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July 15, 2012 1:30:10 AM

I'm just starting to learn computer stuff, I know a bit more than I did like a year ago. I have a PC that is from like 2005 and is incredibly sluggish and can't run games well. So today I started looking into building a computer. I need something that can run games at max settings with no frame drops, can handle streaming, and recording.

This is what I have come up with so far:
Processor: AMD FX-8120 8-Core ($155)
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 ($98)
GPU: XFX ATI Radeon HD6770 ($118)
PSU: Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus Series 500W ($35)
RAM: G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 ($52)
CPU Fan: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus ($30)

I don't want to go too much over than $600. I want to know what you think of this build and what I could add/change to it. I am still a noob so things may night be compatible or might night work well with something else, if that is the case let me know. I've been a bit researching and had somebody help me pick most of these parts.

I play games like, Minecraft, League, Sims 3, Counter Strike, and I would love BF3, but I'm using my Mac for some gaming right now .-.

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July 15, 2012 1:42:52 AM

If you want a gaming computer then you don't want an AMD cpu , I know thier cpu's are cheap but there's a reason for that and it's that they are not very goo at gaming and you have to overclock the hell out of them to keep up with an Inte cpu.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

These two charts are put out monthly here at Tomshardware and will give you some idea of the rankings of those two components. Yes the 8120 is an 8 core and looks powerful because of that but look at all the Inte cpu's that are ranked ahead of it.
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July 15, 2012 1:44:47 AM

I believe you still lack a case and Windows 7. Are you looking for a keyboard, mouse, or speakers as well?
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July 15, 2012 1:47:37 AM

Hard drive and optical disc as well... if you are going to get all of these, it will probably add to around 280 more dollars. (100 for windows, 50 for keyboard, mouse, and case, 50 for speakers and optical disc, 80ish (depending how much or what kind of hard drive you want) for the hard drive)
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July 15, 2012 1:50:19 AM

With a $600 budget you are going to have a hard time running games at high levels and recording. For that like inzone stated you will need an intel build with a higher level GPU
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July 15, 2012 1:54:54 AM

I will look into Intel. I have a rather large case that I could use and a few extra monitors, a mouse, and keyboard already. As far as the Internal Hard drive I was thinking of the Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Blue.
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July 15, 2012 2:05:55 AM

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity (100315L )
$149.99 and a $15 rebate that makes the final price $134.99.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
$59.99 and a $20 rebate makes the final price $39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI Z68A-G43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
$89.99 and a $15 rebate makes the final price $74.99.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO
$45.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GZ-F5HEB Black SECC Steel / ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$24.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH24NS90 - OEM
$16.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52400
$189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This build comes to $592.92 and is under the $600 budget limit , the cpu comes with a cpu cooler but if you wanted to add the Hyper 212 plus then you would be adding $20 to the total.

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7
$29.99 and a $10 rebate makes the total $19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 15, 2012 2:06:07 AM

ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory - $30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Video Card - $170
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS DVD Burner Black SATA Model DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS - $27
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 - $45
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill REDBONE Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $597 :) 
Without considering rebates.
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