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New Budge Build < $700

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September 9, 2012 2:56:55 PM

Hi all. I'm looking into building a new system. I've done a pile of research and I figured I would get the advice of some other people with more experience than me. I am looking at building a budget gaming build for under $700. All the parts will be purchased off NewEgg because I love them. I've for the moment decided on an AMD purely because they are more bang for the buck. I'm not against Intel, but I'm not willing to spend much more than what is already there. This is what I'm currently looking at.
CPU- FX-8120
MOBO- ASRock 770i Cafe
GPU- MSI R7850
PSU-RaidMax Hybrid 2 RX-630 (630 watt)
HDD- WD 5000AX (500GB)
RAM-Kingston HyperX 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
DVD Drive- MSI IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DH-18DP
Case-Rosewill CHALLENGER
That current price is $670.

Please, I don't want this to turn into a fanboy convention. I chose AMD because of the value. If intel makes a cpu with a similar price that will produce similar FPS on games, let me know. I'm open to any ideas.

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September 9, 2012 3:38:21 PM

Horrible choices.

Fill out the new build form in the new build section if you want advice.

You haven't even told us the basics like what monitor resolution? What's the uses of the machine?

Fill out the form you'll get a lot better suggestions for your $700.
September 9, 2012 4:27:14 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-3 months

Budget Range: Less than $700 after shipping and before rebates (less OS)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming
Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: Complete build

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NewEgg

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Pennsylvania

Parts Preferences: Don't have a particular prefrence, just something reputable

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1280X1024

Additional Comments: I will be playing games such as Crysis, Skyrim, Borderlands2, BF3, Dragon Age, etc

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My laptop only does so much on low settings. I would like to play most all current games on max settings with FPS better than 30.

Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts.
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September 10, 2012 1:58:22 PM

Id seriously recommend you upgrade your monitor first. I mean a 7850 at 1280x1024, lol, that's like having a ZL1 Camaro with bicycle tires, you'll never even be able to hit the gas without blowing up the tires.

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September 10, 2012 2:15:20 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6100 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($61.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($21.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 400W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus ML228H 21.5" Monitor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $696.86
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-10 10:17 EDT-0400)

the 6100 will perform just like the 8120 in games, and should overclock similarly as well. I even tossed in a 1920x1080 monitor
September 10, 2012 2:32:39 PM

lol actually what was posted above me is a very decent gaming system, although many people crap at stuff on amd but a real fact is they are usable and can still play games ^_^ but still this system above is a very good system, I do suggest the one posted above. also basing the fact that TS wanted an amd rig.

and yes I do agree that the 6100 would perform well
September 10, 2012 4:13:14 PM

The screen res is low because I'm using my tv, and its only 720p. Thanks a lot guys. I was looking at the 6100 as well, but I wasn't sure how well it would perform in comparison, so thanks on that. :D 
September 10, 2012 4:37:21 PM

Honestly if your going the AMD route, I'd recommend a FX-4700 over a 6100. It's cheaper and going to game just as well at the same clock speed and it's already clocked high from the factory.

September 10, 2012 4:43:54 PM

Im not familiar with the 4700, where do you get it from?
September 10, 2012 6:05:41 PM

The same place you get the 6100 from.
September 10, 2012 7:19:45 PM

NewEgg and Tiger Direct do not have an FX 4700 or any other CPU with 4700.
September 10, 2012 8:13:44 PM

he might mean the 4170. a 2-module system with a 4.2GHz clock speed
September 10, 2012 8:40:00 PM

That's what I was thinking, but I wasn't sure if I was missing something.
September 10, 2012 8:40:45 PM

Best answer selected by zared619.
September 10, 2012 8:43:37 PM

Sorry I mean FX-4170! Not 4700.