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September 14, 2012 6:22:35 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Friday august 21, 2012
Budget Range: $600-$1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No


Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Micro Center

Location: USA

Parts Preferences: AMD processor and GPU

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 21.5" 1920x1080

Additional Comments:
Looking for a powerful gaming computer to run Battle Field 3, World of Warcraft, and Diablo 3 on. I want an AMD processor and AMD graphics card.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Current computer does not run any games I would like to play.

More about : amd gaming 600 800

September 14, 2012 6:35:45 AM

JRS1Ghz said:
Approximate Purchase Date: Friday august 21, 2012
Budget Range: $600-$800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No


Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Micro Center

Location: USA

Parts Preferences: AMD processor and GPU

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 21.5" 1920x1080

Additional Comments:
Looking for a powerful gaming computer to run Battle Field 3, World of Warcraft, and Diablo 3 on. I want an AMD processor and AMD graphics card.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Current computer does not run any games I would like to play.

September 14, 2012 6:59:33 AM

You're not going to get a reply any faster by bumping every 15 mins.
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September 14, 2012 7:06:54 AM

To the OP:
Why don't you go to Pcpartspicker and make a build first? We can suggest changes.
September 14, 2012 7:54:43 AM

azeem40 said:
You're not going to get a reply any faster by bumping every 15 mins.


I was not "bumping" i made an error in price so i fixed it is all :) 
September 14, 2012 7:55:52 AM

proton007 said:
To the OP:
Why don't you go to Pcpartspicker and make a build first? We can suggest changes.


THanks I did not know about the parts picker... I will go and use it
September 14, 2012 8:16:52 AM

We kind of need to know what city you are in to use the correct MicroCenter store.

Also, why AMD CPU? BF3 Multi Player (MP) needs a fast quad core during large skirmishes to keep the frame rates up. The new AMD quad cores are just slow. I would recommend a i5 Quad core for BF3 MP.
The old Phenom x4 965BE is faster at gaming than all the new AMD chips and would be the choice if you still want to stay with AMD) .

I'm not saying a AMD quads won't run BF3 MP, but that it will be slower.
September 14, 2012 8:22:24 AM

jerreddredd said:
We kind of need to know what city you are in to use the correct MicroCenter store.

Also, why AMD CPU? BF3 Multi Player (MP) needs a fast quad core during large skirmishes to keep the frame rates up. The new AMD quad cores are just slow. I would recommend a i5 Quad core for BF3 MP.
The old Phenom x4 965BE is faster at gaming than all the new AMD chips and would be the choice if you still want to stay with AMD) .

I'm not saying a AMD quads won't run BF3 MP, but that it will be slower.


I'm in michigan the Detroit/Madison Heights, Microcenter is the one ill be buying the parts off...
September 14, 2012 8:28:30 AM

First off: I'm totally new to this, my son wants a gaming computer and trying to do this pcpartspicker.com but have no clue what im doing... so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Second: So what your saying is that AMD may not be the way to go for gaming... and that perhaps intel is the way to go because of speed. I've tried to tell him Intel is the way to go but he says intels burn up... is this true?

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September 14, 2012 8:42:44 AM
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Hi.
If you live near a Micro Center it's pretty pointless to buy an AMD CPU.The only reason you'd want an AMD CPU from there is if you're really serious about overclocking.If that's the case then this Phenom is the processor for you.
http://microcenter.com/product/389134/Phenom_II_X4_B93_...
Im sorry if im bashing AMD CPU's but for you an Intel CPU is just the superior choice.If only you knew how badly WoW performs on AMD CPU's compared to Intel...


CPU - Intel Core i5 2500K - 160$
http://microcenter.com/product/354589/Core_i5_2500K_LGA...

Case - Xigmatek Asgard Pro - 40$
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007JPKLG2/?tag=pcpapi-20

Graphics Card - HIS HD 7870 IceQ - 220$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard - Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - 135$
http://microcenter.com/product/387554/Z77_Extreme4_LGA_...

Power Supply - OCZ EliteXStream 800W - 85$
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=29823&vpn=OCZ800EXS&ma...

HDD - Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB - 80$
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74462&vpn=WD10EZEX&man...

And add a DVD Drive.
September 14, 2012 9:04:27 AM

Kamen_BG said:
Hi.
If you live near a Micro Center it's pretty pointless to buy an AMD CPU.The only reason you'd want an AMD CPU from there is if you're really serious about overclocking.If that's the case then this Phenom is the processor for you.
http://microcenter.com/product/389134/Phenom_II_X4_B93_...
Im sorry if im bashing AMD CPU's but for you an Intel CPU is just the superior choice.If only you knew how badly WoW performs on AMD CPU's compared to Intel...


CPU - Intel Core i5 2500K - 160$
http://microcenter.com/product/354589/Core_i5_2500K_LGA...

Case - Xigmatek Asgard Pro - 40$
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007JPKLG2/?tag=pcpapi-20

Graphics Card - HIS HD 7870 IceQ - 220$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard - Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - 135$
http://microcenter.com/product/387554/Z77_Extreme4_LGA_...

Power Supply - OCZ EliteXStream 800W - 85$
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=29823&vpn=OCZ800EXS&ma...

HDD - Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB - 80$
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74462&vpn=WD10EZEX&man...

And add a DVD Drive.


Going to be doin more reading on the i5... thanks for the help Kamen, you've been really helpful

September 14, 2012 9:11:26 AM

I agree with Kamen, for your budget intel would be better.
And I think his build is balanced.

However, you can consider going for an SSD, or a better casing like Antec 300 or 1100.
September 14, 2012 9:17:53 AM

Best answer selected by JRS1Ghz.
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