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AMD Budget Gaming Computer - 700$ and lower

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September 4, 2012 10:43:57 PM

I'm trying to build a gaming computer that will be able to play BF3, MW3, Diablo 3, WoW, on medium range setting.

It will need to include a Monitor that will allow me to hook an xbox upto it with an HDMI cable. Not sure if that will work or not, but wither way I need to be able to hook an Xbox up to it.

I'm also planning on having 2 monitors, only one for right now but down the road I wanna buy a second monitor.

Budget: 600-650 (maybe 700 dollars if it cant be avoided)$ has to include a monitor. I plan on upgrading the computer slowly overtime. I want it to be decent, not use an insane amount of power (dont want a huge power bill) I want it to last as well.




HERE is the build i've came up with: I really wanna get the price down on it if possible without sacrificing alot of quality.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gzeJ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gzeJ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gzeJ/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($77.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6770 1GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Tempest 410 ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($68.00 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Dell ST2220L 21.5" Monitor ($148.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $746.46
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-04 18:52 EDT-0400)
September 4, 2012 11:18:52 PM

Hmm...considering you need an OS and Monitor, that leaves you around $500 for parts alone, let me see if I can squeeze anything in.

It might be better go to with an i3 over a Phenom II X4 IMO. The X4 965's are very modest still, even with an OC, and considering you can upgrade to Piledriver when they are released in the future, it's not a bad option.

However, I'm still sure an Intel Sandy/Ivy bridge CPU demolish Piledriver unless some kind of miracle happens, so I'll be back with a parts list :lol: 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($111.99 @ SuperBiiz)
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: XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($137.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($43.65 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Dell ST2220L 21.5" Monitor ($148.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $788.09
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-04 19:24 EDT-0400)

Around $40 more expensive than the parts you have selected, however, I feel this will give you the optimal balance of price/performance and upgrade path. You could swap out the CPU and GPU very easily :)  I would feel comfortable with anything around an HD7870/7950 or GTX660Ti/GTX670 with the current PSU.
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September 4, 2012 11:28:47 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gzqA
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gzqA/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gzqA/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($77.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6770 1GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Orange) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($68.00 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G185HVb 60Hz 18.5" Monitor ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $580.48
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-04 19:21 EDT-0400)

Im also thinking about using this gpu instead of the one above: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also considering this ram over the above: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is the edit I made before reading any posts from above. I believe the graphics card I have will allow me too connect my xbox to it correct? If not ill need to cahnge the monitor to one that would allow me im assuming? Is that correct?

Also, I'm guessing that I won't need an OS since I have a copy of windows 7 that I got for my laptop, The laptop is no longer working. So i'm assuming that I can just take the windows 7 from it and use it on this computer correct? Its win 7 64 bit.
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September 4, 2012 11:34:50 PM

Radeon HD6850 still gets my vote for the $100-$140 price range due to its performance - http://www.hwcompare.com/11925/radeon-hd-6850-vs-radeon...

Both cards will you to hook your rig up to your TV (if that's what you meant) since both (7770, 6850) have an HDMI output.

As for the OS, I'm not too sure. Usually discs that come with OEM's are locked to the certain product, however, if you can get it to work, great for you.
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September 4, 2012 11:39:56 PM

Alright, So im guessing i'll probably have to buy an OS. I meant that I wanna be able to connect my xbox to my computer and be able to play it on that, so i though i could connect it the gfx card and play it on the monitor.. I'm guessing thats not the case so I will need a monitor that has an HDMI input correct? If so can someone help me out on this and recommend a good one for me?
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September 5, 2012 12:16:22 AM

sktittles said:
Alright, So im guessing i'll probably have to buy an OS. I meant that I wanna be able to connect my xbox to my computer and be able to play it on that, so i though i could connect it the gfx card and play it on the monitor.. I'm guessing thats not the case so I will need a monitor that has an HDMI input correct? If so can someone help me out on this and recommend a good one for me?


Ah, I don't think you can daisy-chain video outputs through your video card unless you use display port; which the Xbox lacks (I think, correct me if I'm wrong).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - This monitor has decent review, and has an HDMI port to connect your Xbox. You should be able to connect your PC to it via DVI :) 
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