64bit, but I won't count that as a part of the $600, so if you count Win7 in the price list, total would be $700.
Thank you! ;d
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September 5, 2012 1:16:08 AM

99 tnaig eci said:
Yes that would be very nice of you :D DD
Yes I would need a copy of Win7 64bit, but I won't count that as a part of the $600, so if you count Win7 in the price list, total would be $700.
Thank you! ;d

You're welcome ;)  Parts list coming right up.
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September 5, 2012 1:18:26 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($212.55 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($43.65 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $695.12
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-04 21:19 EDT-0400)

This rig would leave you with a very good upgrade path in terms of CPU and GPU :) 

You could upgrade to an i5/i7 in the future if you so wished and I would feel comfortable putting a GTX660Ti/670 or Radeon HD7870/7950 with this PSU.

**EDIT**

Swapped out i3-2100 with i3-3220 (yay! Ivy Bridge based i3's! :D  :D  :D )
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September 5, 2012 1:56:12 AM

The FX4170 will bottleneck the 7850 in most of todays games.
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September 5, 2012 2:23:50 AM

mocchan said:


**EDIT**

Swapped out i3-2100 with i3-3220 (yay! Ivy Bridge based i3's! :D  :D  :D )

Waste of money.
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September 5, 2012 3:14:35 AM

mocchan said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($212.55 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($43.65 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $695.12
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-04 21:19 EDT-0400)

This rig would leave you with a very good upgrade path in terms of CPU and GPU :) 

You could upgrade to an i5/i7 in the future if you so wished and I would feel comfortable putting a GTX660Ti/670 or Radeon HD7870/7950 with this PSU.

**EDIT**

Swapped out i3-2100 with i3-3220 (yay! Ivy Bridge based i3's! :D  :D  :D )

Thank you very much! But can it run Battlefield 3/ Modern Warfare 3? I'm looking to play these games on at least minimum and I've heard that some modern games need 4 cores.
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September 15, 2012 9:34:17 AM

Best answer selected by 99 tnaig eci.
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September 15, 2012 4:05:16 PM

MW3 is probably the least-intensive game out there. The i3 can handle BF3.
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