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October 13, 2012 3:26:43 PM

Hello, I am looking to piece together a gaming rig built around being able to run Planetside 2 comfortably in the above mentioned price range.(http://www.planetside2.com/?cid=1063137)

Approximate Purchase Date: This coming week

Budget Range: $600-700 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing, anything else

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: I may get a decent case as a gift, everything else will be nessisary

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any

Location: City, State/Region, Country - New Jersey, USA

Parts Preferences: None specifc, just what is the most optimal

Overclocking: Probally

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Additional Comments: Its going to be a build from the ground up, thank you for your help.

More about : 600 700 scratch gaming

a b 4 Gaming
October 13, 2012 3:44:32 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $775.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

case included with USB 3.0 front panel.
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October 13, 2012 4:52:26 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kcDD

$606 after rebates and such.

Great build for gaming right there and can even fit an SSD and Blu-ray disk player. AMD processors are the shiz for gaming I go with them everytime. The processor and socket are brand new (came out like 2 weeks ago) so they are "very future proof" as some like to say. Also, it's an APU no need for a discrete graphics card. If you want to crossfire just add a compatible card. The A10 is extremely overclockable and actually has a built in Turbo Overclock that raises the cores to 4.2Ghz when needed. If you plan to do a lot of gaming and stuff use this one. It can even run BF3 on ultra settings (forgot what resolution) over 32 FPS. As long as its installed on the SSD of course.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 13, 2012 6:52:24 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $775.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

case included with USB 3.0 front panel.


Missing a crucial component man, no PSU.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 14, 2012 3:45:45 AM

yeah, and overpriced. here's a better option:


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 330 Upgraded ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $697.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 14, 2012 4:11:23 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kgfd

Not sure if you wanted an aftermarket CPU cooler, but there's a bit leftover if you do.

This is an AMD Phenom II x4 build, since you implied that you would prefer to be able to OC.
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October 14, 2012 4:25:01 AM

go with the ScrewySqrl .. that's perfect .. bt u can get i7 3770K like 5-10 dollors more ... and it's better because of multithreads rest is same as ScrewySqrl mentioned
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a b 4 Gaming
October 14, 2012 4:32:35 AM

a 3770K will be more like $100 more than a 3570K
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October 14, 2012 4:33:17 AM

ScrewySqrl said:
a 3770K will be more like $100 more than a 3570K


Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Just going from i5 to i7 in general is going to run you AT LEAST $50 in most cases.
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October 15, 2012 7:58:45 AM

ScrewySqrl said:
a 3770K will be more like $100 more than a 3570K



Well in my area (where dollars are not in run :non:  ) there's like 2K difference which is probably 10-20 dollars ..if I calculated correctly .. or the seller told me the wrong price :heink:  I5 is 19000 and I7 is 20000 ..that's like 10 dollars I guess .. well then again am weak at maths :D 
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a b 4 Gaming
October 15, 2012 7:25:43 PM

Area, so country. Yes in America an i5 3570K is about $220-$230 at best you get $180 from Microcenter, then you have the i7 3770K which is roughly $80-$100 more.

You can always use Newegg.com as a reference. Generally they are the Costco of electronics. (Wholesale if you don't have Costco).
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October 16, 2012 5:25:19 AM

aznshinobi said:
Area, so country. Yes in America an i5 3570K is about $220-$230 at best you get $180 from Microcenter, then you have the i7 3770K which is roughly $80-$100 more.

You can always use Newegg.com as a reference. Generally they are the Costco of electronics. (Wholesale if you don't have Costco).


thanks for the acquaintance . I'll refer to the websites now :) 
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