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July 19, 2012 1:30:32 AM

I really dont know very much about what i need to put into a computer but i at least want it to be able to run minecraft on high settings and league of legends those are the only things i want for games. No call of duty or bf3 or anything like that i just want something to play minecraft at a decent setting and league of legends i also want it to be fast for internet and uploading to youtube.
July 19, 2012 4:11:20 AM

If you don't need an operating system I'd go with an Celeron G530 CPU with a AMD HD 7750 graphics card. The accompanying parts would add to $400. If you can try to make room for in you budget you should get a Pentium G620. It cost $13 more but its is worth it.
If your only playing the games you listed you'll be able to max them out. Demanding games like battlefield 3 will be playable at medium to ultra settings.
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July 19, 2012 5:56:20 AM

I can't even max out Minecraft with an i3 lol
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July 19, 2012 6:26:53 AM

Thanks
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July 19, 2012 6:30:28 AM

And what's better nvidia GeForce gt 520 or and radeon hd 6670
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July 19, 2012 6:31:39 AM

AMD not and
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July 19, 2012 8:04:32 AM

Hi reyesa, can you please fill out the following form? It'll help in advising you a whole lot better without throwing stones in the dark ;) 

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Or just simply Copy/Paste the bbcode of the following and add your own Data :D 

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July 19, 2012 8:12:20 AM

Sorry I have decided to buy an already built computer but for more its a cyber power and is around 600$ I was wondering if nvidia GeForce gt 520 was better than a radeon hd 6670
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July 19, 2012 1:00:38 PM

reyesa said:
Sorry I have decided to buy an already built computer but for more its a cyber power and is around 600$ I was wondering if nvidia GeForce gt 520 was better than a radeon hd 6670

6670 hands down, especially if its GDDR5 version
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July 19, 2012 3:02:50 PM

Thanks Im pretty sure it's only gddr3 will that be all right? It also has 8gb of ram and 500gb hard drive processor is AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz the graphics card is AMD radeon HD 6670 1gb what extent of gaming can that do?
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July 19, 2012 3:57:55 PM

Oh an do you think it would be better if I got the same thing but I got 1tb hard drive but instead of AMD radeon hd 6670 1gb I got nvidia GeForce gt 520 only reason I consider is cause its cheaper which is better more hard drive space with worse graphic card or a better graphic card but less hard drive? Help!
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July 19, 2012 4:11:14 PM

the Hd6670 is a far,. far better card than the 520. Get it even if you get a smaller HDD
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July 19, 2012 4:39:56 PM

Thanks it still gets 500gb hard drive is that decent?
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July 19, 2012 6:19:59 PM

You could build it better cheaper than one from Cyberpowerpc for the same price or less - $597.17 (shipped not including the below mentioned MIR's and Combos).

You get all solid components and a gaming quality Graphics card. you should be able to play BF3 on very high settings
check out this link for the system. there is $30 MIR and 2 combo deals that save an additional $20.
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

HDD/PSU Combo - save $10
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CPU/MB Combo save $10
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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July 19, 2012 7:17:55 PM

Hmm I honestly don't think I am ready for my first build my parents are paying half and they don't quite understand the concept of making it yourself so Im just gonna buy a prebuilt but if you know of any better pcs from 500-600 please let me know I'm not trying to play anything demanding of the pc like bf3 just simple games like minecraft LoL maybe some tf2 thanks though
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July 19, 2012 7:25:37 PM

Btw I'm trying to get a cyberpowerpc gamer ultra 2098 from what I've seen it looks like it can handle what I want and it has an ok graphic card
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July 19, 2012 7:42:25 PM

you mean this?

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

I'll do the job as long as you keep the resolution around 1440x900
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July 19, 2012 7:45:03 PM

Yea that one and if I'm going to use that resolution is it better to get a smaller screen
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July 19, 2012 7:46:01 PM

1366x768 and 1440x900 screens tend to be 17-19" models, and run about $90
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July 19, 2012 7:49:33 PM

Ok thanks for all of your help I can't wait for my first gaming computer alls I have ever had is bad laptops
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July 20, 2012 4:09:46 AM

Congrats on finding what would be your first gaming computer. I checked out those PC's and that one definitely is by far the strongest in it's price range. So good job :D 

Having said that, it hurts to see the prices on those things. A $550 PC should easily get a 560ti/6950 with a faster CPU ;) 
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July 20, 2012 4:16:37 AM

I would deffinatly build my own but my parents think it would be better to just by a new 1 they are helping pay for it so I can't say no to that and I think it will get the job done I'm not planning on playing any games that really stress the computer just games like league of legends minecraft plus if I ever need to upgrade Im sure it wouldn't be difficult so hopefully it all works out.
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July 20, 2012 4:22:03 AM

yeah, if you need to upgrade, it'll take up to a 6850/7850 on that PSU
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July 20, 2012 6:28:28 AM

Would it be better to upgrade the ps if I was to upgrade the graphic card tho?
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July 21, 2012 4:50:13 AM

reyesa said:
Would it be better to upgrade the ps if I was to upgrade the graphic card tho?


As Sqrl said - A half decent 500 watt PSU will take upto an HD 7850/GTX 670. But it won't make sense to buy a new card right off the bat if you are to buy the Cyberpower PC. It will jack up the prices further. But keep this in mind for possible future upgrade(s) ;) 
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July 21, 2012 4:56:49 AM

Ok thanks and I think it comes with a bad psu so I think it would be good to upgrade that asap
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July 28, 2012 6:28:56 AM

Best answer selected by reyesa.
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