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August 15, 2012 5:58:04 PM

1. My pc will mostly be used for gaming, specifically Starcraft 2, Fallout New Vegas, Oblivion, and World of Warcraft.

2. My budget is $400

3. Only buying from Newegg and amazon

4. Only the tower, I already have a tower casing, 17" widescreen monitor, dvd rom drive, 500 gb hard drive, OS, keyboard, mouse, and power plug/monitor plugs etc.

5. Want to play games with atleast 1280-800 to 1440-900 resolution

a b 4 Gaming
August 15, 2012 6:12:41 PM

One quick question first, why NewEgg? Amazon will save you a ton from no sales tax and free shipping
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a b 4 Gaming
August 15, 2012 6:16:49 PM

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August 15, 2012 6:19:44 PM

Will buy from amazon too then, thought newegg will be cheap if i buy in a bundle or something but notice it made no big difference
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a b 4 Gaming
August 15, 2012 6:29:55 PM

So which wishlist is yours on that page?
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August 15, 2012 6:32:39 PM

Was a wishlist for you guys to create for me

best wishlist for $400 budget. i just took it off since im looking to buy from both new egg and amazon now.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 15, 2012 6:36:48 PM

I know some people will think this is a bad suggestion, but I feel this overclockable four core CPU at $99 is a brilliant deal.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($99.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $381.93
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-15 14:36 EDT-0400)

EDIT: oh, ninja'd on the wishlist. Anyway, click price breakdown by merchant to view newegg and amazon prices.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 15, 2012 6:42:12 PM

FinneousPJ said:
I know some people will think this is a bad suggestion, but I feel this overclockable four core CPU at $99 is a brilliant deal.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($99.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $381.93
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-15 14:36 EDT-0400)

EDIT: oh, ninja'd on the wishlist. Anyway, click price breakdown by merchant to view newegg and amazon prices.


Actually this is not bad.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 15, 2012 6:51:22 PM

Live near a MicroCenter? They`re offering 40 dollars off Motherboard with purchase of the Ph2 965
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a b 4 Gaming
August 15, 2012 6:52:18 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A8-3870K 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-A55M-DS2 Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card ($56.82 @ Microcenter)
Case: Rosewill R101-P-BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($33.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 350W ATX12V Power Supply ($26.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $377.72
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-15 14:52 EDT-0400)
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August 15, 2012 7:07:19 PM

FinneousPJ said:
I know some people will think this is a bad suggestion, but I feel this overclockable four core CPU at $99 is a brilliant deal.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($99.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $381.93
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-15 14:36 EDT-0400)

EDIT: oh, ninja'd on the wishlist. Anyway, click price breakdown by merchant to view newegg and amazon prices.
i think it's a great budget build so long as OP realizes Total (before mail-in rebates): $448.93
Mail-in Rebates: $-67.00
Total: $381.93 ;) 
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a b 4 Gaming
August 15, 2012 8:34:48 PM

Yeah, that's true. If you need immediate savings, downgrade to a 6770. Maybe even drop the Hyper+ - you can do a slight overclock on the stock unit.
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August 15, 2012 8:55:53 PM

Thanks for the replies guys, really love the stuff FinneousPJ posted I might go for the 6770 instead since only games I'm going to be playing is starcraft 2, world of warcraft, and new vegas. Today I dont think they have a high requirement to play in high decent settings. =p
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August 28, 2012 11:25:11 PM

Best answer selected by rogeronfire.
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